Most Undeserving Oscar Winners


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The Top Ten

Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Everyone else deserved the Oscar more than Jennifer Lawrence! I mean come on people she is staring on the new David O. Russell movie "American Hustler" alongside Amy Adams... Amy Adams! Amy Adams is an amazing actress but I don't see her Oscar anywhere. That's for shame. I don't know... Maybe I do her wrong but... Just put her next to Naomi Watts or Amy Adams and you will have your answer! The Academy really dissapointed me this year... And you can't turn back time! Next year I'm rooting for Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts!
Jennifer Lawrence is a great actress. She is very deserving to win an Oscar Award. Goodness :3
They gave her and oscar just for being funny, not for being a good actress, david O. Russell is overrated!
Hollywood is a corrupted and unfair industry. Only looks count for them *cough* Jennifer Lawrence *cough* Emma Watson *cough* Leonardo Dicaprio is an outstanding actor and they can't even give give a oscar! Jennifer got that award just because she's popular among stupid teenagers.
[Newest]I agree. I wonder how many dicks she sucked to get where she os.

2Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
She got this for one scene and that's when she is just singing. The one of the women from Babel deserved this award.
She was horrible. I still can't believe that she won the Oscar


Are you kidding Jennifer Hudson was very deserving.She acted and sang her ass off.Have you been on the moon.

3Denzel Washington - Training Day
Russell Crowe was much better in A Beautiful Mind that year


russell crowe should have won for a beautiful mind
I agree, russell crowe should have won.

4Cher - Moonstruck
Glenn Close should've won instead. 5th Oscar nomination and no wins!
I really love Cher and her acting but in 1987 she wasn't the One and only The Best.


5Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful
Personally, I think he did an amazing job in Life is Beautiful.
If his performance deserved and oscar, everybody in Hollywood should win an oscar!

6Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
She was never and will never be a good actress. Just like C Diaz, american people seems to think that a woman who acts repeatedly in comedies is funny. Well the very truth is they are not, not even one bit of their expressions, body language or dialogue delivery is.
Sandra Bullock has been a pain since her girl in distress act in speed, and she should have disappeared form films like the swanks, Roberts and so did. I wonder what she is trying to prove with that botoxed face of hers nowadays...
She was good but I don't remember anything particularly oscar worthy in her one note performance.
She's such a stiff actress!

7Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
not bad but still didn't deserve the Oscar


Awful actress. Awful english pronunciation. Absolutely undeserved award.
Totally deserved. The best supporting actress award of all time

8Sean Penn - Mystic River
Johnny Depp and Ben Kingsley were better in 2003.


This performance is one of the best ever. Johnny Depp was also outstanding as Jack Sparrow, but Penn was a little better.
I rather perceived his acting as bad in this one although I would generally consider myself as a fan of his

9Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting
Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) and Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights) were better.


As much as I love Robin Williams, I have to say it wasn't his best performance :( RIP Robin
He got that award for speaking slowly with a serious face. Greg Kinnear should have won.

10Frances Mcdormand - Fargo
Emily Watson was better in Breaking the Waves


The Contenders

11Reese Witherspoon - Walk the Line
I think Reese Witherspoon was awesome in this film. I think that she should have won for "Election", too.
Her performance was very amateurish.
She was just being her minus legally blonde

12Tommy Lee Jones - The Fugitive
Totally disagree on this, Tommy Lee Jones deserved the award, period.

13Marlee Matlin - Children of a Lesser God
She was OK but Sigourney Weaver (Aliens), Jane Fonda (The Morning After) and Kathleen Turner (Peggy Sue Got Married) were much more impressive!


14Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Really? Natalie Portman is so amazing in this film. One of the most deserved of the last years.

15Kevin Spacey - American Beauty
This one is really not true. Kevin Spacey was brilliant in American Beauty. He pulled off a role that most actors would have "over-cooked" or made look sleazy/cliche. His subtle nuances, comedic timing and so many other things made this performance great...
Oh wait.. did I just vote that I didn't like the performance? Laugh out loud... So confusing this...

16Cuba Gooding Jr. - Jerry Maguire
He's a tool! So annoying in that movie!
I have absolutely no idea what they were thinking when they gave him that oscar; what are they kidding me? HOW WAS THAT OSCAR WORTHY? HOW?

17Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
She comes in for a few minutes, sings terribly, and wins. Jennifer Lawrence gave one hell of a performance.
I think Anne Hathaway was the best in her category. Her "I Dreamed a Dream" is just awesome.
She should have won a razzie for sounding like a cat getting skinned alive. Les mis suck full stop.


18Jessica Lange - Blue Sky
Winona Ryder (Little Women), Susan Sarandon (The Client) and Jodie Foster (Nell) were much better.


19Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine
I agree with Irini. Djimon Hounsou's acting touched me so much! So passionate! Surely a man who's love for his missing son moved all movie goers. Djimon deserved to win the Oscar. What a great acting performance that should have been rewarded!


Djimon Hounsou was better in Blood Diamond


20Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained
What's the problem with christoph waltz. He was good in his acting. He deserve an oscar. I do not consider it bad to get a second oscar.
He was so good in "Django Unchained", but Philip Seymour Hoffman was better in "The Master"
Another award for playing the same character.
Well then.

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