These 19 Movies Are Honest-to-God Oscar Nominees

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These 19 Movies Are Honest-to-God Oscar Nominees

These 19 Movies Are Honest-to-God Oscar Nominees

All these movies have more Oscar nominations than Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski, The Shining, and The Searchers. Some of them even have wins. And yet somehow The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure walked away with nothing. What a travesty.

bad grandpa

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

Nomination: Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

What Won?: The Dallas Buyers Club

lone ranger

The Lone Ranger (2013)

Nominations: Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling; Best Achievement in Visual Effects

What Won?: The Dallas Buyers Club (Makeup and Hairstyling), Gravity (Visual Effects)

wolfman

The Wolfman (2010)

Nomination: Best Achievement in Makeup

What Won?: The Wolfman did! That’s what happens when you have special effects makeup legend (and 7-time Oscar winner) Rick Baker in your corner.

norbit

Norbit (2007)

Nomination: Best Achievement in Makeup. Dammit, Rick Baker.

What Won?: La Vie en Rose

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Nomination: Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

What Won?: The Hurt Locker

golden compass

The Golden Compass (2007)

Nominations: Best Visual Effects, Best Achievement in Art Direction.

What Won?: The Golden Compass beat out Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Transformers for Visual Effects (the power of talking, fighting polar bears!);  Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street took home the gold for Art Direction.

charlie

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Nomination: Best Achievement in Costume Design

What Won?: Memoirs of a Geisha

karate kid II

The Karate Kid, Part II (1986)
Nomination: Best Original Song (“Glory of Love”)

What Won?: Top Gun (“Take My Breath Away”)

pearl harbor

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Nomination: Best Sound Editing

What Won?: Pearl Harbor. Thanks, Michael Bay.

under siege

Under Siege (1992)

Nominations: Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing

What Won?:  The Last of the Mohicans (Sound), Dracula (Sound Editing)

young guns 2

Young Guns II (1990)

Nomination: Best Original Song (“Blaze of Glory”)

What Won?: Dick Tracy (“Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)”)

batman forever

Batman Forever (1995)

Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing

What Won?: Braveheart (Cinematography and Sound Effects Editing), Apollo 13 (Sound)

waterworld

Waterworld (1995)

Nomination: Best Sound

What Won?: Apollo 13

click

Click (2006)

Nomination: Best Achievement in Makeup

What Won?: Pan’s Labyrinth

rocky 3

Rocky III (1982)

Nomination: Best Original Song (“Eye of the Tiger”)

What Won?: An Officer and a Gentleman (“Up Where We Belong”)–travesty.

beethovens 2nd

Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)

Nomination: Best Original Song (“The Day I Fall In Love”)

What Won?: Philadelphia (“Streets of Philadelphia”)

junior

Junior (1994)

Nomination: Best Original Song (“Look What Love Has Done”)

What Won?: The Lion King (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight?”)

con air

Con Air (1997)

Nominations: Best Sound, Best Original Song (“How Do I Live”)

What Won?: Titanic for both–Best Song went to Céline Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”

potc3

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

Nominations: Best Makeup, Best Visual Effects

What Won?: The Golden Compass for Visual Effects, La Vie en Rose for Makeup.

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