TOP 10: 2024 Oscar Snubs

January 23, 2024

BY Kevin Dillon

The 2024 Oscar nominations came out this morning. Overall the list of nominees was pretty solid, and interesting. With that said, the Academy always seems to make some mis-steps — I hate to use the phrase snub, it does not sit right with me — but here are my Top 10 films, performances, and other technical aspects the Academy overlooked this year that probably should have been in the mix. 


Best of 2023 Film

Best Best Actress Oscar Winner

Best Best Picture Oscar Winner

10. Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

Missed nominations for Rachel McAdams in Supporting Actress and the screenwriters for Adapted Screenplay. McAdams is so perfect in this role, and this was one of the best screenplays of the year. The film was consistently overlooked with the industry and should have been more present with the Oscars. 

9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

Missed nomination for Best Animated Feature. The film was an incredibly fun time, featured beautiful animation, and was a huge success. I was impressed that Animated Feature nominations went with Robot Dreams and Nimona,  but I think Ninja Turtles would have been a perfect fifth nominee

8. The Killer

Missed nomination for Best Sound Design. The Zone of Interest nomination was inspired, and I know you are all blown away by Oppenheimer’s sound. But The Killer really deserved to be in this line-up. Netflix could have pushed this film more and it deserved more attention for it’s Sound Design. 

7. The Boy and the Heron

Missed nomination for Best Original Score. This is the score of the year, and Joe Hisaish deserved a nomination for the beautiful music in this film. It’s a bummer they went with John Williams for forgettable work. 

6. Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers

A missed nomination for Best Actor. Scott only showed up at the Globes, and I knew he would be a longshot, but his heartbreaking and beautiful performance should have received more recognition. To be fair, All of us Strangers should have shown up in multiple categories. 

5. The Taste of Things

Missed nomination for Best International Feature. France selected the correct film for their International Feature submission and I stand by this, even though it missed the nomination. Taste of Things is a beautiful film about love and the power of food — it should have shown up on the nomination list today.

4. Asteroid City

Missed nominations for Cinematography, Costume Design, Production Design, and Score. Unfortunately Wes Anderson’s last two feature length films have not received enough acclaim, but the fact that they do not show up in the technical categories still is criminal. Asteroid City is one of the best films of the year and deserved this praise. 

3. Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton

Missed acting nominations for May December. These three were some of the strongest performances of the year in what is arguably Netflix best film from 2023. The subject matter was biting, sharp, and really explored some fascinating aspects of these characters. I am glad May December got the screenplay nomination, but these actors really deserved more attention. 

2. Margot Robbie

Missed Best Actress nomination for Barbie. I will say it: How do you nominate Ken and not Barbie for this film? Robbie was the performer that showed up at every precursor and was still missed — it’s such a shame, because this is the best performance from Robbie’s career, and it matches the beauty and comedy needed to carry this film.

1. Greta Gerwig

Missed Directing nomination for Barbie. The woman directed the highest-grossing film of the year, and it was a film that connected with mass audiences. It’s also incredible direction and she should be in this line-up! 

What other nominations were missing form this year’s Oscar list? Drop your thoughts in the comments.

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