Snubbies: 1972 Results/1971 Nominations

Even as the country continues on the fast train to fascism, we at The Avocado are staying focused on what’s really important — Oscar snubs from before most of us were born! And maybe it’s appropriate that Solaris took the big prize this week, reminding us that even the most oppressive regimes can occasionally produce terrific movies. And we got a few wins for Deliverance, (including beating a Bruce Lee movie in Stuntwork!) to remind us that the red states are terrifying.

Best Snubbed Picture: Solaris

Best Snubbed Director: Werner Herzog, Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Best Snubbed Actress: Diane Keaton, The Godfather

Best Snubbed Actor: Jon Voight, Deliverance

Best Snubbed Supporting Actress: Madeline Kahn, What’s Up Doc?

Best Snubbed Supporting Actor: Ned Beatty, Deliverance

Best Stuntwork: Deliverance

Best Voicework: Bill Melendez, Snoopy Come Home

Best Cast: The Godfather

As always, runners-up and vote totals for every years’ Snubbies can be found here.

Now, let’ go back to 1971! The French Connection dominated the awards, and while the verité car chase still thrills, the fact that Popeye Doyle is an unapologetic racist and pretty terrible cop who we’re supposed to root for really doesn’t hold up in 2018. There were lots of other great movies in 1971  the Academy acknowledged, but plenty more it didn’t! I’ll start things off by suggesting any movie that got nominated for a Golden Globe but not an Oscar (or Picture but not Director and vice versa), and a few other must-haves. Feel free to make (and upvote!) your own suggestions, and upvote as many performances as you feel are deserving. Top five vote-getters will be our nominees, who we’ll vote on next week to pick our winners.

Now, here are 1971’s Oscar nominees, who are not eligible for a Snubby:

Best Picture
The French Connection
A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof
The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandra

Best Director
William Friedkin, The French Connection
Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange
Norman Jewison, Fiddler On the Roof
Peter Bogdanovich, The Last Picture Show
John Schlesinger, Sunday Bloody Sunday

Best Actress
Jane Fonda, Klute
Julie Christie, McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Glenda Jackson, Sunday Bloody Sunday
Vanessa Redgrave, Mary, Queen of Scots
Janet Suzman, Nicholas and Alexandra

Best Actor
Gene Hackman, The French Connection
Peter Finch, Sunday Bloody Sunday
Walter Matthau, Kotch
George C. Scott, The Hospital
Chaim Topol, Fiddler On the Roof

Best Supporting Actress
Cloris Leachman, The Last Picture Show
Ann-Margret, Carnal Knowledge
Ellen Burstyn, The Last Picture Show
Barbara Harris, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
Margaret Leighton, The Go-Between

Best Supporting Actor
Ben Johnson, The Last Picture Show
Jeff Bridges, The Last Picture Show
Leonard Frey, Fiddler on the Roof
Richard Jaeckel, Sometimes a Great Notion
Roy Scheider, The French Connection