Are you still mad that La La Land didn’t win Best Picture at the Oscars? No, we’re not saying that Moonlight is a bad film; it’s just that many fans were expecting to see the Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone musical at the top of the ballot. Well, this isn’t the first time fan favorites have received the cold shoulder from the Academy. In fact, there have been many unexpected snubbings over the years. With that in mind, let’s take a not-so-pleasant trip down memory lane and recall the 25 most unexpected Oscar snubs of all time.
25. Tom Cruise Not Winning an Oscar – Ever!
You may or may not like Tom Cruise’s personal life, but you have to give it to the guy for being one of the best action heroes of Hollywood. Even though he’s been nominated for three Academy Awards, the title of Best Actor still eludes him. After riveting performances in movies like Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and the Cider House Rules, maybe it’ll take him a truly death-defying stunt to win an Oscar.