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Thanks for nothing, Academy: The biggest snubs in Oscar history

Yardbarker Logo By Sean Keane of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 25: The Academy Awards have honored some of the greatest cinematic performances and masterpieces of all time. But they’ve also snubbed just as many great actors, directors, and films over the years. Neither Stanley Kubrick nor Alfred Hitchcock ever won a competitive Oscar, and Charlie Chaplin won just once, for writing the score to “Limelight,” a movie that came out two decades earlier. “Vertigo” is No. 9 on AFI’s list of the greatest films of all time, and it was nominated only for art direction and sound. It won neither. “Singin' in the Rain” may be the greatest movie musical of all time, and director/choreographer/star Gene Kelly got no Oscar recognition — the film got Best Score and Best Supporting Actress nominations and lost both. Glenn Close, who got her seventh acting nomination at the last Oscars, has never won. At least she’s not Mia Farrow who, despite her four Golden Globe nominations, has never been nominated for a single Oscar. Let’s take a look at the biggest missteps, snubs, oversights, and outright travesties in the history of the Academy Awards.

Movies, directors and actors the Academy missed

The Academy Awards have honored some of the greatest cinematic performances and masterpieces of all time. But they’ve also snubbed just as many great actors, directors, and films over the years. Neither Stanley Kubrick nor Alfred Hitchcock ever won a competitive Oscar, and Charlie Chaplin won just once, for writing the score to “Limelight,” a movie that came out two decades earlier. “Vertigo” is No. 9 on AFI’s list of the greatest films of all time, and it was nominated only for art direction and sound. It won neither. “Singin' in the Rain” may be the greatest movie musical of all time, and director/choreographer/star Gene Kelly got no Oscar recognition — the film got Best Score and Best Supporting Actress nominations and lost both. Glenn Close, who got her seventh acting nomination at the last Oscars, has never won. At least she’s not Mia Farrow who, despite her four Golden Globe nominations, has never been nominated for a single Oscar. Let’s take a look at the biggest missteps, snubs, oversights, and outright travesties in the history of the Academy Awards.

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