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Poll: IMDb Top 250 Oscar Nominated Films with Zero Wins

These films from the IMDb Top 250 list got at least 3 Oscar nominations each but did not win any.

Which of these films most deserved to win at least an Oscar?

Discuss the poll here.

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    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    Nominated for 7 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Morgan Freeman

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Frank Darabont

    Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins

    Best Sound: Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, Michael Herbick, Willie D. Burton

    Best Film Editing: Richard Francis-Bruce

    Best Music, Original Score: Thomas Newman

    Best Picture

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    12 Angry Men (1957)

    Nominated for 3 Oscars

    Best Director: Sidney Lumet

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Reginald Rose

    Best Picture

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Peter Sellers

    Best Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, Terry Southern

    Best Picture

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    The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

    Nominated for 5 Oscars

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Jonah Hill

    Best Achievement in Directing: Martin Scorsese

    Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Terence Winter

    Best Motion Picture of the Year

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    City of God (2002)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Director: Fernando Meirelles

    Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Bráulio Mantovani

    Best Cinematography: César Charlone

    Best Film Editing: Daniel Rezende

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    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

    Nominated for 5 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: James Stewart

    Best Director: Frank Capra

    Best Sound, Recording: John Aalberg

    Best Film Editing: William Hornbeck

    Best Picture

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    Psycho (1960)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Janet Leigh

    Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock

    Best Cinematography, Black-and-White: John L. Russell

    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White: George Milo, Joseph Hurley, Robert Clatworthy

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    Rear Window (1954)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Director: Alfred Hitchcock

    Best Writing, Screenplay: John Michael Hayes

    Best Cinematography, Color: Robert Burks

    Best Sound, Recording: Loren L. Ryder

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    The Green Mile (1999)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Michael Clarke Duncan

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Frank Darabont

    Best Sound: Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, Michael Herbick, Willie D. Burton

    Best Picture

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    The Great Dictator (1940)

    Nominated for 5 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Charles Chaplin

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jack Oakie

    Best Writing, Original Screenplay: Charles Chaplin

    Best Music, Original Score: Meredith Willson

    Best Picture

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    North by Northwest (1959)

    Nominated for 3 Oscars

    Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen: Ernest Lehman

    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color: William A. Horning, Robert F. Boyle, Merrill Pye, Henry Grace, Frank R. McKelvy

    Best Film Editing: George Tomasini

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    Amélie (2001)

    Nominated for 5 Oscars

    Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Aline Bonetto, Marie-Laure Valla

    Best Cinematography: Bruno Delbonnel

    Best Sound: Jean Umansky, Vincent Arnardi, Guillaume Leriche

    Best Foreign Language Film

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    Das Boot (1981)

    Nominated for 6 Oscars

    Best Director: Wolfgang Petersen

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Wolfgang Petersen

    Best Cinematography: Jost Vacano

    Best Sound: Mike Le Mare, Milan Bor, Trevor Pyke

    Best Film Editing: Hannes Nikel

    Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing: Mike Le Mare

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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Norman Reynolds, Fred Hole, James L. Schoppe, Michael Ford

    Best Sound: Tony Dawe, Ben Burtt, Gary Summers, Randy Thom

    Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing: Ben Burtt

    Best Music, Original Score: John Williams

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    A Clockwork Orange (1971)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: Stanley Kubrick

    Best Film Editing: Bill Butler

    Best Picture

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    Taxi Driver (1976)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Robert De Niro

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jodie Foster

    Best Music, Original Score: Bernard Herrmann

    Best Picture

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    Double Indemnity (1944)

    Nominated for 7 Oscars

    Best Actress in a Leading Role: Barbara Stanwyck

    Best Director: Billy Wilder

    Best Writing, Screenplay: Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler

    Best Cinematography, Black-and-White: John F. Seitz

    Best Sound, Recording: Loren L. Ryder

    Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Miklós Rózsa

    Best Picture

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    Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

    Nominated for 6 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Charles Laughton

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Elsa Lanchester

    Best Director: Billy Wilder

    Best Sound, Recording: Gordon Sawyer

    Best Film Editing: Daniel Mandell

    Best Picture

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    Toy Story (1995)

    Nominated for 3 Oscars

    Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Joe Ranft, Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, John Lasseter, Pete Docter

    Best Music, Original Song: Randy Newman, for the song "You've Got a Friend in Me"

    Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score: Randy Newman

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    Die Hard (1988)

    Nominated for 4 Oscars

    Best Sound: Don J. Bassman, Kevin F. Cleary, Richard Overton, Al Overton Jr.

    Best Film Editing: Frank J. Urioste, John F. Link

    Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing: Stephen Hunter Flick, Richard Shorr

    Best Effects, Visual Effects: Thaine Morris, Richard Edlund, Al Di Sarro, Brent Boates

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    The Elephant Man (1980)

    Nominated for 8 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: John Hurt

    Best Director: David Lynch

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium: David Lynch, Christopher De Vore, Eric Bergren

    Best Art Direction-Set Decoration: Stuart Craig, Robert Cartwright, Hugh Scaife

    Best Costume Design: Patricia Norris

    Best Film Editing: Anne V. Coates

    Best Music, Original Score: John Morris

    Best Picture

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    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    Nominated for 3 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Sydney Greenstreet

    Best Writing, Screenplay: John Huston

    Best Picture

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    The Sixth Sense (1999)

    Nominated for 6 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Haley Joel Osment

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Toni Collette

    Best Director: M. Night Shyamalan

    Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: M. Night Shyamalan

    Best Film Editing: Andrew Mondshein

    Best Picture

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    In the Name of the Father (1993)

    Nominated for 7 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Pete Postlethwaite

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Emma Thompson

    Best Director: Jim Sheridan

    Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published: Jim Sheridan, Terry George

    Best Film Editing: Gerry Hambling

    Best Picture

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)

    Nominated for 3 Oscars

    Best Achievement in Makeup: Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight, Lisa Tomblin

    Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler, John Richardson

    Best Achievement in Art Direction: Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan

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    The Battle of Algiers (1966)

    Nominated for 3 Oscars

    Best Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

    Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas

    Best Foreign Language Film

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

    Nominated for 5 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Leading Role: Johnny Depp

    Best Makeup: Ve Neill, Martin Samuel

    Best Sound Mixing: Christopher Boyes, David Parker, David E. Campbell, Lee Orloff

    Best Sound Editing: Christopher Boyes, George Watters II

    Best Visual Effects: Terry D. Frazee, John Knoll, Hal T. Hickel, Charles Gibson

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    The Truman Show (1998)

    Nominated for 3 Oscars

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Ed Harris

    Best Director: Peter Weir

    Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen: Andrew Niccol

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    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

    Nominated for 5 Oscars

    Best Achievement in Film Editing: Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey

    Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score: John Williams

    Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson

    Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Matthew Wood, David Acord

    Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould

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    The Martian (2015)

    Nominated for 7 Oscars

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Matt Damon

    Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay: Drew Goddard

    Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, Mac Ruth

    Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Oliver Tarney

    Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner

    Best Achievement in Production Design: Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

    Best Motion Picture of the Year