The Academy can (and does) make mistakes sometimes… Especially when they have failed to award the best film of all times: Citizen Kane.
And the list goes on and on…
- Raging Bull (1980)
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
- Taxi driver (1976)
- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
- The Godfather Part III (1990)
- Goodfellas (1990)
- In the name of the father (1993)
- Brokeback Mountain (2005)
- L.A. Confidential (1997)
- Edward Norton (American History X, 1998) lost to Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful)
- Robert DeNiro (Taxi Driver, 1976) lost to Peter Finch ( Network)
- Peter Sellers (Dr. Strangelove, 1964) lost to Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady)
- Peter O’Toole (Lawrence of Arabia, 1962) lost to Gregory Peck (To Kill a Mockingbird)
- Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951) lost to Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen)
- Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth, 1998) lost to Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love)
- Julianne Moore (Far From Heaven, 2002) lost to Nicole Kidman (The Hours)
- Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves, 1996) lost to Frances McDormand (Fargo)
- Judy Garland (A Star Is Born, 1954) lost to Grace Kelly (Country Girl)
- Bette Davis (All About Eve, 1950) lost to Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday)
Finally, there have been times that brilliant films, actors or directors were not even nominated.
Here's a video that sums up the Academy's snubby choices over the years.....