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Oscar Snubs: The 90’s Edition

January 29, 2016

The 90’s was a decade filled with great films nominated for Best Picture, but the winners list sometimes left us scratching our heads. Every Thursday in February we’re re-visiting films from the 90’s that did not receive the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture. These films are the ones we continue to discuss and still refuse to believe lost at Hollywood’s biggest night.

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FARGO – February 7
This Coen Brothers’ cult classic was nominated for 7 Academy Awards in 1997 including Best Picture and Best Director. While the film lost to THE ENGLISH PATIENT for Best Picture, Frances McDormand took home an Oscar for her performance and both Joel & Ethan Coen were awarded an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN – February 11
Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN was nominated for an impressive 11 Academy Awards, but ultimately lost Best Picture to SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE.

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PULP FICTION – February 18
Outrageously violent, time-twisting, and in love with language, PULP FICTION is widely considered the most influential American movie of the 1990s. The film was nominated for seven Oscars, but ultimately lost to FORREST GUMP in 1995. Director Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary won for Best Original Screenplay for this film that you can’t help but quote time and time again. Say what again!

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APOLLO 13 – February 25
One of the most talked about Oscar Snubs of the 90’s was Ron Howard’s APOLLO 13 losing to Mel Gibson’s BRAVEHEART. With 9 Academy Award nominations and it’s impressive visual effects, APOLLO 13 was considered a favorite going in to Hollywood’s biggest night. While it only took home two Oscar Statues (Best Film Editing and Best Sound), this film is still a masterpiece  meant to be experienced on the big screen.

 

Catch the Oscar Snubs on the big screen Thursdays in February @ 7PM. Tickets just $7!

Participating locations: Angelika at Mosaic | Angelika Pop-Up | Angelika Dallas

Snubbed at the Oscars #MOVIESOFFTHEWALL

Awards season is one of the most exciting times of the year at the Angelika! This month we’re kicking off a new season of Movies Off the Wall by re-visiting our top Oscar Snubs, some of the highest grossing films of all time that didn’t win Best Picture:

 

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CLEOPATRA – February 8
A sprawling, spectacular love story starring Elizabeth Taylor, CLEOPATRA depicts her manipulation of Julius Caesar and Marc Antony in her ill-fated attempt to save the Egyptian empire. This threesome in one of the most famous and gloriously powerful love triangles ever to be captured on film.

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DOCTOR ZHIVAGO – February 15
During the Russian Revolution, Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif), is a young doctor who has been raised by his aunt and uncle following his father’s suicide. Yuri falls in love with beautiful Lara Guishar (Julie Christie), who has been having an affair with her mother’s lover, Victor Komarovsky (Rod Steiger), an unscrupulous businessman. Yuri, however, ends up marrying his cousin, Tonya (Geraldine Chaplin). But when he and Lara meet again years later, the spark of love reignites.

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JAWS – February 22
Based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel, Steven Spielberg’s 1975 shark saga set the standard for summer blockbusters while frightening millions of moviegoers out of the water. After shark attacks ravage a resort beach town, the Mayor orders the local fishermen to catch the culprit. Satisfied with the shark they find, the greedy Mayor reopens the beaches, despite the warning from a visiting ichthyologist (Richard Dreyfuss) that the attacks were probably caused by a far more formidable Great White. One more fatality later, the scientist and police chief (Roy Scheider) join forces with the only local fisherman willing to take on a Great White.

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK – February 29
Featuring bravura set pieces, sly humor, and white–knuckle action, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is one of the most consummately entertaining adventure pictures of all time. The inimitable Harrison Ford stars as archeologist and adventurer Indianan Jones, on a mission to defeat his enemy Renne Belloq, face down a pit of snakes, and find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis do. A joint project from Hollywood prodigies Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK took home four Oscars in 1982, including Best Visual Effects, but missed out on the Best Picture prize.

 

These Oscar Snubs return to the big screen exclusively at the Angelika Carmel Mountain, Mondays in February @ 7PM. Tickets just $10!

Mark your calendars now – Movies Off the Wall returns in March with monthly screening events, exclusively at the Angelika Carmel Mountain.