2016 Oscars

The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations  

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List Rules List includes actors, directors, and films who should have been nominated for a 2016 Oscar, but were overlooked by the Academy

The biggest snubs of the 2016 Oscar nominations highlight the best films, actors and filmmakers that were well deserving of a nomination or two at the 2016 Academy Awards but were shockingly overlooked. We could have all guessed that The Revenant would clean up with a dozen or so nominations (which it did), but who would have thought that these other outstanding films and performances would get snubbed?

You'd think that with seven nominations in major categories, including Best Picture, that The Martian would get some love for director Ridley Scott yet this work was snubbed in the Best Director category. It wasn't the only snub in that category though with Quentin Tarantino (for The Hateful Eight), David O. Russell (for Joy) and Steven Spielberg (for Bridge of Spies) also failing to get nominations.

The Best Picture category wasn't shy about nominating a total of eight films this year, but sadly none of those included The Hateful Eight, Carol, Joy, Creed or Straight Outta Compton. Funny how some of the most-talked-about films from the year will be sitting at home come Oscar night in February watching their peers at the ceremony.

While not every great film, filmmaker, actor or actress can be nominated, it still seems shocking that these Oscar favorites were snubbed. Did your favorite fail to make the cut? Add it to this list and vote up the others that you think were the biggest 2016 Oscar nomination snubs!
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Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Beasts of No Nation
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Minions is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Animated Feature
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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Actress for Mad Max: Fury Road
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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Actor for Black Mass
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Straight Outta Compton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Picture
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Creed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Picture
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Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
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Not nominated for Best Picture
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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Original Screenplay or Best Director for The Hateful Eight
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Ridley Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Director for The Martian
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Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Cody Hendry added
For best Supporting actor (Sicario)
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Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Actor for Creed
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Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Actress for Sicario
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Sicario is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Cody Hendry added
For Best picture
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See You Again is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
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Not nominated for Best Song for Furious 7
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Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Spotlight
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Jacob Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
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Not nominated for Best Actor in Room
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Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
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The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Picture
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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Actor for Mad Max - Fury Road or Legend
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Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Steve Jobs
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Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Director for Bridge of Spies
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George Miller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mad Max: Fury Road (with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris)
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Abraham Attah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
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Denis Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Cody Hendry added
Fore best director (Sicario)
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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Not nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Trumbo