See A Video Tribute to Those Snubbed by the 2012 Academy Awards

February 26, 2012
Source: JoBlo

Adventures of Tintin

Now that all the winners of the 84th Annual Academy Awards have been revealed, with Hugo and The Artist both coming away with a decent handful of Oscars, there will likely be some dwelling on who really deserved the golden statue, but didn't receive one other than the chocolate replicas from Wolfgang Puck. However, a recent video made by JoBlo has decided to focus on all the movies and talents who weren't even honored with a nomination with Snubbed 2012 - An Oscar Tribute. Made in the same style as the In Memoriam tribute video of those lost each year in cinema, this film remembers the non-nominees. Watch!

Check out the the Snubbed 2012: An Oscar Tribute video, from the guys at JoBlo:

For me, one of the biggest and most glaring exclusions this year has been The Adventures of Tintin for Best Animated Film, and I'm pretty sure Billy Crystal even shouted something about it during the traditional movie mash-up introduction at the beginning of the ceremony. There's some questionable inclusions like Attack the Block for a couple awards, but others such as Tilda Swinton for Best Actress in We Need to Talk About Kevin, Michael Fassbender for Best Actor in Shame and more love for Warrior and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are right on the money. Plus, I like the tribute to Michael Giacchino for his Super 8 score, as a track from the film is the driving force of this video which really makes you feel sad that these films and talents weren't nominated for Oscars. Do you think they deserved Oscar love?

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I was just about to make a list like this myself, esp in regards to DRIVE (everything mentioned, plus editing), SHAME (I'd add Director), TAKE SHELTER, SUPER 8 and SENNA (which I think was Best Picture-worthy). Wouldn't necessarily go so far as to say HARRY POTTER deserved BP, Director or Supporting Actor, though. Ditto for WARRIOR's "omissions." 

Qrue3sixteen on Feb 26, 2012


love this.

Zim Li on Feb 26, 2012


Nailed it!

Nick Malone on Feb 26, 2012


absolutely, nice idea / video. i still haven't seen all the main nominees, but for those i have, it's a no brainer to take out Pitt and Clooney and substitute Shannon and Fassbender, not because the first two were poor, but because the second two were electrifying. how Bridesmaids is a better screenplay than 50/50 i shall never know. how Swinton and Senna missed out on noms is inexplicable. and Jonah Hill gave a better performance than Hardy? urgh. yeah, i know, it's all subjective...

son_et_lumiere on Feb 27, 2012


I agree. Bridesmaids is mediocre at best; 50/50 was so much better. And Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close over Drive for best picture??? Over Harry Potter 7 Part 2? And Hugo for best cinematography over The Tree of Life is a big question mark. It's all subjective, like you said, but I feel this is too much. Oh well, I'm beating a dead horse... but for good reason.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Feb 27, 2012


 i am still pissed potter got snubbed for best picture not only was it a damn good film but also the novelty of it being the finale in a pop culture phenomenon film franchise

HG2012 on Feb 26, 2012


Anyone know the name of the music used in this video?

DojoBuff on Feb 26, 2012


As I indicated in the second paragraph, it's from the motion picture score for Super 8. The video page does not say which specific track though. Hope you can figure it out.

Ethan Anderton on Feb 27, 2012


i could not agree more with this list 🙂 the oscars were such a disappointment this year. only happy for woody allen, christopher plummer, and meryl streep. the artist can suck it! the only reason its even LOOKED at is because it is black & white & silent. if it was a regular film no one would give a shit because there is nothing special or spectacular about the story. AND I COULD NOT BELIEVE BILLY CRYSTAL BROUGHT JUSTIN F****** BIEBER INTO HIS OPENING ACT!!!!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH HIM!!!!!!

filmineeer on Feb 26, 2012


You think Attack the Block was a "questionable inclusion"? Should've been nominated for best picture, IMHO. Drive as well -- I can't believe it got snubbed so badly. 

Izmatt18 on Feb 27, 2012


Loved the video. So glad that the montage ended with Drive, a film that definitely deserved a few nominations, if not wins.

Sriganesh Murthi on Feb 27, 2012


Michael Parks yeassshhh! Too bad he didnt get a 'nom.

