While we might go all day naming motion pictures which were unfairly ignored by The Academy for one motive or one other, these close to classics really feel like they need to’ve been awards season shoo-ins and but in the end obtained no Oscar love in any respect.
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“King Kong” (1933)
It was the quintessential monster film of the period and was a landmark for particular results, however the Academy handed it zero nominations.
“Modern Times” (1936)
Many of Charlie Chaplin’s silent masterpieces predate the Oscars, however the Academy did not take the prospect to appoint his remaining flip as The Tramp. Chaplin himself would not be correctly acknowledged by The Academy with an Oscar win till “Limelight” was lastly launched in 1972.
“Bringing Up Baby” (1938)
Katherine Hepburn had already received an Oscar by the point she starred on this screwball comedy traditional alongside Cary Grant. What offers?
“His Girl Friday” (1940)
Seriously, what did the Academy have towards Howard Hawks? “His Girl Friday” is one other screwball comedy nice with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, nevertheless it was utterly snubbed. Even the play and film on which its primarily based, “The Front Page,” obtained three Oscar nominations.
“The Searchers” (1956)
It’s not just like the Oscars had by no means heard of John Ford or John Wayne when this masterpiece got here out.
“Paths of Glory” (1957)
RIP Kirk Douglas. Stanley Kubrick plus War film ought to’ve spelled Oscar gold, nevertheless it obtained no noms.
“Touch of Evil” (1958)
Orson Welles’ noir begins with a masterful lengthy take and has some gorgeous black and white cinematography, however after “Citizen Kane,” Welles by no means obtained one other Oscar nomination till he received an honorary award in 1971.
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Jean-Luc Godard’s groundbreaking movie that kicked off the French New Wave and helped form trendy cinema did get consideration from the Berlin Film Festival and even the BAFTAs, however not AMPAS. Godard has additionally by no means been nominated for an Oscar, however he obtained an honorary Oscar in 2011.
“Harold and Maude” (1972)
The Oscars would come to like Hal Ashby motion pictures, however his second characteristic, “Harold and Maude,” needed to accept simply two Golden Globe nominations for stars Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort.
“Mean Streets” (1973)
It took means too lengthy for the Academy to lastly acknowledge Martin Scorsese, however they utterly ignored his first crucial masterpiece.
“The Shining” (1980)
All work and no Oscar nominations makes Jack a uninteresting boy.
“This is Spinal Tap” (1984)
“This is Spinal Tap” outlined a style of mockumentary filmmaking and captured and held a mirror as much as heavy steel music within the ’80s, however England’s loudest…
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