Magazine article Variety

Sci-Fi, Horror Scare off Oscar Voters

Magazine article Variety

Sci-Fi, Horror Scare off Oscar Voters

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The Oscars were in their infancy when Universal Pictures' monster movies established the bedrock of the Hollywood horror and science-fiction traditions, yet the two similarlyaged institutions have rarely found much common ground. Here are some of the Acad's near-misses, and rare successes, recognizing genre filmmaking.

1931

Neither Dracula nor "Frankenstein" (released the same year) were noticed by the Academy. The split between the Oscars and genre filmmaking would continue.

1960

Alfred Hitchcock didn't win best director for Psycho, nor did he win for any of his other nominated thriller classics, which included "Rear Window," "Spellbound," "Life Boat" and "Rebecca."

1968

2001: A Space Odyssey earned four noms, including best director for Stanley Kubrick, but only won for visual effects. …

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