With the Academy Awards being handed out on Sunday, all of Hollywood will converge for the industry’s biggest night to celebrate the best work of last year. But are they really?
There’s a handful of movies that didn’t get a single Oscar nomination and it’s kind of criminal that the Academy didn’t recognize them.
So the least we can do is give them a shout out.
From “Wonder Woman” to “The Lost City of Z,” here are 10 movies that should have received Oscar nominations.
“Battle of the Sexes”
A look at the legendary tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King earned acting nominations for Steve Carell and Emma Stone at the Golden Globes, but when it came Oscar time both were snubbed — which I honestly don’t have a problem with.
But the movie should have received a nod in the production design and/or editing category.
Its authentic early 1970s look was spot on and throughout its editing telling the journey of Riggs and King leading up to their big match was perfect. And the way the finale was cut is fantastic. Tennis is a tough sport to portray correctly on screen, and editor Pamela Martin cut the match sequence better than most ever have.
There’s always one actor that everyone gets behind for an Oscar nom and when it doesn’t happen the shock just elevates that actor’s exposure, and Tiffany Haddish is the latest example.
The “Girls Trip” standout star has gone from obscurity to a pop culture household name. She’s hosted “Saturday Night Live” and Paul Thomas Anderson wants to work with her. Yes, it’s a bummer she didn’t get the Oscar nomination, but we think she’s going to be just fine.
The Safdie brothers’ gritty heist-gone-wrong movie showed the mainstream what this duo had been doing in the low budget world for years — and just how great Robert Pattinson is — but where the movie should have found Oscar love is on its music side.
Daniel Lopatin’s (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) trippy score matches the movie’s fast-paced movement and sucks you in deeper to Connie’s crazy night.
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