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Kane? Psycho? Star Wars? What's the biggest Oscar snub of all time?

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With this year's Oscar nominees out, talk inevitably turns to which movies failed to garner the favour of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 



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That got us thinking about the biggest Oscar snubs of all time and we want to hear from you. 

Some of the films in the list below were nominated, didn't take the Oscar but have arguably risen above the winners in the eyes of critics over the years. These include Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver and Goodfellas

And some of our nominees for history's biggest Oscar snub didn't even earn a nomination for Best Picture, including VertigoPsycho, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Do the Right Thing

Our list was inspired in part by movie columnist Jesse Wente's blog post for Q in 2010. Here are some of his choice quotes from that post. 

  • On How Green Was My Valley winning over Citizen Kane: "Let's see, should we give the statuette to a very standard John Ford [film], or perhaps the greatest American movie ever made, that forever altered Hollywood and the filmmakers that followed?" 

  • On Dances with Wolves beating Goodfellas: "The primal scream I unleashed when this result was unveiled is still reverberating somewhere in the galaxy."

  • On Driving Miss Daisy winning for 1989: "This was the year, when a young, soon-to-be film critic learned to distrust the Oscars. Not only was the best film of the year not even nominated (Do the Right Thing), but every movie it beat was better."

So, tell us: which of these is the biggest Best Picture snub of all time? And if your pick isn't here, please let us know in the comments below. 

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