Monday, May 5, 2014

Top 10 Actors Never Nominated for an Oscar

Every year, we marvel at the performers who have been nominated for Oscars. We rave about the ones we love, jeer at the names we don’t think deserve it, and, most notably, cry afoul at who is missing. Below are a handful of actors who, despite having illustrious film careers, have never garnered a competitive acting Oscar nomination. Today, we look at the men, tomorrow, the ladies. And believe me, I know there are plenty performers who didn’t make the cut here (sorry, Jim), so do pleasure share your favorites.

Steve Buscemi

One of the most distinguished actors currently in the game, I’m shocked that Steve Buscemi’s impeccable indie cred has yet to merit an Oscar nomination. Like many contemporary actors, Buscemi had to land on television before striking awards gold. His Nucky Thompson from Boardwalk Empire has earned him a number of TV awards honors, but that Oscar nom still eludes him. Should’ve been nominated for: Fargo (1996), Ghost World (2001).

John Cazale

John Cazale only starred in five films before dying of lung cancer, and any one of them could have earned him an Academy Award, let alone a nomination. In a decade where the Academy got so much right, the omission of a Cazale nomination is easily of their biggest errors. Should’ve been nominated for: At the very least, The Godfather Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975).

Jerry Lewis

I can forgive the Academy for overlooking Lewis’ many splendid comedy performances (because, historically, comedy ain’t the Academy’s bag), but it still blows my mind that Lewis’ role reversal in The King of Comedy wasn’t recognized with an Oscar nom. Should’ve been nominated for: The Nutty Professor (1963) and/or Boeing, Boeing (1965), The King of Comedy (1982).

Ray Liotta

This shouldn’t even be an issue. Liotta’s trademarked volcanic rage deserved a few Oscar nominations by now. Period. Should’ve been nominated for: Something Wild (1986), Goodfellas (1990), Narc (2002).

Peter Lorre

I had a genuine How did this happen? moment when I discovered that Peter Lorre had never been nominated for an Oscar. The man was a staple of so many classic works of film; but perhaps too hidden and mysterious for the Academy’s consideration. Should’ve been nominated for: M (1931), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942).

Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton and Ray Liotta are in the same boat here. They hit it big around the same time, and they’ve played an equal amount of lead roles and supporting characters, almost always to thrilling success. Yet, for whatever reason, an Oscar nomination has always been out of their reach. Should’ve been nominated for: Beetlejuice (1988), Clean and Sober (1988).

Edward G. Robinson

One of cinema’s best and most memorable character actors, Edward G. Robinson deserved to leave this world a multiple Oscar nominee (or winner). Sadly, the Academy waited until two months after his death to award him with an honorary award. Too little, too late, if you ask me. Should’ve been nominated for: Little Caesar (1931), Double Indemnity (1944), Key Largo (1948).

Peter Sarsgaard

There were many contemporary actors to choose from for this list, but Peter Sarsgaard was the name I could never let go of. Oddly, many of his Oscar-worthy roles were in films that generated a lot of Oscar attention for other stars in those specific films. Shame the he has yet to break through and land a nom. Should’ve been nominated for: Boys Don’t Cry (1999), Shattered Glass (2003), An Education (2009).

Martin Sheen

This was another one of those Are you serious? moments. With his 245 (!) listed credits on IMDb, it’s simply baffling that Sheen doesn’t have a single Oscar nomination. Should’ve been nominated for: Badlands (1973), Apocalypse Now (1979), Wall Street (1987).

Donald Sutherland

Much like Martin Sheen, Donald Sutherland has so many credits to his name (176, by IMDb’s count), that odds alone should’ve merited him an Oscar nomination by now. Oh, and it helps that he’s a damn fine actor, too. Should’ve been nominated for: MASH (1970), Klute (1971), Ordinary People (1980), JFK (1991).

Honorable Mentions
The Men of Bergman
Victor Sjöström in Wild Strawberries
Max von Sydow has been nominated for two Oscar, but not for films made by his longtime collaborator, Ingmar Bergman. Bergman vets Erland Josephson and Gunnar Björnstrand never earned a nomination either. But perhaps the Academy’s most shocking exclusion of a Bergman-directed performance is Victor Sjöström’s final film role in Wild Strawberries. All things considered, Sjöström’s work in the film is as good as film acting gets.


59 comments:

  1. FACK!!!!!! That is not right. I love these guys and none of them got nominated.... FACKING BULLSHIT!!!!! BTW, I heard you met Anthony Gonzalez.... AWESOME. I bet you didn't have pay $400 like that ugly chode Avril Lavigne did to her fans.

