Most Undeserving Oscar Winners


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1Jennifer 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

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.

They gave her and oscar just for being funny, not for being a good actress, david O. Russell is overrated!

I agree. I wonder how many dicks she sucked to get where she os.

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2Denzel Washington - Training Day

Russell Crowe was much better in A Beautiful Mind that year - Irina2932

russell crowe should have won for a beautiful mind

I agree, russell crowe should have won.

This list is just ridiculous!

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3Roberto 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!

4Tommy Lee Jones - The Fugitive

Totally disagree on this, Tommy Lee Jones deserved the award, period.

5Sean Penn - Mystic River

Johnny Depp and Ben Kingsley were better in 2003. - Irina2932

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

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6Reese 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

She sucks and she has a big ugly chin.

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7Robin Williams - Good Will Hunting

Robert Forster (Jackie Brown), Greg Kinnear (As Good as It Gets) and Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights) were better. - Irina2932

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.

8Kevin 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...

9Cuba 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?

10Jennifer 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 - Irina2932

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

One of the worst actresses (which she doesn't deserved to be called) of all time.

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The Newcomers

?Katharine Hepburn - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

I have nothing against Katharine Hepburn, but this movie proves that Oscars is all about politics. This movie is really a let down and didn't deserve to be nominated.

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The Contenders

11Cher - 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. - Irina2932

12Sandra 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!

13Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona

not bad but still didn't deserve the Oscar - Irina2932

Awful actress. Awful english pronunciation. Absolutely undeserved award.

Totally deserved. The best supporting actress award of all time

14Frances Mcdormand - Fargo

Emily Watson was better in Breaking the Waves - Irina2932

It was a cartoon cariacature of transparently disingenuous face pulling. It was entertaining and in the spirit of the film but is that really good acting?

15Marlee 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! - Irina2932

16Natalie Portman – Black Swan

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

17Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables

I think Anne Hathaway was the best in her category. Her "I Dreamed a Dream" is just awesome.

She comes in for a few minutes, sings terribly, and wins. Jennifer Lawrence gave one hell of a performance.

She should have won a razzie for sounding like a cat getting skinned alive. Les mis suck full stop. - ArpstaAmy333

18Jessica Lange - Blue Sky

Winona Ryder (Little Women), Susan Sarandon (The Client) and Jodie Foster (Nell) were much better. - Irina2932

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! - curlyqgirly

Djimon Hounsou was better in Blood Diamond - Irina2932

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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Top Remixes

1. Roberto Benigni - Life Is Beautiful
2. Tommy Lee Jones - The Fugitive
3. Denzel Washington - Training Day



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