It might sound obvious, but a movie that’s nominated for an Oscar doesn’t automatically do it well.
In fact, there have been numerous deserved films over the years that the academy has somehow overlooked.
Sure, it’s easy to assume that certain films won’t get nominated because they’re not what Oscar voters usually want, but there have been some surprises in the past.
For example, pretty much every new superhero film gets a nomination thanks to the technical or makeup categories, while random animated films are most likely recognized due to the low number of offers in any given year.
This means movies like DCs Suicide squad It may have been mistreated by the critics, but still recognized by the academy (it kept winning), which is ridiculous considering classics like that Don’t look now or The king of comedy wasn’t even recognized.
You’re not alone – below are the 47 most surprising films that never received an Oscar nomination in any category.