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    1. I know man, bunch of nonsense that these guys haven't earned a nom.

      Yeah dude, met Anthony Gonzalez last week . It was so surreal. I think you know pretty well how much his music means to me and it just... it was nuts. His brother was premiering his movie in LA, and it was an open premiere (Anthony did the music for it - great, great soundtrack). They were both doing a Q&A after the screening, but my girlfriend and I got to the theater a little early, just incase he was there. And there he was, standing in the lobby, eating popcorn, talking to people. Such a cool guy. Talked with him for like 10 minutes. Something I'll never forget.

      Lavigne made fans pay $400 to meet her? Is that true? What the hell.

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    2. Well, it was for a stupid meet-n-greet where you take a picture with her for $400 but you can't touch her. Yet, she looked like she was forcing a smile in those picture.

      NIN offered fans a package ranging from $500 and more to hang out with them and more as the money went to help some guy who was suffering from cancer during their 2009 tour. At least NIN offered something more. Avril is just a washed-up chode who is married to the biggest douchebag in music.

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    3. Holy shit, I just looked at the photos online. How the hell do you justify that? The NIN thing was for a great cause, but she is just... ew man, that's gross.

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  2. Sarsgard and Buscemi! It's such a shame they don't have Oscar nominations. At least Buscemi as a few Emmy noms. That's a good point about Sarsgard, he's always in movies where someone ELSE gets nominated. I hope that changes soon.

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    1. Same here! Both of those guys, I just think they're too good. A great character actor really does his (or her) best to blend in, so I dunno, maybe that's why they haven't been nominated. Damn shame. But yeah, Buscemi kills on Boardwalk.

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  3. Ay yi yi. Seeing all these guys on here together...it breaks the heart. Sutherland, Sheen, Cazale, Robinson in "Key Largo". Ugh.

    Could I also, in my official capacity as a Crudup Fanatic, humbly submit Billy Crudup's name for consideration? I mean, Russell Hammond. Seriously.

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    1. Ohhh shit Crudup is an excellent choice. Damn fine actor. I know he's your favorite, so I'm curious, what's your favorite Crudup performance? Russell? I've loved that guy ever since he strutted into the bar in Sleepers, sweaty and stoned and dangerous. Great presence.

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  4. Keaton, at least, will probably get a nomination for Birdman.

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    1. I certainly hope so. I'm so excited for the film.

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    2. Me too. Agree with you on NARC also. That was an awesome movie and Liotta could have taken an Oscar nomination for his performance.

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    3. I love that damn movie, so pleased to hear you're a fan. Liotta should've earned a nom for that one, no question.

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  5. This is a fantastic list. The two that blow me away the most are Peter Lorre and Edward G. Robinson.

    Just to throw some other names out there, Boris Karloff, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee never received nominations, either. I'm not sure who they'd replace, but you'd think that one of them (Lee has 278 projects listed on IMDB, Karloff has 205, Price has 198) might have snuck one in.

    The one I would try to sneak in? Joseph Goddam Cotten. No nominations despite starring in Hitchcock's favorite of his own films (Shadow of a Doubt), Welles's favorite of his films (Citizen Kane) and Carol Reed's favorite of his films (The Third Man). Again, I'm not sure who I'd knock out from your list, but Joseph Cotten was robbed over and over.

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    1. Thanks man, really appreciate you reading and commenting.

      Price was this close to making my list - just barely missed the mark. Love the rest of your choices too, but man, you crushed it with Cotten. He completely slipped my by while I was writing this. Love that guy.

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  6. God, these lists just get better and better, man. Such a great post. The fact that actors like Edward G. Robinson and Peter Lorre have never been nominated for an Oscar is frankly disheartening. I mean, WTF? Seriously? I'm sure Gary Oldman would have made it to this list if it weren't for his much deserved work in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (Thank God!) It's true there are so many actors that deserved multiple Oscar nominations that making a Top-10 isn't easy at all, but my personal Top-10 would be the following:

    1) Edward G. Robinson
    2) Peter Lorre
    3) Jean Gabin
    4) Donald Sutherland
    5) Steve Buscemi
    6) Michael Keaton
    7) Bruce Willis
    8) Kevin Bacon
    9) Alan Rickman
    10) John Goodman

