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john_rambo
07-06-2008, 06:44 PM
What are some movies that you do not know why in the academy's minds tehy did not nominate for any oscars (or far more than it did), even though you think that they deserved MANY oscar nods?

Here are a few I think

Zodiac

I thought that it should have been a Best Pic Nod, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Downey Jr.) nominated film.

Casino

I do not get why this movie did not get any love. Sharon Stone got the nod but I feel Pesci and De Niro did better. I know this flick isn't Goodfellas.... but it was a great picture that should have garnered a few more nods.

Donnie Brasco

One of the most criminally underrated films I can think of. I think Depp and Pacino could have easily garnered nominations for this flick. I think it even deserved Best Picture recognition. I think it is right up there with the rest of the mafia classics.

What are some more?

The Heart Collector
07-06-2008, 06:46 PM
Most foreign movies get no Oscar nominations.

Le_Big_Mac
07-06-2008, 07:09 PM
Eraserhead
Paths of Glory
Reservoir Dogs
Paris, Texas
Modern Times
The Shining
The Big Lebowski
His Girl Friday
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Once Upon a Time in America
Duck Soup
Bringing Up Baby
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
City Lights
Used Cars
Dazed and Confused
Badlands
Blood Simple

And that's ignoring foreign films.

TheMazVolta
07-06-2008, 07:40 PM
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Once Upon A Time in America
The Big Lebowski
Heat

QUENTIN
07-06-2008, 08:18 PM
My top films to get 0 Oscar noms:

1.) Persona
2.) Aguirre: The Wrath of God
3.) High Fidelity
4.) The World of Apu
5.) Medium Cool
6.) Paris, Texas
7.) Sansho The Bailiff
8.) The Exterminating Angel
9.) The Rules of The Game
10.) Andrei Rublev

Z_oasis
07-07-2008, 02:12 AM
DEFINITLEY Zodiac, i was so upset and confused on why it didnt get at least one, then it hit me, it was released in March. SO who should i really be mad at: The Academy or The Company for releasing it in that time frame?

Jon Lyrik
07-07-2008, 09:31 AM
Aguirre: The Wrath of God

The Nosferatu remake is better.

No, seriously.

Bourne101
07-07-2008, 10:11 AM
Zodiac

bigred760
07-07-2008, 10:24 AM
I'm thinking Heat too.

Se7en was only nominated for editing . . . I'm thinking screenplay and cinematography were deserving as well . . . at least.

Memento only got screenplay and editing. Won neither. WTF?

athf1980
07-07-2008, 11:45 AM
the searchers,zodiac,heat, & the simpsons movie

MarcoPolo
07-07-2008, 04:22 PM
I thought The Passion of the Christ was brilliantly done...should have been up for Best Picture, Actor, maybe supporting actress. I believe it was only nominated for cinematography, makeup, and some music achievement, none of which it won.

Also, the movie Rounders. I'm not aware of any nominations.

Then again, my taste and the Academy's taste rarely overlap....

tubbsred
07-07-2008, 04:57 PM
Reservoir Dogs


I agree wholesomely on that one, I think Michael Madson should have gotten a Best Actor nom because he kicked some major ass as Mr. Blonde in that film

echo_bravo
07-07-2008, 08:53 PM
Definitley Zodiac.

Still peeved about it.:mad:

APzombie
07-10-2008, 10:44 AM
Eraserhead
Paths of Glory
Reservoir Dogs
Paris, Texas
Modern Times
The Shining
The Big Lebowski
His Girl Friday
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Once Upon a Time in America
Duck Soup
Bringing Up Baby
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
City Lights
Used Cars
Dazed and Confused
Badlands
Blood Simple

And that's ignoring foreign films.

my God thats an absurd list. I can't even get into the absurdity of the lack of recognition on many great foreign films.

Gordon
07-10-2008, 12:17 PM
Well The Shining was nominated for worst director, and worst picture, does that count?

creekin111
07-10-2008, 01:30 PM
There are plenty of great films before the Oscars were established. You can probably go down the list of classic silent films besides Sunrise, which was nominated and isn't really a silent film.

Brando @$$ Fat
07-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Contempt deserved Best Score and Best Cinematography at the very least.

