The 7 greatest sci-fi films that didn't win the Oscar

When it comes to science-fiction movies and the Best Picture award at the Oscars, summon Rodney Dangerfield: Fact is, sci-fi movies just don't get no respect from the folks who choose the Academy Awards.

Not that they don't ever make the final cut (no pun intended). During the last 83 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has rarely even nominated a sci-fi or fantasy film for Best Picture, and no science fiction film has ever walked away with the prize. Last year, TWO sci-fi films were up for the award, and BOTH lost. Perhaps by now, sci-fi enthusiasts are used to getting slighted, but you have to wonder.