Although it's not one specific year, but 3-time Director's Guild Nominee Christopher Nolan being a zero-time Oscar nominee is starting to feel incredibly malicious, more than any of those. It's clearly some sort of vendetta.
Everyone is watching the same Simpsons episode as me, right? I didn't accidentally ingest some shrooms before watching?
Titanic over the brilliant LA Confidential.
It's also widely believed that Jermy Irons Oscar for Reversal of Fortune was largely based on not getting an Oscar for his rivetting performance in Dead Ringers. (Which creeped the hell out of me.)