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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 2020  Average listal rating (1315 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
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")
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People who added this item 6564  Average listal rating (4385 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 4339  Average listal rating (2864 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
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People who added this item 2892  Average listal rating (1805 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 3728  Average listal rating (2429 ratings) 7.6  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 3077  Average listal rating (2018 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 4076  Average listal rating (2735 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 5876  Average listal rating (3867 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 6013  Average listal rating (3973 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 2474  Average listal rating (1648 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 7343  Average listal rating (4771 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 4323  Average listal rating (3005 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Minority Report (2002)
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People who added this item 4545  Average listal rating (2908 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.5 
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 3422  Average listal rating (2047 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. Being John Malkovich (1999)

People who added this item 6564  Average listal rating (4355 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
16. Toy Story (1995)
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People who added this item 5675  Average listal rating (3896 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
17. Seven (1995)
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People who added this item 3166  Average listal rating (2062 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
18. The Usual Suspects (1995)
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People who added this item 3096  Average listal rating (2091 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Groundhog Day (1993)
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People who added this item 674  Average listal rating (425 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Boyz N the Hood (1991)
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People who added this item 4508  Average listal rating (3082 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
21. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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People who added this item 2159  Average listal rating (1318 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
22. Thelma and Louise (1991)
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People who added this item 799  Average listal rating (523 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. Do the Right Thing (1989)
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People who added this item 1838  Average listal rating (1119 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 3235  Average listal rating (2140 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 2869  Average listal rating (1981 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
26. Aliens (1986)
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People who added this item 2312  Average listal rating (1468 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
27. Stand by Me (1986)
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People who added this item 6448  Average listal rating (4276 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
28. Back to the Future (1985)
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People who added this item 4961  Average listal rating (3315 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 1457  Average listal rating (820 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
30. Manhattan (1979)
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People who added this item 3868  Average listal rating (2644 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
31. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 1817  Average listal rating (1171 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
32. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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People who added this item 1416  Average listal rating (971 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
33. Young Frankenstein (1974)
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People who added this item 297  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
34. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
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People who added this item 667  Average listal rating (400 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. The Wild Bunch (1969)
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People who added this item 2134  Average listal rating (1282 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
36. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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People who added this item 3511  Average listal rating (2129 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
37. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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People who added this item 801  Average listal rating (501 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
38. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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People who added this item 1022  Average listal rating (685 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
39. The Great Escape (1963)
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People who added this item 544  Average listal rating (316 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
40. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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People who added this item 3442  Average listal rating (2187 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
41. Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 1134  Average listal rating (685 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
42. Spartacus (1960)
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People who added this item 1581  Average listal rating (1019 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
43. North by Northwest (1959)
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People who added this item 1635  Average listal rating (1036 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
44. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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People who added this item 2360  Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
45. Vertigo (1958)
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People who added this item 617  Average listal rating (428 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
46. The Searchers (1956)
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People who added this item 2269  Average listal rating (1532 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
47. Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 1577  Average listal rating (938 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
48. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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People who added this item 618  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
49. The African Queen (1951)
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People who added this item 907  Average listal rating (542 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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