The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which actually honours all the achievements related to cinema by awarding an Oscar has been running since 1929. While it stands true that some of the best awards have been hand out to the most deserving people, there are some actors and actresses that have been missed and in our opinion, have been robbed of an Oscar. One of our other articles dealt with some of the best actors who have yet to achieve an Oscar and this article deals with the other gender albeit the same problem. These amazing ladies who are brilliant in their field, have yet to take home an Oscar and while you go through the list below, you will be shocked for it contains some of the best lady performers this world has ever seen.
10. Judy Garland
First on our list is the lady whose acting career and her affiliation with cinema has a life of over four decades. She has performed in almost forty movies, one more brilliant than the next and one would think that after such an experience, at least one of those performances would have won her an Oscar but no. She has been nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role in Judgment at Nuremberg and for her leading role in A Star is Born but the lady is yet to take an award home.
9. Julianne Moore
This brilliant actress has been nominated for an Academy Award four time, twice for a supporting role and twice for a lead role in the movies The Hours, Boogie Nights, Far from Heaven and The End of the Affair respectively. We are sure that all of you are very familiar with her name and would be just as shocked to know that she was not awarded the Oscar award itself for any of her prestigious performances.
8. Rosalind Russell
This is one name that all of the youngsters out there might not be very familiar with but she was a gem of a star. She has expertise both for stage and screen and was equally appreciated for her talent. This can be gauged by the fact that she won five Golden Globe awards and a Tony Award but unfortunately, has never been able to win an Oscar. She was nominated for a total of four times all for her leading roles in various movies.
7. Glenn Close
Glenn is another one of those shocking celebrity actresses who is yet to take home an Oscar. She has been nominated for the Oscar as high as five time, twice for a lead role and thrice for a supporting role but did she take home the Oscar: No Sir! Like Julianne, Glenn who played the celebrated character of Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians, has also won so many other awards that to list them here would require a whole other page.
6. Michelle Pfeiffer
We next have Michelle who is the gorgeous diva that we all remember from movies like Scarface, Dangerous Liaisons and Love Field. She is the woman who was nominated by People magazine as one of the 50 most beautiful women in the world. She was nominated for lead roles as well as supporting roles for a lot of her movies but it saddens us to say that this gorgeous lady was not able to actually bag an academy award.
5. Thelma Ritter
Continuing with our list of the top ten actresses who should have received an Oscar award for their various performances, we next have Thelma Ritter. She is another one of those actresses that the younger generation might not be aware off. She started her career in 1946 and to date she has been nominated for the Oscar for a total of six times out of which, obviously, she won none!
4. Marlene Dietrich
This actress who is also in the list of those actresses who have never received an Oscar even though she deserved it, claims her fame to movies like “Morocco”, “Shanghai Express”, “Desire”, and “The Devil is Woman”. Like others of her caliber, she has been honored for her skills in various other ways but never via an Oscar. She was an actress par excellence, a woman of timeless elegance and sophistication. Too bad the academy did not think so.
3. Deborah Kerr
She is perhaps the only actress in the history of Hollywood who got an honorary award from the Academy in recognition of dedication to her motion pictures career, her unmatchable grace and impeccable beauty which we believe is really something. Another surprising and unique thing about her is that she has been nominated for an Oscar as the best actress for no less than six times and is the only actress who didn’t eventually win one. Imagine the hard luck and the disappointment that comes with it, to be selected six times and winning none.
2. Greta Garbo
Like the world renowned Audrey Hepburn, Greta was also names as one of the greatest female stars of all time by the American Film Institute. There is also a mystery that surrounds this star which emerged after she suddenly disappeared from the screen at a young age of only 36. She had till then acted in around 27 movies and was nominated three times for Best Actress in a leading role but sadly never got to actually take the award home as is the case with all the ladies on this list.
1. Barbara Stanwyck
She is another one of those actresses who was nominated for Best Actress four times in the years 1938, 1942, 1945 and 1949 but never took the award home. She is known for her movies like Stella Dallas, Ball of Fire and Sorry, Wrong Number but too bad the academy never saw her for who she was! She made her debut in 1927 and to date she has acted in almost 90 movies which is saying something. She should have won an Oscar for actually acting in that many movies but who are we to say right?