Saturday, November 28, 2015

Announcing the Oscars Snubs Blogathon!

We all love the Oscars but, admit it, most of the time we drop our jaws in aghast when we hear the winners of the Oscar awards announced. Well, Quiggy, over at The Midnite Drive-In came up with the fabulous idea of hosting a blogathon to give us film fans the chance to celebrate the people and films that didn't win but whom we felt deserved the award and yours truly, Diana and Constance, are proud to be co-hosting this event!

Re-posted from The Midnite Drive-In

Announcing The Oscars Snubs Blogathon!  (Feb 26-28, 2016)

It happens every year.  Until recently 5 nominees vied for such varied categories as Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director, among others.  We as fans are not part of the process of choosing, and sometimes we think our choice was better.  This is a chance to make your case heard.


Think Double Indemnity should have beaten out Going My Way for Best Picture in 1944?  Was Rex Harrison really the Best Actor of the bunch in 1964, or were either Richard Burton or Peter O'Toole more deserving?  And, really, seriously?  Was Marisa Tomei really the Best Supporting Actress of 1992?

The rules are simple here.  You can pick any category.  You can pick any year.  The only stipulation is the picture (or person) must have been one of the other nominees in that category for that year, but didn't win.  Otherwise I'd be getting some quack choices like "Plan 9 from Outer Space should have won Best Picture of 1959..."

Let's not fight over topics!

I'd like to have variety so only one person can do a specific movie or an actor in a movie, but I will stretch a point.  If someone wants to pick, say, The Hustler as Best Picture of 1961, someone else could still pick Paul Newman as Best Actor in The Hustler, and make an entirely different case.

Let's have some fun with it.  The blogathon will be scheduled to go live on Oscar weekend 2016.  (Feb. 26-28)  You can pick any of those three days.  Post your choice in the comments below and let's get the ball rolling!  Then grab one of the banners below to post to your blog.

 

 

 

Note: This blogathon and the hosting blogs are in no way affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Oscars is a registered trademark of the Academy Awards.

62 comments:

  1. I'm in. Gimme awhile to think of something.

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    1. Thanks for joining Rich! Take your time in making your pick, there's so many choices.

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  2. I'd like to write about how The Beatles were snubbed in the Best Song category for A Hard Days Night at the 37th Oscars!

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  3. Could I write about the William Powell snubs?

    ~ Phyl
    http://phyllislovesclassicmovies.blogspot.com/

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  4. May I write about the big snub for Robert Preston in 1983 for "Victor/Victoria"? I'm still not over it.

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    1. I think a lot of people will agree with you there. Glad to have you aboard, FlickChick!

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  5. I'm in with "Fargo"! I like the idea of the blogathon!

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  6. Please put me down for Gloria Swanson in "Sunset Boulevard." CineMaven's Essays from the Couch.

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    1. Thanks for joining, Cinemaven, and great choice!

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  7. I'd like to write about ALL the snubs "It's a Wonderful Life" received. Yes, I know "The Best Years of our Lives" deserved all those Oscars, and I may not make a very strong case, but I'm going to try.

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    1. Wow, five snubs! Now that's a great choice to tackle.

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    2. I really love the scope of this idea. I had already made my decision before i came up with the idea of the blogathon, but I would seriously consider doing one on the snubs "The Guns of Navarone" got in 1961 if I weren't already committed. :-)

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  8. Please could I write about how Judy Garland's A Star is Born role was overlooked for best actress in 1954? I do love Grace Kelly, but that gong had Garland's name on it :)

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    1. angelabassettfan 1.8.16January 8, 2016 at 11:28 AM

      Angela bassett in whats love got to do with it. She. Was gypped. Shes an amazing actress.

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  9. Can I do Double Indemnity for Best Picture for 1944?

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  10. Hi. Could I do two posts?? I would like to do Katharine Hepburn's Oscar snub for "The African Queen". I done it this year for the blogathon but I wasn't happy with the piece and would love to do it again to do it more justice. That's one Oscar snub that always angers me. Also could I do Alfred Hitchcock's Oscar snub for "Rebecca" ( 1940 ).

    My Blog: In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

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    1. Two posts are always better than one! Great choices too.

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  11. Hmm...I think I'd like to write about Sidney Lumet and the films he was nominated for. (Those are, by the way, 12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network and The Verdict.) My blog is Defiant Success.

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    1. That's quite a number of snubs! Glad to have you aboard, Movienut!

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  12. Great idea! I'd like to go with The Elephant Man's oscar snub (as best picture) please.

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  13. Realized I forgot to give you the name of my blog:
    The Wonderful World of Cinema (https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com)

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    1. Thanks for joining Virginie, and a great choice!

