Ahh, the Academy Awards. Every actor that has ever been born on this planet has dreamed of carrying one back home one day. But, the sad part is that not everyone has won no matter how much they deserved it. Orson Welles, Cary Grant, Kirk Douglas, Gloria Swanson, Lauren Bacall and Barbara Stanwyck are some of the biggest names in Classic Hollywood that never earned an Oscar for acting even though they deserved it more than anyone else. Even today, we can find some very talented and multi-dimensional actors and actresses that have been nominated a few times, but never managed to actually win the golden statue. I mean, should Meryl have won the year Michelle Williams portrayed Marilyn Monroe? Did that have to happen?
1. Glenn Close
Glenn gave the performance of her life in Albert Nobbs back in 2011, but no, Meryl Streep had to be there again.
2. Joaquin Phoenix
It’s not a matter of whether Joaquin deserves to win an Oscar or not, but whether he wants to win it. He has publicly characterized award ceremonies ”complete and utter bulls**t”, so I don’t think that the Academy will even consider giving him the award.
3. Johnny Depp
If Johnny hasn’t won an Oscar so far with one of his plenty magnificent performances, I don’t think that it will happen in the future after the domestic abuse case that was filed in court by his ex-wife Amber Heard.
4. Annette Bening
Yes, we live in a world where Annette Bening hasn’t won an Oscar just yet, but Hillary Clinton has won a Grammy. I mean, whaaat??