This week, all eyes in Hollywood were trained on nominations announced for this year’s Golden Globes and SAG Awards. Conventional wisdom indicates that recognition in these early-season awards translates to success at the Academy Awards that follow. (Note: Oscar nominations will be announced this year on Monday, March 15th, with the awards presentation set for Sunday, April 25th.) However, the reality is that there have been many exceptions to this rule. The Hollywood Reporter looks at the last 20 years during which many films, directors, and actors struck out with Golden Globes and SAG Awards nominations, but were later rewarded by the Academy…and vice versa.
For example, Florence Pugh received an Oscar nomination for her role in Little Women after not receiving a GG or SAG nomination. On the other hand, Jennifer Lopez and Taron Egerton received GG and SAG nominations for their performances in Hustlers and Rocket Man but were snubbed by the Academy. Perhaps there’s still hope this year for The Life Ahead‘s Sophia Loren, Sound of Metal‘s Paul Raci and The Way Back‘s Ben Affleck.
See also: The 10 biggest Oscar snubs of all time, from ‘Saving Private Ryan’ to Alfred Hitchcock (USA Today)