Snubbies: 1981 Results/1980 Nominations

Happy New Year, Snubby voters! Before we get into the results from 1981 and start discussing the snubbed films of 1980, we have to talk about the biggest Snubby night of the year — the 2017 Snubbies! This year’s Oscar nominations will be announced Tuesday, 1/23, so we’ll be there to be outraged about snubs the very next night (and as good a year for movies as this has been, there are going to be plenty). So, tonight, we nominate the best snubbed films of 1980. Next week, we vote on the nominees. 1/17, we’ll announce the winners, closing out the ’80s, and then 1/24, we’ll nominate the best snubbed films of this year, 1/31 we’ll pick the winners, and in February, we’ll start in on the Auteur Decade. Then, in March, that other, lesser awards show.

As always, in this week’s nomination thread you can suggest any film or performance overlooked by the Academy, and upvote as many as you feel are deserving. Top five upvote-getters in each category will be our nominees, and next week we will vote on the winners, which each receive a gold statue of Spike Lee.

Now, 1981! It was an outstanding day for Mad Max, as The Road Warrior handily won Best Snubbed Picture, Best Snubbed Director, and Best Stuntwork. It was also a good year for archaeology, as Karen Allen and Harrison Ford won the lead acting categories for Raiders of the Lost Ark by wide margins, and the film also won Best Cast. Also a pretty good year for Muppets and their human co-stars, as Diana Rigg and Charles Grodin won Supporting statues for The Great Muppet Caper, while Frank Oz won Best Voicework for multiple roles in that film.

So, onto 1980! The year Neil Diamond won both a Golden Globe and a Razzie for the same performance! (And, sadly, we’re only in 1981 and I already have to make a rule banning from Snubby consideration any performance that includes blackface). Here are 1980’s Oscar nominees, which are ineligible for the Snubby:

Best Picture
Ordinary People
Coal Miner’s Daughter
The Elephant Man

Raging Bull

Best Director
Robert Redford, Ordinary People
David Lynch, The Elephant Man
Martin Scorsese, Raging Bull
Richard Rush, The Stunt Man
Roman Polanski, Tess

Best Actress
Sissy Spacek, Coal Miner’s Daughter
Ellen Burstyn, Resurrection
Goldie Hawn, Private Benjamin
Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People
Gena Rowlands, Gloria

Best Actor
Robert De Niro, Raging Bull
Robert Duvall, The Great Santini
John Hurt, The Elephant Man
Jack Lemmon, Tribute
Peter O’Toole, The Stunt Man

Best Supporting Actress
Mary Steenburgen, Melvin and Howard
Eileen Brennan, Private Benjamin
Eva La Gallienne, Resurrection
Cathy Moriarty, Raging Bull
Diana Scarwid, Inside Moves

Best Supporting Actor
Timothy Hutton, Ordinary People
Judd Hirsch, Ordinary People
Michael O’Keefe, The Great Santini
Joe Pesci, Raging Bull
Jason Robards, Melvin and Howard