By the time we learn which of the most high-profile films and performers of the past year have been nominated (or not) for Hollywood’s most prestigious awards, we’re invested. We have opinions, and strong ones, at that. When our faves get recognized as nominees with the chance to take home a golden statue, we’re ecstatic and content in the knowledge that the voters have tastes as refined as ours. On the other hand, when our personal picks don’t get “the nod,” that oversight can stick in our craws and inspire snarky Twitter commentary. But while complaining is fun, it’s nowhere near as cathartic as reading through our feelings. With that in mind, here are a few of the films, performers, and filmmakers whose awards-season snubs we felt deeply, along with the books we’ve chosen to help us shake off those slights.