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'Great Pictures' Not Nominated for Best Picture (Part 2): Athough the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® has awarded many deserving honors to its top nominees over the years (Academy Awards® Winners from 1927/8 to the present), there were many other Great Films Entirely Overlooked for Best Picture.

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

'Great Pictures' Not Nominated
For A Best Picture Academy Award®

See List of Best Picture Winners

Year
Alternative Nominee(s) for Best Picture
Best Picture Nominees and Winners
1960
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Spartacus (6 Nominations, 4 Wins), Psycho (4 Nominations, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees: The Alamo, Elmer Gantry, Sons and Lovers, The Sundowners
Best Picture Winner: The Apartment
1961
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Breakfast at Tiffany's (5 Nominations, 2 Wins), Splendor in the Grass (2 Nominations, 1 Win), The Misfits (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Fanny, The Guns of Navarone, The Hustler, Judgment at Nuremberg
Best Picture Winner: West Side Story
1962
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Miracle Worker (5 Nominations, 2 Wins), What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (5 Nominations, 1 Win), The Manchurian Candidate (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Lolita (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Long Day's Journey Into Night (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Advise & Consent (0 Nominations), Ride the High Country (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: The Longest Day, The Music Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Picture Winner: Lawrence of Arabia
1963
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Hud (7 Nominations, 3 Wins), The Birds (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), The Great Escape (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), The Haunting (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: America, America, Cleopatra, How the West Was Won, Lilies of the Field
Best Picture Winner: Tom Jones
1964
Not Nominated for Best Picture: A Hard Day's Night (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Servant (0 Nominations), A Shot in the Dark (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Becket, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying..., Mary Poppins, Zorba the Greek
Best Picture Winner: My Fair Lady
1965
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Repulsion (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Darling, Doctor Zhivago, Ship of Fools, A Thousand Clowns
Best Picture Winner: The Sound of Music
1966
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Blow-Up (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Cul-de-Sac (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Alfie, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming, The Sand Pebbles, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Picture Winner: A Man for All Seasons
1967
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Camelot (5 Nominations, 3 Wins), Cool Hand Luke (4 Nominations, 1 Win), In Cold Blood (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), Two for the Road (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Wait Until Dark (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Chimes at Midnight/Falstaff (0 Nominations), Point Blank (0 Nominations), Up the Down Staircase (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Bonnie And Clyde, Doctor Dolittle, The Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Best Picture Winner: In the Heat of the Night
1968
Not Nominated for Best Picture: 2001: A Space Odyssey (4 Nominations, 1 Win), The Producers (2 Nominations, 1 Win), Rosemary's Baby (2 Nominations, 1 Win), Petulia (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Funny Girl, The Lion in Winter, Rachel, Rachel, Romeo and Juliet
Best Picture Winner: Oliver!
1969
Not Nominated for Best Picture: They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (9 Nominations, 1 Win), Easy Rider (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Wild Bunch (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Once Upon a Time in the West (0 Nominations), Medium Cool (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Anne of the Thousand Days, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Hello, Dolly!, Z
Best Picture Winner: Midnight Cowboy
1970
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Ryan's Daughter (4 Nominations, 2 Wins), Women in Love (4 Nominations, 1 Win), I Never Sang for My Father (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Diary of a Mad Housewife (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Little Big Man (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), The Landlord (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), The Ballad of Cable Hogue (0 Nominations), Brewster McCloud (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Airport, Five Easy Pieces, Love Story, M*A*S*H
Best Picture Winner: Patton
1971
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Klute (2 Nominations, 1 Win), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1 Nomination, 0 Win), Dirty Harry (0 Nominations), Harold and Maude (0 Nominations), Macbeth (0 Nominations), Walkabout (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: A Clockwork Orange, Fiddler on the Roof, The Last Picture Show, Nicholas and Alexandra
Best Picture Winner: The French Connection
1972
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Play It Again, Sam (0 Nominations), What's Up, Doc? (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Cabaret, Deliverance, The Emigrants, Sounder
Best Picture Winner: The Godfather
1973
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Way We Were (6 Nominations, 3 Wins), Paper Moon (4 Nominations, 1 Win), The Paper Chase (3 Nominations, 1 Win), Save the Tiger (3 Nominations, 1 Win), The Last Detail (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Last Tango in Paris (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Serpico (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Long Goodbye (0 Nominations), Mean Streets (0 Nominations), O Lucky Man! (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: American Graffiti, Cries and Whispers, The Exorcist, A Touch of Class
Best Picture Winner: The Sting
1974
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (3 Nominations, 1 Win), Day for Night (3 Nominations, 0 Wins; Best Foreign Language Film 1973), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (0 Nominations), The Parallax View (0 Nominations), Thieves Like Us (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Chinatown, The Conversation, Lenny, The Towering Inferno
Best Picture Winner: The Godfather, Part II
1975
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Man Who Would Be King (4 Nominations, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees:
Barry Lyndon, Dog Day Afternoon, Jaws, Nashville
Best Picture Winner:
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
1976
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Carrie (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Front (1 Nomination, 0 Win), The Last Tycoon (1 Nomination, 0 Win), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1 Nomination, 0 Win), Robin and Marian (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
All the President's Men, Bound for Glory, Network, Taxi Driver
Best Picture Winner:
Rocky
1977
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (8 Nominations, 1 Win), Three Women (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
