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.

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

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

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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 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. - punksnotdead

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

That movie was hilarious

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

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

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The Contenders

11 Uma Thurman - Kill Bill
12 Mandy Moore - A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore - A Walk to Remember Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Moore first came to prominence with her 1999 debut single, "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. After singing with Epic Records, she released her first album, So Real, in 1999. It went on to receive a Platinum more.

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. - ilovekelly75

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 Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm
15 Monica Bellucci - Malena

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

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

16 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. - israel08

One of the best performances of the 90s

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 (

Dumb on the part of the academy, just dumb.

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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 Kim Basinger - I Dreamed of Africa Kim Basinger - I Dreamed of Africa Kimila Ann Basinger is an American actress, singer and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the 1970s, Basinger moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career on television in 1976.
23 Winona Ryder - Girl, Interrupted
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 Jenna Dewan - Step Up Jenna Lee Dewan is an American actress, businesswoman and dancer. She started her career as a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, and later worked with artists including Pink, Missy Elliott, and Christina Aguilera.
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 Vera Farmiga - The Departed
38 Kate Beckinsale - Pearl Harbor
39 Jodie Foster - Anna And The King
40 Ashley Judd - De-Lovely
41 Demi Moore - The Scarlet Letter
42 Meg Ryan - When Harry Met Sally...
43 Sigourney Weaver - Alien
44 Hilary Duff - Raise Your Voice
45 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?

46 Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix
47 Thandie Newton - Crash
48 Amy Adams - Arrival

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

49 Goldie Hawn - Overboard
50 Marilyn Monroe - The Misfits
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