    I could go on and on (the list is just endless, from Jean-Louis Trintignant, Daniel Craig and Richard Gere to Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hiddleston), of course, but the point I would like to make is this (and of course I'm not either the first or the last person to make it): It's not that of a surprise that all of these amazing actors haven't been nominated for an Oscar, simply because the Oscars don't acknowledge the Best Performance by an Actor/Actress in a Leading/Supporting Role, as they should, because if they did, they wouldn't keep on snubbing foreign language actors and actresses, certain genres (horror, comedy, for instance) or films that have been widely overlooked (I mean, has anyone seen "Sunlight Jr." this year, with Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon and doesn't think that both of them are worthy of an Oscar win?), or controversial films (how on earth Adèle Exarchopoulos wasn't nominated this year for "Blue is the warmest colour", probably the best foreign language film of the last decade, an astonishing masterpiece that should sweep all the Oscars?), or films that touch on specific subjects, or films that last too long or too little, you know, or are commercial enough or not commercial enough, or films released in the summer and not in December, for example, or, or, or, or, or... Quite simply, they wouldn't keep on playing it safe. It's understandable, of course, Oscars are a TV show, in fact the most glamorous TV show on Earth. But that doesn't make things any less sad, does it? So, well done Oscars. Keep on playing it safe and leave acting legends and performances that make history (I found myself thinking of Exarchopoulos again) without even a nomination. Oh and don't forget to acknowledge the Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Leading and Supporting Roles!!! My God! It's just sad. Just sad, man. Reading a wonderful post like yours, Alex, I've came to realize once again how sad it is to watch actors like Peter O' Toole leave this world without an Oscar win after 8 nominations (oh wait, he took and Honorary Award, right?), have a genius like Leonardo DiCaprio without any wins and acting gods like Michael Shannon delivering one acting masterclass ("Take Shelter") after another ("The Iceman") just to have a single nomination in the Best supporting actor category. It's just so fucking sad, man. I wish Oscar voters were just a little more fair, just a little more open-minded, simply put just genuine cinephiles. Everything is subjective on art, for sure. But having all of these incredible actors we're talking about nomination-less doesn't feel right. Objectively, this isn't right. I hope one day the Academy will come to recognize their work. What the hell, I still hope.

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    1. Wow man, awesome comment here.

      Oldman definitely would’ve made the cut had he not snuck in there via TTSS. He’s one of my all-time favorite actors. Love your list, namely that it’s a strong balance of old and new, and it’s so cool that we have so many in common.

      Yes, very rarely do the Oscars nominate the very best performances in any given year. It’s really “Best Actor in a Film That Was Widely Known and Discussed Last Year,” which is a damn shame. Indie roles (I loved Watts in Sunlight Jr. Loved.) and foreign performances (Adèle gave THE performance of 2013) are consistently and criminally ignored.

      DiCaprio has, what my father calls, the Paul Newman curse. He’s young, good looking, well paid – seemingly has it all, which can work against him come voting time. It’s an envy thing. I think Tom Cruise has suffered from this as well (I would’ve given him the Oscar for Magnolia), Robert Redford (in terms of his acting), and many others. Paul Newman won the damn honorary Oscar before he finally won a Best Actor Oscar. There’s just so much to talk about here, and after a while, the ranting becomes fruitless, you know? Because seemingly, nothing will change. We’ll get a great Adrien Brody-like surprise once every few years, but by and large, the Academy is going to keep nominating and awarding exactly who we all think. Bummer.

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    2. Thanks man. That was a hell of a reply to my comment. Everything you say is so spot on! I couldn't agree more with what your father calls "the Paul Newman curse" for DiCaprio. What a shame.

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  7. Wow. Shocked that Robinson & Lorre didn't get at least one nod. Strong list, though. Some others: Hugo Weaving, John Cusack, Jim Carrey.

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    1. Ohh great call on Weaving, a consistently overlooked but no less thrilling actor. What would you nominate him and Cusack for?

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  8. Not a fan of Ray Liotta, but the rest of the list is great. I really love Peter Sarsgaard! He is the creepiest man that I have ever had the privilege of watching on screen.

    I'm a huge Joseph Gordon Levitt fan (50/50 was amazing), but he doesn't have a huge resume yet, so I understand his omission.

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    1. Also, as I mentioned before, I would love to see one of John Goodman's Coen Brothers performances get more recognition one day. There are sure to be more in the future!

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    2. Goodman was really close to making the cut here, because no matter what that guy is in, he always kills. But occasionally, his work in Coen Bros films gets overlooked because it's too good, if that makes sense. Like many of their films, his performances are ones you appreciate more with subsequent viewings. And, as we all know, the Oscars like films that hit them hard, now, in the moment.

