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The 41 Biggest Snubs Of The 2021 Academy Awards

Updated April 28, 2021 2.6k votes 350 voters 3.1k views41 items

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The 2021 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 performances, directors, films, or other achievements that deserved Oscar love in 2021.

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    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - News of the World

    More Tom Hanks 

    Celebrities Who've Dared To Say Not-Nice Things About Tom HanksBehind-The-Scenes Stories From 'Big,' Tom Hanks's First Blockbuster Hit

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    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Another Round

    More Mads Mikkelsen 

    #382 of 439 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With#4 of 260 The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

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    Delroy Lindo

    ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE- Da 5 Bloods

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    #289 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever#35 of 178 The Greatest Black Actors In Film History

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    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - The Invisible Man

    More Elisabeth Moss 

    Things You Didn't Know About Elisabeth Moss#50 of 58 The Most Influential Actors Of 2019

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    WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) - Andy Siara

    More Palm Springs 

    20 Reactions To 'Palm Springs' That Threw Us Through A Loop#650 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    Chadwick Boseman

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Da 5 Bloods

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    'Black Panther' Cast And Marvel Family Pay Tribute To Chadwick Boseman#18 of 258 The Best Marvel Movie Actors Ever

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    Alan S. Kim

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Minari

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    BEST DIRECTOR - One Night In Miami 

    More Regina King 

    #8 of 214 The Greatest Black Actresses Of All Time#11 of 49 The Most Influential Women Of 2021

  • 9

    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - On the Rocks

    More Bill Murray 

    The Most Delightful Bill Murray Cameos#25 of 219 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar (For Acting)

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    BEST DIRECTOR - The Trial of the Chicago 7

    More Aaron Sorkin 

    #1048 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#7 of 140 The Greatest Hollywood Screenwriters Of All-Time, Ranked

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    ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Pieces of a Woman 

    More Ellen Burstyn 

    #349 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#155 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - Promising Young Woman

    More Bo Burnham 

    Bo Burnham Announces His Netflix Comedy Special 'Inside' Five Years In The Making#204 of 220 The Hottest Men Of 2021, Ranked

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    BEST PICTURE

    More One Night in Miami 

    #369 of 666 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked#191 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

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    Soul

    WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) - Pete Docter and Mike Jones

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    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Hillbilly Elegy

    More Amy Adams 

    The Best Amy Adams Movies#1 of 74 Mormon Celebrities

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    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - French Exit 

    More Michelle Pfeiffer 

    #28 of 201 The Best Actresses Working Today#16 of 349 The Best Actresses In Film History

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    BEST PICTURE

    More Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 

    #1193 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#234 of 301 The Best Movies Based On True Stories

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    Yeri Han

    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Minari

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    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE  - The Mauritanian

    More Jodie Foster 

    The Greatest Characters Played by Jodie Foster, Ranked#8 of 131 The Greatest Female Film Directors

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    BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

    More Two of Us 

    #108 of 134 The Best French Movies That Are Absolute Masterpieces#346 of 447 The Greatest Movies in World Cinema History

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    ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - I Care A Lot

    More Rosamund Pike 

    #12 of 54 The Best English Actresses Working Today#26 of 77 The Best English Actresses of All Time

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    WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) - Charlie Kaufman

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    BEST PICTURE

    More I'm Thinking of Ending Things 

    #98 of 165 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time#37 of 37 The Best Snowy Thriller Movies, Ranked

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    ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE  - The Little Things

    More Jared Leto 

    The Most Obnoxious Things Jared Leto Did When He Played The Joker#394 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History

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    BEST PICTURE

    More Da 5 Bloods 

    #76 of 103 The Most Anticipated Movies Of 2020#35 of 49 The Most Exciting New Movie Trailers Of 2020