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 Madonna - Evita

She trained for more than a year to learn to sing a new way which takes serious work in the words of her former backup singer..and discovered the use of her head voice to sing 90 percent of the music in it's original key. She looked like a movie star and breathtaking and soulful with brown eyes...and showed a side of herself she never shows...her vulnerability while being pregnant while thinking of her mother in the last broadcast. This was probably one of the most challenging and demanding roles for any actor that year and she proved the naysayers wrong. She did something no other actress could do ...she made a Broadway soundtrack sound pop lyrical and accessible. Her mezzo soprano singing was nuanced lyrical tender and endlessly listenable. I was so proud of her and I fell in love with Madonna in the Evita role. But the academy tends to punish women and disgustingly ignore women of color. The Oscar itself is pagan worship but it's the Superbowl of films. And she even ignored the ...more

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.

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.

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

She and Emma Thompson were litteraly 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 like sooo convincing

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

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 Michelle Pfeiffer - Batman Returns
14 Sandra Bullock - In Love and War

This movie is just great.

15 Sigourney Weaver - The Ice Storm
16 Hilary Swank - Freedom Writers
17 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. I'm not african american but I can truly say she disevred the oscar for her performance in jackie Brown.

18 Monica Bellucci - Malena

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

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

19 Michelle Pfeiffer - White Oleander

She was excellent as Ingrid.

20 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, laugh and made us feel the way she did she deserved much more than what she got

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 (

21 Michelle Pfeiffer - Up Close & Personal
22 Winona Ryder - Girl, Interrupted
23 Milla Jovovich - .45

She's a great actress.

24 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.

25 Meg Ryan - When a Man Loves a Woman
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