""The Godfather" is known as, well, the godfather of mobster movies. It went on to win Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Writing. You would think that would seal the Best Director nod, but it didn't. Legendary director Francis Ford Coppola went on to lose the award to Bob Fosse for "Cabaret."
The master of suspense has gone down in history as one of cinema's greatest directors. With masterpieces, such as "Vertigo," "Psycho" and "Rear Window," you would think his home is full of Oscars; however, for reasons unbeknown to many, in one of the biggest Oscar snubs, Hitchcock never won an Academy Award.
""Citizen Kane" is widely regarded as one of the greatest cinematic experiences ever filmed. Ask anyone of a historically riveting film and hear about "Casablanca," "Gone With the Wind" and "Citizen Kane." However, at the time of its filming, "Citizen Kane" was not appreciated. It lost out Best Picture to "How Green Was My Valley."
""The Godfather" series introduced the world to the cruel realm of the Mafia. "Goodfellas" showed how gritty, how real, and how painful that world truly was. In retrospect, "Goodfellas" is known as the premier mobster movie next to "The Godfather;" however, it ended up losing Best Picture to "Dances With Wolves" starring Kevin Costner.
This Oscar snub belonged to the Christopher Nolan-directed "Dark Knight" movie. "The Dark Knight" became much more than a comic book movie and transcended genres. With powerful performances and interesting moral quandaries, most of the general audience thought it a lock for Best Picture. However, it ended up not even being nominated, even though it was nominated in eight other categories.