11 Movies Nominated For Tons Of Oscars (That Somehow Didn't Win Any)
10. Nebraska (0 For 6)
Nebraska was nominated for six Oscars this year and was probably the best movie most people hadn't seen. This low budget, black-and-white indie film about an old man who thinks he won a million dollars and his son's attempts to convince him otherwise is wickedly funny and quirky, but played in less than 1000 theaters in the U.S. Nebraska's nominations included Bruce Dern and June Squibb for Best Actor and Supporting Actress respectively. The nominations helped bring attention to a movie that otherwise might have gotten lost in the shuffle, but was it Oscar-worthy? In comparison to higher-profile movies like 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, and Her it certainly wasn't as flashy or popular and it never had a fighting chance. In fact, it had the opposite problem of The Wolf of Wall Street as a movie, it was probably too safe. But that's no knock on the quality of Nebraska. In this case it really was an honor just to be nominated.
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