10 Celebs You Won't Believe Never Won an Oscar


collageThe Academy Awards are on Sunday and we get to see our favorite stars walk the red carpet, suffer through super awkward interviews, then sit patiently for their name to be called. The buzz is all about The King's Speech this year, but personally I'm rooting for The Social Network. Colin Firth and Jesse Eisenberg are nominated for the Leading Actor trophy respectively, but the competition is pretty stiff with James Franco and Javier Bardem in the category, as well.

I'll be cheering for Jesse because I love to see a young guy bring home the gold. A victory for Jesse would likely piss off a lot people, not to mention many of Hollywood's favorite stars who have never won an Oscar. It's surprising how many haven't! Let's take a look at the top 10 actors and actresses in Hollywood who have never come in first:

Cary Grant. Frankly my dear, this is a surprise. He was nominated twice, once for the None but the Lonely Heart and Penny Serenade, but never won.

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Bette Midler. She's won plenty of Golden Globes and was nominated for Best Actress for The Rose and For the Boys, but no wins.

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Peter O'Toole. He was nominated eight times, the poor guy, including a nomination in 2006 for his role in Venus, but lost to Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland.

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Glenn Close. She's gotten five nominations, all in the 1980s, but no statues.

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Tom Cruise. Can you believe he didn't win for Fourth of July nor Jerry Maguire? Robbed. 

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Michelle Pfeiffer. Nominated for Best Actress in Love Field and The Fabulous Baker Boys and Supporting Actress in Dangerous Liaisons, but she's got nothing to show for it. And no nomination for Grease 2? Blasphemy. 

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Leonardo DiCaprio. Is he too pretty to win? Nominated for Best Actor in Blood Diamond and The Aviator, and Supporting in What's Eating Gilbert Grape, he's been shunned by the Academy. Every movie he's in is fantastic. He's got to be awarded the Oscar soon enough.

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Meg Ryan. She's never even been nominated for an Oscar. I just feel like she's such a classic actress that she would've surely won something by now. Award-wise, her biggest nods were Golden Globe nominations for her roles in Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, and When Harry Met Sally.

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Christian Bale. He's nominated this year for his Supporting role in The Fighter, but so far he's empty-handed. I'm kind of surprised by this considering his amazing performances in The Machinist, American Psycho, and of course, the Batman movies.

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Johnny Depp. Shocker, right? Nominated for three Oscars for Pirates of the Caribbean, Sweeney Todd, and Finding Neverland but obviously hasn't won. If he keeps making movies like The Tourist, then he's in trouble. Pick it up, John. You deserve a trophy.

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Anyone I left off?

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nonmember avatar paperskyyy

Johnny Depp should have won for Finding Neverland. End of Story.

Knitt... KnittinMama

Johnny Depp should have won for several things.

DebaLa DebaLa

Yeah, Glenn Close "I'm not gonna be *ignored,* Dan!" was robbed by Cher "Snap out of it!"

Meh to Cruise. He belongs in the same Oscar category as Jim Carrey for over-acting, rendering them both comedic at the wrong time.

Also, along with Peter O'Toole's generation of classic actors, Richard Burton was overlooked 7 times. That's wrong.

DiCaprio has a ways to go... he still hasn't grown a man's voice.

02_Gr... 02_Grey_Mustang

Mmmmmmmm Johnny Depp. Wait, what? Oh yeah, of course he deserves one :)

Neelah Neelah

Leonardo DiCaprio is the only one that surprises me. Most of his roles (that I've seen anyway!) have been fantastic.

Johnny Depp does not deserve an Oscar....he plays the same character over and over all the time. The only things he's been good in was Edward Scissorhands and Fear & Loathing

nonmember avatar Joe G

Neelah, You must be a youngster. The greatest oversight is without doubt Cary Grant, who was excellent in any number of movies in the '30s, '40s, and '50s. I wonder why, however, the blurb about him begins with a line that Clark Gable is famous for.

As for most of the others, the only ones who have really been overlooked are DiCaprio, Depp, and Close. The others are either light talents (like Meg Ryan) or haven't done that many movies (like Bette Midler).

momto... momtothemax2910

I'm most shocked by Peter O'Toole, and then Cary Grant.

DiCaprio and Depp are surprising but I'm sure will get their due.

Matt Cosgrove

Laura Linney gets robbed every 2 or 3 years.

madja... madjanssen

This list would have worked if not for the inclusion of Tom Cruise and Meg Ryan. We all know the Oscars are no indication of an actor's/actress' work - so many of the Oscar winners go on to mere duds later in their acting life e.g. Marisa Tomei, Mira Sorvina and Helen Hunt. Whilst it's nice that the brilliant ones like Kate Winslet has won one, there will be so many more who will probably go the rest of their lives without ever winning one (yes Laura Linney). The Oscars have proven to be nothing more than a glam fest and without the likes of Billy Crystal or Whoopi Goldberg or Steve Martin  to host it, it's not even worth the watch.

nonmember avatar Fee

Umm Peter O'Tooles 2006 movie was called Venus not Venice

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