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Oscar Snubs

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: RIDLEY F'N SCOTT!?!... and Recognizing the Oscar Forgotten

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

As I do each year, I'm putting together my "Forgotscars" -- a list of additional nominees that won't get any gold but deserve at least a well-intentioned post by this guy (points to self) as a way of saying "thanks."

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Another Person Making Oscar Predictions!

Jon Chattman | Posted 01.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

I used to be obsessed with movies -- I arguably still am, though it's impossible to get to the multiplexes when you have two small kids. That said, ea...

What the Hollywood Reporter's 'Brutally Honest Oscar Ballot' Teaches us About Entertainment's Great Art Debate

Julian Mitchell | Posted 04.21.2015 | Black Voices
Julian Mitchell

What shapes our concept of art is personal experience. What expands our concept of art is exploration, adventure and curiosity -- stepping outside of our comfort zone to see and feel more.

Glenn Beck Explains Why 'Selma' Was Actually Snubbed At The Oscars

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.20.2015 | Media

Following the news that "Selma" -- the historical drama charting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s protest marches in 1965 Alabama -- was snubbed for a num...

29 Photos To Get You Over Emma Thompson's Oscar Snub

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

"It's official: the Oscars won't trump the Globes," Indiewire managing editor Nigel M. Smith wrote on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the Academ...

2014 ForgotScars: Celebrating the Oscar Forgotten

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

This morning, I watched the Oscar nominations on ABC, and was so befuddled by the omissions I scratched my head, and then turned to my 2-year-old son, and scratched his. They were, in a word, jarring.

The Most Shocking 2014 Oscar Snubs

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment

The 2014 Oscar nominations were not without some major snubs and surprises: from Oprah Winfrey to Tom Hanks (twice!), many presumed award contenders w...

Academy Awards: Voting Snobs and Oscar Snubs

David Aronchick | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment
David Aronchick

Look at the history of the award for Best Picture. It is littered with bad choices that get more and more glaring over time as the titles that lost rise in popularity and prominence over those that won.

Affleck's Oscar Snub Explained?

Litsa Dremousis | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment
Litsa Dremousis

My theory on Ben Affleck's wholly undeserved Oscar snub: Cat fight! We hear so much about women's intramural squabbling, but straight dudes are just as prone to ridiculous bouts of "I'm so much prettier than he is!" unfounded jealousy.

Argo bleep Yourself, Academy: Celebrating This Year's Oscar Snubs

Jon Chattman | Posted 03.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

It happens every year: the Oscar nominations are announced, and someone or many "someones" are left off the list. I usually get over it because some ...

Muggles Just Don't Understand! 6 Reasons 'Harry Potter' Was Oscar-Snubbed

Marissa Piazzola | Posted 02.27.2012 | Home

Not since the death of Dumbledore have we seen something so sad; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 lost in all three categories it was nom...

Steve McQueen: Michael Fassbender Oscar Snub Happened Because America Is 'Too Scared Of Sex'

Posted 04.21.2012 | Entertainment

While dropping trou in "Shame" got Michael Fassbender a few infamous mentions (George Clooney comparing the actor's penis to a golf club, for instance...

Add These to Your Oscars List...

Emma Seligman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Emma Seligman

Although there were some fantastic films I didn't expect to see on the nomination lists, like Midnight in Paris, I'm going to put in my two cents for the names that weren't called.

Gosling No, Wiig Yes: Oscar Snubs & Surprises

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment

The 2012 Oscar nominees were announced on Tuesday morning, and while the front runners all got their nods, there a number of surprises and snubs, as w...

Joan Rivers On Oscar Snub: 'What The F**k Do You Want?'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Diss Joan Rivers, and expect to hear some unkind words. And dirty ones. Rivers' documentary "Joan Rivers: Piece of Work" drew rave reviews from eve...