This year’s Brit Awards nominations have been revealed, and it’s fair to say they contain some surprises. 

However, it’s not so much who has been nominated that has got everyone talking, rather than who HASN’T. 

After some of 2017′s biggest artists failed to scoop a single nomination – with others also confusingly absent from some categories, despite releasing material within the eligible period – we take a look at the biggest snubs. 

Sam Smith

Best Male / Best Album / Best Single

Ed Sheeran aside, Sam Smith was the most sure-fire name to be nominated in the Best Male and Best Album categories, but he is mysteriously absent from from the complete list of 2018 nominees – and this is despite having one of the biggest albums of last year on both sides of the Atlantic.

He didn’t even manage to pick up a nod in the Best Single category for ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ either, poor lad. 

Rita Ora 

Best Female / Best Single / Best Video 

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She may have had the biggest pop comeback of 2017 but that wasn’t enough for the Brits to hand Rita Ora a nomination.

Not only did she miss out on a nod for Best Female, but one of 2017’s best tracks – ‘Anywhere’ – didn’t appear in the Best Single or Best Video lists.

Brits bosses – have a word with yourselves.

Harry Styles

Best Single

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While Harry Styles’s solo career may have slowed following the release of his debut album, we’re still shocked to have seen him snubbed from the Best Single category, given the success of lead track ‘Sign Of The Times’.

Directioners will be up in arms, but at least he’s in with a chance of winning Best Video for the song. 

Clean Bandit

Best Group

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