Three Big Movies That Were Completely Snubbed By The Oscar Noms!

Categories: Oscars

Yesterday, I told you about individual performers and directors who were touted as serious Oscar contenders, but who got bupkiss. But here are three films that were in a lot of people's prognostications, but got completely shut out.

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THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL has gotten SAG and Golden Globe nominations, but Oscar gave it zero! Not even "Best Old Folks Ensemble." Maybe they thought it was a little too "Slumdog Millionaire meets Cocoon" for comfort. More likely, it seemed like a nice little movie that did surprisingly well at the box office, but didn't have a whole lotta gravitas.

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I found CLOUD ATLAS incredibly trying, in an imaginative sort of way, but it should have definitely gotten noms for its visuals and certainly its makeup! (Hitchcock got nominated for a couple of jowls, whereas Cloud Atlas pulled off a massive job of cosmetic transformations!) But apparently they hold against it that it was done with Germans, and also no one forgives a flop! Tragic.

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THE DARK KNIGHT RISES was too gloomy for words, but I definitely thought it would bag nods for some visual and sound stuff. But this Batman totally struck out at the bat, man. As a source says, "The murders made it toxic. Everyone's afraid to even bring it up."


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SavannahMontgomery
SavannahMontgomery

"THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

It was too "Masterpiece Theatre/Merchant Ivory/Slumlord" for Oscar...too calculated, in the let's get the best/popular Brits..but I loved it, anyway.

bwaybill
bwaybill

Lincoln should have been up for makeup/hair too!

jackson30
jackson30

Good points, esp. about Dark Knight.

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