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2013 oscars The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs  

Tom Banks
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The most egregious 2013 Oscar snubs include those movies and individuals overlooked by the Academy. In other words, despite being an outstanding film, a phenomenal actor who delivered an incredibly memorable performance or a director who went above and beyond, the films and people on this list failed to garner an Academy Award nomination in a key category (or in multiple categories). Which snub is the worst? You decide, with your votes. See a movie or person you feel was overlooked? Vote them up, by all means, and feel free to sound off in the comments about your choice(s). Also, if you notice that a particular Oscar 2013 snub isn't listed, definitely add it to the list.

No list of Oscar snubs 2013 would be complete without several very notable directors who didn't make the cut. Among them: Ben Affleck, widely considered an Academy Award favorite for his directing of 'Argo,' and Kathryn Bigelow, who directed 'Zero Dark Thirty.' In March of 2010, Bigelow became the first woman ever to win an Oscar for Best Director for 'The Hurt Locker.' Other notable directors left off the 2013 Academy Awards nominations included Quentin Tarantino ('Django Unchained') and Tom Hooper ('Les Miserables').

As for the Best Picture Oscar nominees in 2013, several major motion pictures failed to garner a nomination in this esteemed category, including 'The Master,' 'Skyfall,' 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Moonrise Kingdom.' Everyone has a favorite, but not everyone saw their favorite get nominated. Which snub is the worst? Again, that's up to you to decide with your votes.

Oscar snubs are nothing new. Need proof? Just look at this list of the most egregious 2012 Oscar snubs. Just because it's bound to happen doesn't mean we can't complain about it, though, and that's precisely why this list was created.

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Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs

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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio's performance as evil plantation owner Calvin Candie in 'Django Unchained' was certainly memorable. So much so, that many believed Leo would earn an Oscar nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. That ...

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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs

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Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Quentin Tarantino 'Django Unchained' director Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to Oscar nominations, but with this 2012 movie, he didn't make the cut in the Best Director category. His film did earn Christoph Waltz a nomination in the Best ...

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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
John Goodman Actor John Goodman's resume is extraordinary. He always gives incredibly brilliant performances, and 2012 was no exception with 'Argo.' While his co-star, Alan Arkin, did earn a Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination, Goodman ...

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
The Dark Knight Rises Did 'The Dark Knight Rises' really have a shot at winning a Best Picture Academy Award in 2013? We'll never know, because this final installment in Chris Nolan's brilliant 'Batman' trilogy failed to garner a nomination. In fact, ...

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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' boasted one of the best ensemble casts of any film in 2012, yet it was entirely overlooked in the Academy Awards' Best Picture category. Anderson and Roman Coppola were nominated for Best ...

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Kathryn Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Kathryn Bigelow While Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' did receive a Best Picture Academy Award nomination (as well as a Best Actress nod for star Jessica Chastain), Bigelow failed to garner a Best Director nomination. She won in that ...

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The Master is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
The Master The Paul Thomas Anderson drama 'The Master' earned nominations for three of it's stars (Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Supporting Actor and Amy Adams for Supporting Actress), yet it failed to get a ...

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Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Javier Bardem is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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John Hawkes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
John Hawkes John Hawkes' performance in the 2012 drama 'The Sessions' garnered heavy praise from critics, yet inexplicably, he failed to get a Best Actor nomination for his work. His co-star, Helen Hunt, did in fact get nominated in the ...

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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Samuel L. Jackson Samuel L. Jackson was also snubbed in 2013, missing out on a Best Supporting Actor nomination for 'Django Unchained' despite giving a brilliant, standout performance as Stephen.

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Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Marion Cotillard Marion Cotillard is no stranger to the Academy Awards, having won a Best Actress Oscar for 'Le Vie en Rose.' In 2012, her work in the drama 'Rust and Bone' received great praise from critics. Still, it wasn't enough to earn ...

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Ezra Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Looper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Eddie Redmayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Eddie Redmayne Who knew Eddie Redmayne could even sing? Everyone does now, thanks to his great work as Marius in 2012's 'Les Miserables.' It wasn't enough, however, to earn Redmayne an Academy Award nomination, sadly.

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Suraj Sharma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Tom Hooper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Tom Hooper Tom Hooper was overlooked in the Best Director Oscar category in 2012, despite the fact that his film, 'Les Miserables,' was nominated for Best Picture and stars Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman both garnered acting nominations.

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Samantha Barks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Tom Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Jamie Foxx Jamie Foxx missed out on a Best Actor Academy Award nomination in 2013 for 'Django Unchained,' and some do consider that a snub. He did great work in the film, but this category was incredibly competitive.

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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Olivia Peterman added Matthew McConaughey McConaughey should have gotten a Best Actor nomination for 'Killer Joe.'

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Killing Them Softly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Olivia Peterman added The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Surprised this one didn't get a Best Picture Oscar nomination.

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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Nicole Kidman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
Nicole Kidman Okay, so maybe Nicole Kidman's performance in 'The Paperboy' wasn't her greatest work, but after she was nominated for Supporting Actress Golden Globes and SAG awards, some believed she'd also get an Oscar nomination. Didn't ...