Episode 6: Why the Oscars Hate Geeks, 2001: A Space Odyssey VS. Star Wars, Top 5 Oscar Snubs

Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Academy of Motion PIcture Arts and Sciences, Science Fiction Oscar Snubs

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to…no science fiction film EVER! We explore how the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences works, why genre films keep getting ignored during award season, and why this matters. The two biggest science fiction Oscar losers, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars, battle for intergalactic glory in the INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER! We share our top 5 Oscar snubs.

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Show Notes

  • 0:00 - 24:00: Why the Oscars hate geeks.

  • 24:01 - 47:44: INFINITE CROSSOVER CHAMBER - 2001: A Space Odyssey VS. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

  • 47:45 - 1:20:05: Top 5 Oscar snubs.


Top 5 Oscar Snubs


  1. District 9
  2. Inception
  3. E.T.
  4. Sin City
  5. Alien


  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Children of Men
  3. E.T.
  4. Her
  5. Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Rise of the Planet of the Apes)

Honorable Mentions:

  • Sam Rockwell (Moon)
  • Alan Rickman (Harry Potter films)
  • Ed Harris (The Abyss) 
  • Blade Runner
  • Dark City
  • Jeff Goldblum (The Fly)
  • Donnie Darko
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
  • Metropolis 
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Dark Knight
  • Jurassic Park
  • Looper
  • Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) 
  • Pan's Labyrinth 
  • Back to the Future
  • The Wizard of Oz