ACADEMY AWARDS
Mistakes & Omissions
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Academy Award-Nominated Great Films That Didn't Win a Single Oscar, or Weren't Nominated: Although the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has awarded many deserving honors to its nominees over the years (Academy Awards® Winners from 1927/8 to the present), many other Great Films Have Been Entirely Overlooked, receiving not even a single Academy Nomination. Other Great Films were Academy Awards® Nominated but Failed to Win a Single Award. The same can be said for various great acting performances that were snubbed or passed over.

Please note:
Oscar omissions and losses are also described for each year in the complete Oscar history found on this site.



Academy Award®-Nominated Great Films
That Didn't Win a Single Oscar®

(Number of Nominations Received in Parentheses)

About Schmidt (2002) (2)
Ace in the Hole/The Big Carnival (1951) (1)
Adam's Rib (1950) (1)
An Affair to Remember (1957) (4)
The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) (5)
Alfie (1966) (5)
Algiers (1938) (4)
Alice Adams (1935) (2)
All This and Heaven Too (1940) (3)
Amelie (2001) (5)
American Graffiti (1973) (5)
American Hustle (2013) (10)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) (7)
Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) (3)
Anna Christie (1930) (3)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) (4)
Atlantic City (1981) (5)
Auntie Mame (1958) (6)
Awakenings (1990) (3)
Baby Doll (1956) (4)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) (3)
Ball of Fire (1941) (4)
The Band Wagon (1953) (3)
Basic Instinct (1992) (2)
Beau Geste (1939) (2)
Being John Malkovich (1999) (3)
The Big Chill (1983) (3)
Billy Elliot (2000) (3)
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) (4)
The Birds (1963) (1)
The Blackboard Jungle (1955) (4)
Blade Runner (1982) (2)
Blazing Saddles (1974) (3)
Blow-Up (1966) (2)
Blue Velvet (1986) (1)
Das Boot (1982) (6)
Boyz N The Hood (1991) (2)
Brazil (1985) (2)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (1)
Brief Encounter (1946) (3)
Broadcast News (1987) (7)
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) (2)
Bull Durham (1988) (1)
Bus Stop (1956) (1)
Cabin in the Sky (1943) (1)
The Caine Mutiny (1954) (7)
Camille (1936) (1)
Captain Blood (1935) (2)
Captain Phillips (2013) (6)
Carrie (1976) (2)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) (6)
Changeling (2008) (3)
Charade (1963) (1)
The China Syndrome (1979) (4)
A Clockwork Orange (1971) (4)
The Color Purple (1985) (11)
Come to the Stable (1949) (7)
The Conversation (1974) (3)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) (3)
Crossfire (1947) (5)
The Crowd (1928) (2)
Dark Victory (1939) (3)
David Copperfield (1935) (2)
A Day At the Races (1937) (1)
Dead End (1937) (4)
Death of a Salesman (1951) (5)
Deliverance (1972) (3)
Diner (1982) (1)
Do The Right Thing (1989) (2)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964) (4)
Double Indemnity (1944) (7)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939) (2)
Duel in the Sun (1946) (2)
Easy Rider (1969) (2)
The Elephant Man (1980) (8)
Empire of the Sun (1987) (6)
The End of the Affair (1999) (2)
Far From Heaven (2002) (4)
Fatal Attraction (1987) (6)
Father of the Bride (1950) (3)
A Few Good Men (1992) (4)
Field of Dreams (1989) (3)
Five Easy Pieces (1970) (4)
Forbidden Planet (1956) (1)
Foreign Correspondent (1940) (6)
42nd Street (1933) (2)
The Four Feathers (1939) (1)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) (2)
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) (5)
Friendly Persuasion (1956) (6)
The Front (1976) (1)
Frost/Nixon (2008) (5)
Full Metal Jacket (1987) (1)
Funny Face (1957) (4)
Gangs of New York (2002) (10)
The General Died at Dawn (1936) (3)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) (1)
Ghostbusters (1984) (2)
The Godfather, Part III (1990) (7)
The Gold Rush (1925) (considered for awards in 1942) (2)
Good Night, and Good Luck (6)
Grand Illusion (1938) (1)
The Great Dictator (1940) (5)
The Great Escape (1963) (1)
The Grifters (1990) (4)
Gunga Din (1939) (1)
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) (1)
A Hard Day's Night (1964) (2)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) (3)
Hawaii (1966) (7)
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968) (2)
Heaven Can Wait (1943) (3)
Hell's Angels (1930) (1)
Henry V (1946) (4)
High Society (1956) (3)
Hoop Dreams (1994) (1)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) (2)
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) (7)
I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang (1932) (3)
I Remember Mama (1948) (5)
Inherit the Wind (1960) (4)
The Insider (1999) (7)
In the Bedroom (2001) (5)
In the Name of the Father (1993) (7)
Interiors (1978) (5)
It's A Wonderful Life (1946) (5)
