54 of the Best Actors in History Who Have Never Won an Oscar

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 23: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Endgame" stars Robert Downey Jr. (L) and Scarlett Johansson at the Hand And Footprint Ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on April 23, 2019 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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While Hollywood is a lot of glitz and glam, when it comes to winning awards, it can also be fierce competition. While the Academy has been known to be a tad political, impressing them enough to walk away with an Oscar can be quite the feat, even for the most skilled of actors. Stars who have blown us away in a number of films, such as Glenn Close, Robert Downey Jr., and Sigourney Weaver, have yet to snag a little gold man for their mantels.

Here are 54 of the world’s most esteemed actors who have never won an Oscar:

1. Glenn Close

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 14: Glenn Close attends the HBC Foundation HEADFIRST Cocktail Reception at  L'Avenue at Saks on May 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for HBC Foundation)
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According to Time, Close is almost tied with Richard Burton as the most Oscar nominated actor with no wins. The 72-year-old star has left the ceremony empty-handed seven times since her first nom in 1982.

2. Robert Downey Jr.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Robert Downey Jr. attends D23 Disney Legends event at Anaheim Convention Center on August 23, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Though the Marvel fandom, along with Avengers: Endgame directors the Russo Brothers, are rallying for Downey to take home an Oscar for his performance as Tony Stark, the star has never won the prestigious award, despite being nominated twice.

3. Harrison Ford

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 13:  Harrison Ford attends the 40 Years of Star Wars panel during the 2017 Star Wars Celebrationat Orange County Convention Center on April 13, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for Disney)
40 Years of Star Wars Panel at the 2017 Star Wars Celebration | Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

Ford has been the pillar in a number of huge movie franchises, including Star Wars and Indiana Jones, but as has surprisingly only been nominated once for his 1986 role in Witness.

4. Joaquin Phoenix

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02:  Joaquin Phoenix attends the 57th New York Film Festival - "Joker" Intro and Q&A at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 02, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Film at Lincoln Center)
57th New York Film Festival - "Joker" Intro and Q&A | Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Phoenix has been nominated three times by the Academy, but has yet to take home the prize. However, with the buzz surrounding his newest film, Joker, that might just change soon.

5. Edward Norton

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21:  Actor and Director Edward Norton attends SiriusXM's Town Hall with the cast of "Motherless Brooklyn" on October 21, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
SiriusXM's Town Hall With The Cast Of Motherless Brooklyn | Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Norton rightfully earned Oscar nominations for his work in Primal Fear and American History X, as well as for his 2015 role in Birdman, but unfortunately he was beat out each time.

6. Michelle Williams

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22:   Michelle Williams attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Michelle Williams has stunned audiences in a number of diverse roles, such as in Blue Valentine and My Week With Marilyn, earning her four nominations over the years. However, she hasn't lucked out yet.

7. Liam Neeson

MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 16: Actor Liam Neeson attends 'Venganza Bajo Cero' photocall at the Villamagna Hotel on July 16, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
"Venganza Bajo Cero" Madrid Photocall | Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

The 67-year-old actor has kicked many asses on the silver screen, keeping us on the edge of our seat for decades. However, the Irish star has never taken home a little gold trophy (see what I did there?).

8. Bill Murray

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 19: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been converted in black and white) Bill Murray walks the red carpet during the 14th Rome Film Festival on October 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for RFF)
Bill Murray Red Carpet - 14th Rome Film Fest 2019 | Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images

Bill Murray is arguably one of the most likeable people in Hollywood, and has kind of become the world’s cool uncle. Unfortunately, the Academy doesn’t give awards for being a sweetheart.

9. Sigourney Weaver

BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 18: Sigourney Weaver attends the 5th Annual Voice Arts Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on November 18, 2018 in Burbank, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
5th Annual Voice Arts Awards | David Livingston/Getty Images

The 70-year-old actress has tackled every kind of role imaginable during her 40+ year career. She has fought aliens, been possessed by ghosts, and has been certifiably crazy on a few occasions. But, like her Ghostbusters co-star Bill Murray, she has yet to win over the Academy.

