Best Actresses to Never Win an Oscar


The Top Ten

1 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. One of the most popular actresses of the 1980s and 1990s, she has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work in both comedic and dramatic films.

A total phenomenon who is talented, brilliant, believable and can sing, act and do it all!

2 Glenn Close Glenn Close Glenn Close is an American actress, singer and film producer. With an acting career spanning over 40 years, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation.
3 Amy Adams Amy Adams Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards, and has received five nominations each from the Academy Award and BAFTA Award ceremonies.

No, she was snubbed for a nomination ( again! ) for the movie " Arrival ". The movie was nominated but she didn't get a nomination. Of course, the overrated Meryl Streep was ( again!? ) nominated as leading actress ( undeserved ) for her stupid movie " Florence Foster Jenkins ". It's hard to believe that Amy Adams wasn't nominated as leading actress for " Arrival " but it also proves that the oscar nominations are a joke because she really deserved a nomination this year ( and she certainly deserves a winning oscar for best actress after all this years of outstanding acting in her carreer ).

She might get one this year for Arrival. At least a nomination, anyways. - phillysports

4 Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902 – February 5, 1969) was an American actress, best known for her comedic roles as working class characters and her strong New York accent. She received six Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and won one Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. more.

Excellent actress! Very under appreciated!

5 Annette Bening Annette Bening Annette Carol Bening is an American actress. She began her career on stage with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival company in 1980, and played Lady Macbeth in 1984 at the American Conservatory Theatre.
6 Laura Linney
7 Debra Winger Debra Winger

Should be higher athan michelle and annete

8 Joan Allen
9 Sigourney Weaver Sigourney Weaver Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien.
10 Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter Helena Bonham Carter is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech.

The Contenders

11 Liv Ullmann

A top actress but her career lays in Sweden. Ingmar Bergman ( she played many movies from this director ) movies did win actually an Oscar. But to be selected and nominated as an actress for Oscars is very rare among actresses working for foreign films and she was nominated twice at the Oscars. And don't forget, she won an Golden globe and has 53 nominations and wins ( mostly Europeans awards ) during her career. Not exactly what you would call a ignored actress.

12 Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain is an American actress and film producer. She is known to prepare extensively for her roles, which are typically emotionally grueling ones.

She needs one ASAP!

13 Rosalind Russell
14 Marsha Mason
15 Jane Alexander
16 Piper Laurie
17 Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Natalie Wood, born Natalie Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 28 or 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and as Maria in West Side Story. But the American icon remains infamously known for the circumstances more.
18 Greta Garbo Greta Garbo Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson (18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990), was a Swedish-born American film actress during the 1920s and 1930s. more.
19 Agnes Moorehead Agnes Moorehead Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television.
20 Gloria Swanson Gloria Swanson Gloria May Josephine Swanson (March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress and producer best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a reclusive silent film star, in the critically acclaimed 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. more.
21 Laura Dern
22 Isabelle Adjani
23 Brenda Blethyn
24 Emily Watson
25 Samantha Morton
26 Bette Midler Bette Midler
27 Miranda Richardson Miranda Richardson Miranda Jane Richardson is an English actress. She made her film debut playing Ruth Ellis in Dance with a Stranger and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Damage and Tom & Viv.
28 Judy Davis
29 Diane Ladd
30 Tuesday Weld
31 Diane Lane Diane Lane Diane Lane is an Oscar nominated American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Lane made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance, starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier.
32 Stockard Channing
33 Irene Dunne Irene Dunne Irene Marie Dunn (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990) was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s . Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and in 1985, she was given Kennedy Center Honors for her services to the arts.
34 Charlotte Rampling
35 Mary McDonnell
36 Sharon Stone Sharon Stone
37 Elisabeth Shue Elisabeth Shue
38 Ali MacGraw
39 Angela Bassett Angela Bassett Angela Evelyn Bassett is an American actress and activist. She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a corresponding Golden Globe more.
40 Juliette Lewis
41 Jill Clayburgh
42 Gena Rowlands
43 Melanie Griffith Melanie Griffith Melanie Richards Griffith is an American actress. Griffith began her career as an adolescent in nonspeaking film roles before making her credited debut opposite Gene Hackman in Arthur Penn's Night Moves.
44 Mariel Hemingway
45 Isabelle Huppert
46 Melissa McCarthy Melissa McCarthy
47 Saoirse Ronan Saoirse Ronan Saoirse Úna Ronan is an Irish and American actress. She is a two-time Academy Award nominee; receiving a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Atonement, and a Best Actress nomination for Brooklyn.
BAdd New Item