Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Biggest Oscar Snub

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Poll Board members, please tell me which is the biggest Oscar snub in your opinion?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls096533730/

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Hey Poak, is it only of 2020 or of all time?
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If you're asking the biggest Oscar snub of all time, then it has to be Alfred Hitchcock.

Never won a single Oscar.

I'd also like to nominate Stanley Kubrick. (He won an Oscar but not for "Best Director")
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It's a good idea, me thinks you should expand it to different categories: Biggest Acting Snub. Biggest Directing Snub. Writing. Maybe have the acting split into four categories. That'd make a good multi-part poll.
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For me it's clearly the biggest snub to ignore the expressional work of Willem Dafoe in 'The Lighthouse'. His tremendous acting on the character Thomas Wake was frightening.

I as a layman think that all in all Joaquin Phoenix had the better performance. But Dafoe should have get nominated. I think that is only, because 'The Lighthouse' is a horror movie.

Thomas Wake:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7984734/characters/nm0000353.
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I don't watch the Oscars, but I will try to find something.  ;)
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NarniaisAwesome

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Stupid question:
Is an Oscar snub when a person or film is nominated then loses, or when a person or film isn't nominated at all, or both?
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I was going to make the point that being snubbed was defined by a person or project NOT getting nominated and thusly being nominated and not winning isn't a snub.

But I cannot find any concrete definition online that would further that case.

Snub by definition is kind of ambiguous when applied to awards. 

The TV Tropes doesn't bring any distinction (let alone mention it exists).
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AwardSnub


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snub

I define a snub as not being nominated at all. Being nominated is still recognition. Recognition by being put int a very short list is still recognition.

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Multiple nominations but zero wins is also considered as snub.

For example: Gangs of New York (2002) | The Color Purple (1985)
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Thanks, guys - as much of a movie buff as I am I don't keep up with all the awards stuff.  :D
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Best Picture: Prestige.
Best Actor: Christian Bale (same film)
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In all history I'll say it is not nominating Singin' in the Rain for Best Picture.
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My pick:
Arnold Schwarzenegger not getting nominated for his performance in 2017's Aftermath.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4581576/mediaviewer/rm3673960704