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18th Mar '17 2:03:32 PM nombretomado
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* It is quite common for the Gold Logie (an Australian television award) to be awarded to someone who is retiring. A good example is John Wood, who was nominated every year from 1997 until he finally won in 2006 (the year ''Series/BlueHeelers'' was cancelled). Similarly, Kate Ritchie won the award shortly after leaving ''Series/HomeAndAway''. Subverted the following year when Ian Smith, who had just left {{Neighbours}} after more than 20 years, was beaten by Rebecca Gibney for her role in Packed to the Rafters.

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* It is quite common for the Gold Logie (an Australian television award) to be awarded to someone who is retiring. A good example is John Wood, who was nominated every year from 1997 until he finally won in 2006 (the year ''Series/BlueHeelers'' was cancelled). Similarly, Kate Ritchie won the award shortly after leaving ''Series/HomeAndAway''. Subverted the following year when Ian Smith, who had just left {{Neighbours}} ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'' after more than 20 years, was beaten by Rebecca Gibney for her role in Packed to the Rafters.
8th Feb '17 2:07:38 AM jormis29
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-->-- ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' on the subject of Creator/SeanConnery

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-->-- ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'' on the subject of Creator/SeanConnery



* Despite [[SoOkayItsAverage middling reviews]], Jacques Audiard's ''Dheepan'' still won the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, largely due to snubs for earlier, much better films such as ''A Prophet'' and ''Rust and Bone''. Even moreso, the film beat out acclaimed front runners such as ''Son of Saul'', ''The Assassin'' and ''Carol'' for this prize.

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* Despite [[SoOkayItsAverage middling reviews]], Jacques Audiard's ''Dheepan'' still won the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, largely due to snubs for earlier, much better films such as ''A Prophet'' and ''Rust and Bone''. Even moreso, the film beat out acclaimed front runners such as ''Son of Saul'', ''Film/SonOfSaul'', ''The Assassin'' and ''Carol'' ''Film/{{Carol}}'' for this prize.
31st Jan '17 11:50:03 AM cdrood
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** Arguably ''Film/TheGodfather'' was this for Marlon Brando. Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. It could be argued the nominations should have been reversed as Michael is really the protagonist and has more screen time than Vito who spends a good portion of the movie recovering from mutliple gunshots.
31st Jul '16 12:18:31 AM ClatoLawa
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* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg's win for ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/ghost-1990-part-1-4222 has been argued]] to have been a consolation award for her snub for ''Film/TheColorPurple''.



* Kate Bell was nominated for Best New Female Talent in 2010 for a guest role in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', because both TV Week and its ''readers'' (as she had to be shortlisted before she was nominated by them) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, this may overlap with AwardCategoryFraud.

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* Kate Bell was nominated for Best New Female Talent in 2010 for a guest role in ''Series/HomeAndAway'', because both TV Week and its ''readers'' (as she (she had to be shortlisted before she was by the magazine and then nominated by them) a vote from readers) apparently forgot about her regular role in ''Series/BlueWaterHigh'' in 2005 and 2008. Considering the name of the award, this may overlap it overlaps with AwardCategoryFraud.
24th Jul '16 11:04:28 AM nombretomado
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** Also, older veterans who were still active like ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, MarkHenry, were given title reigns in their late careers for paying their dues.

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** Also, older veterans who were still active like ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/ChrisBenoit, Wrestling/{{Kane}}, MarkHenry, Wrestling/MarkHenry, were given title reigns in their late careers for paying their dues.
21st Jul '16 12:00:05 PM Deacon911
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** Kidman's win also came at the expense of Julianne Moore's performance in ''Far From Heaven'', which had previously won the Best Actress prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Choice, Los Angeles Film Critics, and National Board of Review Awards and came in second place at the New York Film Critics Circle. Julianne Moore's win for ''Film/StillAlice'' in 2014 was seen in large part consolation for not having won for ''Far From Heaven'' or ''Boogie Nights'' (as she lost the latter prize to Kim Basinger in ''Film/LAConfidential'').

