Actresses that Didn't Win the Oscar But Should Have

The Top Ten

1 Michelle Pfeiffer - The Fabulous Baker Boys Michelle Pfeiffer - The Fabulous Baker Boys Product Image

Should have won for this role, hands down!

She did it all!

2 Bette Davis - All About Eve Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances ...read more.

Most perfect casting ever, without a doubt😍

3 Sigourney Weaver - Gorillas in the Mist Sigourney Weaver - Gorillas in the Mist Product Image

Next to Aliens, this was Sigourney Weaver's best movie.

She should have won an Oscar for this movie!

4 Judy Garland - A Star Is Born Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American singer, actress, and vaudevillian. The American Film Institute named her 8th greatest female star of classic American cinema. She's also the mother of actress and singer Liza Minnelli.
5 Michelle Pfeiffer - Love Field Michelle Pfeiffer - Love Field Product Image

Amazing performance.

6 Kathleen Turner - Peggy Sue Got Married Kathleen Turner - Peggy Sue Got Married Product Image
7 Toni Collette - The Sixth Sense Toni Collette - The Sixth Sense Product Image

The scene with Haley Joel Osment in the car alone is enough for an Oscar win!

Amazing actress in everything she does!

8 Whoopi Goldberg - The Color Purple Whoopi Goldberg - The Color Purple Product Image
9 Sigourney Weaver - Aliens Sigourney Weaver - Aliens Product Image

Yes. Sigi was amazing in "Gorillas in the Mist" but Aliens is special one! In 1986 She was really the best

Sigourney Weaver at her best!

10 Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind  Product Image

Really against your for her and she sort of switched the comedic role with Jim Carrey who is actually great as the "straigh guy" for a change in his stereotyped roles.

The Contenders

11 Julianne Moore - Far From Heaven Julianne Moore is an American actress, prolific in films since the early 1990s. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, and has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
12 Sharon Stone - Casino Sharon Stone - Casino Product Image
13 Jodie Foster - Nell Jodie Foster - Nell Product Image

Perfect performance. Jessica Lange's performance was good but the movie was horrible. Oscar is never ready to give Jodie or Meryl their 3rd oscar. Jodie was robbed.

14 Ellen Burstyn - Requiem for a Dream Ellen Burstyn - Requiem for a Dream Product Image

While Julia Roberts was clearly excellent and memorable in Erin Brockovich, I feel the performance is a bit overrated, especially when compared to Ellen Burstyn in Requiem for a Dream. Roberts is convincing as the sharp-tongued environmental activist, but as the plucky can-do yet vulnerable woman, it's both a role we've seen before and a role we've seen Roberts play before. On the contrary, Burstyn gave a mesmerizing performance as Sara Goldfarb, an aging woman desperate for the attention of her narcotics-dealing son and searching for a sense of purpose in her life since the death of her husband. Sara's life seems to take a turn for the better when she is invited to appear on her favorite television program, but first she must suppress her food addiction in order to fit in her husband's favorite red dress. As the movie progresses, we see Sara essentially lose her mind from diet pills as her refrigerator comes to life and people from the T.V. appear in her apartment to taunt her. ...more

15 Winona Ryder - Little Women Winona Ryder - Little Women  Product Image

Breathtakingly amazing. brought jo march to life

16 Rinko Kikuchi - Babel Rinko Kikuchi - Babel  Product Image
17 Kate Winslet - Titanic Kate Winslet - Titanic Product Image

Helen Hunt was good but Kate Winslet was phenomenal

18 Susan Sarandon - The Client Susan Sarandon - The Client Product Image
19 Emma Thompson - Sense and Sensibility

She did win can oscar for her screenplay if that's a consolation.

20 Glenn Close - Fatal Attraction Glenn Close - Fatal Attraction Product Image
21 Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman Product Image
22 Geena Davis - Thelma & Louise Geena Davis - Thelma & Louise Product Image
23 Emily Watson - Breaking the Waves Emily Watson - Breaking the Waves Product Image
24 Renée Zellweger - Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger - Bridget Jones's Diary Product Image
25 Meryl Streep - Doubt Meryl Streep - Doubt Product Image

Amy Adams was standing out in this movie, so I'm glad that the overrated actress didn't win.

Honestly, This was in her "Top 3 Performances, " Well Done, Meryl Streep!

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