No Best Picture nomination for "Do the Right Thing"
The dust has settled and it's fair to call this the worst Oscar snub ever: Do the Right Thing, arguably the most shocking jolt to cinema in the late '80s and a brutal, atmospheric portrayal of racial tensions in Brooklyn, didn't pick up a Best Picture nomination in a year where uplifting, comforting movies like Field of Dreams, Driving Miss Daisy, and Dead Poets Society earned nods. There's nothing else to say. It was an important movie that was shafted in favor of cute movies. Bleak.