      Not a Liotta fan, huh? Bummer. I love that dude. I actually met him in real life and it was crazy how sweet of a guy he is. Apparently nothing like his tough guy persona.

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  9. I swear the first person I thought of was Steve Buscemi. My number 1 would be Ewan McGregor. He's seriously the most underrated leading actor ever. I know he does a lot of crappy movies but he's done stuff like Trainspotting and Moulin Rouge! and I thought he was the best actor in Beginners.
    Oh and someone mentioned Alan Rickman so him duhs.
    If it were possible to nominate Indian actors, there are some thesps like Naseeruddin Shah and newer actors of his caliber like Irfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who are all just incredible.

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    1. McGregor seems to have a bit of that Sarsgaard curse as well - consistently in solid films in which their co-stars are recognized by the Academy. Very strange. Rickman, that guy just rocks, would love to see him pull out a nom one day.

      Of course Indian actors count! If only the Academy saw it that way.... :/

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  10. Great post! I have to agree, it's terribly sad that these fine actors have never been acknowledged by the Academy. What's even sadder is that they sometimes make extremely strange choices in terms of nominations and wins, especially now that they're keeping it safe (mostly).

    My personal number 1 would be John Goodman, who is just so great in both comedies and dramas, it's absurd that they've overlooked him.

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    1. Thanks! As of late, they most definitely are keeping it safe. Occasionally they keep things interesting with a nomination (I didn't see Johan Hill's nom for The Wolf of Wall Street coming at all), but the winners are almost always who we think they're going to be. But I suppose that's a rant for another post ;)

      Love Goodman, perfect actor. He should really be a nominee by now as well.

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  11. Peter Sarsgaard was pretty much my favorite thing about the aughts and his constant Oscar snubs, especially when he was so close for both Kinsey and Shattered Glass, was heartbreaking.

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    1. Kinsey! I love him in that film too, I definitely would've nominated him that year as well. And Shattered Glass... I went to journalism school and we watched that movie literally dozens of times. (That and All the President's Men are to go-to films for journalism students.) But Sarsgaard always hits in that flick. He really fuckin' brings it.

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  12. Sarsgaard has given at least three performances in the last decade that should have gotten him an nomination. Likewise with Ewan McGregor. I mean, they've practically done everything that usually considered awards bait. What else do they have to do?

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    1. Yeah they really are in the same boat. Stuck in that vicious cycle of being highly praised yet overlooked. I have no idea what else they have to do. Play a character based on a real person who is dying from a terminal disease...?

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    2. Hmm, maybe. Playing someone that's dying of a terminal disease seems to be the sure bet for a nomination.

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    3. It's a damn near way to guarantee a nom. Even if, unfortunately, the performance doesn't fully deserve it.

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  13. Charles Bronson, for Once Upon A Time In The West. No other actor has ever influenced a classic movie with so few words and pure majestic presence.

    Other not yet mentioned: Glenn Ford, Eric Bana (especially for Munich), and Brian Cox.

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    1. Bronson is a damn good call. He's perfect in that film. You're right, what presence.

      Brian Cox, for sure. Man should have a few noms at the very least. Great call on Ford and Bana as well.

      Thanks for the comment!

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  14. All giggles aside...Michael Keaton in Beetlejuice...spectacular performance! He's so raunchy, disgusting and over-the-top, that I sometimes forget it's Keaton. Shame on the Academy. SHAME.

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    1. Preach! Keaton went all in for that role, which is amazing for so many reasons, two chief ones being that he's not in the movie that much, and you can hardly recognize him. Love that damn movie.

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  15. Great list. A lot of surprises here i could not believe. Other ones i can't believe have never gotten a nod is Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell and especially Elias Koteas for The Thin Red Line.

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    1. Thanks! Koteas in The Thin Red Line is one of the finest acting performances I've ever seen. Tortured, human, flawless. I'm so drawn to it. He should've been nominated and won.

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  16. Buscemi and Sarsgaard WTF! Sarsgaard WILL be nominated eventually, you'll see. He was SO good in The Killing's season 3.

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    1. I LOVED him on that show. You just never really knew about that guy. Such a delicate balance between out-and-out villain (which, to me, are boring), and humanistic mad man.

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  17. Donald Sutherland has never been nominated, this is an outrage.

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  18. Another great list! Can't seriously believe some of those not being nominated. Loads of favorites like Sutherland, Sheen, Cazale, and Buscemi. Not surprised by Lewis 'cause I know how they overlook comedy.

