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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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Minions is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Minions Not nominated for Best Animated Feature

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487 321
Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Charlize Theron Not nominated for Best Actress for Mad Max: Fury Road

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543 369
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Idris Elba Not nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Beasts of No Nation

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470 515
Straight Outta Compton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Straight Outta Compton Not nominated for Best Picture

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387 435
Creed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Creed Not nominated for Best Picture

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394 444
Inside Out is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Hasbino Whale added Inside Out Not nominated for Best Picture

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377 427
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Johnny Depp Not nominated for Best Actor for Black Mass

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332 388
Ridley Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Ridley Scott Not nominated for Best Director for The Martian

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326 385
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Quentin Tarantino Not nominated for Best Original Screenplay or Best Director for The Hateful Eight

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317 382
Michael B. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Michael B. Jordan Not nominated for Best Actor for Creed

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215 272
Emily Blunt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Emily Blunt Not nominated for Best Actress for Sicario

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36 24
Benicio del Toro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Cody Hendry added Benicio del Toro For best Supporting actor (Sicario)

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214 286
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Michael Keaton Not nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Spotlight

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234 316
See You Again is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
See You Again Not nominated for Best Song for Furious 7

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30 23
Sicario is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Cody Hendry added Sicario For Best picture

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34 31
Ex Machina is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
lidre99 added Ex Machina

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158 220
Jacob Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
carlybobarly added Jacob Tremblay Not nominated for Best Actor in Room

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212 310
Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Tom Hardy Not nominated for Best Actor for Mad Max - Fury Road or Legend

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201 295
The Hateful Eight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
The Hateful Eight Not nominated for Best Picture

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141 206
Aaron Sorkin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Aaron Sorkin Not nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Steve Jobs

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160 237
Steven Spielberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Steven Spielberg Not nominated for Best Director for Bridge of Spies

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58 80
Abraham Attah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Jordan Nicolette added Abraham Attah

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117 172
George Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
George Miller Not nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Mad Max: Fury Road (with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris)

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146 224
Carol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Carol Not nominated for Best Picture

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132 204
The Good Dinosaur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
The Good Dinosaur Not nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

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110 169
Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Helen Mirren Not nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Trumbo

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135 211
The Peanuts Movie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
The Peanuts Movie Not nominated for Best Animated Feature

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8 8
Beasts of No Nation is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
GeopsJones added Beasts of No Nation Not nominated for best picture

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Denis Villenevue is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Cody Hendry added Denis Villenevue Fore best director (Sicario)

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Howard Shore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
OscarBuzz added Howard Shore Not nominated for Best Original Score (Spotlight)

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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Amy Schumer Not nominated for Best Original Screenplay for Trainwreck

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Taylor Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Cody Hendry added Taylor Sheridan For best original screenplay (Sicario)

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132 215
Alejandro González Iñárritu is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Alejandro González Iñárritu Not nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Revenant (with Mark L. Smith)

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198 327
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Will Smith Not nominated for Best Actor for Concussion

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Walton Goggins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
PeteBoyle added Walton Goggins

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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Rooney Mara Not nominated for Best Actress for Carol

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5 16
Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
The Yes Guy added Tobey Maguire Not Nominated for Best Actor for Pan Sacrifice

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77 157
Todd Haynes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Todd Haynes Not nominated for Best Director for Carol

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74 183
Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Steve Jobs Not nominated for Best Picture

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62 161
Carey Mulligan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Carey Mulligan Not nominated for Best Actress for Suffragette 

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87 227
Joy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
Joy Not nominated for Best Picture

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62 216
David O. Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Biggest Snubs of the 2016 Oscar Nominations
David O. Russell Not nominated for Best Director or Best Original Screenplay for Joy