The greatest films snubbed the Oscars: From Harry Potter to It's A Wonderful Life

Despite being one of the most popular cinematic franchises of all time, the Boy Who Lived never won an Academy Award

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You don’t have to be a film buff to know that The Oscars are a Big Deal. For 87 years, every big screen vixen, director and makeup artist from here to LA has aimed to get their mitts on one of those golden statuettes and this year is no different.

An Oscar is the ultimate accolade. But there are a number of films - classics, game changers, massive franchises like Harry Potter - which have been overlooked by the Academy Awards panel.

Here’s a list of the biggest award robberies of all time: