Peter Knegt over at indieWire has named his 50 worst Oscar snubs of the decade right here, and I think it is an article worth mentioning. If I were to name some of the worst snubs that come to my mind, The Dark Knight is front and center. Not only was it one of the best-reviewed films of 2008, but it lost out on a Best Picture nomination to a film that got mixed reviews. A film that gets mixed reviews should not be considered for a Best Picture nomination. Period.
Next up would be Bruce Springsteen's beautiful song "The Wrestler", also from 2008, which was snubbed in the Original Song category. What is so mind-boggling about this snub -- aside from the fact that it was the best original song of the year -- is that it won a Golden Globe. How can something that wins a Golden Globe not even be nominated for an Oscar in the same exact category?
The third and last one I am going to mention is David Fincher's Zodiac, which Knegt also has near the top of his list. It is Fincher's second best effort date -- just behind Se7en -- and it is one of the best serial killer movies in recent memory. Knegt specified snubs for Fincher for Best Director and Robert Downey Jr. for Best Supporting Actor. I would even extend that and say the film should have gotten a Best Picture nomination.
Those are some of my thoughts. What have been the biggest snubs of the decade in your opinion? Share your opinions below and once again, you can read Peter Knegt's full list right here.