Top 20 Oscar snubs of movies, directors and screenwriters: ‘tick, tick…Boom!,’ Denis Villeneuve (‘Dune’)…

The 2022 Oscar nominations went pretty much as we predicted outside of some acting categories. Our combined odds correctly predicted 88% of the nominees for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Screenplay. However, a few surprises did sneak onto the roster of contenders and a couple shocking omissions made our list of Academy Awards snubs. While nine of our Top 10 predicted films earned spots in the Best Picture lineup, “tick, tick…Boom!” was replaced by “Nightmare Alley.”

The biggest jaw-dropper came from the directors branch who snubbed DGA nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”) who was sitting in second place in our odds. Instead, Steven Spielberg took his slot for “West Side Story.” It wasn’t too surprising to see Spielberg nominated (he was sixth in our odds), it just wasn’t Villeneuve we thought he’d replace.

We aced the nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay in our predictions so there were no surprises there. One major shock was “The Worst Person in the World” overtaking “Being the Ricardos” for a Best Original Screenplay nod. Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier wrote the Norwegian film which also contends for Best International Feature.

Scroll down for our list of the top 20 biggest movie, director and writer Oscar snubs, and check out the full list of the 94th annual Academy Awards nominees.

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“tick, tick…Boom!”
“Being the Ricardos”
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”
“The Lost Daughter”
“House of Gucci”

Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”)
Julia Ducournau (“Titane”)
Joel Coen (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”)
Adam McKay (“Don’t Look Up”)
Guillermo Del Toro (“Nightmare Alley”)

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“West Side Story”
“Nightmare Alley”
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

“Being the Ricardos”
“Parallel Mothers”
“The French Dispatch”
“C’mon C’Mon”

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