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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'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 didn't happen, though his co-star, Christoph Waltz, was rewarded with one. Anytime Leonardo DiCaprio gives a solid, memorable acting performance and fails to get an Academy Award nomination, it's a snub.
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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
'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 Supporting Actor category, however. And Tarantino was nominated for Best Writing for 'Django.'
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John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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 was left out -- again. Shocking fact: John Goodman has *never* been nominated for an Oscar.
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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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, 'TDKR' was snubbed across the board, missing out on nominations in all the major categories. What gives, Academy?
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Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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 Original Writing, so at least that's something right?
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The Master is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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 Best Picture nomination. How did that happen, exactly?
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Ewan McGregor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Kathryn Bigelow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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 category in 2010 for 'The Hurt Locker.'
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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' 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 Best Supporting Actress category. Why Hunt and not Hawkes, who was nominated for a Supporting Actor Oscar for 'Winter's Bone'? That remains a mystery, and certainly a snub.
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Helen Mirren 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 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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Ezra Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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Marion Cotillard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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 Cotillard a Best Actress nomination. That's a snub. A big one.
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Kerry Washington 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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Judi Dench is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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Looper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Eddie Redmayne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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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Tom Hooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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. Hooper, who won Best Director for 'The King's Speech' in 2011, was snubbed as a director in 2013.
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Suraj Sharma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Life Of Pi
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Samantha Barks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Egregious 2013 Oscar Snubs
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Les Miserables