The Oscars are a magical time for film makers and actors alike. As one of the most prestigious awards of modern art, the Oscars are known to boast the finest efforts in cinema, however, sometimes the best movies are completely overlooked. These are the 4 biggest Oscar snubs of all time.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
This movie was listed as one of the New York Times overall best film of the year and won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, yet was seemingly passed over for even a nomination for an Oscar. As we all know, the foreign films department at the Oscars always seems to be lacking by passing over some of the biggest names in this category, but this one was one of the one the greatest snubs of all. This film excelled on all other platforms and was highly praised for it’s greatness.
Do The Right Thing
In 1989, Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed film, Do The Right Thing, wasn’t even considered for an Oscar. At the time and for years to come, this film would be talked about and endeared by many, including future President Barrack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Yet, it was never deemed Oscar worthy, being passed over by mediocre films that had less sustenance and half-wit reviews.
The Godfather, known still to this day as one of the greatest films of all times, was passed over for the Oscar win in 1972. You may find yourself wondering what film won over The Godfather? Cabernet, a musical that is long forgotten and half-lacking in comparison to The Godfather won that year.
In 1995, Samuel L. Jackson walked home empty handed from the Oscars after being nominated for his riveting performance in none other than Pulp Fiction. Some would argue that Pulp Fiction is one of Tarantino’s greatest films to date, with great thanks to the amazing performances from Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, and John Travolta. Jackson walked away that night with nothing, after being a part of and helping create one of the most unforgettable characters to date. The Oscars simply passed over Jackson for a lack luster performance from Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood. No one even knows what Ed Wood is now, yet, in 1995, one of the most influential actors was snubbed for this forgettable film.