Worst Award Snubs Of All Time

This is a list of the worst award Snubs of all time. Awards of any categories whether it's music awards, movie awards, sports awards or any kind of awards are eligible for this list. Now it is just a matter of opinion on who deserves an award & who doesn't. Also you find none of these items as snubs then vote for your favorite item because it took me a lot of time to do my research, fact-check all the nominations etc. Thank you

The Top Ten

1 The Dark Knight Losing Best Picture The Dark Knight Losing Best Picture Product Image

It should of been the winner for being the first superhero Film to win the motion picture at the Oscars instead they pick a Bollywood type film. - htoutlaws2012

My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined

Venue: Oscars 2009
Winner: Slumdog Millionaire - Joeljohns249

what? how

2 One (Metallica) Losing Best Heavy Metal Video One (Metallica) Losing Best Heavy Metal Video Cover Art

I agree, because: 1) Guns N' Roses aren't metal; 2) the video to One is much more meaningful - Metal_Treasure

Venue: MTV Video Music Awards 1989
Winner: "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses - Joeljohns249

3 Saving Private Ryan Losing Best Picture

Venue: Oscar Awards 1999
Winner: Shakespeare in Love - Joeljohns249

AHX was best film of 1998. - iliekpiez

4 Painkiller (Judas Priest) Losing Best Metal Performance Painkiller (Judas Priest) Losing Best Metal Performance Cover Art

Venue: Grammy Awards 1991
Winner: Stone Cold Crazy By Metallica (Queen Cover) - Joeljohns249

This was a mistake the Metal Grammy Committee made. The Committee got a lot of criticism in 1989-90 for giving the metal Grammy to Jethro Tull (not even a metal band) and not to Metallica. I guess The Committee tried to fix the mistake in 1991 but made another mistake. Stone Cold Crazy is a very good Queen cover but it's a cover, not original metal song. In general, the Metal Grammys are such a joke. Hate 'Em All 😊. - Metal_Treasure

5 Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump) Losing Best Actor Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. ...read more.

Venue: BAFTA Awards 1995
Winner: Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral) - Joeljohns249

6 Samuel Jackson (Pulp Fiction) Losing Best Supporting Actor Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance, Jurassic Park and his collaborations with director Quentin Tarantino including Pulp Fiction, Jackie ...read more.

Venue: Oscars 1995
Winner: Martin Landau (Ed Wood) - Joeljohns249

7 Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) Losing Best Director Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.

I mean come on - iliekpiez

Venue: Oscars 1972
Winner: Bob Fosse (Cabaret) - Joeljohns249

8 ...And Justice for All (Metallica) Losing Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance ...And Justice for All (Metallica) Losing Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Product Image

Venue: Grammy Awards 1989
Winner: Crest of a Knave by Jethro Tull.
The biggest problem here is that Jethro Tull music did not belong in the hard rock or heavy metal genres, even according to Jethro Tull themselves.
The Grammy Committee got a lot of criticism and this case is still considered as one of the biggest Grammy upsets. - Metal_Treasure

9 Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) Losing Best Song Billie Jean (Michael Jackson) Losing Best Song Cover Art

Venue: Grammy Awards 1984
Winner: "Every Breath You Take" By The Police - Joeljohns249

I disagree with this.
Every Breath You Take is one of the most loved and best selling tracks of all time.
It's iconic, like no other... - Ananya

10 Wreck-it Ralph Losing Best Animated Film Picture

As much as I don't think Brave was a bad film, I think Wreck-it Ralph was more deserving of it.

The Contenders

11 Abbey Road (The Beatles) Losing Best Album Abbey Road (The Beatles) Losing Best Album Product Image

Venue: Grammy Awards 1970
Winner: Self-titled album By Blood, Sweat & Tears - Joeljohns249

12 Iron Maiden Losing Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm ...read more.

Iron Maiden should have been inducted long ago so this isn't a problem of the 2018 Ceremony only. - Metal_Treasure

Venue: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony 2018
Inductees: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. - Joeljohns249

13 Leonardo Di Caprio (Titanic) Losing Best Actor Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

Venue: Oscar Awards 1997
Winner: Jack Nicholson (As Good as It Gets) - Joeljohns249

He came empty handed many times..when he really deserved all those Oscars.
And "As good as it gets" wasn't even good..Nicholson didn't do any fab job.
Leo deserved the Oscar for Aviator ( has anyone seen the movie? Saw how he dived into the story and character? ), Who's eating Gilbert Grape ( that role was damn hard to play ), Departed, Revolutionary Road, Django Unchained and of course Titanic. - Ananya

What's even funnier is that he wasn't even nominated for the Oscar. - ParasN2000

For me Leonardo DiCaprio carácter was overrated - YanRocky

14 Leonardo Di Caprio - The Departed Losing Best Actor
15 The Marshall Mathers LP (Eminem) Losing Best Album The Marshall Mathers LP (Eminem) Losing Best Album Product Image

Venue: Grammy Awards 2001
Winner: Two Against Nature By Steely Dan - Joeljohns249

16 Judas Priest Losing Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Venue: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony 2018
Inductees: Bon Jovi, The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. - Joeljohns249

17 Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver) Losing Best Director Martin Charles Scorsese is an American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian, whose career spans more than 53 years. He is best known for directing films such as Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, The Last Waltz, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, After Hours, The Last Temptation of Christ, ...read more.

Venue: Oscars 1976
Winner: John G. Avildsen (Rocky) - Joeljohns249

18 The Wind Rises Losing Best Animated Film
19 To Pimp a Butterfly losing best album

In no way 1989 is better than this. TPAB is a masterpiece that will be remembered for years and years to come while people are already forgetting that 1989 was a thing - ShrekTheGoat

20 Citizen Kane Losing Best Picture

This should be significantly higher. - truckturner

Venue: Oscars 1941
Winner: How Green Was My Valley - Joeljohns249

21 When Marnie Was There Losing Best Animated Film
22 Rust In Peace (Megadeth) Losing Best Metal Performance Rust In Peace (Megadeth) Losing Best Metal Performance Product Image

Venue: Grammy Awards 1992
Winner: Black Album By Metallica - Joeljohns249

23 The Lego Movie losing Best Animated Feature

Venue: Oscar Awards 2015
Winner: 'Big Hero 6'

Not only should 'The Lego Movie' have been nominated but it should've been the winner. It was much better than 'Big Hero 6'. - SuperSonic17

Actually I love both of these films. BH6 is probably my favorite Disney animated movie not including pixar, but TLM, sorry, it's one of the greatest movies of all time

BH6 was better - iliekpiez

24 Avatar Losing Best Picture
25 Countdown to Extinction (Megadeth) Losing Best Metal Performance

Venue: Grammy Awards 1993
Winner: Nine Inch Nails' "Wish"
Nine Inch Nails aren't even a metal band. - Metal_Treasure

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