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post Feb 15 2016, 02:12 PM
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Over the many years of Oscars (nearly 90!), many terrific films have been snubbed and some have gone under the radar while some snubs generate massive publicity (see this years #OscarsSoWhite). So which Oscar snubs have got you annoyed and which movies do you wish got nominated or received more nominations?
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Off the top of my head, I'd say the above 5 are the ones I'm still gutted got snubbed sad.gif

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind: The first of two 2004 movies is Michel Gondry's original and imaginative Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind which is such a beautiful drama that really deserved more attention at the Oscars, especially considering it did pretty well at the precursors to the Oscars! The film should have easily have had a spot in Best Picture, and Jim Carrey was robbed of a Best Actor nom for possibly the best piece of work he ever done. Thank gosh Kate Winslet and the Script (the latter of which won) got Oscar nominations!

Garden State: One of my favourite movies of all time so shame this didn't really get anywhere bar the smaller critics awards. Zach Braff and in particular Natalie Portman were excellent and I really think they deserved more Awards attention for their performances and the script was beautiful and really nice and would have also made a nice Oscar nomination!

Inside Llewyn Davis: Was this snubbed completely? I think it was or was just like up for 1 really small category sad.gif Which is a massive shame considering what a great movie it was with a fantastic script and direction from The Coen Brothers and good performances all round. The main snub here though was for Oscar Isaac who should have been a shoo in nomination for his performance as the title character but somehow missed.

Joy: It's a shame this is the film that becomes the first David O'Russell movie in ages to not do well in Awards Season. And I don't really get why it is so hated when it is better than American Hustle and on par/possibly even better than Silver Linings Playbook. Jennifer Lawrence was terrific and despite her getting in, I really think she would have missed out if it hadn't been for all the category fraud this year. The script once again is great, the ensemble is fantastic and I think this would have made a worthy Best Picture nominee.

Lee Daniel's The Butler: This one hurts the most. How this masterpiece of a movie was snubbed completely. This was an eye-opening, inspirational and beautiful movie with absolute killer performances and one of the most interesting movies of the last few years. I wish David Oyelewo and Forest Whittaker got more attention for their performances, both were terrific! However the main snub here was for Oprah's return to movies with a passionate and beautiful performance getting nowhere at the Oscars in the supporting actress category, after doing very well in all the other awards leading up to the Oscars sad.gif This snub still hurts and I really think she should have been at least nominated! What is even worse is that this film got 0 nominations while piles of crap like Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa became an Oscar nominated film the same year (I might do a Worst Movies countdown if anyone is interested and that will be very high!).
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post Feb 15 2016, 02:25 PM
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Melencholia. Even if you didn't like the film as a whole, the cinematography category is made for films like this and Kirsten Dunst's performance/depiction of depression was nothing short of perfection.
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QUOTE(Joe. @ Feb 15 2016, 02:25 PM) *
Melencholia. Even if you didn't like the film as a whole, the cinematography category is made for films like this and Kirsten Dunst's performance/depiction of depression was nothing short of perfection.


yer this

all of lars' movies have been snubbed so far tho which is a shame. bjork not even getting a nom fro best actress in dancer in the dark is just such an injustice.
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post Feb 15 2016, 03:08 PM
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Agreed with 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and 'Garden State'. Both really under appreciated, although GS is definitely much more of an indie film and for some reason they seem to nearly always be snubbed. sad.gif It's a shame because the smaller indie films are seriously beautiful at times! However, 'Joy' I definitely see why it was snubbed in the Best Picture category because barring the performances (which are fantastic) there wasn't really much else to it, for me (and I adore 'Silver Linings...'!) I still haven't seen 'Eternal Sunshine' or 'The Butler' so I can't comment on those.

I haven't seen it, but I'm surprised 'Suffragettes' didn't get any sort of recognition/notice (but if I'd seen it, maybe I wouldn't be surprised?). The story and premise of the film screams "awards hype" to me. Surely Best Director if nothing else? But I am still really bitter about Jacob Tremblay not even getting ANY sort of Oscar nomination this year tbh. sleep.gif
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Eternal Sunshine for sure! Amazing film heart.gif
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post Feb 15 2016, 05:57 PM
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Meryl got an Oscar nod for it but nothing else from this movie did I don't think, which was a crime as it was brilliant. Renee deserved a nod too.
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post Feb 15 2016, 06:28 PM
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Should've won best picture -
Raging Bull
Citizen Kane
Fargo
LA Confidential
The Shawshank Redemption
Pulp Fiction
Apocalypse Now
The Last Of The Mohicans

And as much as I love Dances With Wolves (and it IS brilliant) - Goodfellas


Best Actor/Actress -
Peter O'Toole - Lawrence Of Arabia
Richard Burton - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Madeline Stowe - The Last Of The Mohicans
Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption


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post Feb 15 2016, 06:33 PM
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I agree with you on Joy, UV! I'd have put in the top 8 if I decided the Best Pic noms but it deserved more than just one nomination.

Similarly, The Danish Girl really deserved noms for the film itself aside from the acting/costumes etc, it was one of my favourite dramas, really important story and really entertaining too.
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The Lego Movie last year, it should've destroyed that Best Animated Film category mad.gif

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post Feb 15 2016, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE(Severin @ Feb 15 2016, 06:28 PM) *
Should've won best picture -
The Shawshank Redemption

Best Actor/Actress -
Morgan Freeman - Shawshank Redemption
Didn't these lose out to 'Forrest Gump' and Tom Hanks though? Which, tbh, I can definitely see why it lost out. Such a shame though as like you've mentioned them, that film deserves just as many awards as FG got! It's a shame they couldn't "tie" or something.

QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Feb 15 2016, 06:53 PM) *
The Lego Movie last year, it should've dIestroyed that Best Animated Film category mad.gif
Ohhh yes! Great shout for this. I'd argue it deserved a "Best Picture" nod too!
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QUOTE(Chez Wombat @ Feb 15 2016, 06:53 PM) *
The Lego Movie last year, it should've destroyed that Best Animated Film category mad.gif

Now this is one I completely disagree on! Still so glad it missed out kink.gif
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post Feb 15 2016, 08:50 PM
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I liked the Lego Movie and feel it was unfairly snubbed but guys c'mon Big Hero 6 >>>> Lego Movie
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Ofc 'Big Hero 6' >>>>> wub.gif but it still deserved that nomination! laugh.gif
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post Feb 20 2016, 06:03 PM
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I might be biased, but I wish Lila & Eve got some buzz and noms about it. Viola and Jennife rboth gave such strong performances and the film was amazingly well
scripted and shot.
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