|A victim of the snub.|
Let's face it: the Academy Awards always snub one if not dozens of performances every year. Here are five scenes that should've (or could've) been nomination-worthy. Essentially, these are the scenes that probably would've been played at the Oscar ceremony when the nominee's name was read. (Granted, I had to work with what I could find online.)
Note: Performances like those of Fassbender (Shame), Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Shannon (Take Shelter), Harrelson (Rampart), Theron (Young Adult), Pitt (The Tree of Life), Paquin (Margaret), and Binoche (Certified Copy) aren't mentioned because most, if not all, of those are popular snubs.
In no particular order (possible spoilers):
1. Tom Hardy/Joel Edgerton, Warrior
2. Paul Bettany, Margin Call
3. Jessica Chastain, Take Shelter*
4. Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur
5. Melanie Laurent, Beginners
*Though she was nominated for The Help, I prefer this performance. And what a scene that is.