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Enter the Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2020 Oscar Contest: Who got snubbed?

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                                Zhao Shuzhen, left, and Awkwafina in a scene from “The Farewell.” Awkwafina won a Globe earlier this month for “The Farewell,” it was a proud moment for Asian Americans in — the first win by an actress of Asian descent in the lead category. There was much hope for an Oscar nod, but alas, it was not to be; in fact the much-admired film was shut out. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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    Zhao Shuzhen, left, and Awkwafina in a scene from “The Farewell.” Awkwafina won a Globe earlier this month for “The Farewell,” it was a proud moment for Asian Americans in — the first win by an actress of Asian descent in the lead category. There was much hope for an Oscar nod, but alas, it was not to be; in fact the much-admired film was shut out. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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                                Eddie Murphy in a scene from “Dolemite Is My Name.” Murphy failed to receive an Oscar nomination for his role in the film. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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    Eddie Murphy in a scene from “Dolemite Is My Name.” Murphy failed to receive an Oscar nomination for his role in the film. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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                                Robert De Niro in a scene from “The Irishman.” Although his co-stars Joe Pesci and Al Pacino received Oscar nominations for best supporting actor, De Niro failed to receive a nomination for best leading actor for his role in the film. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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    Robert De Niro in a scene from “The Irishman.” Although his co-stars Joe Pesci and Al Pacino received Oscar nominations for best supporting actor, De Niro failed to receive a nomination for best leading actor for his role in the film. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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                                Taron Egerton as Elton John in a scene from “Rocketman.” Egerton managed to win a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Elton John, he failed to get an Oscar nomination for lead actor. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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    Taron Egerton as Elton John in a scene from “Rocketman.” Egerton managed to win a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Elton John, he failed to get an Oscar nomination for lead actor. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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                                Adam Sandler in a scene from “Uncut Gems.” Sandler failed to get an Oscar nomination for best lead actor for his role in the film. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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    Adam Sandler in a scene from “Uncut Gems.” Sandler failed to get an Oscar nomination for best lead actor for his role in the film. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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                                Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff and Sven in a scene from the animated film, “Frozen 2.” The film failed to get an Oscar nomination for best animated feature. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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    Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, from left, Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Kristoff, voiced by Jonathan Groff and Sven in a scene from the animated film, “Frozen 2.” The film failed to get an Oscar nomination for best animated feature. Express your dismay over who got snubbed in this year’s Star-Advertiser Oscar contest.

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Instead of predicting the winners, this year’s Oscar contest asks you to tell us who you think got shortchanged.

Just as fun as celebrating the Oscar nominees is complaining about the movies and actors who didn’t get nominated. The overlooked. The unappreciated. The snubbed.

Was there a film or a performance dear to your heart that didn’t make the cut? Tell us about it.

In 150 words or less, express your dismay. We’ll judge the entries based on wit and/or creative expression of outrage.

The last day to enter is Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Best entry receives $200 cash from the Honolulu Star-­Advertiser and four movie passes. Second prize is $100 and two movie passes; and third prize is $50 and two movie passes. The winner and finalists will be printed in the Star-Advertiser on Oscar Sunday, Feb. 9.

One entry per person. The contest is open to Hawaii residents only. Oahu Publications Inc. employees and immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Any entry may be printed in the Star-Advertiser or posted on our website without compensation to the entrant.

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