Their names often sound in the lists of nominees, but every time luck bypasses them
These actors and actresses are known all over the world, they have millions of fans and a name on the poster is enough to make you want to watch a movie where they participate. And when you find out that they do not have the coveted Oscar statuette, you are very surprised: “Are you serious?” Their names often sound in the lists of nominees, but every time luck bypasses them. We really want to believe that the American Film Academy will finally appreciate these actors, that we will discuss in this list.
Blatant Hollywood injustice – Keanu Reeves. Who, if not him, is worthy of becoming an Oscar winner? Films with his participation are reviewed and loved by millions of people: Dangerous Liaisons, The Devil’s Advocate, Point Break, Constantine, Sweet November, the cult trilogy Matrix and others. All these films have collected a huge number of awards and prizes, but there is no Oscar yet!
Jim Carrey is a sparkling and bright actor, he has a myriad of awards and nominations, but there is no Oscar among them yet, and there are no nominations for him either. He was awarded two Golden Globes for his brilliant performance in films The Truman Show and Man on the Moon.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is probably too outrageous for a film academy. She was nominated for an Oscar twice, for the films The King’s Speech and The Wings of the Dove, but the award went to another actress. We also remember her other roles perfectly: Marla Singer Fight Club, Bellatrix Lestrange Harry Potter, Mrs. Bucket Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mrs. Lovett Sweeney Todd, the Queen of Hearts Alice in Wonderland and many others.
Amy Adams has a lot of interesting and memorable roles, and there were as many as five Oscar nominations. She has a bright appearance and undoubted talent, and has long been known to the audience. Films: Catch Me If You Can, The Fighter, American Hustle and others, characterize her as a very talented actress, and most likely a well-deserved award is just around the corner.
The pirate of all time Johnny Depp was nominated for an Oscar three times: in 2004 for his role in Pirates of the Caribbean, in 2005 in Fairyland, in 2008 in Sweeney Todd, but he never received the statuette. Of course, everything is ahead of him, but even if he does not receive this award, he will still have a lot of fans.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. played many of the audience’s favorite roles. For the Oscar, Iron Man was nominated twice: for the films Chaplin and Tropic Thunder, but unfortunately, the statuette was awarded to another actor. We hope the reward will find him after all.
Bill Murray has already become a kind of legend of cinema. This actor, beloved by many, played in cult films: Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, but earned only one Oscar nomination — in 2003 for the film Lost in Translation.
“Beauty Itself” – Monica Bellucci, has received many European awards for her acting career. Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Malena, The Apartment, Irreversible, The Matrix, The Brothers Grimm…this is not the complete list of her unforgettable roles. But for some reason, the film academies have not yet appreciated it.
Sharon Stone is a great actress, most remember her from the movie Basic Instinct. Despite the fact that she starred in more than forty films, she was nominated for an Oscar only once, for playing a role in the movie Casino. Sharon has worldwide fame, but there is no cherished statuette.
Ralph Fiennes is a talented and diverse actor. Who hasn’t he played in his career! Starting with the role of the conqueror of women’s hearts and ending with Voldemort from Harry Potter. But he received Oscar nominations only for the films The English Patient and Schindler’s List.
Winona Ryder was nominated for an Oscar twice in a row for her roles in the films The Age of Innocence (1993) and Little Women (1994). But we love her for other roles in the films: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Edward Scissorhands, Black Swan, Mermaids and others.
Bruce Willis has always played brutal characters. The audience loves him for his masculinity and interesting game. He played brilliantly in the films: Hudson Hawk, 12 Monkeys, Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, Armageddon, Death Becomes Her and this is not a complete list. But despite the rich filmography, the actor has not yet received an Oscar, and moreover, he has never even been nominated.
Harrison Ford, a well-known and beloved actor, famous for films about Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Fugitive, Air Force One and others. He also does not have an Oscar, and he was nominated for this award, back in 1985, for best actor in the film Witness.
Despite three nominations in the Best Actor category, Tom Cruise never received a statuette. He was first nominated for an Oscar in 1990 for his role in the film Born on the Fourth of July. After that, he played in a large number of serious films, but we hope that his best role is still ahead.
Will Smith does a great job with a variety of roles, but there aren’t many awards in his piggy bank. He was twice nominated for an Oscar: the first time in 2002 for his role in the film Ali, and the second in 2007 for the film The Pursuit of Happyness. But he did not receive an award, and if we take into account the fact that he and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith decided to boycott the award ceremony in 2016, seeing racist tendencies among the organizers, he is unlikely to receive it in the near future.
Keira Knightley has played many roles and film academies have nominated her for an Oscar twice. The first time was in 2006 for the “Best Female Role” in the film adaptation of the novel Pride and Prejudice. The second time it happened only in 2015, for participating in the drama The Imitation Game. Knightley has a lot of diverse and interesting roles in her arsenal, and we are sure that the Oscar is waiting for her in the near future.
Actress Glenn Close is very unlucky with the Oscar! She was nominated for the award as many as 7 times, the first time in 1980. Many people remember her for the role of the insidious Cruella De Vil, in the film 101 Dolmatians. In 2012, Glenn Close played waiter Albert Nobbs in the movie Albert Nobbs, and for this role she also received a nomination for a high award, but the statuette went to another actress.
Brad Pitt has one Oscar in his career, but he received it as a producer for the film 12 Years a Slave. He played many interesting roles, many of which made him world famous. He was nominated for the first time in 1996, for his role in the film 12 Monkeys. The film The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button made a sensation, and Pitt was also nominated for an award for playing in it, but the actor was unlucky again. In 2012, he was nominated for “Best Actor” in the film Moneyball, but the award again passed by. We hope that the actor will still receive the long-awaited statuette.
She is a wonderful actress and an idol of millions, her role in the movie Alien will forever be remembered by fans. Unfortunately, she did not receive a reward for it. We love her from the movies: Heartbreakers, Ghostbusters, Avatar, Working Girl and others. The fact that Sigourney was not awarded an Oscar seems to us a great injustice!
She is a stunningly beautiful woman and a subtle actress. She received the first nomination for the historical drama Dangerous Liaisons, where her performance impressed many people. After that, there were two more nominations: for the picture The Fabulous Baker Boys, and the actress herself sang all the musical parts, and for “Best Actress” in the film Love Field. After that, Michelle played grandiose roles, for example, Catwoman in Batman, and interesting characters in films Scarface, Trespass, Dark Shadows, Stardust, but unfortunately they did not seem outstanding to academics.