The Killers (1946) (4)
Kings Row (1942) (3)
Kinsey (2004) (1)
The Lady Eve (1941) (1)
Lady for a Day (1932) (4)
The Ladykillers (1956) (1)
The Last Detail (1973) (3)
Last Tango in Paris (1972) (2)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988) (1)
Lenny (1974) (6)
Lethal Weapon (1987) (1)
The Letter (1940) (7)
Libeled Lady (1936) (1)
Life with Father (1947) (4)
Lifeboat (1944) (3)
Little Big Man (1970) (1)
Little Caesar (1930) (1)
The Little Foxes (1941) (9)
Lolita (1962) (1)
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) (1)
The Long Voyage Home (1940) (6)
Love Affair (1939) (6)
The Love Parade (1930) (6)
Madame Curie (1943) (7)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) (4)
Magnificent Obsession (1954) (1)
The Magnificent Seven (1960) (1)
Magnolia (1999) (3)
Malcolm X (1992) (2)
The Maltese Falcon (1941) (3)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962) (2)
Manhattan (1979) (2)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) (1)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975) (4)
Marathon Man (1976) (1)
The Mark of Zorro (1940) (1)
Maytime (1937) (2)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971) (1)
Meet John Doe (1941) (1)
Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) (4)
Memento (2000) (2)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) (1)
Mogambo (1953) (2)
Moneyball (2011) (6)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947) (1)
Morocco (1930) (4)
Mulholland Drive (2001) (1)
Munich (2005) (5)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) (7)
My Favorite Wife (1940) (3)
My Man Godfrey (1936) (6)
The Naked Spur (1953) (1)
Nebraska (2013) (6)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (1)
Ninotchka (1939) (4)
Nixon (1995) (4)
North By Northwest (1959) (3)
Notorious (1946) (2)
The Nun's Story (1959) (8)
The Odd Couple (1968) (2)
Odd Man Out (1947) (1)
Of Human Bondage (1934) (1)
Of Mice and Men (1939) (4)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939) (2)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) (1)
Papillon (1973) (1)
The Pawnbroker (1965) (1)
Pepe (1960) (7)
Peyton Place (1957) (9)
Philomena (2013) (4)
Planet of the Apes (1968) (2)
The Player (1992) (3)
Poltergeist (1982) (3)
Possessed (1947) (1)
Pretty Woman (1990) (1)
Pride & Prejudice (2005) (4)
The Prince of Tides (1991) (7)
The Princess Bride (1987) (1)
The Prisoner of Zenda (1937) (2)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) (5)
Psycho (1960) (4)
The Public Enemy (1931) (1)
Quiz Show (1994) (4)
Quo Vadis (1951) (8)
Ragtime (1981) (8)
Random Harvest (1942) (7)
Rear Window (1954) (4)
Rebel Without A Cause (1955) (3)
Red River (1948) (2)
The Remains of the Day (1993) (8)
Requiem for a Dream (2000) (1)
Revolutionary Road (2008) (3)
Richard III (1956) (1)
Salvador (1986) (2)
The Sand Pebbles (1966) (8)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) (4)
Saturday Night Fever (1977) (1)
Seabiscuit (2003) (7)
The Sea Hawk (1940) (4)
Serpico (1973) (2)
Se7en (1995) (1)
The Seven Samurai (1956) (2)
sex, lies, and videotape (1989) (1)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943) (1)
Shall We Dance (1937) (1)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (7)
She Done Him Wrong (1933) (1)
Short Cuts (1993) (1)
Silkwood (1983) (5)
Silverado (1985) (2)
Singin' in The Rain (1952) (2)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993) (2)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) (1)
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) (1)
The Spiral Staircase (1946) (1)
Stage Door (1937) (4)
Star! (1968) (7)
A Star Is Born (1954) (6)
Stella Dallas (1937) (2)
The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) (4)
Strangers on a Train (1951) (1)
Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) (3)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997) (2)
A Tale of Two Cities (1936) (2)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) (5)
The Talk of the Town (1942) (7)
Taxi Driver (1976) (4)
They Were Expendable (1945) (2)
The Thin Man (1934) (4)
The Thin Red Line (1998) (7)
To Be or Not To Be (1942) (1)
Top Hat (1935) (4)
Trainspotting (1996) (1)
The Tree of Life (2011) (3)
True Grit (2010) (10)
True Lies (1994) (1)
The Truman Show (1998) (3)
The Turning Point (1977) (11)
12 Angry Men (1957) (3)
Two for the Road (1967) (1)
The Uninvited (1944) (1)
Vertigo (1958) (2)
Wait Until Dark (1967) (1)
War Horse (2011) (6)
Waterloo Bridge (1940) (2)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989) (1)
White Heat (1949) (1)
Wild at Heart (1990) (1)
The Wild Bunch (1969) (2)
The Wings of the Dove (1997) (4)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) (6)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) (5)
The Wrestler (2008) (2)
You Can Count on Me (2000) (2)
Young Frankenstein (1974) (2)
Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) (1)


