10 Oscar-Worthy Recent Performances The Academy Will Ignore

Because the Academy ALWAYS gets it right...


In the last three years, of the 60 performances nominated by the Academy (ten leading, ten supporting; five for sex) only two were existed in in a film released prior to August. Daniel Kaluuya for Best Actor in Get Out (24 February 2017) and Viggo Mortenson for Best Actor in Captain Fantastic (8 July 2016).

The Academy has a pretty short memory, and studios have learned to adapt to it.

If a film has Oscar potential or features a performance that has a chance to make the cut of 20, that film is likely going to be released later in the year.

The later the film’s release, the more confidence the studio has in its probability of winning. That said, technically films released earlier in the year do have just as much opportunity for recognition as those released in the awards season.

At least, that should be the case.

Academy voters are a busy bunch who still have lives and jobs outside of their membership, thus they don’t always get to movies prior to cramming a bunch of screeners from October to December.

The Oscars may ignore these spectacular feats of performance, but we sure as hell won’t.


If you talk in a theatre I'm in, be prepared to get some pretty passive aggressive stares.