Leo Is Not Alone, These Actors Haven’t Won An Oscar Either

Leonardo DiCaprio has just been nominated for his fifth Oscar. With the golden statue still not in his hand, we are reminded that he is not the only actor who has been nominated multiple times and is yet to win one. Many actors have not been able to recite the Oscar speech they made up in the shower when they were ten-year-olds.  Here are nine greats of the silver screen that are still waiting or died waiting. Jeez that turned morbid pretty quickly.

 

 

1. Amy Adams – Six nominations.

Junebug – 2006 Best Supporting Actress

Doubt – 2009 Best Supporting Actress

The Fighter – 2011 Best Supporting Actress

The Master – 2013 best Supporting Actress

American Hustle – 2014 Best Actress

Amy is the master of none of the Oscars.

 

2. Glenn Close – Six nominations.

The World According to Garp – 1983 Best Supporting Actress

The Big Chill – 1984 Best Supporting Actress

The Natural – 1985 Best Supporting Actress

Fatal Attraction – 1988 Best Actress

Dangerous Liaisons – 1989 – Best Actress

Albert Nobbs – 2012 Best Actress.

How on earth did she not get a nomination for Hook?

 

3. Richard Burton – Seven nominations.

My Cousin Rachel – 1953 Best Actor.

The Robe – 1958 Best Actor.

Becket – 1965 Best Actor.

The Spy Came in from the Cold – 1966 Best Actor.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf – 1967 Best Actor (He absolutely should have won an Oscar along with his onscreen and off-screen wife Elizabeth Taylor).

Anne of the Thousand Days – 1970 Best Actor.

Equus – 1978 Best Actor.

 

4. Thelma Ritter – Six nominations.

All About Eve – 1951 Best Supporting Actress.

The Mating Season – 1952 Best Supporting Actress.

With a Song in my Heart – 1953 Best Supporting Actress.

Pickup on the South Street – 1954 Best Supporting Actress.

Pillow Talk – 1960 Best Supporting Actress.

Birdman of Alcatraz – 1963 Best Supporting Actress.

5. Abert Finney – Five nominations.

Tom Jones – 1964 Best Actor

Murder on the Orient Express – 1975 Best Actor

The Dresser – 1984 Best Actor

Under the Volcano – 1985 Best Actor

Erin Brockovich – 2001 Best Supporting Actor “Is that how they teach beauty queens how to apologize…because you suck at it”.

 

6. Arthur Kennedy – Five nominations.

Champion – 1950 Best Supporting Actor

Bright Victory – 1952 Best Supporting Actor

Trial – 1956 Best Supporting Actor

Peyton Place – 1958 Best Supporting Actor

Some Came Running – 1959 Best Supporting Actor

 

7. Deborah Kerr – Six nominations (She received an Honorary Oscar, but that pity Oscar doesn’t count).

Edward my Son – 1950 Best Actress.

From Here to Eternity – 1954 Best Actress.

The King and I – 1957 Best Actress.

Heaven Knows, Mr Allison – 1958 Best Actress.

Separate Tables 1959 Best Actress.

The Sundowners – 1961 Best Actress.

Honorary Oscar in 1994. It’s like a participation award.

8. Irene Dunn – Five nominations.

Cimarron – 1931 Best Actress

Theodora Goes Wild – 1937 Best Actress

The Awful Truth – 1938 Best Actress

Love Affair – 1940 Best Actress

I remember Mama – 1949 Best Actress

 

9. Peter O’Toole – Eight nominations.

Lawrence of Arabia – 1963 Best Actor

Becket – 1965 Best Actor (Double Best Actor loss for Peter O’Toole and Richard Burton)

The Lion in Winter – 1968 Best Actor

Goodbye, Mr Chips – 1970 Best Actor

The Ruling Glass – 1973 Best Actor

The Stunt Man 1981 Best Actor

My Favorite Year – 1983 Best Actor

Honorary Oscar in 2003. Once again, it’s really not the same.

Venus – 2007 Best Actor