David Banner on Feb 27, 2012


Shame, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Drive and Melancholia were so much better in every category then half of the best picture award nominees. I was actually very confused why Tintin didnt get nominations that much, but then i saw the movie: Its just for people who know Tintin and have read the comics. My wife was bored as f**k next to me watching it. I giggled a few times; really bad storytelling and it relies on knowning the Tintin world. If it werent Tintin, it would be a VERY mediocre movie.

coswell on Feb 27, 2012


True, those 4 were very very good films and in my top 10 of 2011. Buuuut they're pretty edgy and we all know the Academy doesn't do edgy (Dragon Tattoo this year being an exception of course). Oscars are about lauding universally appealing films that are safe bets and that's about the think of it:( 

RidgeRacer4 on Feb 27, 2012


Yes this list needs to exist - shame on the oscars - I didn't even bother watching it this year its got so predictable - same faces all the time. pfff

Me on Feb 27, 2012


I think its not about the same faces, but the fact that there is such a movie genre called "The Oscars".

coswell on Feb 27, 2012


I agree with everything in that clip except for the Harry Potter ones, save for Best Supporting Actor. Deathly Hallows Part 2 does NOT stand on its own at all. I also think they could have easily combined both DH1 and DH2 into a 3 and a half hour epic and release an extended edition on BluRay/DVD with everything from both films but Warner Brothers had to ring that cash cow just one more time.

Ryan M. Holt on Feb 27, 2012


Shouldn't Andy Serkis be on this list?

...yep on Feb 27, 2012


He's very debatable since there's been so much controversy surrounding whether or not he should win when it was the VFX team that brought the character to life.

Bosworth Nick on Feb 27, 2012


No. Andy's a good artist, but he's been acting like an attention whore trying to get an award for Apes. It wasn't a single performance, that's all it comes down to.

Max Renn on Feb 27, 2012


Im guessing I'm the only one who thinks The Adjustment Bureau got snubbed for visual effects and film editing? I left that movie breathtaken by the door chase sequences...

Pw64866 on Feb 27, 2012


Hanna for me should have got noms for cinematography, editing and original score. A lot of the acting was really good too, tho possibly not oscar worthy (if 'oscar worthy' is even a thing anymore).

Fug91 on Feb 27, 2012



kevinoshea on Feb 27, 2012


Who the F are you?

Max Renn on Feb 27, 2012


yes! Drive is on board with six wins. That was the one I was waiting for... my personal biggest snub...

littleup on Feb 27, 2012


Yea.. no shit man.. Drive, Warrior, and Shame were the most cheated from what Ive seen. Im going to see Take Shelter and most of the other movies in the video soon. Albert Brooks, Michael Fassbender and Nicolas Winding Refn are my top 3 in that order for most cheated.. I think all three should have not only been nominated, but also won. 

Jrev on Feb 27, 2012


oh look the Oscars i wanted to watch. except still missing Melancholia =(

DoomCanoe on Feb 27, 2012


Senna not even getting nominated for documentary is an absolute travesty.

dearsleazy on Feb 27, 2012


I agree with everything but TinTin. It wasn't traditional CGI animation. It was motion capture and therefore does not fit the academy guidelines. I'm not saying it's not a triumph in CGI... it clearly is. BUT it doesn't fit their rules and therefore was not truly snubbed.

DaftBot on Feb 27, 2012


Drive was overrated and its lack of nominations proves it. A good six-minute opening sequence doesn't make a great movie.

Max Renn on Feb 27, 2012


Tree of Life was overrated. So was The Artist. It was great but the concept was pretty much a novelty. 

Miguel Angel Portela on Feb 29, 2012


Wow, Melancholia was even snubbed by a tribute video to those snubbed..! 🙂 Seriously though, that movie is fantastic and my favorite of 2011. I agree with most pictures in the video and I'm really sad Rooney Mara didn't win best actress. I just hope many people (like us) can appreciate them and make up for it!

Davide Coppola on Feb 27, 2012


Tin Tin wasn't nominated for best animated movie because it wasn't animated. It was motion capture. There's a difference. And Harry Potter 7 Part 2 wasn't nominated because it wasn't that good. Really, it was just an extended battle sequence. Just because it is the last film of a popular series doesn't mean it automatically should get a nomination.  Drive, though, and Take Shelter? Total snubs. 

Legandaryedition on Feb 27, 2012



Jrev on Feb 27, 2012


Uh, no mention of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy? Come on, man!!!

BSL on Feb 27, 2012


why did you like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy? Please tell me what you found appealing. And you can't use the word paranoia. I'm not trying to be an ass but I would actually really find your reasoning quite interesting.

Zac917 on Feb 28, 2012


i can't speak for BSL, but for me, the following: outstanding ensemble cast, a beautifully and finely nuanced portrayal by Gary Oldman; excellent supporting turns, especially by Tom Hardy; a complex and engaging story that demanded attention; and i loved the way the film was shot, in all muted tones like tobacco stains. it held my attention and kept it there. i can see why it might not have worked for others, but that's a few of the things that did it for me.

son_et_lumiere on Feb 28, 2012


The main film I believe got snubbed was Rise of the Planet of the Apes for special effects. It was motion capture in live settings with high res characters, not to mention the actor portaying ceaser Andy Serkis. And did any notice, which they should by now, that you will rarely ever see a sci-fi or fantasy or even comic book films win oscars. Even when they are high quality like when the snubbed The Dark Knight. The Oscars are baised to a great many film simply by its genre.

Galdaris on Feb 28, 2012

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