Most Undeserving Oscar Winners


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41Jennifer Connelly - A Beautiful Mind

Altough Jennifer Connelly has proven that she is a wonderful talented actress, she didn't deserve to be nominated ( for her own sake ) for such an overrated movie. I think that the other actresses nominated that year for the movie " In the bedroom " ( Marisa Tomei and Sissy Spacek ) deserved more than Jennifer Connelly a winning oscar. Jennifer Connelly did outstanding performances in so many other movies ( that weren't nominated ) that it's a pitty she won an oscar for this one.

42Judi Dench - Shakespeare in Love

She's only in the film for like 5 minutes, and she lacked character development and depth.

43Jack Palance - City Slickers
44Richard Dreyfuss - The Goodbye Girl
45Rex Harrison - My Fair Lady
46Marisa Tomei - My Cousin Vinny

She was good but Judi Dench was ROBBED.

She was ok but not exeptional enough to actually win an oscar for this movie. Marisa Tomei is a very adorable and highly talented woman and I think she did enough movies afterwards that were much better and certainly played better than " My Cousin Vinny ". They should have let her win an oscar ( there are choises enough ) for one of her other movies. After all she's an oscar worthy actress.

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47Olympia Dukakis - Moonstruck
48Mira Sorvino - Mighty Aphrodite
49Paul Lukas - Watch on the Rhine
50Cliff Robertson - Charly
51Elizabeth Taylor - Butterfield 8

Elizabeth Taylor herself didn't like the movie

52Jim Broadbent - Iris
53Michael Caine - The Cider House Rules

I really love this actor, but he didn't deserve to win. Either Tom Cruise (Magnolia), Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile), or Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) should've won.

54Glenda Jackson - A Touch of Class
55Judy Holliday - Born Yesterday
56Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Just the most overrated roles I've ever seen. If they picked either Barkhad Abdi or Michael Fassbander I wouldn't really care but they pick the guy with the least amount of screen time and even if he deserved the nomination I just didn't like the role as much even though it was good it wasn't some insane role. Very unlikable and pretty week to the other 2 I just listed. Those two convinced me of who they were playing and were just incredible especially Abdi who never even acted before no less a full motion picture production.

To me he was a very unlikeable character considering he was drug addicted and did nothing to improve himself was just sad even though it was very good but as you said I didn't nearly like it as much as everyone else claimed with how much of a great performance it was but I didn't view it that way.Barkhad Abdi who only appeared in music videos gives one of the greatest performances.Also loved Bradley Cooper who was amazing but Fassbender was the most incredible role out of them all that losing is a pure travesty.

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