4. Wolves howl in the face of the Goodfellas
Once upon a time, people cared about Kevin Costner, no matter what he did (until Waterworld). Case in point with Dances with Wolves in 1990. He swept the Oscars with his longwinded, and yes, good tale of a Civil War dude who goes to live with Native Americans. Goodfellas literally lost because Costner was that "awesome" back then. The crazy thing about Goodfellas is that is was somewhat of a surprise nominee in the first place – in general it had mixed to poor reviews because of it's hyper violence, incessant profanity, and unlovable characters. To put it lightly, there's probably been few other collective 180s regarding a film than the quick one that took place with Goodfellas. In the next couple years, it would be hailed as the "best mob movie ever" and nestled right beside The Godfather as the other epitome of life in the mafia. Even more of a snub, where the hell was Liotta's nomination?