Star Wars: The Force Awakens' editors Mary Jo Markey and Maryann Brandon, who both received their very first Oscar nominations, attended a recent event for all of this year's Oscar nominees which was hosted by The Hollywood Reporter. In an interview with THR, the duo was asked about how they heard the news about their nominations and also discussed some scenes they worked on that didn't end up in the final version of the film.
The first Star Wars: The Force Awakens deleted scene they revealed would have shown Captain Phasma ordering ships to take off, presumably in response to the Resistance's attack on Starkiller base near the climax of the movie. They said that the scene had to be cut due to it happening after Phasma's encounter with Han, Finn & Chewbacca who put her in the trash compactor.
The next scene is one that was told in the novelization but uncleaer if it had ben shot for the film. The scene was to take place at Maz Kanata's castle after Finn leaves and would have shown Unkar Plutt reappearing and confronting Rey about her theft of the Millennium Falcon, which he previously owned. Chewbacca would have intervened and ripped Plutt's arm off, but Brandon explains that the scene conflicted with the emotion of the scene, so it was cut.
Hopefully, the Blu-Ray/DVD copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will include these scenes. And it's expected to be released this April.