The Must List

From the February 11th, 2005 Issue

Snubbed by Oscar—they are (and were) winners to us

The Must List: Feb. 11 2005

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1. PAUL GIAMATTI
In a perfect world, Sideways' whining antihero would be clearing a space next to the statuette for his winning turn in 2003's American Splendor. Review >

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2. THE INCREDIBLES' original score
It's hard to believe that (1) Michael Giacchino's retro jazz score was slighted by Oscar voters, and (2) this was his feature-film debut. Review >

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3. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Watch the DVD — and wonder how Oscar could, uh, forget Michel Gondry's direction, Jim Carrey's acting, and Jon Brion's score. Review >

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4. MARC FORSTER
Twice scorned, the Finding Neverland director gave us a searing look at a couple's unimaginable loss in 2000's Everything Put Together. Review >

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5. PETER SARSGAARD
The sleepy-eyed actor, passed over for his work in Kinsey, gave a marvelously nuanced performance in 2003's Shattered Glass. Review >

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6. KEVIN BACON
Call him Footloose and Oscar-free: Even before his shutout this year, the Woodsman star was criminally overlooked by his peers for his work in 1995's Murder in the First. Review >

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7. KILL BILL—VOL. 2
Hey, Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, and David Carradine: We watched the DVD — and we're scratching our heads too. Review >

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8. PEDRO ALMODÓVAR and JAVIER BARDEM
Sea Inside's star in 1997's lively Live Flesh, a saucy, delectable — and ignored — Spanish omelet. Review >

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9. REGINA KING
One of Ray's two snubbed actresses (along with Kerry Washington), she brought a touch of sass as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife in Jerry Maguire. Review >

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10. CLORIS LEACHMAN
Oscar got it right in 1972: The finely aging Spanglish star won Best Supporting Actress in the finely aging The Last Picture Show. Review >

Originally posted Feb 07, 2005 Published in issue #806 Feb 11, 2005 Order article reprints
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