    Like you’ve said about Adèle Exarchopoulos in Adèle, I kept thinking how Mads Mikkelsen was terrible overlooked for The Hunt last year. Same as Adèle, thanks god he won at Cannes. He's one of the finest actors of his generation and with Vinterberg he did one of the greatest performances. As Ulrich Thomsen also did in another Vinterberg film, Festen.

    Dirk Bogarde never getting nominated just pretty sums up my discourage with these awards, most of the time. I'd never forget his performance in Death at Venice. It's funny how I'd expect the European actors to be a little overlooked, but the British / Irish actors don't get too much love from the Academy either, with the exception of the great Day-Lewis. I'm still shocked at Fiennes not having an Oscar already. He's been nominated, but I think only twice. Another big outrage is Cillian Murphy. Should have been nominated for Breakfast in Pluto and The Wind That Shakes the Barley. Two of the best performances from the latest years. Of course, you can guess that I’m also mad at them not having Fassbender nominated for Hunger and Shame, even though they nominated him this year.

    I’ve seen some have also mentioned McGregor, which I also like a lot, and surprisingly there are two fellow Scots that have also not been nominated. Veteran Peter Mullan, one of the best actors out there, and James McAvoy. He’s only on his 30s but he could have already been nominated three times for The Last King of Scotland, The Conspirator and Atonement. Specially that last one, the film was a little too much drama for me, but his performance impressed me, so moving.

    And about Spanish actors, I love Bardem, but I’m not so fond of Cruz. We’ve had terrific actresses, one of them Bardem’s mother, Pilar, and it’s quite funny to know that she’s the first Spanish actress to win an Academy Award.

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    1. Thanks Mara! You listed so many talented actors here. Fassbender’s snub for Shame will never make sense to me. Okay, yes, it’s in a “racy” film, but that performance is acting at its finest.

      Peter Mullan, I LOVE that guy. So strong in Tyrannosaur. And a damn fine director, too. The funny thing about The Last King of Scotland is that McAvoy is clearly the lead role, and Whitaker is obviously the supporting performance. Funny how those Oscar campaigns work. But I do love McAvoy in that film.

      Hope some of the men you listed here will get a nom and/or win very soon. They all deserve it!

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  19. Wow. This is such a great -- but depressing -- list. I can't believe Peter Lorre was never nominated for an Oscar, especially considering how many classics he starred in. Ditto for Cazale who did nothing but incredible work in his short run. Also, I'm a big fan of Sarsgaard. Really hope he breaks through at some point.

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    1. Thanks man. I was getting depressed just writing it. Ha. Some of these snubs really are baffling. I think Sarsgaard will break through soon enough as well. He just needs more solid indie roles, and less Green Lantern silliness.

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  20. So many surprises here. Sheen and Sutherland in particular I was convinced had scored Oscar nominations! I wouldn't be surprised to see Sarsgaard crack a nomination in the near future, though.

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    1. Sheen and Sutherland, based on pure numbers alone, should have noms by now. Crazy!

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  21. Yep, they all should've been nominated. They all get CinSpec nods, though. :)

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  22. I definitely agree on all of these. Especially Steve Buscemi and Ray Liotta. I can't believe they were not nominated for Fargo and Goodfellas. Another one that is not on this list that i'm shocked has never been nominated is Sam Rockwell. He has been killing it in everything he has done since The Green Mile. I was sure he was finally gonna get his nod for Moon, but no. Another one that i might be alone on here is Adam Sandler. I'm not the biggest fan of his comedies (especially lately), but there is no denying that he can act when he wants to. Punch Drunk Love, Reign Over Me and Funny People are all proof of that and i feel each one of those were worthy of a nod.

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    1. Rockwell really does surprise me too. I feel like, hopefully, that one is just a matter of time. Or at least it damn well better be. I love Sandler in Punch-Drunk, one of my favorite performances of the 2000s. Hey, at least he nabbed a Globe nom. Heh.

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  23. I don't have as many actors that have been snubbed as actresses slighted, perhaps because it seems fewer worthy men have been bypassed than the ladies. Off your list I think the most egregious to be without a nomination is Donald Sutherland.

    1) Except for Edward G. Robinson!! That burns me to no end but goes back to the Myrna Loy/Ida Lupino problem of always being excellent so even when he was at his best it was expected. However with him I suspect the blacklist came into play. Should have been nominated for: Little Caesar, The Sea Wolf, Flesh and Fantasy, Double Indemnity, Scarlet Street, Key Largo and The Cincinnati Kid.

