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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]].
8th Apr '16 5:02:44 PM twilicorn
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* Music/{{Metallica}} won a Consolation UsefulNotes/GrammyAward after losing Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance to (shockingly) Music/JethroTull the year before. The Grammys finally realized how much Metallica had contributed to heavy metal and decided to give the award for ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Metallica]]''.

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* Music/{{Metallica}} won a Consolation UsefulNotes/GrammyAward after losing Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance to (shockingly) Music/JethroTull the year before. The Grammys finally realized how much Metallica had contributed to heavy metal and decided to give the award for ''[[SelfTitledAlbum their SelfTitledAlbum, ''[[Music/MetallicaAlbum Metallica]]''.



* SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album 'Two Against Nature', which was their first in 20 years. Their 70s work is extremely well regarded, but even the band wasn't totally satisfied with Two Against Nature, and noted this trope in action. In particular they said {{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.

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* SteelyDan Music/SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album 'Two Against Nature', ''Music/TwoAgainstNature'', which was their first in 20 years. Their 70s work is extremely well regarded, but even the band wasn't totally satisfied with Two Against Nature, ''Nature'', and noted this trope in action. In particular they said {{Eminem}} Music/{{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.
9th Mar '16 12:49:04 PM haloinsider
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* An example of the cycle continuing: In 2001, Creator/NicoleKidman was nominated for ''Film/MoulinRouge'', but lost to Creator/HalleBerry. The next year, she won for ''Literature/TheHours'', a film that has been all but forgotten. She beat ReneeZellweger in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', who ended up winning Best Supporting Actress in 2003 for ''Film/ColdMountain''. A lot of the reviews of ''Cold Mountain'' actually contained comments along the lines of "just give Renee the Oscar already" (NOTE: She had been nominated for Best Actress in 2001 as well, for ''Literature/BridgetJones's Diary''.

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* An example of the cycle continuing: In 2001, Creator/NicoleKidman was nominated for ''Film/MoulinRouge'', but lost to Creator/HalleBerry. The next year, she won for ''Literature/TheHours'', a film that has been all but forgotten. She
** However, in doing so, she
beat ReneeZellweger in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', who ended up winning Best Supporting Actress in 2003 for ''Film/ColdMountain''. A lot of the reviews of ''Cold Mountain'' actually contained comments along the lines of "just give Renee the Oscar already" (NOTE: She had been nominated for Best Actress in 2001 as well, for ''Literature/BridgetJones's Diary''.Diary''.
** 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'').
9th Mar '16 12:40:33 PM haloinsider
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* On the subject of Golden Age stars, while Creator/HumphreyBogart (Bacall's husband) gave his usual quality performance in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' opposite fellow screen legend Creator/KatharineHepburn, it is universally agreed that his Oscar for that film was ''actually'' for his work in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', for which he was ignored.

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* On the subject of Golden Age stars, while Creator/HumphreyBogart (Bacall's husband) gave his usual quality performance in ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' opposite fellow screen legend Creator/KatharineHepburn, it is universally agreed that his Oscar for that film was ''actually'' for his work in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' and ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', for which he was ignored.
9th Mar '16 12:35:36 PM haloinsider
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* Inverted with Ellen Burstyn; she won an Oscar in 1975 for her part in ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore''; even though her role in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' is her most highly regarded today while the former film is largely forgotten.

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* Inverted with Ellen Burstyn; she won an Oscar in 1975 for her part in ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore''; even though her role in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' is her most highly regarded today while the former film is largely forgotten. Potentially played straight, though, in that her win might have been partially due to her not winning for ''Film/TheExorcist'' the year before.
28th Feb '16 9:08:32 PM JulianLapostat
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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.

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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.
28th Feb '16 9:07:51 PM JulianLapostat
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* Inverted with Ellen Burstyn; she won an Oscar in 1975 for her part in ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore''; even though her role in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' is her most highly regarded today while the former film is largely forgotten.\
* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Reveant'' as a case of consolation award.

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* Inverted with Ellen Burstyn; she won an Oscar in 1975 for her part in ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore''; even though her role in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' is her most highly regarded today while the former film is largely forgotten.\
forgotten.
* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Reveant'' Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.
28th Feb '16 9:06:23 PM JulianLapostat
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* Inverted with Ellen Burstyn; she won an Oscar in 1975 for her part in ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore''; even though her role in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' is her most highly regarded today while the former film is largely forgotten.

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* Inverted with Ellen Burstyn; she won an Oscar in 1975 for her part in ''Film/AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore''; even though her role in ''Film/RequiemForADream'' is her most highly regarded today while the former film is largely forgotten.\
* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Reveant'' as a case of consolation award.
16th Dec '15 3:00:37 PM onionmaster
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* SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album 'Two Against Nature', which was their first in 20 years. Their 70s work is extremely well regarded, but even the band wasn't totally satisfied with Two Against Nature, and noted this trope in action. In particular they said {{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.
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