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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    It annoys me that “The Matrix” won four Oscars, but “Dark City” didn’t even get a nomination. Not everyone loves that film as much as I do, but if anyone had bothered to see it while it was in theaters, I think it would have been an obvious choice for Art Direction, Score, Visual Effects, Cinematography, and Sound. Looking back, it may still have my favorite production design from any movie ever.

    Similarly, Tarsem’s amazing “The Fall” starring Lee Pace had some of the best cinematography I’ve ever seen. I know it wasn’t on anyone’s radar, but It also deserved notice for Best Costume Design and Best Editing.

    The Silence of the Lambs” missing Best Score is still one that baffles me. I didn’t see the film at the time of those awards (I was a little young for it, being eight at the time), but in hindsight, that iconic music getting snubbed was a weird blind spot for a movie that won Best Picture.

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    FilmGuy619
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    #193995

    For me:

    Edward Scissorhands for Best Original Score
    Goodfellas for Best Cinematography
    Kill Bill Vol. 1 for Best Sound
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World for Best Sound/Editing/Visual Effects/Best Original Song (“We Are Sex Bob-omb/”Threshold”)
    Her for Best Production Design

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    twenty
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    #193996

    The Master for CInematography, Score and Production Design.
    12 Years A Slave Cinematography, Score .
    I’ll Add More.

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    TerenceFletcher
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    #193997

    American Hustle – Makeup and Hairstyling
    12 Years a Slave – Original Score
    Gone GirlOriginal Score, Cinematography, Film Editing
    Nightcrawler – Cinematography, Film Editing
    Snowpiercer – Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Production Design, Cinematography, Costume Desing, FIlm Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling
    The Dark KnightOriginal Score, Costume Design
    The Dark Knight RisesSound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 – Original Score, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Cinematography, FIlm Editing
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Original Score, Makeup
    Jurassic Park – Original Score, Film Editing
    Fargo – Original Musical or Comedy Score
    The Silence of the Lambs – Original Score, Cinematography

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    KyleBailey
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    #193998

    Her was nominated for Production Design! 

    All of The Hunger Games movies getting shut out bothers me. The costumes, especially in Catching Fire, are extraordinary as wells the make up. 

    Fury for sound design. FAR superior than American Sniper

    More to come  

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    salvador
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    #193999

    How Her was not nominated for best cinematography still baffles me.

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    #194000

    Hunger Games
    Best Editing, make up, score, sound editing, sound mixing.

    Hunger Games Catching Fire
    Editing, make up, costumes, sound editing, sound mixing, production design

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    Best Visual Effects, sound editing, sound mixing, make up

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    Make up, sound editing, sound mixing, cinematography, costumes, production design, I know this isn’t below the line but supporting actor for either Oldman, Gambon, or Thewlis, also watson for supporting actress (the film was hers)

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Make up, score, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, costumes, cinematography

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Not below the line but Imelda Staunton should have an Oscar for this
    Make up, Visual effects, score, production design, and cinematography

    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
    Make up, score, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, costumes, and production design

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
    Make up, cinematography, score, costumes, sound editing, sound mixing, film editing

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    Costumes, score, cinematography, editing, sound editing, sound mixing


     

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    DominicCobb
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    #194001

    Agree with a lot of the ones mentioned.

    Inception missing out on Editing seems especially egregious.  

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    #194002

    The fact that Danny Elfman has only one Oscar nomination for a collaboration with Tim Burton is insane.  And the fact that it’s for Big Fish (one of my favorite Burton movies, but nowhere near Elfman’s best score) is even more bizarre.

    High School Musical 3 was robbed of nominations in cinematography, editing, production design, sound mixing, and costume design.

    I’m sure I’ll think of more… 

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    KyleBailey
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    #194003

    Oh yes yes yes Danny Elfman’s score for Alice in Wonderland is glorious. It got a Globe nom but missed out on the Oscar. Also make up missed in that weak year? Crazy 

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    Cheshire
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    #194004

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl for Original Score *If it was eligible*
    The Phantom of the Opera (2004) for Costume Design 
    Pacific Rim for Visual Effects
    The Book of Life for Production Design *It was never going to happen but it should have been*
    The Nightmare Before Christmas for Original Score
    The Nightmare Before Christmas for Original Song, “What’s This”
    Brave for Original Score

    Previously mentioned stuff like:
    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Costume Design
    Alice in Wonderland (2010) for Original Score 

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    Tye-Grr
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    #194005

    Agree with a lot of the ones mentioned.

    Inception missing out on Editing seems especially egregious.  

    Absolutely.  

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    Couch Potato
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    #194006

    I agree with most of these, especially Dark City for Production Design. That was great design.

    My pick would be Interstellar for Cinematography.

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    Sab21
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    #194007

    Okay, the trilogy can’t complain about its Oscar wins, but it still baffles me that the second and third part of The Lord of the Rings weren’t nominated for Cinematography.

    I’d also pick There Will Be Blood for Original Score – it doesn’t correspond with the Academy’s rules, but I just love this soundtrack.

    I agree with a lot of choices above – especially with Gone Girl for Editing & Score, Her for Cinematography, The Master for Cinematography. 

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    CanadianFan
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    #194008

    ‘Drive’ missed sound mixing, score, and cinematography.

    But the WORST (maybe of all-time) is:

    ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ getting snubbed for film editing for ‘The Dallas Buyers Club’.  It’s so bad, I had to use Etchie-highlights for emphasis. Never forget, guys. Never forget.

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