Perhaps it's snubbed, as in this example:
But when it came to making the now iconic movie version, [Julie Andrews] was passed over in favour of Audrey Hepburn because Julie "wasn't known at that time."
Later commenting on the snub, she said: "Audrey and I became good friends and one day she said to me, 'Julie, you should have done the role … but I didn't have the guts to turn it down'."
Source: The Gladstone Observer
Was Edward Norton snubbed for the role of Hulk in Joss Whedon's Avengers?
It's also widely used in the entertainment industry when a creative professional is not given an award that many believe they deserve. So often you will hear of actors being "snubbed for an Oscar".