15 Oscar-Losing Sports Films

Sports films have done pretty well at the Oscars over the years, relatively speaking. Many have racked up nominations for acting, directing, or best picture, and four— Rocky, Raging Bull, Chariots of Fire, and Million Dollar Baby —even won best picture.

Last night, Moneyball had a chance to join these films in the pantheon of classic Oscar-winning sports films. Unfortunately, Brad Pitt and company were shut out. Instead, the big awards went to The Artist, which—being a silent French film—is pretty much the antithesis of an all-American baseball flick.

But Moneyball isn’t alone in being snubbed by the Academy. In fact, it now joins a long list of Oscar-losing sports films. And here are 15 of them.

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