An Oscar stands as one of the highest accolades an actor can receive. It is the award that gathers all our favourite A-list celebrities together in one room, battling it out so they can thank everyone they have ever met. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the Oscars as much as the next person. And I’m first to jump on the bandwagon of memes that inevitably sweep Twitter after someone accidentally makes a weird face as the camera pans past them. But it seems as though only certain types of films get nominated. Only the films that star the Leo’s and the Angelina’s even get a shot at winning.
Our Favourite Snubbed Films
Of course, we all cried at The Blind Side and laughed until it hurt when we watched Little Miss Sunshine, but what about all the other unsung films? Those films with Rotten Tomato ratings of 20%… or less! Take the 1993 cult classic Hocus Pocus. Loved by millions and rewatched every Halloween.
This film was grossly snubbed by the Oscars and, even worse, has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 37%. So, is everyone wrong for loving it? Should we switch to watching something more Oscar-worthy come this Halloween? Maybe something like Get Out or even the 1979 film Alien, which bagged two of the acclaimed awards.
Personally, I think Table 19 is a top-notch film, but you didn’t see June Squibb get nominated for her role as Nanny Jo. Similarly, internationally funny man Adam Sandler’s 2011 film Jack and Jill currently stands at a whopping 3% Rotten Tomatoes! Who doesn’t like Adam Sandler?
In 2008, Christopher Nolan’s imagining of The Dark Knight, starring the late Heath Ledger, was snubbed by the Oscars for ‘Best Picture’. The film smashed box office records and was revered as the best Batman film in years by millions. But, yet, not nominated for an Oscar.
Should We Watch The Oscars At All?
Maybe the Oscar’s should be seen as more of a place for us to ogle at people’s dresses and watch a few comedians try to navigate the treacherous waters of hosting live television.
After all, none of us get to vote for the winners anyway. So, until all the films made throughout the year get a fair shot at success, maybe we should take theses award shows with a pinch of salt.