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And The Oscar Didn’t Go To…6 Biggest Omissions In Oscar History

Wizard of Oz

Like over-the-top outfits and gushing acceptance speeches, shocking nomination snubs are part of the tradition of the Oscars. This year, fans are crowing about the exclusions of Mark Whalbergh for “The Fighter” and “Ryan Gosling” for “Blue Valentine.”

We’ve rounded up some of the best performances that didn’t get recognition at the big show.

Judy Garland, “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)

This beloved film was a box office bomb when first released, so perhaps its not so suprising that Judy Garland wasn’t recognized for her timeless performance as the homesick Dorothy.

Ingrid Bergman, “Casablanca” (1942)


While the film received 8 nominations, including a “Best Actor” nod for Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman was overlooked as Ilsa Lund in this romantic drama.

Marilyn Monroe, “Some Like It Hot” (1959)

The blonde bombshell, as singer “Sugar Kane,” attracted the affections of both Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in this legendary comedy. But she couldn’t catch Oscar’s eye.

Jimmy Stewart, “Vertigo” (1958)

Hitchcock’s masterpiece was nominated in just two technical categories. Hitchcock blamed the film’s failure on the age of its star Jimmy Stewart — he felt that the 50-year-old wasn’t a convincing love interest for the much younger Kim Novak. Apparently, the Academy agreed.

Malcolm McDowell, A Clockwork Orange (1971)

This dark, somewhat disturbing film with its violent themes, created its share of controversy, not the least of which was the exclusion of star Malcolm McDowell from the Best Actor list.

Leonardo DiCaprio for “Titanic”

This Hollywood epic was one of the most expensive films ever made, with a budget of 200 million. But money couldn’t buy a nomination for the film’s male co-star Leonardo Dicaprio, despite the film receiving 14 total nominations.

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