The Goodbye Girl, Julia, Star Wars, The Turning Point
Best Picture Winner:
Annie Hall
1978
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Interiors (5 Nominations, 0 Wins), Days of Heaven (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Go Tell the Spartans (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Coming Home, Heaven Can Wait, Midnight Express, An Unmarried Woman
Best Picture Winner: The Deer Hunter
1979
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The China Syndrome (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), Being There (2 Nominations, 1 Win), The Black Stallion (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Manhattan (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), ...and Justice For All (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), 10 (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Electric Horseman (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Escape from Alcatraz (0 Nominations), Hair (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: All That Jazz, Apocalypse Now, Breaking Away, Norma Rae
Best Picture Winner: Kramer vs. Kramer
1980
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Melvin and Howard (3 Nominations, 2 Wins), The Empire Strikes Back (3 Nominations, 1 Win), The Long Riders (0 Nominations), Return of the Secaucus 7 (0 Nominations), The Shining (0 Nominations), Stardust Memories (0 Nominations), Urban Cowboy (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull, Tess
Best Picture Winner:
Ordinary People
1981
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Ragtime (8 Nominations, 0 Wins), The French Lieutenant's Woman (5 Nominations, 0 Wins), Absence of Malice (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Pennies From Heaven (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Cutter's Way (0 Nominations), Blow Out (0 Nominations), Body Heat (0 Nominations), Mommie Dearest (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Atlantic City, On Golden Pond, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Reds
Best Picture Winner:
Chariots of Fire
1982
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Blade Runner (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Moonlighting (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial, Missing, Tootsie, The Verdict
Best Picture Winner:
Gandhi
1983
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The King of Comedy (0 Nominations), Local Hero (0 Nominations), Scarface (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
The Big Chill, The Dresser, The Right Stuff, Tender Mercies
Best Picture Winner:
Terms of Endearment
1984
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Blood Simple (0 Nominations), Once Upon a Time in America (0 Nominations), This is Spinal Tap (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
The Killing Fields, A Passage to India, Places in the Heart, A Soldier's Story
Best Picture Winner:
Amadeus
1985
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Ran (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Brazil (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Silverado (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Lost in America (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: The Color Purple, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Prizzi's Honor, Witness
Best Picture Winner: Out of Africa
1986
Not Nominated for Best Picture: 'Round Midnight (2 Nominations, 1 Win), Salvador (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Sid and Nancy (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Children of a Lesser God, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Mission, A Room with a View
Best Picture Winner:
Platoon
1987
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Empire of the Sun (6 Nominations, 0 Wins), Full Metal Jacket (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), House of Games (0 Nominations), Raising Arizona (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck
Best Picture Winner:
The Last Emperor
1988
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (6 Nominations, 3 Wins), Big (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Accused (1 Nomination, 1 Win), Bird (1 Nomination, 1 Win), Beetle Juice (1 Nomination, 1 Win), Bull Durham (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), A Cry in the Dark (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), The Last Temptation of Christ (1 Nomination, 0 Win), Married to the Mob (1 Nomination, 0 Win), Dominick and Eugene (0 Nominations), Hairspray (0 Nominations), Talk Radio (0 Nominations), A World Apart (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Mississippi Burning, Working Girl
Best Picture Winner:
Rain Man
1989
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Henry V (3 Nominations, 1 Win), Crime and Misdemeanors (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Do The Right Thing (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), sex, lies, and videotape (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Drugstore Cowboy (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Poets Society, Field of Dreams, My Left Foot
Best Picture Winner: Driving Miss Daisy
1990
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Reversal of Fortune (3 Nominations, 1 Win), Edward Scissorhands (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Miller's Crossing (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Awakenings, Ghost, The Godfather, Part III, GoodFellas
Best Picture Winner:
Dances With Wolves
1991
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Thelma & Louise (6 Nominations, 1 Win), Barton Fink (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Boyz N the Hood (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Fried Green Tomatoes (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Grand Canyon (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), An Angel at My Table (0 Nominations), My Own Private Idaho (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Beauty and the Beast, Bugsy, JFK, The Prince of Tides
Best Picture Winner:
The Silence of the Lambs
1992
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Player (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Malcolm X (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Hard-Boiled (0 Nominations), Reservoir Dogs (0 Nominations), Zentropa (aka Europa) (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Howards End, Scent of a Woman
Best Picture Winner:
Unforgiven
1993
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Jurassic Park (3 Nominations, 3 Wins), Short Cuts (1 Nomination, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees:
The Fugitive, In the Name of the Father, The Piano, The Remains of the Day
Best Picture Winner:
Schindler's List
1994
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Bullets Over Broadway (7 Nominations, 1 Win), Hoop Dreams (1 Nomination, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees:
Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption
Best Picture Winner:
Forrest Gump
1995
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Dead Man Walking (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Leaving Las Vegas (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Nixon (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), Toy Story (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Usual Suspects (2 Nominations, 2 Wins), Se7en (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Clockers (0 Nominations), Heat (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Apollo 13, Babe, Il Postino, Sense and Sensibility
Best Picture Winner:
Braveheart
1996
