Shawshank Redemption never won a single Oscar, despite being nominated for 7, mostly because Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction came out the same year.
- Remember Oscars 2001 where ‘Russel Crowe’ took home the ‘best actor’ award despite the worthy performances of Tom Hanks in ‘Cast Away’ and above all not even nominating the breathtaking performance of ‘Christian bale’ in American Psycho.
- The very next year they snubbed ‘Russel Crowe’ himself for ‘The beautiful mind’ but who did take it home- Denzel Washington for ‘Training Day’- I mean come on!!!
- They didn’t even nominated ‘Zodiac’ in 2007 for even a single category.For me that movie did contain one of the best screenplays and some astounding direction from ‘David Fincher’.
- 2010 was a golden year for hollywood, some of the Movies released that year might become future classics-Inception, The Social network,127 hours for eg, but who did win the 3 major categories that night-’The King’s Speech.(What I will say is a descent Movie but not in my opinion worthy of those awards)
- Thus you can see it clearly, you don’t know what Oscars want or Oscars need.