What Are Some Of The Biggest Oscar SNUBS In History?
Oscar season is here and all the buzz around awards season got me thinking about the big snubs in the last 30+ years and how Pam Grier was robbed of a nomination for Jackie Brown. That led me down a mental rabbit hole and got me asking myself, “Who else should have been nominated?!” After scouring my brain for completely useless knowledge I came to a simple conclusion: the Academy should start giving out a special award for past work that was unrecognized.
Sounds wild, right?
Hear me out.
Sometimes the Academy gets it wrong. Sometimes performers make us… laugh… and we know how the Academy generally feels about that. Or sometimes they missed a performance of the year? Or a studio didn’t bother to bribe everyone in just the right way. There are many factors at play here but THE simple fact is SOMETIMES they miss. I believe it’s time to change that. We need to right some wrongs!
Ok, ok… maybe not an award but like a retroactive nomination? It’s a wild idea but damn these performances rock!
The following is a list of performers who deserve recognition for their incredible work.
My Top 25 (in no real order) Should-Have-Been-Nominated Performances are:
- Nathan Lane – The Birdcage
- Tom Cruise – Vanilla Sky
- Billy Crudup – Almost Famous
- Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place
- Eddie Murphy – The Nutty Professor
- Pam Grier – Jackie Brown
- Amy Adams – Arrival
- Johnny Depp – Black Mass
- Jim Carrey – Man on the Moon
- Chevy Chase – Christmas Vacation
- Michelle Williams – Shutter Island
- Allison Janney – American Beauty
- Taraji P. Henson – Hustle & Flow
- Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods
- Angela Bassett – Waiting to Exhale
- Bill Murray – Groundhog’s Day
- Michael Keaton – The Founder
- Jeff Daniels – Squid and the Whale
- Cameron Diaz – Vanilla Sky
- David Oyelowo – Selma
- Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder
- Johnny Depp – Blow
- Steve Buscemi – Fargo
- Laura Linney – The Truman Show
- Eddie Murphy – Dolemite is My Name
What are some of yours?
Let’s start a list of under-recognized performances!
Spread the love, y’all!