Note: This story was published on February 9. It has since been updated.
While the Oscar nominations can be predicted more or less — aside from the annual head-turning snubs and surprises — one thing remains certain: The Academy will never, ever recognize all the films that deserve awards attention.
In years past, “Uncut Gems,” “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” and “The Farewell” were all locked out of the Oscars conversation. Now that the Best Picture race has tightened around “Belfast,” “Coda,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Drive My Car,” “Dune,” “King Richard,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Nightmare Alley,” “The Power of the Dog,” and “West Side Story,” we can’t help but look back at other films that deserved to be recognized at the movies’ big night.
So ahead of the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27, we’ve rounded up the best films that were entirely ignored by the 2022 Oscars. From Janicza Bravo and Jeremy O. Harris’ “Zola” to Rebecca Hall’s BAFTA-nominated “Passing,” here are 30 glaring omissions on our Oscar ballots.
The 2022 Oscar winners will be revealed on Sunday, March 27. For the full list of nominees, click here.