I could go on and on about the worthy performances and films that were overlooked, and there were a lot of them. Instead, I'll just highlight key performances and films that got overlooked and celebrate the work with a pointless award "show" I created over a decade ago. "The Forgotscars" celebrates actors and films which could've very easily earned nods but failed to do so. While there are no trophies when the winners are selected (please comment below to determine the "winners"), my intention is to lessen the sting from the snubs. I only listed major categories but could've easily extended it to the minor ones. For example, how was "Life's a Happy Song" not nominated for Best Song for The Muppets, and how is Cliff Martinez's score for Contagion or Drive not among the nominees? OK -- I digress. Read below, and weigh in.
Best Picture Bridesmaids Crazy, Stupid, Love. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Ides of March Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Warrior
Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar Michael Fassbender, Shame Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Ryan Gosling, Drive Tom Hardy, Warrior
Best Actress Kirsten Dunst, Melancholia Leila Hatami, A Separation Felicity Jones, Like Crazy Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Best Supporting Actor Albert Brooks, Drive Armie Hammer, J. Edgar Andy Serkis, Rise of the Planet of the Apes Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Ides of March Patton Oswalt, Young Adult
Best Supporting Actress Anjelica Houston, 50/50 Anna Kendrick, 50/50 Amy Ryan, Win Win Evan Rachel Wood, The Ides of March Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Best Director David Fincher, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Bennett Miller, Moneyball Gavin O'Connor, Warrior Steven Spielberg, War Horse Tate Taylor, The Help