Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda finally broke onto the Oscars scene when Shoplifters was nominated for Best International Feature Film in 2019. Wong Kar-wai set the benchmark for romance in film with his acclaimed Hong Kong drama following a man and woman who develop feelings for one another after suspecting their respective spouses of having an affair together. Starring future Oscar winner Christian Bale, Mary Harron’s adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel – in which the actor plays the psychopathic Patrick Bateman – didn’t receive a single nomination. They aren’t alone − we’ve run through the 47 most surprising films that didn’t receive a nomination in any category. Additionally, actor Bryce Dallas Howard, who also stars, has acknowledged that The Help is “told through the perspective of a white character and was created by predominantly white storytellers”.
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