Movie History – And the Award for Biggest Oscar Snub Goes To…

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This year’s Oscar Nominations in the Best Picture category (Hugo, The Artist, Moneyball) have a noticeably upbeat feel to them. That’s a stark contrast to last year’s which included 127 Hours and Black Swan. Which might have you puzzling: What happened to Drive, J. Edgar and Shame this time around? Did the Academy get it right or are these some serious omissions? If it’s the latter, the directors and actors associated with these movies can take comfort that they’re part of a long tradition of great movies snubbed by Oscar. Did you know, for instance, that Reservoir Dogs, The Searchers and Scarface garnered not a single nomination? Not even for sound editing or costumes? What’s the best movie that never was nominated? Find out and weigh in with your own votes.

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Check out the indisputably great but unnominated classic Rio Bravo when it airs on AMC on Sat. Feb. 25 at 2:30/1:30c.

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