The 2017 edition of the Academy Awards honored plenty of well-deserving actors like Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Casey Affleck, and more. Though, there were plenty of snubs as well (yes, I’m talking about Amy Adams). This made me think of all those amazing actors who still haven’t won an Oscar in spite of giving several breathtaking performances in the past. Have a look at these actors who should have already gotten an Academy Award.
- John TravoltasourceThis might surprise you, but the legendary actor has never won an Oscar. Though, he has been nominated twice so far (Pulp Fiction and Saturday Night Fever).
- Amy Adamssource
Even after giving a soul-stirring performance in Arrival, Amy wasn’t even nominated for Oscars this year, which disappointed her fans. Though she has been nominated five times for the Academy Awards in the past already. Nevertheless, she still awaits her first big win.
- Robert Downey Jr.sourceRobert is known not only for his widely successful performance as Iron Man, but he has also won over critics with his performance in movies like Tropic Thunder or Chaplin. Even after two nominations, he never got an award as of now.
- Johnny Depp
sourceI know how surprising this can be! The man with many faces has been nominated three times till date. It seems like Jack Sparrow still needs that one life-changing performance to win his first Academy award.
- Tom Cruise
sourceEven after giving commercially successful and critically acclaimed performances, Tom Cruise is yet to win his first Oscar. He has already been nominated three times in the past.
- Harrison FordsourceHarrison Ford is considered a legend in his own domain. Though, he missed winning the Academy Award even after his nomination for Witness.
- Glenn ClosesourceEven after bagging a total of 6 nominations, Glenn never got a chance to take the golden man home.
- Sigourney Weaver
sourceFrom Gorillas in the Mist to Prayers for Bobby, Sigourney has given some of the most critically acclaimed performances of her time. Even though she has been nominated three times for the Oscars, she is yet to bag her first win.
- Peter O’Toole
sourceThe legendary actor has been nominated eight times in the “best actor” category, but never got a chance to win the Academy Award. Though, the academy gave Peter an honorable mention in 2003 for his contribution
- Annette BeningsourceWith four nominations, Annette is still waiting for that one career-defining role that would let her bag her first Academy Award at last.
- Ed Harris
sourceEd Harris is considered as one of the greatest actors of his generation. Even after four nominations, he never got a chance to accept an Academy Award.
- Richard Burton
Did you really think I would conclude this list without mentioning this legendary actor? No one has been crueler to Richard Burton than the Academy. Even after getting as many as seven nominations, he never got a chance to hold the golden man. Though, he won plenty of other honorary awards like the BAFTA, Tony Awards, The Golden Globes, and more.
While it might be too late for Richard Burton, there is still some hope for our favorite stars like Johnny Depp or Amy Adams to bag their first Academy Award. More power to you, guys!