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The Awards Season: The Snubs

What have been some of the biggest Oscar/Golden Globe etc. snubs in recent memory? How should the Academy change their voting system and keep everyone happy?

  • Given recent events, the issue(s) of race (and gender) should definitely be addressed in this article. How are the various voting bodies formed, and how can those systems be changed to be more inclusive? – Monique 7 years ago
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  • The Lego Movie and Selma come to mind. – Amena Banu 7 years ago
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  • I think it should also include the exclusion of science fiction, horror, and fantasy for most awards. This goes for television or movies. Some of the best writing is on supernatural, superhero, horror, etc. type of shows/movies today. – Liz Watkins 7 years ago
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  • There were a number of actors that were snubbed from nominations or had the potential to be nominated (such as David Oyelowo for 'Selma' and Jake Gyllenhaal for 'Nightcrawler'). One thing I also found a bit peculiar is how many superhero films dominated the visual effects category (3 out of the 5 nominees were Marvel movies) when films such as 'Godzilla' were overlooked. Also, maybe you could look into why the Oscars might choose films unknown to most audiences such as 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' or 'Song of the Sea' were recognized while 'The Lego Movie' - a massive worldwide commercial and critical success - was snubbed. – Seth Childers 7 years ago
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