By Vitor Guima
Every year, many cinephiles, as soon as they learn the Oscar nods of the year, start cheering for their personal favorites until Oscar night arrives. However, many, many times, the movie chosen by most of the critics or the audience’s favorite ends up not winning Best Picture. Remember when Orson Welles’s “Citizen Kane” lost the award to John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley”? Or when “Crash” took home the award instead of “Brokeback Mountain”? Or even when “The Thin Red Line” and “Saving Private Ryan” lost to “Shakespeare in Love”?
But there is something even worse than losing the Oscar for Best Picture, and that is when an amazing film does not take home any awards at all. In the cases of the aforementioned films, “Citizen Kane” won the Original Screenplay award; “Brokeback Mountain” the Best Director award for Ang Lee’s amazing work, as well as Best Adapted Screenplay Award and Best Original Score; and “Saving Private Ryan” won Steven Spielberg his second directing Oscar, as well as Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing and Best Sound Effects. However, the masterpiece “The Thin Red Line” did not take home any statues. And cases like this are the ones we’re approaching in this article.
In this selection we chose only the movies that were nominated for Best Picture, among other categories, but ended up not taking home any of statues. So, here are 10 amazing films that were nominated at the Oscars but did not win any.
10. Hell or High Water (2016)
At the 89th Oscars in 2017, “Hell or High Water”, written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie, was nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Taylor Sheridan), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jeff Bridges), Best Editing (Jake Roberts) and → continue…
From:: Taste Of Cinema