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The 39 Biggest Snubs Of The 2020 Academy Awards

Updated January 13, 2020 4.3k votes 265 voters 2.4k views39 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Taron Egerton1

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Rocketman

    Taron David Egerton, BA is an English-born Welsh actor. He is known for his role as Dennis... more on Wikipedia
  • Willem Dafoe2

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - The Lighthouse

    William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. Dafoe has received... more on Wikipedia
  • Lupita Nyong'o3

    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Us

    Lupita Nyong'o (born March 1, 1983) is a Mexican-Kenyan actress and film director. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • Rocketman4
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    Rocketman

    COSTUME DESIGN

  • Adam Sandler5

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Uncut Gems

    Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Greta Gerwig6

    BEST DIRECTOR - Little Women

    Greta Celeste Gerwig (born August 4, 1983) is an American actress, screenwriter and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Awkwafina7

    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - The Farewell

    Nora Lum is an American rapper known by the stage name Awkwafina. She originates from the... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert De Niro8

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - The Irishman

    Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American-Italian actor, producer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Knives Out9

    BEST PICTURE

    Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film directed by Rian Johnson. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan... more on Wikipedia
  • Song Kang-ho10

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Parasite

    Song Kang-ho (Korean pronunciation: [soːŋ.kɐŋɦo]; born January 17, 1967) is a South Korean... more on Wikipedia
  • Jordan Peele11

    BEST DIRECTOR - Us

    Jordan Haworth Peele (born February 21, 1979) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker.... more on Wikipedia
  • Dolemite Is My Name12
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    42

    Dolemite Is My Name

    COSTUME DESIGN

  • Frozen 213

    ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

    Frozen 2 is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film directed by Chris Buck... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Eggers14
    64
    40

    Robert Eggers

    BEST DIRECTOR - The Lighthouse

    Robert Eggers is a production designer, costume designer and film art director.
  • Eddie Murphy15

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Dolemite Is My Name

    Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy... more on Wikipedia
  • Zhao Shuzhen16
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    28

    Zhao Shuzhen

    ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - The Farewell

  • Robert Pattinson17

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - The Lighthouse

    Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson (born 13 May 1986) is an English actor, model, and musician.... more on Wikipedia
  • The Lighthouse18

    BEST PICTURE

    The Lighthouse is a 2019 black-and-white psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers.... more on Wikipedia
  • Christian Bale19

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Uncut Gems20

    BEST PICTURE

    Uncut Gems is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. Howard... more on Wikipedia
  • Rocketman21

    BEST PICTURE

    Rocketman is a 2019 British-American biographical musical film directed by Dexter Fletcher.... more on Wikipedia
  • Midsommar22

    COSTUME DESIGN

    Midsommar (Swedish for "Midsummer") is a 2019 American horror film written and directed by Ari... more on Wikipedia
  • Florence Pugh23

    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Midsommar

    Florence Pugh (born January 3, 1996) is an English actress. She made her professional acting... more on Wikipedia
  • The Farewell24
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    37

    The Farewell

    WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) 

  • Lulu Wang25
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    Lulu Wang

    BEST DIRECTOR - The Farewell