With the 2018 Oscars nominations being released fairly recently, there are many very happy actors, directors and producers, but also many left out in the cold. As is the nature with awards and award shows, not everyone can win or even earn a chance at winning.
While most historical nominations and winners could be deemed “the right choice,” there have been a number of times when the Academy’s decision has left much to be desired and movies or actors who many believe should have won have walked away empty-handed. With that in mind, here are the 15 biggest snubs in Oscars history.
15. ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Loses Out For Best Picture
Saving Private Ryan released in 1998 and was an instant classic. Steven Spielberg’s World War II epic is still revered twenty years later as one of the best war dramas of all time. It not only sold extremely well at the box office, but also received incredible reviews from the public and critics alike. Nominated for an outstanding 11 Oscars that year, Saving Private Ryan would go on to win several awards over the course of the evening but when it came time for the Best Picture, Spielberg’s film lost out to Shakespeare in Love, and many people were flabbergasted by the decision. Still, Saving Private Ryan has gone on to become a legendary film, but the team behind it still has to be a little upset at the snub on Oscar night.