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The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards  

Erin Maxwell
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List Rules Vote up the most deserving of an Oscar nomination.

The 2020 Academy Award nominations celebrate a year of achievement in film, but not everyone who gave a great performance or directed an amazing movie could be nominated. Here is a look at the year's biggest snubs. Vote up the performance, director, film, or other achievement that deserved Oscar love in 2020. 

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Uncut Gems

Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, film producer, and musician. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star ...more
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Jordan Peele is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

BEST DIRECTOR - Us

Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is best known for his film and television work in the comedy and horror genres.Peele's breakout ...more
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Taron Egerton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Rocketman

Taron David Egerton, BA is an English-born Welsh actor. He is known for his role as Dennis "Asbo" Severs in the British television series The Smoke and Liam Jay in the two-part episode ...more
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Rocketman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards
Rocketman

COSTUME DESIGN

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Frozen 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Frozen 2 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.
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Lupita Nyong'o is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Us

Lupita Nyong'o is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was born in Mexico, but was raised in Kenya. She attended college in the United States, earning a Bachelor's degree in film and ...more
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Robert De Niro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - The Irishman

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (, Italian: [de ˈniːro]; born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and director. He is a recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy ...more
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Dolemite Is My Name is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards
Dolemite Is My Name

COSTUME DESIGN

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Willem Dafoe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - The Lighthouse

William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. Dafoe has received multiple awards and nominations, including four Academy Award nominations. Dafoe has ...more
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Greta Gerwig is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

BEST DIRECTOR - Little Women

Greta Celeste Gerwig (born August 4, 1983) is an American actress, screenwriter and film director. She first garnered attention after working on and appearing in several mumblecore films. ...more
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Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - The Farewell

Nora Lum is an American rapper known by the stage name Awkwafina. She originates from the Forest Hills, Queens area located in New York City. She is self-noted for her extensive satire and ...more
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Knives Out is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

BEST PICTURE

Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rian Johnson. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead during his birthday party, Detective Benoit Blanc ...more
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Midsommar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

COSTUME DESIGN

Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari Aster. A couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend's rural hometown for its fabled ...more
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Uncut Gems is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

BEST PICTURE

Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler), a jewelry store owner and gambler, must find a way to pay off his debts before ...more
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Song Kang-ho is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Parasite

Song Kang-ho (Korean pronunciation: [soːŋ.kɐŋɦo]; born January 17, 1967) is a South Korean actor.Following his debut appearance in The Day a Pig Fell into the Well, Song came to national ...more
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Robert Eggers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards
Robert Eggers

BEST DIRECTOR - The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers is a production designer, costume designer and film art director.
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Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Ford v Ferrari

Christian Charles Philip Bale (born 30 January 1974) is a Welsh actor who is known for his intense method acting style, often transforming his body drastically for his roles. Bale is the ...more
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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - The Lighthouse

Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, and musician. After starting to act at the local theatre club at the age of 15, he began his film career by playing ...more
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Rocketman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

BEST PICTURE

Rocketman is a 2019 British-American biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The life of Elton John (Taron Egerton) is tracked from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of ...more
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Dolemite Is My Name

Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up ...more
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Zhao Shuzhen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards
Zhao Shuzhen

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - The Farewell

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Florence Pugh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Midsommar

Florence Pugh (born January 3, 1996) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut in the mystery film The Falling (2014) and had her breakthrough with a leading role in the ...more
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Noah Baumbach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

BEST DIRECTOR - Marriage Story

Noah Baumbach (born September 3, 1969) is an American filmmaker. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale (2005) and is known for making ...more
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The Lighthouse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

BEST PICTURE

The Lighthouse is a 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers. The story of two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on a remote and mysterious ...more
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Hustlers

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), nicknamed "J-Lo", is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a ...more