Sonny Corleone
07-10-2008, 08:14 PM
It's a travesty that Oldboy didn't get nominated for Best Foreign Film.

unspoken
07-10-2008, 10:32 PM
I agree wholesomely on that one, I think Michael Madson should have gotten a Best Actor nom because he kicked some major ass as Mr. Blonde in that film

He would have been put in the supporting category. Actor is for the lead, whic would be a coin flip between Harvey Keitel or Tim Roth.

X-Nightcrawler
07-10-2008, 10:33 PM
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jolanar
07-11-2008, 03:24 AM
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A - fucking - MEN!

therealjohng
07-11-2008, 03:42 AM
I thought Uma Thurman should've been nominated for Kill Bill Vol. 2

nayland
07-11-2008, 09:56 AM
Is everybody talking about Heath for an Oscar because he's dead or do we really know his performance is that good? Remember the movie is not even out yet!!!

Cronos
07-11-2008, 06:52 PM
What X said... and Sunshine.

ilovemovies
07-11-2008, 09:05 PM
Contact pathetically only recieved 1 lousy nomination and that was for best sound. But it easily deserved nods for best picture, best director, best actress, best adapted screenplay, best visual effects, ect. EXTREMELY shameful IMO.

I'll list more a little later. I have to look them up.

corran horn
07-12-2008, 03:16 PM
Is everybody talking about Heath for an Oscar because he's dead or do we really know his performance is that good? Remember the movie is not even out yet!!!

True, but more than a few have seen it and have said it is that good. Heath's untimely passing only made the chorus louder.

Some films that did not receive enough/any nominations and should have won something:

Last Samurai
Zodiac
Road to Perdition (this easily deserved noms for Picture, Director, and Actor)
Contact
Pleasantville
3:10 to Yuma (either Crowe or Bale should have been nominated)
The Machinist
Donnie Brasco
Heat (they should have given The Insider something to compensate for this)
A History of Violence (why wasn't Viggo nominated?!)

john_rambo
07-12-2008, 03:19 PM
Is everybody talking about Heath for an Oscar because he's dead or do we really know his performance is that good? Remember the movie is not even out yet!!!

Fairly or unfairly his death added to it... but I heard Oscar buzz about it even before his death, then when he died it became a lot more common.

bigred760
07-12-2008, 03:41 PM
Is everybody talking about Heath for an Oscar because he's dead or do we really know his performance is that good? Remember the movie is not even out yet!!!

I predicted a nomination before he died. (Of course now, I'm practically guaranteeing it :D.)

chasingbanky
07-12-2008, 05:54 PM
my God thats an absurd list. I can't even get into the absurdity of the lack of recognition on many great foreign films.

Agreed... As soon as I saw Ghost Dog I almost retired from the internet.

Le_Big_Mac
07-12-2008, 09:10 PM
Are you saying that my list is bad or that it's absurd that none of them got Oscar nominations? I realize most of those aren't the type of movie the Academy recognizes (thus partially explaining why they're good), but I answered the question.

notchreturns
07-13-2008, 04:56 PM
Not getting the love for Zodiac in this thread.

Good, though very uneven. Certainly not great or worthy of multiply nominations. Maybe Supporting Actor for Downey Jr, but that's it.

huBelial
07-14-2008, 02:00 AM
How come so many people like Zodiac? I though it was fucking terrible.

Jon Lyrik
07-14-2008, 02:21 AM
Because it's beautifully-shot, well-performed, well-edited and very good at balancing the fact/entertainment ratio. At least to most of us...

Derrida
07-14-2008, 03:25 AM
What are some movies that you do not know why in the academy's minds tehy did not nominate for any oscars (or far more than it did), even though you think that they deserved MANY oscar nods?

Here are a few I think

Zodiac

I thought that it should have been a Best Pic Nod, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor (Downey Jr.) nominated film.

Exactly the film that jumped into my mind! It was criminally ignored by the academy. James Vanderbilt's screenplay should have won Best Screenplay. Ruffalo and Fincher should have been nominated as well.

Derrida
07-14-2008, 03:35 AM
How come so many people like Zodiac? I though it was fucking terrible.

It's about taste I guess. I love procedural films like All the President's Men and JFK, and Zodiac is the Citizen Kane of procedural films. The characters are richly developed and the film takes its time, it never feels rushed. It also holds up for repeated viewings which is the mark of a great film.