Actresses Who Should Have Been Nominated for Oscar

The Top Ten

1 Madonna - Evita Madonna - Evita Product Image

Yes she was. And the most charismatic and most beautiful I've ever seen her. Plus as a fan you can tell it was a cathartic performance of her forgiving the world for taking her mother at 5 years old and embracing her maternity. It took serious hard work to sing the way that she did before and discovering her upper register,using her head voice and singing as a mezzo-soprano. Her rendition of don't cry for me Argentina was tender, lyrical and beautiful. The best singing of her career and the most impressive growth.

Yes, truly truly snubbed - she's not the most amazing actress - she could use an acting class or it's more that she doesn't really seem to have the 'actor's' mindset when delving into a character - but this film required a presence - and an ability to 'act' while singing - which her videos have always proven she's brilliant at - mind you in most of her videos, she basically plays the same character, but she does it in a way that you cannot take your eyes of of her - in this film she actually gave an 'operatic' singing/acting performance - there are some truly heart wrenching and haunting moments all due to Madge - She also shines when playing herself, especially in secondary or supporting parts ('Desperately Seeking Susan' - 'A League of their Own' - 'Dick Tracy' - I'd even venture fairly good in 'Girl 6' and 'Shadows and Fog') - there's no doubt some nastiness involved in the snub for 'Evita' - Courtney Love got snubbed that year too, and the amazing Debbie Reynolds - perhaps and ...more

At the time the film was made, I don't think anyone available could have turned in a better performance. Madonna may have a lot in common with ever Peron, but she was certainly acting -and acting well. Excluding her from the list was sheer spite. She earned the nomination.

She wouldn't have won it, but she DESERVED a nomination for this role. This was a big event movie for the year and one of the top female characters on screen for 1996. Madonna departed from her usual and gave a performance to remember.

2 Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games Product Image
3 Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Product Image
4 Winona Ryder - Edward Scissorhands Winona Ryder - Edward Scissorhands Product Image
5 Angelina Jolie - Maleficent Angelina Jolie - Maleficent Product Image
6 Neve Campbell - Scream Neve Campbell - Scream Product Image
7 Kristen Stewart - Still Alice Kristen Stewart - Still Alice Product Image
8 Emma Stone - Easy A Emma Stone - Easy A Product Image
9 Uma Thurman - Kill Bill Uma Thurman - Kill Bill Product Image
10 Sharon Stone - Basic Instinct Sharon Stone - Basic Instinct Product Image

She and Emma Thompson were litteraly the only remembered performances of that year, how could she not be nominated

Can't believe her performances didn't make the cut in the least memorable year in the 90's

Such an underrated movie and Actress, I can't believe she only has 1 oscar nod

YES! She was so good and hot in that role she was like sooo convincing

The Contenders

11 Marilyn Monroe - Some Like It Hot Marilyn Monroe - Some Like It Hot Product Image

And Niagara, Gentlemen prefer Blondes, The Misfits, How to marry a Millionaire, Asphalt Jungle, River of no Return and maybe even Clash by Night and Bus Stop - all great performances. Certainly should have one, at least, one Oscar.

Best supporting for sure. Punishing her bad behaviour on set by withholding a nomination was not only cruel but nasty.

That movie was hilarious

12 Mandy Moore - A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore - A Walk to Remember Product Image

It was more of a teen movie, and not something that would usually get nominated, and that's why she didn't, even though she deserved to be at least nominated.

She should be nominate for oscar for this film, because the way she played the role of Jamie Sullivan. It's unforgetable

13 Sandra Bullock - In Love and War Sandra Bullock - In Love and War Product Image

This movie is just great.

14 Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm Product Image
15 Pam Grier - Jackie Brown Pam Grier - Jackie Brown Product Image

Pam is a 70s icon who is known for her extreme beauty as well as her power-house acting. Her role in Jackie Brown received rave reviews and many were shock she didn't receive an Oscar nomination.

This Performance was one of the biggest snubs ever. Im not african american but I can truly say she disevred the oscar for her performance in jackie Brown.

One of the best performances of the 90s

16 Monica Bellucci - Malena Monica Bellucci - Malena Product Image

Monica deserves Oscar for her performance in this movie.. Chanceless.

Bold & beatuifull in real sence. Mind blowing... She rocks

17 Demi Moore - Ghost Demi Moore - Ghost Product Image

Demi Moore has gone in bad movies but Ghost is just awesome not only for the great performance of Whoopi Goldberg and her chemistry with Swayze but also Moore was everything: she cried, laugh and made us feel the way she did she deserved much more than what she got

As to why her peers cannot see how great an actress Demi is, is simply beyond comprehension. Demi Moore is a really awesome actress.

Those asss of the Academy have nominated that baby faced JLaw 3 god dammed times and she even won one, but Demi Moore in Ghost was snubbed?! What

! Yes she was overlooked because of the awesome Whoopi Goldberg but she made me cry (

18 Michelle Pfeiffer - Batman Returns Michelle Pfeiffer - Batman Returns Product Image
19 Milla Jovovich - .45 Milla Jovovich - .45 Product Image

She's a great actress.

20 Meg Ryan - When a Man Loves a Woman Meg Ryan - When a Man Loves a Woman Product Image

She should have been nominated over that chick from Tom & Viv

21 Beyonce - Dreamgirls Beyonce - Dreamgirls Product Image
22 Winona Ryder - Girl, Interrupted Winona Ryder - Girl, Interrupted Product Image
23 Hilary Swank - Freedom Writers Hilary Swank - Freedom Writers Product Image
24 Kim Basinger - I Dreamed of Africa Kim Basinger - I Dreamed of Africa Product Image
25 Robin Tunney - Vertical Limit Robin Tunney - Vertical Limit Product Image
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