Actresses that Didn't Win the Oscar But Should Have


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1Bette Davis - All About Eve
2Sigourney Weaver - Gorillas in the Mist

Next to Aliens, this was Sigourney Weaver's best movie. - nallimcamybloc

She should have won an Oscar for this movie!

3Judy Garland - A Star Is Born
4Kathleen Turner - Peggy Sue Got Married
5Whoopi Goldberg - The Color Purple
6Sigourney Weaver - Aliens

Yes. Sigi was amazing in "Gorillas in the Mist" but Aliens is special one! In 1986 She was really the best - Alexandr

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7Michelle Pfeiffer - Love Field
8Julianne Moore - Far From Heaven
9Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Really against your for her and she sort of switched the comedic role with Jim Carrey who is actually great as the "straigh guy" for a change in his stereotyped roles.

10Sharon Stone - Casino

The Contenders

11Rinko Kikuchi - Babel
12Jodie Foster - Nell

Perfect performance. Jessica Lange's performance was good but the movie was horrible. Oscar is never ready to give Jodie or Meryl their 3rd oscar. Jodie was robbed.

13Susan Sarandon - The Client
14Toni Collette - The Sixth Sense

The scene with Haley Joel Osment in the car alone is enough for an Oscar win!

15Winona Ryder - Little Women

Breathtakingly amazing. brought jo march to life

16Ellen Burstyn - Requiem for a Dream

While Julia Roberts was clearly excellent and memorable in Erin Brockovich, I feel the performance is a bit overrated, especially when compared to Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream. Roberts is convincing as the sharp-tongued environmental activist, but as the plucky can-do yet vulnerable woman, it's both a role we've seen before and a role we've seen Roberts play before. On the contrary, Burstyn gave a mesmerizing performance as Sara Goldfarb, an aging woman desperate for the attention of her narcotics-dealing son and searching for a sense of purpose in her life since the death of her husband. Sara's life seems to take a turn for the better when she is invited to appear on her favorite television program, but first she must suppress her food addiction in order to fit in her husband's favorite red dress. As the movie progresses, we see Sara essentially lose her mind from diet pills as her refrigerator comes to life and people from the T.V. appear in her apartment to taunt her. ...more

17Kate Winslet - Titanic

Helen Hunt was good but Kate Winslet was phenomenal

18Emma Thompson - Sense and Sensibility

She did win can oscar for her screenplay if that's a consolation.

19Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman
20Geena Davis - Thelma & Louise
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