Awards season: It doesn’t at all times go the best way you suppose it would! Snafus like 2017’s Moonlight/La La Land mixup have confirmed that, though generally Oscar evening surprises are extra refined—snubs, for instance. Often, an actor that you possibly can swear is drowning in Academy Awards truly has no wins to their identify. Is it honest? No. Must you and all of the attendees at your Oscars social gathering combat for hours about why these actors truly deserve the trade’s largest awards? Sure. Under, discover 7 Hollywood actors who’re surprisingly Oscar-free (regardless of their many nominations).
Over the course of her storied profession, Shut has been nominated a whopping eight occasions for her roles in movies together with The Huge Chill, Deadly Attraction, and Harmful Liaisons, however she’s by no means taken an Oscar dwelling. (Olivia Colman spoiled her most up-to-date bid in 2019.) She’s one of many best-supporting-actress nominees this yr for her function in Hillbilly Elegy, nevertheless, so possibly her time is nigh.
In 1994, Neeson was up for finest actor for his career-defining function within the Holocaust drama Schindler’s Listing (that yr’s best-picture winner). When he didn’t win, many thought of it a major upset.
The recently vaccinated performing legend has been nominated twice, for his roles in Lord of the Rings and Gods and Monsters, however has but to win one. Don’t cry for him, although; he’s the proud recipient of seven Olivier awards, a Tony, and a Golden Globe.
Bening has been nominated for an Oscar 4 occasions, most not too long ago within the best-actress class for her function in 2011’s The Children Are All Proper, however that was the yr she misplaced out to Natalie Portman for her function in Black Swan.
Samuel L. Jackson
Regardless of having some of the recognizable voices in Hollywood, Jackson didn’t win within the best-supporting-actor class when he was nominated for his 1994 efficiency in Pulp Fiction. Years later, after he didn’t get a nod for 2015’s The Hateful Eight, Jackson’s spouse, LaTanya Richardson, said that she and her husband had “moved on” from the snub. “I’m disturbed by all of it, however we gotta bear in mind: the Oscars is one evening,” she added.
Regardless of memorable roles in movies like Julie & Julia and Huge Evening (which he co-directed with Campbell Scott), Tucci has solely been nominated as soon as, for The Beautiful Bones; strolling away from the 2010 Oscars empty-handed (all the higher to cook and eat his way across Italy with). The identical function additionally earned Tucci a BAFTA and Golden Globes nomination.
Weaver has three Oscar nominations to her identify for her roles in Aliens, Working Lady, and Gorillas within the Mist. Securing each of the latter in 1989, she turned solely the fifth actor ever to obtain two performing nominations in the identical yr—however as of now, she nonetheless has no wins.