These 10 Famous Movie Stars Have Never Got an Oscar, from Glenn Close to the Hollywood actor who played the lead in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies


The 2023 Oscar nominations have been announced with surprises and more. Apart from Best Film and Director, the categories that are also often talked about are Best Actor and Actress. For decades, there was a belief that whoever won that category at the Golden Globes would also win at the Oscars. But, that’s not always true. In fact, the Oscars have their own judgment and not infrequently the results surprise many people. In the Best Actor and Best Actress categories, there are many actors and actresses who have been nominated many times but never won. Although, they managed to steal a Golden Globe. Surprisingly, there are many well-known actors and actresses whose films penetrate the box office and win critical acclaim have never won an Oscar. Although, there are among them who have been nominated many times. Oscar is the most prestigious award in the world of acting and it’s no wonder that many famous film stars are eyeing it. Getting an Oscar takes hard work. Leonardo DiCaprio had to be nominated 7 times before “breaking an egg” in 2015 when he finally won his first Oscar with The Revenant. Other actors or actresses also need time to reach it. Who are some famous movie stars who have never won an Oscar? Check out the following reviews!

10. Glenn Close

Glenn Close’s career spanned decades since he started in the 1970s. In every appearance, he always shows his acting skills by transforming into the characters he plays as if they were real. In total, she has earned 8 Oscar nominations, 4 for Best Actress and 4 for Best Supporting Actress. But, until now, Glenn has never brought home an Oscar to his home. In fact, Glenn is a versatile actress who has proven her worth during her 40+ year career in Hollywood. He went from being a sexy stalker in Fatal Attraction to the legendary Disney villain Cruella in 101 Dalmatians.

9. Amy Adams

Throughout her career, Amy Adams has earned 6 Oscar nominations. But, he never won once to show off how awesome his acting is. The Thing website said several people in the film industry said that Amy was treated unfairly at the Academy. According to the site, Amy should have deserved an Oscar with her first nomination. Amy transforms herself into every character she plays. Whether it’s the princess in Enchanted or the protege Julia Child in Julie and Julia. She deserves and has proven that she should get the kind of recognition that other actors/actresses get at the Oscars.

8.Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper has starred in many films that have earned him Oscar nominations. Likewise with him. Throughout his career, he has been nominated 3 times for Best Actor and 1 time for Best Supporting Actor. But, to date, he has never won a single Oscar. Bradley is one of the actors with a maximum performance in every role. Although he often gets roles in serious films, Bradley can also appear relaxed and relaxed. He is the voice of the character Rocket Raccoon in the MCU who is known to be rough and funny.

7.Robert Downey

Playing an original character in a film or biopic is a guaranteed Oscar nomination. Likewise what happened to Robert Downey Jr. About 30 years ago, he got his first Oscar nomination for his role as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin’s film. However, he didn’t win. After overcoming controversy and relaunching his film career, back in the 2000s, the actor was on the verge of achieving success he had never achieved before. In 2008, Robert was again nominated for an Oscar for Tropic Thunder. He then became the main character in the superhero film Iron Man and then the rest is history. There is hope for Robert to get an Oscar since he is still active despite stepping back from the MCU.

6. Tony Collette

Toni Collette is one of the actresses with an appearance that never disappoints in every film or series that she has starred in. She is a versatile actress who is always able to pull off any role she is given. MovieWeb even said that Toni should have won an Oscar for her role in Hereditary. In fact, Toni has only been nominated for an Oscar once. In fact, her appearance in Little Miss Sunshine and Sixth Sense managed to amaze many people. His characters in Velvet Buzzsaw, Knives Out, and I’m Thinking of Ending Things prove that he is very capable in any role.

5.Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise has become one of the box office guarantee actors in Hollywood. But, he is not the first choice to get an Oscar. Throughout her career, she has earned three nominations. His first nomination was in 1989 for Born on the Fourth of July, followed by Jerry Maguire, and lastly Magnolia. It looks like winning an Oscar is Mission: Impossible for Tom. This year, one of his films, Top Gun: Maverick, was nominated for Best Picture. If the film wins, Tom could be a part of it. Although, he was not included in the individual nominations for this year’s Oscars.

4. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is perhaps best known for his iconic role as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. However, he actually has many roles in various films. Whether flexing his muscles and claws or singing rebellious songs in Les Miserables, Hugh always made a big impression. In fact, he’s only been nominated for an Oscar once for Les Miserables. One of Hugh’s best performances was in Logan. In that film, he shows a different side of a superhero who finds himself old and not as great as he used to be. The Australian actor has played the role since 2000.

3. Willem Dafoe

Throughout his career, Willem Dafoe has earned 4 Oscar nominations. Not many other actors can claim to be so close to that trophy without ever getting it. While Willem is better known for his roles in blockbusters such as the Spider-Man franchise, where he played the Green Goblin, and in John Wick, he is as comfortable acting in dramas and even comedies as it is. His appearances in The Florida Project and At Eternity’s Gate earned him Oscar nominations. At Eternity’s Gate earned him a Best Actor nomination. But, until now, he has never brought home a trophy.

2. Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood has won 4 Oscars for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. However, he received the Oscar as a director, not as an actor. Clint had a monumental acting career that started in the mid-1950s. He’s even still active today. Clint first became known for his appearance as the nameless and silent protagonist in the Dollars Trilogy in the 60s. He would go on to dominate acting for the next decade with his role on the series Dirty Harry. The aging actor may have missed out on an Oscar for his acting, but his career has certainly been extraordinary.

1. Johnny Depp

Nominated for Best Actor on three occasions, the fact that Johnny Depp has never won an Oscar comes as a surprise to some. Johnny isn’t the only actor to have been nominated multiple times. But, not many can claim to have been nominated for looks that are so different from each other. His first Best Actor nomination came for his portrayal of the flamboyant Captain Jack Sparrow in the massively successful first Pirates of the Caribbean film, The Curse of the Black Pearl, in 2004. A year later, Johnny was again nominated for Best Actor for a more serious role, namely JM Barry, in Finding Neverland. In 2008, he was again nominated for Best Actor for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Johnny is a versatile actor.