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King Kong set the standard for all monster movies, the endless remakes and next month's reboot that came after 1933. It has been ranked high on endless best films of all time lists ever since its release, but its groundbreaking stop-motion animation wasn't enough for it to receive a single Oscar nod.
This melodrama, which was released shortly after James Dean's death, is what solidified the star as a Hollywood icon. While it was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Natalie Wood for Best Supporting Actress, Rebel Without a Cause failed to take home any honors. Well, at least it's issued in the National Film Registry!
Can you believe this culturally significant psychological horror didn't win any of its four nominations at the 33rd Academy Awards, including Janet Leigh for Best Supporting Actress or Alfred Hitchcock for Best Director? At least the legacy and impact of Psycho overshadows its award show losses.
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is not just one of the best horrors of all time, but it is notably one of Hollywood's greatest films in general. So it's surprising the movie didn't receive a single nominations from the Oscars, or even the Golden Globes. All it got were some measly nods from the Razzie Awards and the Saturn Awards. Jack Nicholson's culture-defining performance deserved more than that!
Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of The Color Purple became a source of major controversy at the 58th Academy Awards, as it was snubbed for all eleven (!!) nominations despite all the praise from critics. So what won Best Picture that year? Out of Africa. Whatever...
M. Night Shyamalan's supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense scored six nominations at the 2000 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Haley Joel Osment for Best Supporting Actor. Surprisingly, the horror-centric director has yet to win an Oscar for any of his films!
Darren Aronofsky's psychological drama has to be one of the most depressing, heart-wrenching and just f-cked up movies of all time. Yet it only received one Academy Award nomination: Ellen Burstyn for Best Actress. She ended up losing to Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich.
Nicolas Winding Refn's crime drama received a shower of love at a handful of awards shows...except at the 84th Academy Awards. The movie (starring Ryan Gosling) was solely nominated for Best Sound Editing. Even so, the gorgeous soundtrack and the intense elevator scene was definitely worth a golden statute.