10. Sam Elliot

SANTA BARBARA, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Sam Elliot attends the Virtuosos Award Presented By UGG during the 34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 5, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California.  (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images for SBIFF)
34th Santa Barbara International Film Festival -Virtuosos Award Presented By UGG | Rebecca Sapp/Getty Images

This veteran actor has been making us swoon over that mustache for decades, but has yet to nab an Oscar. Variety reports that he came close recently, receiving his first nomination for A Star Is Born, but ultimately lost to Mahershala Ali in the supporting actor category.

11. Samuel L. Jackson

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 05: Samuel L. Jackson attends Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala at Tyler Perry Studios on October 05, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Tyler Perry Studios)
Tyler Perry Studios Grand Opening Gala | Paras Griffin/Getty Images

Speaking of vets, Jackson has been in over 125 films spanning his almost-50-year career. Despite all that hard work, however, he has only been nominated for one Oscar for his role in the 1995 Quentin Tarantino film Pulp Fiction.

12. Angela Bassett

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06: Angela Bassett arrives at The Rape Foundation's 2019 Annual Brunch Benefiting Rape Treatment Center and Stuart House at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center on October 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
The Rape Foundation's 2019 Annual Brunch Benefiting Rape Treatment Center And Stuart House At Santa | Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

The 61-year-old actress is a queen, both on and off the silver screen. But, despite her killer acting, the Black Panther star has only received one nomination for her 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do with It.

13. Salma Hayek

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - SEPTEMBER 10: Salma Hayek poses for photos during the red carpet of the new Netflix's series 'Monarca at Colegio de San Ildefonso on September 10, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Medios y Media/Getty Images)
Netflix's Monarca Red Carpet | Medios y Media/Getty Images

The Mexican American actor blew audiences, and the Academy, away with her role as Frida Kahlo in the 2002 film Frida. Unfortunately, she was up against some seriously tough competition in Julianne Moore, Renee Zellweger, Diane Lane, and Nicole Kidman, the latter of whom won for “The Hours.”

14. Brad Pitt

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 24: Brad Pitt attends the squad dinner the Breitling Summit on September 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Breitling)
Breitling Summit | Charley Gallay/Getty Images

This one only kind of counts. The Ad Astra star did win an Oscar for producing 2014 Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave. However, even though he is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, he has still never won an Oscar for his acting chops.

15. Johnny Depp

DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 08:  (EDITORS NOTE: image was processed with digital filters and has been converted to B&W) Johnny Depp receives a tribute during the 45th Deauville American Film Festival on September 08, 2019 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Francois G. Durand/Getty Images)
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When we think of chameleon actors, we think of Johnny Depp. He is the master of weird, creepy, and hilarious. Yet, despite three nominations, he has never gotten the gold, much like his famed character from Pirates of the Caribbean, Jack Sparrow.

16. Jake Gyllenhaal

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal attends the 7th Annual Headstrong Gala at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers on October 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for The Headstrong Project)
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The 38-year-old actor has only been nominated once for his groundbreaking role in Brokeback Mountain, starring opposite Heath Ledger.

17. Ed Harris

SITGES, SPAIN - OCTOBER 13:  Ed Harris poses on the red carpet during the Sitges Film Festival 2018 closing gala held at the Hotel Melia on October 13, 2018 in Sitges, Spain.  (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)
Closure Gala - Sitges Film Festival 2018 | Robert Marquardt/Getty Images

Ed Harris is another seasoned vet who has frustratingly come close to the gold four times, only to be beaten out by the competition.

18. Tom Cruise

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: Tom Cruise makes a surprise appearance to discuss "Top Gun: Maverick" during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 18, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
2019 Comic-Con International - Tom Cruise Makes Surprise Appearance For "Top Gun: Maverick" | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

We first fell in love with cruise almost 40 years ago when he went sliding across a wooden floor in his socks and unmentionables in Risky Business. The superstar has portrayed a number of trailblazing roles since then, but has yet to go home with a win.

19. Saoirse Ronan

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Saoirse Ronan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/MG19/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
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It is hard to feel super bad for Ronan, considering the number of life-long veterans included on this list. Regardless, the 24-year-old actress has been nominated three times so far in her career and yes yet to win, the first being for Atonement in 2013.

