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The Golden Globes and the Academy Awards are two of the highest honors any production or people working in showbiz can win. Since these award shows consider the same bodies of work every year, comparisons between them are inevitable. For one, people really care about winning Oscars and the Golden Globes are often dismissed as their quirky, boozy stepchild. But if you go back and look at their histories, you'll see that there are actually a lot of examples of times the Golden Globes "got it right" when the Oscars picked movies and people that seem less deserving.

The Hollywood Foreign Press votes for winners of the Golden Globes, while The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences votes for the winners of the Oscars. Oftentimes these organizations agree with one another, meaning that the Golden Globes end up predicting who will likely win an Oscar. But sometimes the opinions of these organizations don’t totally match up. For film buffs, that's where the fun comes in: we all get to decide which award show got it right and which one missed the mark.   

Here's a list of potential examples when the Golden Globes crowned the right winner and the  Academy Awards didn’t. Each entry provides the year, category, the Golden Globe winner, as well as the Oscar winner. Check out the list and vote up the films or actors you believe should have won an Oscar in addition to their Golden Globe.
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Tom Hanks (Castaway), Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, 2000 The Oscar for Best Actor went to Russell Crowe ( Gladiator)

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Saving Private Ryan, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 1998 The Oscar for Best Picture went to Shakespeare in Love

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Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list When Did the Globes Get It Right and Oscars Get It Wrong?
Brokeback Mountain, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 2005 The Oscar for Best Picture went to Crash

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Whoopi Goldberg (The Color Purple), Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama, 1985 The Oscar for Best Actress went to Geraldine Page ( The Trip to Bountiful)

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Edward Norton (Primal Fear), Best Supporting Actor - Drama, 1996 The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Cuba Gooding Jr. ( Jerry Maguire)

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Al Pacino (Serpico), Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, 1973 The Oscar for Best Actor went to Jack Lemmon ( Save the Tiger)

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Jack Nicholson (Chinatown), Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, 1974 The Oscar for Best Actor went to Art Carney ( Harry and Tonto)

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Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia), Best Supporting Actor - Drama, 1962 The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Ed Begley ( Sweet Bird of Youth)

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Gladiator, Best Original Score - 2000 The Oscar for Best Original Score went to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Tom Berenger (Platoon), Best Supporting Actor - Drama, 1986 The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Michael Caine ( Hannah and Her Sisters)

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Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Best Supporting Actress - Drama, 1973 The Oscar for Best Actress went to Tatum O'Neil ( Paper Moon)

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list When Did the Globes Get It Right and Oscars Get It Wrong?
marius-sabau added Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Best Actor - Musical or Comedy, 2003 The Oscar for Best Actor went to Sean Penn (Mystic River)

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Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, 2008 The Oscar for Best Actor went to Sean Penn ( Milk)

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The Exorcist, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 1973 The Oscar for Best Picture went to The Sting

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Peter O'Toole (The Lion In Winter), Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, The Oscar for Best Actor went to Cliff Robertson ( Charly)

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Angela Lansbury (The Manchurian Candidate), Best Supporting Actress - Drama, 1962 The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Patty Duke ( The Miracle Worker)

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Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Best Supporting Actress - Drama, 2000 The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress went to Marcia Gay Harden ( Pollock)

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The Social Network, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 2010 The Oscar for Best Picture went to The King's Speech

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Tom Islava added Sidney Lumet (Network), Best Director-1976 The Oscar for Best Director went to John G. Avildsen for "Rocky"

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Tom Islava added The Theory of Everything, Best Original Score, 2014 The Oscar for Best Original Score went to The Grand Budapest Hotel 

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Boyhood, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 2014 The Oscar for Best Picture went to Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

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Doctor Zhivago, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 1965 The Oscar for Best Picture went to The Sound of Music

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Laurence Olivier (Marathon Man), Best Supporting Actor - Drama, 1976 The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to Jason Robards ( All The President's Men)

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Tom Islava added Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator ), Best Motion Picture Actor-Drama, 2004 The Oscar for Best Actor went to Jamie Foxx (Ray)

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The Descendents, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 2011 The Oscar for Best Picture went to The Artist

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Moulin Rouge!, Best Original Score - 2001 The Oscar for Best Original Score went to The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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Mary Tyler Moore (Ordinary People), Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama, 1980 The Oscar for Best Actress went to Sissy Spacek ( Coal Miner's Daughter)

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marius-sabau added Avatar, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 2009 The Oscar for Best Picture went to The Hurt Locker

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Tom Cruise (Born on the Fourth of July), Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama, 1989 The Oscar for Best Actor went to Daniel Day-Lewis ( My Left Foot)

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The Guns of Navarone, Best Motion Picture - Drama, 1961 The Oscar for Best Picture went to West Side Story