    2) Alan Rickman-Startling that someone who can play a suavely venal character like Hans Gruber and the total sweetheart that is Col. Brandon and make you believe in both has never received one single nomination is beyond belief. Should have been nominated for: Die Hard, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense and Sensibility, and Galaxy Quest

    3) Errol Flynn-Swashbuckling panache is never given its due and the king purveyor of it was Flynn. The ease with which he did it made it look deceptively simple and I'm guessing his wild offstage exploits didn't help his serious actor credibility either. Should have been nominated for: The Adventures of Robin Hood and Too Much, Too Soon.

    4) Robert Walker-A brilliant, deeply troubled actor whose main studio, MGM, didn't know how to utilize properly. He was so good at the sweet aw-shucks boy next door that he never got a chance to explore the darker edges of his talent until the end of his too brief life. Like Jean Harlow if he had not been felled at an early age, 32, he probably would have racked up some nominations. Should have been nominated for: The Clock and Strangers on a Train.

    5) Fred MacMurray-I came to an awareness of Fred's ability gradually since I first knew him as the affable dad on My Three Sons, hardly a part to stretch his abilities. Perhaps that's why he never scored any awards traction since he was best known as a light comedian but he was capable of much more. Should have been nominated for: Swing High, Swing Low, Remember the Night, Double Indemnity and The Apartment.

    6) Edward Arnold-Again incredible that one of the consummate character actors never was acknowledged for his work. Should have been nominated for: Come and Get It, Johnny Apollo and The Devil and Daniel Webster.

    7) Richard Gere-A spotty actor at times, he seems to need to engage with the character to really give his all but he has some very good work that should have gathered recognition. He also seems popular so his exclusion is strange. Should have been nominated for: Days of Heaven, Primal Fear and Unfaithful.

    8) Dana Andrews-His easy seemingly inperturable performance style always made his performances appear effortless probably why they weren't recognized. Should have been nominated for: The Ox-Bow Incident, Laura, Fallen Angel, A Walk in the Sun and The Best Years of Our Lives.

    9) Joseph Cotton-A quiet authoritative actor who after a promising start slipped into indifferent pictures which didn't offer much in the way of showy parts though he was always good. Should have been nominated for: Shadow of a Doubt and The Third Man

    10) John Barrymore-A very good actor who you can sadly see waste away on screen. A great deal of his best work happened before the award was created but he offered up some fine work before total dissipation destroyed him. Should have been nominated for: Grand Hotel, Topaze, Dinner at Eight and Twentieth Century.

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    1. Another terrific list, my friend. Rickman, Flynn, MacMurray and Gere in particular were all close to making the cut here. I'm not Gere's biggest fan, but he's given a handful of Oscar-bait performances that I'm stunned the Academy didn't nominate. And man, just imagine if Rickman got nominated for Die Hard. Bliss.

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  24. Ewan McGregor: Trainspotting, Star Wars, Big Fish, Moulin Rouge!, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
    One of the best british actors I ever seen.
    Adam Sandler: Happy Gilmore, Punch-Drunk Love, 50 First Dates, Reign Over Me, Funny People
    I admit, he isn't a GOOD actor, but I love his work as a comedic actor.
    Richard Gere: Pretty Woman, Chicago, FUKING Arbitrage
    When I was younger I tought he have some oscar, I was wrong.
    Alan Rickman: Die Hard, Sense and Sensibility, Harry Potter, Sweeney Todd
    I like him very much. He played the greatest villians in film history.
    BRUCE WILLIS: He is the greatest action actor and he is better than Stallone & Schwarzenegger.
    What is annoying is the fact that his films have Oscar nominations for acting.
    He should have been nominated (at least) for: Die Hard, Pulp Fiction (and Samuel L. for Jackie Brown), Twelve Monkeys, The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Moonrise Kingdom.

    You should make a list of actors nominated to oscar for the wrong film (ex: Brad Pitt for Strania poveste a lui Benjamin Button instead for Burn After Reading)

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    1. Great picks. I've wanted to do a list like that one you mentioned, specifically to highlight Pitt's performance in those two films. To me, his performance in Burn After Reading is so superior to his Benjamin Button work. LOVE him in Burn.

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  25. Top 10 Directors Never Nominated for an Oscar? & Top 5 Directors Never Who Won an Oscar?

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    1. The first one is actually a really good idea. I should definitely do that.

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