Great Films That Weren't Nominated
For A Single Academy Award®

Advise and Consent (1962)
An Angel at My Table (1991)
Applause (1929)
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970)
Bananas (1971)
Beat the Devil (1954)
The Big Clock (1948)
The Big Heat (1953)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Big Sleep (1946)
Blood Simple (1984)
Blue is the Warmest Color (2013, Fr.)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Brute Force (1947)
(Lee Daniels') The Butler (2013)
Chimes at Midnight/Falstaff (1966)
City Lights (1931) - *silent film
Clockers (1995)
Cul-de-Sac (1966)
Cutter's Way (1981)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Dinner at Eight (1933)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Dracula (1931)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Duck Soup
Enough Said (2013)
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Fail-Safe (1964)
Farewell My Lovely (1944)
Fort Apache (1948)
Frankenstein (1931)
Freaks (1933)
The Front Page (1975)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Gilda (1946)
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
Gun Crazy (1949)
Hairspray (2007)
Hard-Boiled (1992)
The Haunting (1963)
Heat (1995)
High Sierra (1941)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Hobson's Choice (1954)
House of Games (1987)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
The Innocents (1961)
Intruder in the Dust (1949)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Invisible Man (1933)
It's a Gift (1934)
J. Edgar (2011)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
The Killing (1956)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1948)
King Kong (1933)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Local Hero (1983)
Lonely are the Brave (1962)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Long Riders (1980)
Love Me Tonight (1932)
M (1931, Ger.)
Macbeth (1971)
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Mean Streets (1973)
Medium Cool (1969)
Metropolis (1927/28)
Miller's Crossing (1990)
The Misfits (1961)
Modern Times (1936)
Monsters University (2013)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Moonlighting (1982)
The Mummy (1933)
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
A Night at the Opera (1934)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Nightmare Alley (1947)
Nothing Sacred (1937)
Oliver Twist (1948)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, It.)
The Others (2001)
Out of the Past (1947)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
The Parallax View (1974)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Petulia (1968)
The Plainsman (1936)
Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Point Blank (1967)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Queen Christina (1933)
Repulsion (1965)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Ride the High Country (1962)
Rio Bravo (1959)
The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Rush (2013)
Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932)
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
Scarlet Street (1945)
The Searchers (1956)
The Servant (1964)
The Shining (1980)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
Sid and Nancy (1986)
State of the Union (1948)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The Suspect (1944)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
They Live By Night (1949)
They Won't Forget (1937)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
The Thing (1951)
Things to Come (1936)
The 39 Steps (1935)
This Gun for Hire (1942)
This is Spinal Tap (1984)
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Three Women (1977)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Touch Of Evil (1958)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Walkabout (1971)
A Walk in the Sun (1946)
The Wedding March (1928/29)
The Wild One (1953)
Winchester '73 (1950)
The Wind (1928/29)
The Women (1939)
A World Apart (1988)
The Wrong Man (1957)
Zentropa (aka Europa) (1992)

Top 50 Films Snubbed by Oscar


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