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  14. Hi, this is Dan from The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog.It has been suggested to me to write a blog post on Star Wars not winning the Best Picture Oscar....but I'd love to write one on the great Barbara Stanwyck never winning a Best Actress Oscar. http://dandayjr35.blogspot.com

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  15. Hi! Beth of Mildred's Fatburgers here (www.mildredsfatburgers.com). May I please take Agnes Moorehead's nomination for Best Supporting Actress in The Magnificent Ambersons (1943)?

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  16. Greetings, Metzingers, from MovieFanFare. I'd like to join in on the Oscar Snubs fun with a look at how one of Hollywood's all-time great character actresses, Thelma Ritter, received six Best Supporting Actress nominations but never took home the gold. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for joining Gary! Thelma Ritter was indeed an overlooked actress, especially for her performance in The Mating Season.

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  17. I'd love to participate, great idea for a blogathon! I'll go with Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World for best picture (over Lord of the Rings, no less) at the 76th Oscars. I'd go with something more classic, but so many of the best options are covered, plus it's good to have something a bit more modern to balance things out. This is Josh from The Love Pirate. (thelovepirate.net) Thanks!

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    1. angela bassett fan 1.8.16January 8, 2016 at 11:33 AM

      Leo dicaprio should have won for titanic and the guy from twelve years a slave.

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    2. angela Bassett fan 1.21.16January 22, 2016 at 7:03 AM

      These actors should have won..Angela Bassett (whats love got to do with it) the actor from selma and will smith (concussion). should gave won. Maybe it was the football execs who had something to do with the movie not being nominated. Anyone think of that.??
      I love movies so will not boycott. I do agree the academy leadership could have more diversity. I had tears in my eyes when denzel washington won the cecil b. Demille award at the golden globes. ..so well deserved.

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  18. May I write about Katharine Hepburn's many Oscar snubs?

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    1. Naturally! Glad to have you onboard, Margaret.

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  21. Hi, girls! Could I write about Peter Sellers' Oscar snubs?
    Kisses!
    Le from Critica Retro

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  22. Hi,

    Loved your last blogathon but I love Mildred Pierce even more. I know Joan won best actress but you now what I'm greedy so I'd like to contribute to why MP should have won out over Lost Weekend in 1945

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    1. We'd love to have you join, but first we need to know the name of your blog ( and preferably its web address too ).

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    2. apologies:

      Sometimes They Go To Eleven

      www.gogilesgo.com/eleven

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  23. Hello,

    I'd like to participate with Chaplin & the story of his strange Oscar nominations and wins, if possible.
    My URL is littlebitsofchaplin.tumblr.com
    This is my first blogathon ever, by the way, so it's all so exciting :)!

    Domi

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    1. Super! We're very glad that you chose our blogathon as your first. Great choice with Chaplin, too.

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    2. I might just have another question - as I'm still quite inexperienced. Shall I send you the article after I'd written? If so, where? Thanks for the warm welcome, by the way :)!

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    3. You would just copy the link to your article and paste it here in the comment box or send the link to us via email and we will post it on the roster the day(s) of the blogathon. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask them!

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  24. Hello,

    I published a blog less than a month ago about the Academy and how it snubbed Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. several times in his career, beginning with not inviting him to accept his father's lifetime achievement award. I also talk about Fairbanks, Sr.'s role as president and the reasons he stepped down from that position. I would like to expand that piece for this blogathon by writing on how the Academy snubbed both Fairbanks Sr. and Jr. if this would be acceptable and follow the rules. Let me know, I would love to join in on this! My blog is www.douglasfairbanksjr.wordpress.com :)

    Thanks,
    Elizabeth

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    1. Elizabeth, my apologies for the delay in responding. Our Oscars Snubs blogathon is focusing primarily on nominees who did not win an Oscar for a particular year. Covering multiple nominations is perfectly acceptable too, but since the Fairbanks were snubbed entirely ( not even a nomination! Shame on the Academy....) it's a bit off topic for our blogathon. 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon hosted by Once Upon a Screen recently had an Oscar Snubs week, and I'm sure they would have loved your article, so I hope you were able to submit it there. Thanks for asking to join!

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    2. Thank you for responding. Unfortunately I missed that blogathon (I am pretty new to this whole thing). But I will definitely check it out. Thanks again and I look forward to reading everyone's entries :)

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  25. HI! I posted my Wonderful Life Oscar snubs a bit early...
    http://silverscreenings.org/2016/02/24/the-multiple-oscar-snubs-of-its-a-wonderful-life/
    Really looking forward to this! :)

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  26. Post is up! http://flickchick1953.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-epic-oscar-snub-of-robert-preston.html

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  27. Well, then here I go with mine: http://littlebitsofchaplin.tumblr.com/post/140084342254/charlie-chaplins-strange-oscar-wins-and-snubs

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  29. Ladies,

    My Mildred Pierce post is up.

    http://bit.ly/milpie

    Could you please keep this as a bitly link so i can track clicks

    many thanks for hosting

    Giles

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    1. No problem, we'll keep the bitly link. Thanks for joining!

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