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Tuesday 14 February 2012, 13:46

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The BAFTAs are over for another year and The Artist, which I loved, has cleaned up in all the major categories.

With the Oscars approaching and The Kermodes handed out this Saturday I want to know what is the greatest film never to figure in the Academy Awards?

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    Comment number 1.

    The most unforgivable and bone-headed omission by the Academy is Paul Giamatti’s brilliantly nuanced performance in Sideways. Instead, the Academy nominated Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland, one of the most boring and lifeless performances I’ve seen on screen.

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    Well it has to be Christopher nolan being snudded at two oscars for two goods films. Inception and dark kniight,. Appartenly the awards nominatoors have something against nolan because proabbly he makes blockbusters with substance and they dont like that. I would also say hthe fact kubrick was not nomianted forr the shinning was an oversight. Actually hew a nomianted for the razzie. Now I know you dont like the shinning quite as muich as i do however i think its a well directed movie, also shelley duvall was not nominated for actress in that film when she was great. However the biggest oversight to me is that the devils was not nominated. How can you have a best actor oscar contest without oliver reed, he was magnificient in that movie. Vanessa redgrave was on fire and as you said in yopur corellnas review when vanessa redgrave is on fire nbo one can touch her and in he devils shes not only on fire buyt ever scene shes burns the house down. Ken should have won best director for it.

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    For any year that Oscars brain fizzed and exploded into sheer dumbness, I think that had to be the years 1999 and 2000. For 1999, the Oscars failed to get through the brilliance and the class of Jim Carey's performance in Man on the Moon, such a performance like this, when you think about how passionate Jim was with this film. But then a year later, Oscars did it again, but this time, snubbed Fight Club, for best film, best director(David Fincher) and best actor Brad Pitt. The film was a work of art, the film was one of the most directed films of that year and finally Brad Pitt's performance was quite incredible for someone playing a psychopathic version of someone else's personality. So for me, those were the most stupidest decisions the Oscars have made since giving Goodfellas the finger. Annoyed, I was and I was 8 and 9 during that time.

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    Comment number 4.

    Hello Mr Kermode I was actually at the Baftas on account of my mother winning a prize to go. I was on the oppisite side from you on the red carpet I wanted to shout to you but you seemed busy so I did not. After the show though I saw you on the escalator and said that "I love the show" to you which you responded with an appreciative thank you. It may not be that significant but it was significant to me and it was another great moment in a fantastic night. Keep up the good work.

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    Comment number 5.

    The film that I think was absolutely snubbed at the Oscars this year was my favourite film of the year, Drive. I mean, the BAFTAs knew what they were thinking, and although Drive didn't win any BAFTAs for the categories it was nominated for, to know that it was at least nominated made me happy.
    But the Oscars completely ignored Drive, which really made me angry this year.

    Another film which was definitely snubbed at the Oscars in 2008 was The Dark Knight, and although I know the good Doctor doesn't love this film like most people, I nonetheless feel that Christopher Nolan as director, Nolan and David S. Goyer's adapted screenplay and most noteworthy the film itself all deserved Oscars of which they were ignorantly snubbed. Go9d forbid a film get nominated for an Oscar that was released in the summer!

 

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