Since the dawn of cinema, monsters have loomed large. At every turn, from silent films to the birth of talkies to the beginning of the blockbuster era, tragic freaks and evil creatures have sold out theaters and united audiences, even in the most fraught and divided times. From Nosferatu to Netflix, monsters have transcended showbiz trends and generational changes … but have nonetheless been denied a place of honor at Hollywood’s most prestigious awards shows. The full story can be found here.