In honor of Ye Olde Oscar Nomination Day, here are 20 instances where the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences found themselves on the wrong side of history, failing to recognize the timeless brilliance of some of our most enduring cinematic icons.
Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady
Some Like it Hot, Best Picture
Raul Julia, Street Fighter
Those Fucking Glasses, Man, Almost Famous
Mrs. George’s nipples, Mean Girls
The Winter’s Tale flying rainbow horse
Bette Midler, Hocus Pocus
Cap’s Under Armour shirt, Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Gus Gus, Cinderella
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Mortal Kombat
Jeff Goldblum, Jeff Goldblum’s existence
Armand Assante, Judge Dredd
Armand Assante, Fatal Instinct
One-Eyed Willie, The Goonies
J.K. Simmons, Spider-Man
Willem Dafoe, The Boondock Saints
Oded Fehr, The Mummy
Sorry, I need a minute… OK, let’s finish up.
Justin Timberlake, Inside Llewyn Davis
SPEAKING OF, NO THE LEGO MOVIE NOM. WHAT THE FUCK.
Blade Runner, Best Picture
Remember, the Oscars are meaningless, don’t take it too serious. If that’s a possibility. I am genuinely upset about Selma (only Best Picture and Song noms) and The LEGO Movie (only Best Song—everything is NOT AWESOME).