1980s Supporting Actors Who Didn't Win the Oscar But Should Have

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1Tom Berenger - Platoon
2Albert Brooks - Broadcast News
3Dan Aykroyd - Driving Miss Daisy
4Willem Dafoe - PlatoonWilliam J. "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor. A member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000). He is also well known for his performances as Jesus Christ in The Last ...read more.
5Alec Guinness - Little DorritSir Alec Guinness was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, he was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including The Ladykillers and Kind Hearts and Coronets in which he played eight different characters.
6Eric Roberts - Runaway Train
7Klaus Maria Brandauer - Out of Africa
8Robert Preston - Victor Victoria
9Joe Pesci - Raging BullJoseph Frank "Joe" Pesci is an Italian-American actor, comedian and musician, known for playing tough, volatile characters, in a variety of genres.
10Denzel Washington - Cry Freedom

The Contenders

11Michael O'Keefe - The Great Santini
12William Hickey - Prizzi's Honor
13Dennis Hopper - Hoosiers
14Morgan Freeman - Street Smart
15Vincent Gardenia - Moonstruck
16River Phoenix - Running on EmptyRiver Jude Phoenix, born River Jude Bottom (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix and Summer Phoenix.
17Dean Stockwell - Married to the Mob
18Martin Landau - Crimes and Misdemeanors
19Denholm Elliott - A Room with a View
20Robert Loggia - Jagged Edge
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