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Hamlet (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), Emma (2 Nominations, 1 Win), Sling Blade (2 Nominations, 1 Win), The Crucible (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The People vs. Larry Flynt (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Lone Star (1 Nomination, 0 Win), Trainspotting (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Big Night (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Fargo, Jerry Maguire, Secrets and Lies, Shine
Best Picture Winner:
The English Patient
1997
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Amistad (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Wings of the Dove (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), Boogie Nights (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Sweet Hereafter (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Wag the Dog (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Jackie Brown (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), My Best Friend's Wedding (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Grosse Pointe Blank (0 Nominations), Waiting for Guffman (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
L.A. Confidential, As Good As It Gets, Good Will Hunting, The Full Monty
Best Picture Winner:
Titanic
1998
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Gods and Monsters (3 Nominations, 1 Win), Pleasantville (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Truman Show (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Primary Colors (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Big Lebowski (0 Nominations), Rushmore (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Elizabeth, Life is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line
Best Picture Winner:
Shakespeare in Love
1999
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Talented Mr. Ripley (5 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Matrix (4 Nominations, 4 Wins), Topsy-Turvy (4 Nominations, 2 Wins), Being John Malkovich (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Magnolia (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), The End of the Affair (2 Nominations, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees:
The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile, The Insider, The Sixth Sense
Best Picture Winner:
American Beauty
2000
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Almost Famous (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Wonder Boys (3 Nominations, 1 Win), Billy Elliot (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Pollock (2 Nominations, 1 Win), Cast Away (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), You Can Count on Me (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Requiem for a Dream (1 Nomination, 0 Win)
Best Picture Nominees:
Chocolat, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Traffic
Best Picture Winner:
Gladiator
2001
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Amelie (5 Nominations, 0 Wins), Black Hawk Down (4 Nominations, 2 Wins), Iris (3 Nominations, 1 Win), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Memento (2000) (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Mulholland Drive (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Legally Blonde (0 Nominations), The Others (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge
Best Picture Winner:
A Beautiful Mind
2002
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Adaptation (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Far From Heaven (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), About Schmidt (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Minority Report (1 Nomination, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees:
Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist
Best Picture Winner: Chicago
2003
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Cold Mountain (7 Nominations, 1 Win), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit
Best Picture Winner: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Spider-Man 2 (3 Nominations, 1 Win), The Passion of the Christ (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2 nominations, 1 Win), Kinsey (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Fahrenheit 9/11 (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways
Best Picture Winner: Million Dollar Baby
2005
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Memoirs of a Geisha (6 Nominations, 3 Wins), Walk The Line (5 Nominations, 1 Win), King Kong (4 Nominations, 3 Wins), The Constant Gardener (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Pride & Prejudice (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), Cinderella Man (3 Nominations, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night, and Good Luck, Munich
Best Picture Winner: Crash
2006
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Dreamgirls (8 Nominations, 2 Wins), Pan's Labyrinth (6 Nominations, 3 Wins), Little Children (3 Nominations, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees: Babel, The Queen, Letters From Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine
Best Picture Winner: The Departed
2007
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), Sweeney Todd (3 Nominations, 1 Win), American Gangster (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Into the Wild (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Charlie Wilson's War (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Hairspray (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood
Best Picture Winner: No Country for Old Men
2008
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Dark Knight (8 Nominations, 2 Wins), Wall-E (6 Nominations, 1 Win), Doubt (5 Nominations, 0 Wins), Changeling (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Revolutionary Road (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Wrestler (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), Gran Torino (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader
Best Picture Winner: Slumdog Millionaire
2009
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Star Trek (4 Nominations, 1 Win), Nine (4 Nominations, 0 Wins), An Education (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Invictus (2 Nominations, 0 Wins), The Lovely Bones (1 Nomination, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees: Avatar, The Blind Side, District 9, An Education, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, A Serious Man, Up, Up in the Air
Best Picture Winner: The Hurt Locker
2010
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Town (1 Nomination, 0 Wins), Burlesque (0 Nominations), Best Animated Feature Film category: Tangled (1 Nomination, 0 Wins) and Despicable Me (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees:
Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter's Bone
Best Picture Winner: The King's Speech
2011
Not Nominated for Best Picture: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (3 Nominations, 0 Wins), Bridesmaids (2 nominations, 0 Wins), J. Edgar (0 Nominations)
Best Picture Nominees: The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse
Best Picture Winner: The Artist
2012
Not Nominated for Best Picture: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (0 Nominations), The Dark Knight Rises (0 Nominations), The Hunger Games (0 Nominations), The Master (3 Nominations, 0 Wins)
Best Picture Nominees: Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Picture Winner: Argo
2013
Not Nominated for Best Picture: August: Osage County (2 Nominations), Inside Llewyn Davis (2 Nominations), Lee Daniels' The Butler, Saving Mr. Banks (1 Nomination)
Best Picture Nominees: American Hustle, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Picture Winner: 12 Years a Slave


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