In addition to multi-winners are the American Academy of Film is the unlucky category. People (producers, actors, directors, etc.) that received Academy Award nominations but went home without any awards. I’m not talking here of films that received 2-3 nominations and did not take anything. I mean at productions with 9, 10 or 11 nominations that have not taken any statue. Below is the list of big losers at Oscars.
This production with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson in the lead roles was also nominated for an Oscar eight times. Like the other films on the list neither this has received any awards. But, as many films from this list, the value is not given by the number of Oscars. The film capitalizes great tradition of servant-master relationship, which runs through British culture and that throughout reading sentimental story is passed on second.
Eight Oscar nominations for director Milos Forman’s film which takes place in early twentieth century America. Eight-time Oscar nominee, this disturbing drama that deals in a very brutal manner the problem of racial intolerance is one of the most popular films of the great director Milos Forman.
08. The Elephant Man
David Lynch was hired by Mel Brooks to make this film whose atmosphere is very close to the fantastic Victorian: image in B / W signed by Freddie Francis is superb. A film by David Lynch, nominated for eight Academy Award categories, but could not convince the Academy to receive a single award. This is the true story of a character nicknamed The Elephant Man because of deformed body.
07. The Sand Pebbles
Eight nominations for this production taking place in China in 1926. “The Sand Pebbles” tells many stories. It is a story about China, the sleeping giant wakes up hearing the cries of his people – and the Americans caught in the bloody wake. It is the story of Jake Holman (Steve McQueen), a sailor who gave to fight again to make peace with everyone – including himself.
06. Quo Vadis
A famous film, after a novel of the famous Sienkiewicz, with an important distribution received eight Oscar nominations, but no prize. This renders a period of Christian history, specifically during Nero’s persecution. Impressive movie! The values they transmit faith, Christian courage and above all true love!
05. Peyton Place
The history will repeat after 16 years. Peyton Place will be nominated at nine categories, including leading actor, secondary role, film director, but will go home empty handed. Peyton Place is a true classic film that will surprise by the cast, scenario, and not least through some original ideas.
04. The Little Foxes
The first great luck of the Oscars. Ie, the first film that has a large number of nominations, but not receiving any prize. From the nine nominations, the most important for the actress, film director, screenplay. This film follows the story of Queen Giddons born Hubbard and her daughter Alexandra Giddens, a beautiful young, naive and in love by David Hewitt, a young poor but fair and honest.
I think even in the darkest nightmares Martin Scorsese not imagine that this movie will have 10 Oscar nominations and will not get any prize. A film about New York from mid-1800, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day Lewis. In the violence of the world at that time, a New York without the rules and laws have no power, it triggers a series of revolts that later would become famous in American history.
02. The Color Purple
11 nominations for this film. This time, in the main role is unlucky director Steven Spielberg that tells the story of black women in the early twentieth century America. The story failed to impress Academy and despite the important nominations went home without the prize. The cast includes, among others, Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.
He had 11 nominations, including film, director, actors, script and soundtrack. About the same as many have, for example, The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King, Gandhi and Amadeus. But unlike them, The Turning Point went home without a statuette. A film about the ballet world with Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft in the lead roles.