20. Matt Damon

TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: Matt Damon attends the "Ford v Ferrari" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TIFF)
2019 Toronto International Film Festival - "Ford v Ferrari" Premiere - Red Carpet | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Much like Brad Pitt, Damon has won an Oscar, along with co-writer Ben Affleck, in 1998 for penning Good Will Hunting, but has lost all his nominations for acting.

21. Will Smith

HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10:  Actor Will Smith attends the Centerpiece Gala Premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion" during AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)
AFI FEST 2015 Presented By Audi Centerpiece Gala Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' "Concussion" - Red | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star has earned two Oscar nominations; one for The Pursuit of Happyness and the other for Ali. He was also famously shut out for his 2015 role in Concussion, which helped spark the controversial hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

22. John Travolta

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 22: John Travolta attends the red carpet during the 14th Rome Film Festival on October 22, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Maria Moratti/Getty Images)
John Travolta Red Carpet - 14th Rome Film Fest 2019 | Maria Moratti/Getty Images

John Travolta has been boogy-ing for audiences since the '70s, but has only managed to snag two nominations. The first was for Saturday Night Fever in 1978, and second was for Pulp Fiction almost two decades later in 1995.

23. Amy Adams

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22:   Amy Adams attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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Amy Adams has kind of taken Leonardo DiCaprio’s place recently. The Vice star has been nominated six times for her amazing acting in films like The Fighter and American Hustle, but still hasn't taken home an award.

24. Bradley Cooper

TORONTO, ONTARIO - SEPTEMBER 09: Bradley Cooper attends the "Joker" premiere during the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 09, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for TIFF)
2019 Toronto International Film Festival - "Joker" Premiere - Red Carpet | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

The actor-turned-director (and now Grammy-winning musician) joined his A Star is Born castmate, Sam Elliott, in a nom for the film. However, it wasn’t his first rodeo. He was also nominated for his work in Silver Linings Playbook, American Sniper, and American Hustle.

25. Willem Dafoe

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 11:  Willem Dafoe attends the "Motherless Brooklyn" Arrivals during the 57th New York Film Festival on October 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Film at Lincoln Center)
57th New York Film Festival - "Motherless Brooklyn" Arrivals | Theo Wargo/Getty Images

The 64-year-old actor has been nominated four times, including a nod for his role as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate. Though he is not an Oscar winner, his Lighthouse co-star, Robert Pattinson, says that the voice he is going to use for Batman in his upcoming film is inspired by Dafoe himself. My point? This guy deserves the big award!

26. Ralph Fiennes

PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 29: Ralph Fiennes attends the "Noureev - The White Crow" Premiere at Cinema Gaumont Opera on May 29, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
"Noureev - The White Crow" : Paris Premiere At Cinema Gaumont Opera | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

He might be Voldemort, but not even the Dark Prince could use his magic on the Academy. Fiennes has had two nominations, including one for his 1994 role in the critically acclaimed film, Schindler's List.

27. Jessica Chastain

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Jessica Chastain attends the "IT Chapter Two" European Premiere at The Vaults on September 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
"IT Chapter Two" European Premiere - VIP Arrivals | Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

The X-Men: Dark Phoenix star has been nominated twice for her roles in Zero Dark Thirty (2013), and The Help (2012). She lost to Jennifer Lawrence and Octavia Spencer, respectively.

28. Helena Bonham Carter

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Helena Bonham Carter attends the Save The Children: Centenary Gala at The Roundhouse on May 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
Save The Children: Centenary Gala - Arrivals | Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Much like Johnny Depp, Carter is an absolute master of disguise, playing every kind of fantastical role imaginable. Despite her talents, however, the The King's Speech star has been nominated twice with no wins.

29. Naomi Watts

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 23: Naomi Watts attends the 2019 Australians In Film Awards at InterContinental Los Angeles Century City on October 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
2019 Australians In Film Awards - Arrivals | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The 51-year-old actress has come close to the gold twice with no avail. But, don’t feel too bad for her--she will soon fill the large void in all of our lives when she stars in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel.

30. Annette Benning

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Annette Bening attends the "Hope Gap" UK Premiere during 63rd BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on October 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)
"Hope Gap" UK Premiere - 63rd BFI London Film Festival | Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Annette Benning is another one of those seasoned actors who is always just a hair away from the gold each time. She has been nominated four times, the last being in 2011 for The Kids Are Alright. She lost that year to Natalie Portman for her performance in Black Swan.

