The Forgotscars: Honoring those the Oscars Forgot

Welcome to another baffling Tuesday morning where Mike Faist doesn’t get nominated for West Side Story but somehow JK Simmons does. Where Dune directed itself, and the pure utter Oscar hate for Bradley Cooper continues. It’s Oscar nomination morning, and while the headlines will clearly be Lady Gaga getting snubbed for House of Gucci, the Academy screwed up a lot more. As I’ve done for two decades now (if you don’t know, it’s because I have a very small yet loyal following), I’m singling out a nominations list of those who were left off the ballot. Here’s The Forgotscars — a place where some of the best of what wasn’t picked is, well, picked. And I don’t do winners because I have no awards to give. Heads high those who got screwed this AM. Here’s the multi-verse bests…

Best Picture
C’mon C’mon
The Lost Daughter
Spiderman-No Way Home
Tick, Tick…Boom!
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actor
Mahershala Ali — Swan Song
Bradley Cooper — Nightmare Alley
Leonardo DiCaprio — Don’t Look Up
Peter Dinklage — Cyrano
Joaquin Phoenix — C’mon C’mon

Best Actress
Lady Gaga — House of Gucci
Alana Haim — Licorice Pizza
Jennifer Hudson — Respect
Emilia Jones — Coda
Rachel Zegler — West Side Story

Best Supporting Actor
Bradley Cooper — Licorice Pizza
Jamie Dornan — Belfast
Mike Faist — West Side Story
Jared Leto — House of Gucci
Woody Norman — C’mon C’mon

Best Supporting Actress
Caitriona Balfe — Belfast
Ann Dowd — Mass
Kathyrn Hunter — The Tragedy of Macbeth
Marlee Matlin — Coda
Ruth Negga — Passing

Best Director
Maggie Gyllenhaal — The Lost Daughter
Adam McKay — Don’t Look Up
Mike Mills — C’mon C’mon
Lin-Manuel Miranda — Tick, Tick…Boom!
Denis Villeneuve — Dune


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Jon Chattman

He once enjoyed a Reuben sandwich with Randy “Macho Man” Savage, has written eight books, hosts his own music series, and is a proud dad. He can’t ride a bike.