Oscar Gold

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Will your favorite movie miss out on Oscar gold? It's in good company.

This weekend was the academy awards; the biggest night for movies and the stars that make them. Some of the nominees for best picture included “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” But only one took home the golden statue and left the rest in a very prestigious pool of losers.

In fact some of what are now considered the best movies ever made were snubbed when it came to their night on the red carpet. For example director Francis Ford Coppola ended the 70’s with his third classic in a row; “Apocalypse Now.” Unfortunately he couldn't pull off his third best picture win in a row. Instead he lost the award to the movie “Kramer vs. Kramer.”

“Citizen Kane” is a regular on lists of the greatest movies ever made. Unfortunately the academy didn't think so and the movie only won for best screenplay. To see the other classics that fell short of an Oscar click the link below. There's no accounting for taste.