31. John Malkovich

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 01: John Malkovich walks the red carpet ahead of "The New Pope" screening during the 76th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on September 01, 2019 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
"The New Pope" Red Carpet Arrivals - The 76th Venice Film Festival | Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Malkovich is definitely considered an iconic actor, but has surprisingly only been nominated twice. Even more shocking was the last one was nearly 25 years ago for his role in In the Line of Fire.

32. Laura Linney

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been edited using digital filters) Laura Linney arrives at the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images

The Love Actually star has been nominated three times, but has never taken home the gold.

33. Viggo Mortensen

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Viggo Mortensen attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
91st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The Danish-American actor, author, musician, photographer, poet, and painter (talk about a renaissance man) has been nominated for Green Book, Eastern Promises, and Captain Fantastic, but no wins.

34. Woody Harrelson

HONOLULU, HAWAII - OCTOBER 20: Woody Harrelson arrives at the "Midway" Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on October 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment)
"Midway" Special Screening - Joint Navy Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam | Marco Garcia/Getty Images

It is no exaggeration to say that this guy has played everything, but despite the diversity of his resume, he has only earned three nominations with no wins.

35. Laura Dern

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 06: Laura Dern attends the "Marriage Story" UK Premiere during the 63rd BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on October 06, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI)
"Marriage Story" UK Premiere - 63rd BFI London Film Festival | Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

The Big Little Lies star has been nominated twice. The first time she lost in 1992 to Jodie Foster for The Silence of the Lambs when she was nominated for Rambling Rose, and later lost in 2015 to Patricia Arquette for Boyhood when she was nominated for Wild.

36. Ethan Hawke

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 15: Ethan Hawke attends the BAM Gala 2019 on May 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images  for BAM)
BAM Gala 2019 | Theo Wargo/Getty Images

The 48-year-old actor has actually been nominated four times, twice for acting, and twice for adapted screenplay.

37. Peter O’Toole

British actor Peter O'Toole (1932 - 2013), UK, 20th October 1977. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Peter O'Toole | Evening Standard/Getty Images

Though the iconic actor died in 2013, he holds the records for most Oscar-nominated actor without a win, Variety reports. He was nominated eight times over the span of his long career.

38. Albert Finney

English actor Albert Finney, UK, 16th November 1979. (Photo by Evening Standard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Albert Finney | Evening Standard/Getty Images

Albert Finney, like O'Toole, is another legendary star who is sadly no longer with us. He died earlier this year with five nominations under his belt.

39. Pam Grier

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21:  Pam Grier visits the SiriusXM Studios on May 21, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Celebrities Visits SiriusXM - May 21, 2019 | Taylor Hill/Getty Images

In another controversial move on the Academy's part, Pam Grier not only didn't win an Oscar for Quentin Tarantino’s classic crime film Jackie Brown, but was actually robbed of a nomination all together. However, her co-star Robert Forster, who sadly passed away this month, picked up a Supporting Actor nomination.

40. Jim Carrey

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 02: Jim Carrey of "Kidding" speaks during the Showtime segment of the 2019 Summer TCA Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 2, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
2019 Summer TCA Press Tour - Day 11 | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Though Carrey is often pegged as the hilarious actor from films like Liar Liar and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, he has also shown his acting chops in darker, more complex films. Unfortunately, the Academy has never given him a nomination. He does, however, have several Grammy noms under his belt, The Independent reports.

41. James Dean

American actor James Dean (1931 - 1955) lies in the dirt with his head leaning on his hand, 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
American Actor James Dean | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

James Dean has gone down in history as a bright star who burnt out too soon. Only one of his films, Eden, was released before his tragic passing in 1955 at the age of 24. However, of his three film roles, two were nominated for Oscars.

42. John Goodman

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 22:  John Goodman attends SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: "Black Earth Rising" at The Robin Williams Center on January 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations: "Black Earth Rising" | Theo Wargo/Getty Images

John Goodman is an absolute legend, winning our hearts with playful parts like Sully in Monsters, Inc., to more "adult" roles like Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski. Despite his undeniable talent, however, he has never been nominated by the Academy.

