Actresses Who Should Have Been Nominated for Oscar

The Top Ten
1 Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games
2 Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
3 Winona Ryder - Edward Scissorhands
4 Angelina Jolie - Maleficent
5 Madonna - Evita

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 discover 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.

6 Neve Campbell - Scream
7 Kristen Stewart - Still Alice
8 Emma Stone - Easy A
9 Uma Thurman - Kill Bill
10 Sharon Stone - Basic Instinct

She and Emma Thompson were literally the only remembered performances of that year. How could she not be nominated?

YES! She was so good and hot in that role. She was so convincing.

Can't believe her performance didn't make the cut in the least memorable year of the '90s.

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, she should have one, at least, one Oscar.

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

12 Michelle Pfeiffer - Batman Returns
13 Mandy Moore - A Walk to Remember

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

She should be nominated for an Oscar for this film because of the way she played the role of Jamie Sullivan. It's unforgettable.

14 Sandra Bullock - In Love and War
15 Hilary Swank - Freedom Writers
16 Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm
17 Michelle Pfeiffer - White Oleander
18 Pam Grier - Jackie Brown

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

This performance was one of the biggest snubs ever. I'm not African American, but I can truly say she deserved the Oscar for her performance in Jackie Brown.

19 Michelle Pfeiffer - Up Close & Personal
20 Monica Bellucci - Malena

Monica deserves an Oscar for her performance in this movie. Chanceless. Bold and beautiful in the real sense. Mind-blowing... she rocks.

21 Demi Moore - Ghost

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

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, laughed, and made us feel the way she did. She deserved much more than what she got.

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

22 Winona Ryder - Girl, Interrupted
23 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 well as she did. To me, Kathy has always been underrated even though she has an Oscar to her name.

24 Milla Jovovich - .45
25 Meg Ryan - When a Man Loves a Woman
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