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Snubbed: Great Movies, No Nominations

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A still from the movie The Big Sleep.
Photograph: Courtesy of Museum of the Moving Image | "The Big Sleep"

Time Out says

Looking back, it's hard to imagine that some of the films we now consider canonical didn't get much love during their era. Now, with a nod to the film awards season, Museum of the Moving Image is giving the films their due with "Snubbed: Great Movies, No Nominations." The screening series, which runs through March 12, features 24 American films that received no Academy Award nominations despite acclaim or long-lasting cultural impact.

Some of these were regarded as appalling snubs at the time, and in some cases, the lack of recognition has lingered. But many of these films are considered classics or have aged pretty well. Other snubs exposed moments of inequity, prejudice and injustice. Films include Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights, Leo McCarey’s Make Way for Tomorrow, Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude, Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy, Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye, David Lynch’s Inland Empire, Spike Lee’s Crooklyn and more.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan


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