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Biggest Oscar Snubs

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People who added this item 2627  Average listal rating (1756 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
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 2028  Average listal rating (1330 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 6611  Average listal rating (4441 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 4368  Average listal rating (2900 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 2925  Average listal rating (1844 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 3759  Average listal rating (2456 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 3094  Average listal rating (2045 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 4101  Average listal rating (2765 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 5912  Average listal rating (3911 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 6042  Average listal rating (4004 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 2487  Average listal rating (1661 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 7373  Average listal rating (4802 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 4352  Average listal rating (3029 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.7 
13. Minority Report (2002)
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People who added this item 4575  Average listal rating (2948 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 3440  Average listal rating (2063 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
15. Being John Malkovich (1999)

People who added this item 6603  Average listal rating (4388 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
16. Toy Story (1995)
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People who added this item 5720  Average listal rating (3944 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
17. Seven (1995)
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People who added this item 3184  Average listal rating (2091 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.7 
18. The Usual Suspects (1995)
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People who added this item 3123  Average listal rating (2118 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
19. Groundhog Day (1993)
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People who added this item 688  Average listal rating (438 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.8 
20. Boyz N the Hood (1991)
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People who added this item 4532  Average listal rating (3116 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.5 
21. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
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People who added this item 2171  Average listal rating (1335 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.4 
22. Thelma and Louise (1991)
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People who added this item 808  Average listal rating (533 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
23. Do the Right Thing (1989)
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People who added this item 1851  Average listal rating (1129 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 3266  Average listal rating (2166 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 2885  Average listal rating (2016 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
26. Aliens (1986)
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People who added this item 2330  Average listal rating (1486 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
27. Stand by Me (1986)
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People who added this item 6486  Average listal rating (4329 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
28. Back to the Future (1985)
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People who added this item 4990  Average listal rating (3350 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 1466  Average listal rating (832 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
30. Manhattan (1979)
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People who added this item 3900  Average listal rating (2689 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
31. Alien (1979)
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People who added this item 1832  Average listal rating (1192 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
32. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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People who added this item 1429  Average listal rating (985 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
33. Young Frankenstein (1974)
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People who added this item 301  Average listal rating (209 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
34. The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
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People who added this item 676  Average listal rating (417 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
35. The Wild Bunch (1969)
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People who added this item 2155  Average listal rating (1314 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
36. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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People who added this item 3530  Average listal rating (2161 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
37. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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People who added this item 806  Average listal rating (508 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.2 
38. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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People who added this item 1026  Average listal rating (692 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
39. The Great Escape (1963)
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People who added this item 547  Average listal rating (317 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
40. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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People who added this item 3468  Average listal rating (2227 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.6 
41. Psycho (1960)
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People who added this item 1142  Average listal rating (698 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
42. Spartacus (1960)
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People who added this item 1590  Average listal rating (1041 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.5 
43. North by Northwest (1959)
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People who added this item 1647  Average listal rating (1057 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.3 
44. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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People who added this item 2377  Average listal rating (1461 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
45. Vertigo (1958)
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People who added this item 623  Average listal rating (440 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
46. The Searchers (1956)
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People who added this item 2283  Average listal rating (1559 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
47. Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 1594  Average listal rating (957 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.4 
48. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
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People who added this item 622  Average listal rating (415 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
49. The African Queen (1951)
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People who added this item 916  Average listal rating (557 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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