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What are some examples of movies that were expected for Oscar success but disappointed?

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    I have always seen movies like Phantom of the Opera that were expected for greatness, but ended up with no critical success and barely any or no Oscar nominations. What are some more examples?

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    24Emmy
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    #68922

    The Lovely Bones

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    A Person
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    J. Edgar

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    babypook
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    Bobby
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    immediately comes to mind.

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    Anonymous
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    Martin Scorese’s follow up to Taxi Driver :

    New York, New York

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    Jason Travis
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    I remember in 1999 both The Shipping News and Angela’s Ashes getting a lot of pre-Oscar attention.

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    alias571
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    Some of their choices are a bit farfetched imo, but check out this tumblr: http://thishadoscarbuzz.tumblr.com/

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    M H
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    “Evening” is a big one from recent years. 

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    Tye-Grr
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    ‘Never Let Me Go’ (sure sounded good on paper, though I still quite enjoyed the film myself, especially the performances), ‘Into The Wild’ (only scoring one major nomination in Hal Holbrook for Supporting Actor), ‘American Gangster’ (also only one major nomination in Ruby Dee for Supporting Actress), and to a lesser extent ‘War Horse’. I think they were all expected to be pretty significant contenders but ultimately fell short.  

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    WaltEagle
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    People expected Cold Mountain to win a lot more than Supporting Actress.

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    Leo Grant Logan
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    The 2006 remake of “All the King’s Men”.

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    ‘The Ides of March’ was always expected to be a significant player last year with many still predicting it for big things even after the less-than-stellar reviews were in.

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    Invictus
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    Revolutionary Road
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    The Lovely Bones
    Secretariat

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    ’The Ides of March’ was always expected to be a significant player last year with many still predicting it for big things even after the less-than-stellar reviews were in.

    I love this film. Of the year it has my favorite score, and one of my favorite supporting actress perfs. Odd thing is, the screenplay isnt what I would have given the one nomination for.

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    Gran Torino.

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