Actresses Who Should Have Been Nominated for Oscar

The Top Ten

1 Madonna - Evita

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.

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.

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.

Well, Madonna isn't brilliant actress but in this film she was wonderfully Brilliant. It was Oscar level definitely

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

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 did deserve an Oscar nomination

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

The Contenders

11 Marilyn Monroe - Some Like It Hot

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

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

This movie is just great.

14 Pam Grier - Jackie Brown

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

15 Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm
16 Monica Bellucci - Malena

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 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.

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

Yeah, this really was her only chance for an Oscar nod but she was a major snub

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

She's a great actress.

20 Meg Ryan - When a Man Loves a Woman

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

21 Beyonce - Dreamgirls
22 Winona Ryder - Girl, Interrupted
23 Kim Basinger - I Dreamed of Africa
24 Robin Tunney - Vertical Limit
25 Michelle Pfeiffer - White Oleander

She was excellent as Ingrid.

26 Sigourney Weaver - Death and the Maiden
27 Hilary Swank - Freedom Writers
28 Michelle Pfeiffer - Up Close & Personal
29 Madonna - Dangerous Game

Not Oscar-worthy but definitely Madonna's best performance ever, much better than Evita. I mean if she received a big accolade for her portray of ever PerĂ³n (which wasn't her finest in my humble opinion), this performance deserved at LEAST to be nominated for another Globe, this time in the Drama or Supporting category. She should've won the Best Actress award at the Venice film festival, too.

30 Kate Winslet - Finding Neverland
31 Jenna Dewan - Step Up
32 Jennifer Connelly - Hulk
33 Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard
34 Kathy Bates - Dolores Claiborne

This is a Best Actress worthy role. I can't really think of any other actress that could have played this role as good as she did. To me Kathy has always been underrated even though she has an oscar to her name.

35 Dina Meyer - Saw II
36 Sophie Marceau - Braveheart
37 Goldie Hawn - Overboard
38 Marilyn Monroe - The Misfits
39 Vera Farmiga - The Departed
40 Kate Beckinsale - Pearl Harbor
41 Jodie Foster - Anna And The King
42 Ashley Judd - De-Lovely
43 Demi Moore - The Scarlet Letter
44 Meg Ryan - When Harry Met Sally...
45 Sigourney Weaver - Alien
46 Hilary Duff - Raise Your Voice
47 Demi Moore - G.I Jane

A personal opinion, Demi was absolutly amazing in both films. Her performances are still to this day being watch and remebered by millions. I love her acting.

Not only was she great in this film, but she looks more gorgeous bald.

Not nominating her because she has done Striptease? Really?

48 Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix
49 Thandie Newton - Crash
50 Amy Adams - Arrival

I was really surprised when I found out she wasn't nominated, she was definitely robbed

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