43. Michelle Pfeiffer

ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 07:  Michelle Pfeiffer attends the european premiere of the movie "Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" at Auditorium della Conciliazione on October 07, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
"Maleficent – Mistress Of Evil" European Premiere | Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Michelle Pfeiffer has been nominated three times, but she unfortunately has never been able to leave with a victory.

44. Rosario Dawson

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 17: Rosario Dawson attends the Los Angeles premiere of "LA Woman Rising" at Saban Theatre on October 17, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Premiere Of Documentary "LA Woman Rising" | Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

The fact that Rosario Dawson doesn't even have a nomination is a major disappointment. Her work in Rent, Sin City, and the lesser known A Guide to Recognizing your Saints are definitely all Oscar-worthy.

45. Angela Lansbury

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 07: Angela Lansbury attends the inaugural Robert Osborne Celebration of Classic Film Series screening of "Dodsworth" presented by The Academy at Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 07, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
The Academy Presents Inaugural Robert Osborne Celebration Of Classic Film Series Screening Of | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The 94-year-old Dame has five Tony Awards and six Golden Globes, but has yet to bring home one Oscar. While she does have three nominations under her belt, the last one was in 1962 for her role in The Manchurian Candidate.

46. Robin Wright

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22:   Robin Wright attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals | Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Robin Wright gave us the legendary line, "Run, Forrest, Run!" However, despite her contributions to culture (The Princess Bride, come on?), she has never received an Oscar nomination.

47. David Oyelowo

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 10: David Oyelowo attends the GEANCO Foundation Hollywood Gala at SLS Hotel on October 10, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
GEANCO Foundation Hollywood Gala - Arrivals | David Livingston/Getty Images

Another incident that added fuel to the fire of the #OscarsSoWhite movement was when David Oyelowo was snubbed an Oscar nomination for his role as Martin Luther King Jr. in Selma. He has never been nominated by the Academy.

48. Oscar Isaac

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: Oscar Isaac of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' took part today in the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif.  'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' will be released in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
Disney Studios Showcase Presentation At D23 Expo, Saturday August 24 | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

The Star Wars fandom might adore Oscar Isaac, but the Academy is giving him a really tough time. He was overlooked for a nom for his roles in Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina, and A Most Violent Year.

49. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe might be one of the most iconic cultural figures of Hollywood, but despite her worldwide fame, the late star never received an Oscar nomination.

50. Steve Buscemi

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: Steve Buscemi attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI on September 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald, BGC and GFI - Cantor Fitzgerald Office - Arrivals | Paul Morigi/Getty Images

Steve Buscemi is a rare talent whose unique skills have made classic films like Reservoir Dogs and Fargo what they are today. Despite this, however, he has never been nominated for the prestigious award.

51. Idris Elba

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 01: Idris Elba attends as Tyler Perry is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 01, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Tyler Perry Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame | David Livingston/Getty Images

Despite Idris Elba being involved in films such as Beasts of No Nation, Molly’s Game, and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, he has never even received a nomination.

52. Scarlett Johansson

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 15: Scarlett Johansson arrives at the premiere of Fox Searchlights' "Jojo Rabbit" at the American Legion Hall Post 43 on October 15, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Premiere Of Fox Searchlights' "Jojo Rabbit" - Red Carpet | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Scarlett Johansson might play Black Widow in the Avengers franchise, but she has yet to be able to weave her way into an Oscar nomination.

53. Mia Farrow

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Mia Farrow attends the TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIME)
TIME 100 Gala 2019 - Red Carpet | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Mia Farrow has won has won three Baftas and a Golden Globe, but never managed to snag an Oscar nom; not even for Rosemary's Baby, which is now one of the most iconic horror movies ever.

54. Richard Burton

Welsh actor Richard Burton (1925 - 1984) with one of his dogs on board the yacht 'Beatriz' of Bolivia off Tower Pier in London, 17th February 1968. The vessel was hired by Burton and his wife Elizabeth Taylor for two months, during the filming of Burton's new movie 'Where Eagles Dare'. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Richard Burton | Central Press/Getty Images

The iconic actor, who starred in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is tied with Glenn Close for the record for second-most Oscar nominations without a win.