You’d think that when the Academy sits down to discuss who’s being nominated for an Oscar, they’d do some homework, ask questions and generally familiarize themselves with the body of work, before revealing their picks to the world and setting them in stone (or gold plated Britannium, which is what that golden little dude is made of). But sometimes, mistakes are made.
There’s actually been some rare instances where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has has to revoke or disqualify a nominee, due to someone making a mistake. Sometimes is all on the Academy, but other times, it’s the filmmakers that have goofed it, and need to live with the shame of being so close, yet so far, to an Oscar. Leo knows how you feel.
Luckily for them, there’s only been a handful of times this has happened.