Killing Oscar! How The Academy Snubs The Horror Genre



The Academy Awards. Oscar. The oldest and most respected Entertainment Award ceremony out there. Often referred to as “The Super Bowl of the Movie Industry”.  Some of the greatest films ever made have been recognized by Hollywood’s highest honor across all types of genres: Drama, Comedy, War Films, Biopics, Musicals, Westerns and Historical epics to name a few.  But what about the genre of Horror?

Viewed as the “Black Sheep” during Award Season, Horror Films rarely get the recognition they so often deserve. Just because it has a bloody body count and people screaming for their lives doesn’t necessarily mean it’s filled with poor acting, sloppy writing and misguided direction! Join us as we take a trip through Oscar history, look at the few horror films that have been honored and talk about some of the iconic horror films that were snubbed throughout the years here on a very special Oscar episode of 2GuysTalkingHorror!

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Links from this Episode:

— Louis B Mayer https://www.biography.com/people/louis-b-mayer-9403666

— Mary Pickford https://wfpp.cdrs.columbia.edu/pioneer/ccp-mary-pickford/

— Charlie Chaplin https://www.biography.com/people/charlie-chaplin-9244327

— Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_(1940_film)

— The Exorcist https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070047/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Jaws https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073195/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— The Silence of the Lambs https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— The Sixth Sense https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167404/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Black Swan https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947798/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Get Out https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5052448/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

— Svengali https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svengali_(1931_film)

— Svengoolie https://svengoolie.com/

— Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022835/

— Fredric March https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0545298/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Ruth Gordon https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002106/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

— Rosemary’s Baby https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063522/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Kathy Bates https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000870/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Misery https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100157/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Natalie Portman https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000204/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Willem Defoe https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000353/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Shadow of the Vampire https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189998/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Sigourney Weaver https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000244/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Alien https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078748/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Aliens https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090605/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— An American Werewolf In London https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082010/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Rick Baker https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000711/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cr12

— Wolfman https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780653/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— The Invisible Man https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024184/?ref_=nv_sr_5

— James Whale https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001843/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

— Claude Rains https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001647/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— The Body Snatcher https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037549/?ref_=nv_sr_3

— Boris Karloff https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000472/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Bela Lugosi https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000509/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Robert Wise https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0936404/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

— Val Lewton https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0507932/?ref_=ttfc_fc_wr3

— The Haunting https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057129/?ref_=nv_sr_4

— Halloween https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651/?ref_=nv_sr_4

— Jamie Lee Curtis https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000130/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Donald Pleasence https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000587/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— A Nightmare On Elm Street https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087800/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Robert Englund https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000387/?ref_=tt_cl_t9

— Heather Langenkamp https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000486/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

— Deleted Nightmare On Elm Street Scene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS_yKhfSITk

— Saw https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387564/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— James Wan https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1490123/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

— Leigh Whannell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1191481/?ref_=tt_ov_wr

— Cary Elwes https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000144/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

— Danny Glover https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000418/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

— Tobin Bell https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0068551/?ref_=ttfc_fc_cl_t16

— A Quiet Place https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6644200/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Hereditary https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7784604/?ref_=nv_sr_1

— Toni Collette https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001057/?ref_=tt_cl_t3

— Mandy https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6998518/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— Nicolas Cage https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000115/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

— Halloween https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502407/?ref_=nv_sr_2

— 2GTHorror’s Cut The Crap Movie Review Of Halloween https://www.2gtdatacore.com/cut-the-crap-movie-review-halloween-2018/

— Anna and the Apocalypse https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6433880/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— Besides the films we listed, what horror movies do YOU feel were snubbed by the Academy? Tell us now!

— What films do YOU feel were ignored by the Academy this year?  Tell us now!

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