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    Nameizmann
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    I wasn’t following back then but it doesn’t make sense to me that Pan’s Labyrinth won three Oscars, including CINEMATOGRAPHY, but lost foreign language film. I can’t imagine a possible explanation for this other than a simple anomaly.

    What are some other Oscar-winning films that inexplicably lost in a much likelier / easier category than the ones they actually prevailed in?

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    Lust for Life winning Supporting Actor for Anthony Quinn but losing Best Actor for Kirk Douglas.

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    La La Land losing Editing, Costume Design, and both Sound categories is a big one that comes to mind

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    Parasite not winning Editing.

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    Parasite not winning Editing.

    Regerdless of personal taste though, Ford v Ferrari was so much more dominated by its editing. The win makes perfect sense.

    Let’s Go Bucks

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    Regerdless of personal taste though, Ford v Ferrari was so much more dominated by its editing. The win makes perfect sense.

    Yeah, and at first it seems weird that it won Director but lost Editing, but I think that can be attributed to the voters’ desire to reward Bong Joon Ho as a person.

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    The fact that Olivia Colman was able to pull of a huge upset in Best Actress while The Favourite won NOTHING else, including categories it was the actual frontrunner in, is pretty weird

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    The fact that Olivia Colman was able to pull of a huge upset in Best Actress while The Favourite won NOTHING else, including categories it was the actual frontrunner in, is pretty weird

    I’ll never get over its Original Screenplay loss.

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    I wasn’t following back then but it doesn’t make sense to me that Pan’s Labyrinth won three Oscars, including CINEMATOGRAPHY, but lost foreign language film. I can’t imagine a possible explanation for this other than a simple anomaly.

    Not an anomaly. Just a specific subset of voters voting for Foreign Language Film instead of the entire membership. “The Lives of Others” is a stellar film that fully earned its Oscar win. It should have been up for BP. I’d like to think it would have had the opportunity in present-day.

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    Yeah, it was because there were different rules. Pan’s Labyrinth would 100% won if the rules were as they are today.

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    Apollo 13 wins PGA + DGA + SAG + CC/SAG Individual for Ed Harris yet ends up losing all of those equivalent categories at the Oscars. It somehow wins Editing despite BAFTA + ACE loss and wins Sound Mixing with BAFTA loss and missing the sound mixing guild.

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    Almost Famous winning Original Screenplay without a BP nod against two Best Picture nominees, the likely sixth place BP contender, and the WGA winner was far from a sure thing, but the fact Kate Hudson still lost to someone who wasn’t even nominated at a single precursor (other than the practically irrelevant Indie Spirits) was just bizarre.

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    A Streetcar Named Desire winning three acting awards yet losing for Brando in one of the most acclaimed performances of all time.

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    Brokeback Mountain winning best director and adapted screenplay and losing best picture

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    2001 was kinda odd, with Fellowship of the Ring winning 5 but losing Original Song for “May It Be” to the Monsters Inc song as a makeup to Newman & the film losing Animated Feature.

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