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** Kidman's win also came at the expense of Julianne Moore's performance in ''Far From Heaven'', which had previously won the Best Actress prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Choice, Los Angeles Film Critics, and National Board of Review Awards and came in second place at the New York Film Critics Circle. Julianne Moore's win for ''Film/StillAlice'' in 2014 was seen in large part consolation for not having won for ''Far From Heaven'' or ''Boogie Nights'' (as she lost the latter prize to Kim Basinger in ''Film/LAConfidential''). ''Film/LAConfidential''), as many feel Reese Witherspoon should've won for her performance in ''Film/{{Wild}}''.
27th Jun '16 11:16:26 AM haloinsider
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* Although the Primetime Emmys are known less for consolation awards than other organizations (as decisions were, until 2015, made by select groups of people in panels rather than by the Academy as a whole, unlike with the Oscars), Peter Dinklage's second Emmy win for ''Series/GameOfThrones'' was seen by this by some. His work in Season 5, although still considered good, was far less active than it had been in previous years, and several of the other nominees in his category were nominated for much more showy work (notably Jonathan Banks from ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', whom Dinklage cited in his acceptance speech). It was theorized by some that he won both for being the most popular actor associated with the show and for losing the award for his performance in Season 4's "The Laws of Gods and Men" the year before.
26th May '16 5:09:34 PM puellapeanut
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* Creator/JohnWayne's Best Actor win in 1969 for ''Film/TrueGrit'' is seen as a consolation for him not winning the award for his work in films like ''Film/RedRiver'', ''Film/TheQuietMan'', ''Film/TheSearchers'', and ''Film/SandsOfIwoJima'' (though Wayne was at least nominated for the latter).

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* Creator/JohnWayne's Best Actor win in 1969 for ''Film/TrueGrit'' is seen as a consolation for him not winning the award for his work in films like ''Film/RedRiver'', ''Film/TheQuietMan'', ''Film/TheSearchers'', and ''Film/SandsOfIwoJima'' (though Wayne was at least nominated for the latter). To this day, majority of people strongly feel that Creator/DustinHoffman should have one his much deserved Best Actor Oscar for his gritty, heartbreaking performance in ''Film/MidnightCowboy''.
12th Apr '16 7:12:59 PM Kid
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* Despite being one of the most beloved cartoon characters ever, no WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ever won the Oscar until 1958's ''Knighty Knight Bugs''. A fine cartoon, but hardly Bugs' finest moment, especially compared to the previous year's ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', which wasn't even submitted for nomination. (In fact, Bugs wasn't even a nominee for the previous ''sixteen'' years.). On the same token none of Creator/ChuckJones' most famous classic and influential cartoons have ever won an Oscar. In 1996 he was given an honorary award to make up for all those years.

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* Despite being one of the most beloved cartoon characters ever, no WesternAnimation/BugsBunny cartoon ever won the Oscar until 1958's ''Knighty Knight Bugs''. A fine cartoon, but hardly Bugs' finest moment, especially compared to the previous year's ''WesternAnimation/WhatsOperaDoc'', which wasn't even submitted for nomination. (In fact, Bugs wasn't even a nominee for the previous ''sixteen'' years.). ) On the same token none of Creator/ChuckJones' most famous classic and influential cartoons have ever won an Oscar. In 1996 he was given an honorary award to make up for all those years.
8th Apr '16 5:10:41 PM twilicorn
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* A not inconsiderable number of people thought that the [[DeadArtistsAreBetter late]] Creator/HeathLedger's Best Supporting Actor win for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was an attempt to make up for not giving him Best Actor for ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', [[DeadArtistsAreBetter when he was still alive]].

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* A not inconsiderable number of people thought that the [[DeadArtistsAreBetter late]] Creator/HeathLedger's [[AuthorExistenceFailure posthumous]] Best Supporting Actor win for ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' was an attempt to make up for not giving him Best Actor for ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', [[DeadArtistsAreBetter when he was still alive]].
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