oscars The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time  

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Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors the very best in film - at least as they see it. It seems each year these nominations are wildly contended by viewers and critics alike. Critical darlings and fan favorites slip trough the cracks and make for some crazy Oscar snubs come award season - and this Oscar snub list has them all.

Naturally some Oscars snubs are far worst than others, and we also have the benefit of hindsight, but can you believe Citizen Kane didn't win Best Picture? Neither did Shawshank Redemption. 2001: A Space Odyssey wasn't even nominated and neither was The Shining or Do the Right Thing. Then there are the poor actors, actresses, and directors who work hard, turn in excellent performances, and campaign for Oscar gold only to never to make the cut. Academy Award snubs are a matter of opinion, but some just can't be ignored.

This isn't to say each of these snubs should have definitely won that year, but the films, actors, and directors listed here definitely deserved a nomination. Jack Nicholson in The Shining probably shouldn't have beaten Robert De Niro in Raging Bull for 1970's Best Actor award, but he certainly should have been on the ballot.

These are the biggest Oscar snubs of all time! Vote up the people and films you feel were wrongfully snubbed by the Academy, or deserved to win if they did garner a nomination.
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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Saving Private Ryan Snubbed for Best Picture - 1999. The Oscar went to Shakespeare in Love.

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Francis Ford Coppola Snubbed for Best Director - The Godfather, 1972. The Oscar went to Bob Fosse for Cabaret.

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The Shining is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
The Shining Not nominated for Best Picture - 1980. The Oscar went to Ordinary People.

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Alfred Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Alfred Hitchcock Not nominated for Best Director - North by Northwest, 1959. The Oscar went to William Wyler for Ben-Hur.

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
The Shawshank Redemption Snubbed for Best Picture - 1994. The Oscar went to  Forrest Gump.

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
2001: A Space Odyssey Not nominated for Best Picture - 1968. The Oscar went to Oliver!

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
The Dark Knight Not nominated for Best Picture - 2008.  The Oscar went to Slumdog Millionaire.

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Martin Scorsese Not nominated for Best Director - Taxi Driver, 1976.  The Oscar went to John G. Avildsen for Rocky.

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Goodfellas Snubbed for Best Picture - 1990. The Oscar went to Dances with Wolves.

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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Citizen Kane Snubbed for Best Picture - 1941. The Oscar went to  How Green Was My Valley.

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Snubbed for Best Picture - 1981. The Oscar went to Chariots of Fire.  

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Vertigo Not nominated for Best Picture - 1958.  The Oscar went to Gigi.

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Peter O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Peter O'Toole Not Nominated for Best Actor -  Lawrence of Arabia, 1962. The Oscar went to Gregory Peck for To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Al Pacino Snubbed for Best Actor - Serpico, 1974. The Oscar went to Art Carney for Harry and Tonto. 

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Judy Garland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Judy Garland Not nominated for Best Actress - The Wizard of Oz, 1939. The Oscar went to Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind.

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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Steven Spielberg Not nominated for Best Director - Jaws, 1975. The Oscar went to Milos Forman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Blade Runner Not nominated for Best Picture - 1982. The Oscar went to Gandhi.

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Jack Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Jack Nicholson Not nominated for Best Actor - The Shining, 1980. The Oscar went to Robert De Niro for Raging Bull.

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Brokeback Mountain Snubbed for Best Picture - 2005. The Oscar went to Crash.

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Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Gary Oldman Not nominated for Best Actor - Sid and Nancy, 1986 . The Oscar went to Paul Newman for  The Color of Money.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Leonardo DiCaprio Not nominated for Best Actor - Titanic, 1997. The Oscar went to Jack Nicholson for As Good as It Gets .

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Rosemary's Baby Not nominated for Best Picture - 1968. The Oscar went to Oliver!

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Gene Kelly Not nominated for Best Actor -  Singin' in the Rain, 1952. The Oscar went to Gary Cooper for High Noon.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Not nominated for Best Picture - 2004.  The Oscar went to Million Dollar Baby.

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Amy Adams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Amy Adams Lost the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "The Fighter" to co-star Melissa Leo when she should have won. 

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Dennis Hopper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Dennis Hopper Not nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Blue Velvet, 1986.  The Oscar went to Michael Caine for Hannah and Her Sisters.

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Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Joaquin Phoenix Not nominated for Best Actor -  Her, 2014 The Oscar went to Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything.

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Audrey Tautou is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Audrey Tautou Not nominated for Best Actress -  Amelie, 2001.  The Oscar went to Halle Berry for Monster's Ball.

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Richard Burton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

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Lauren Bacall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Lauren Bacall Not nominated for Best Actress - To Have and Have Not, 1944.  The Oscar went to Ingrid Bergman for Gaslight.

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Bette Davis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Bette Davis Not nominated for Best Actress - Of Human Bondage, 1934 .  The Oscar went to Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night.

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Gloria Swanson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Gloria Swanson Not nominated for Best Actress - Sunset Boulevard, 1950.  The Oscar went to Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday.

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Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Marilyn Monroe   Not nominated for Best Actress - Some Like It Hot, 1959. The Oscar went to Simone Signoret for Room at the Top.  

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Ralph Fiennes Nominated for Be... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Ralph Fiennes Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Schindler's List. Lost to Tommy Lee Jones - the Fugitive

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Pulp Fiction Snubbed for Best Picture-1994.The Oscar went to Forrest Gump

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Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Peter Lorre Not nominated for Best Actor - M, 1932. The Oscar went to  Fredric March for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Jake Gyllenhaal Not nominated for Best Actor night "Nightcrawler". The Oscar went to Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory Of Everything"

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Daniel Day-Lewis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

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Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Tilda Swinton Not nominated for Best Actress -  We Need to Talk About Kevin, 2011.  The Oscar went to Meryl Streep for Iron Lady.

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The Lego Movie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
The Lego Movie Not nominated for Best Animated Feature-2014. Award went to Big Hero 6

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Boogie Nights Not nominated for Best Picture - 1997.  The Oscar went to Titanic.

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Do the Right Thing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Do the Right Thing Not nominated for Best Picture - 1989.  The Oscar went to Driving Miss Daisy.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Leonardo DiCaprio Snubbed for Best Actor-The Aviator (2004). The Oscar went to Jamie Foxx for Ray

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Network is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Network Snubbed for Best Picture-1976. The Oscar went to Rocky

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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Jim Carrey Not nominated for Best Actor - Man on the Moon, 1999. The Oscar went to Kevin Spacey for American Beauty.

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Against All Odds Snubbed for Best Original Song-1984 for "Against All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now)". Award went to The Woman in Red for "I Just Called to Say I Love You"

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Michelle Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time
Michelle Williams Not nominated for Best Actress -  A Week with Marilyn, 2011.  The Oscar went to Meryl Streep for The Iron Lady.

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Eli Wallach is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time