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Biggest Oscar Snubs

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1. Gran Torino (2008)
Rumored to be Clint's last screen performance, the AMPAS screwed up royally by completely ignoring his humorous, old-school morality parable. One of AFI's ten best of 2008.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor (Clint Eastwood)
Best Original Screenplay
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People who added this item 1976  Average listal rating (1294 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
2. The Wrestler (2008)
Probably the best reviewed film of 2008 (98% on Rotten Tomatoes). At least the London Critics Circle, Broadcast Critics Association, Kansas City Critics Circle and the Online Film Critics Society knew better. One of AFI's ten best of 2008.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Song ("The Wrestler")

People who added this item 6442  Average listal rating (4331 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
3. The Dark Knight (2008)
Arguably the reason why the Academy added 5 more slots for the Best Picture award in 2009. Christopher Nolan's thrilling crime saga redefined the superhero genre and was snubbed for all major awards, as well as a couple technical nominations. The American Film Institute, the PGA, DGA and the WGA gave the film its due.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Music, Original Score
Best Costume Design
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People who added this item 4259  Average listal rating (2823 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
4. WALL·E (2008)
"The Dark Knight" wasn't the only film that went unrecognized by the AMPAS. 2008 should have been the year the Academy opened the Best Picture slot to 10 films. This instant Pixar classic won Best Picture from several critics' circles including Boston, Central Ohio, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Online Critics Society. Another film chosen by the AFI as one of the ten best films of 2008.

Best Picture
Best Director (arguably)
Best Art Direction

People who added this item 2849  Average listal rating (1778 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.7 
5. Zodiac (2007)
Best Picture
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction

People who added this item 3648  Average listal rating (2377 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
6. Ratatouille (2007)
I don't know why animated films can't receive an art direction nod from the Academy. The American Film Institute also recognized it as one of the best films of 2007.

Best Picture
Best Art Direction
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People who added this item 3025  Average listal rating (1980 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
7. Children of Men (2006)
How this film lost the cinematography award and didn't garner a Best Picture nomination is beyond me, and the critics circles of Austin, the Online Society, Central Ohio, London and Vancouver.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Visual Effects
Best Art Direction
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People who added this item 4035  Average listal rating (2709 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.3 
8. King Kong (2005)
One of the greatest remakes of all time, Peter Jackson's fantasy epic made many best ten lists, including Roger Ebert, the American Film Institute, and the critics from Chicago, Broadcast Film, London, San Diego and the Online Critics Society. Including a best director nomination at the Golden Globes.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actress (Naomi Watts)
Best Musical Score
Best Cinematography

People who added this item 5769  Average listal rating (3807 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
9. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
This received numerous nominations for Best Picture, director, actor (for Jim Carrey), editing and other nominations from the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, critic circles from London, the Online Society, Washington DC, Toronto, San Diego, Broadcast Association and the Directors Guild of Great Britain. Also one of AFI's ten best of 2004.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor (Jim Carrey)
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction
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People who added this item 5932  Average listal rating (3926 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
10. The Incredibles (2004)
Nominated for best picture by the Producers Guild of America, the Golden Globes, the Online Critics Society and one of AFI's ten best of the year.

Best Picture
Best Musical Score
Best Art Direction
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People who added this item 2443  Average listal rating (1633 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
11. Collateral (2004)
One of the American Film Institute's ten best of 2004.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Sound

People who added this item 7241  Average listal rating (4715 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. Finding Nemo (2003)
Nominated best picture at the Golden Globes, critics circles from the Broadcast Association, Chicago and Phoenix. One of AFI's top 10 of 2003.

Best Picture
Best Art Direction
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People who added this item 4262  Average listal rating (2964 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Minority Report (2002)
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People who added this item 4466  Average listal rating (2864 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.6 
14. Memento (2000)
Another Nolan snub. His film and directorial efforts were recognized by the Directors Guild of America, the Chlotrudis Awards, the Spirit awards, the Satellite awards, critics from Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, London, Phoenix, Southeastern, Toronto, Vancouver, the Broadcast Association, the Online Society and the Sundance Film Festival. One of AFI's top ten.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Actor (Guy Pearce)
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People who added this item 3369  Average listal rating (2014 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. Being John Malkovich (1999)

People who added this item 6460  Average listal rating (4302 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
16. Toy Story (1995)
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People who added this item 5595  Average listal rating (3853 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
17. Seven (1995)
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People who added this item 3095  Average listal rating (2031 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
18. The Usual Suspects (1995)
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People who added this item 3038  Average listal rating (2053 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Groundhog Day (1993)
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People who added this item 644  Average listal rating (406 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Boyz N the Hood (1991)
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People who added this item 4437  Average listal rating (3044 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
21. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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People who added this item 2124  Average listal rating (1299 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
22. Thelma and Louise (1991)
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People who added this item 770  Average listal rating (500 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. Do the Right Thing (1989)
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People who added this item 1788  Average listal rating (1093 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.6 
24. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Recognized by the Directors Guild of America, the BAFTAs for best film, the Golden Globes for best picture and best director. Ranked #6 on AFI's 10 Top 10 for romantic comedies.

Best Picture
Best Director
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People who added this item 3187  Average listal rating (2113 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
25. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
Recognized by the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild, the BAFTAs for best screenplay, the Golden Globes for best picture and the Grammys. Made top 10 lists of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.

Best Picture
Best Director
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Music, Original Score
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People who added this item 2807  Average listal rating (1929 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
26. Aliens (1986)
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People who added this item 2269  Average listal rating (1442 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
27. Stand by Me (1986)
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People who added this item 6343  Average listal rating (4223 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
28. Back to the Future (1985)
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People who added this item 4884  Average listal rating (3271 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.8 
29. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Ba... (1980)
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People who added this item 1428  Average listal rating (796 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
30. Manhattan (1979)
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People who added this item 3786  Average listal rating (2595 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
31. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 1787  Average listal rating (1148 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
32. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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People who added this item 1395  Average listal rating (959 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
33. Young Frankenstein (1974)
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People who added this item 286  Average listal rating (202 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
34. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
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People who added this item 655  Average listal rating (396 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. The Wild Bunch (1969)
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People who added this item 2094  Average listal rating (1248 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
36. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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People who added this item 3446  Average listal rating (2097 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
37. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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People who added this item 785  Average listal rating (485 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
38. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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People who added this item 1003  Average listal rating (664 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
39. The Great Escape (1963)
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People who added this item 540  Average listal rating (310 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
40. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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People who added this item 3380  Average listal rating (2146 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
41. Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 1116  Average listal rating (674 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
42. Spartacus (1960)
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People who added this item 1533  Average listal rating (991 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
43. North by Northwest (1959)
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People who added this item 1601  Average listal rating (1012 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
44. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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People who added this item 2305  Average listal rating (1397 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
45. Vertigo (1958)
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People who added this item 600  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
46. The Searchers (1956)
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People who added this item 2217  Average listal rating (1495 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
47. Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 1543  Average listal rating (916 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
48. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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People who added this item 604  Average listal rating (401 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
49. The African Queen (1951)
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People who added this item 880  Average listal rating (523 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
50. The Third Man (1949)
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The following is a list of American films (in order of most recent) unjustly snubbed of an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, among other nominations as well.

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