Best Actresses to Never Win an Oscar

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The Top Ten

1 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.
2 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

3 Thelma Ritter Thelma Ritter ...read more.

Excellent actress! Very under appreciated!

4 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.
5 Laura Linney
6 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Pfeiffer
7 Debra Winger Debra Winger
8 Joan Allen
9 Rosalind Russell
10 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.

The Newcomers

? 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.

The Contenders

11 Marsha Mason
12 Jane Alexander
13 Piper Laurie
14 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 ...read more.
15 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. ...read more.
16 Agnes Moorehead Agnes Moorehead Agnes Robertson Moorehead was an American actress whose career of six decades included work in radio, stage, film, and television.
17 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. ...read more.
18 Laura Dern
19 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.

20 Isabelle Adjani
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