You won’t believe it! These 12 actors have never won an Oscar!

2014-02-25 10:11
Los Angeles – Winning an Academy Award is the pinnacle of an actor’s career. But many a screen legend has not had the honour of winning the most prestigious award.

Take the brilliant Leonardo DiCaprio who has been nominated numerous times but did not make the cut. Maybe this will be his lucky year.

(Leonardo DiCaprio at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014. Getty Images)

These top actors have also been close, but no cigar.

Brad Pitt
One of the most handsome men in the world is yet to take home a coveted golden statuette. To date he has received five nominations.

(Brad Pitt at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards. Getty Images)

Glenn Close

Throughout her long, successful career Close has been consistently acclaimed for her brilliant acting chops. She has received six nominations tying the record with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter for being an actress with the most nominations never to have won an Oscar.

(Glenn Close at the 2014 Breakthrough Prize Inaugural Ceremony for Awards in Fundamental Physics and Life Sciences at NASA. Getty Images)

Tom Cruise

Another big star who has yet to win an Oscar. He has been nominated thrice.

(Tom Cruise attends the UK Premiere of 'Oblivion'. Getty Images)

Annette Bening
Annette Bening continues to deliver amazing performances. She has been nominated four times but the gold statuette seems to elude her.

(Annette Bening attends 'Conversation With Annette Bening'. Getty Images)

Robert Downey Junior
Despite being one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood Downey has yet to win a gold statuette. He has received two nominations.

(Robert Downey Jr. attends the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'Iron Man 3'. Getty Images)

Julianne Moore
Despite winning an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Moore has not won an Oscar. She has been nominated four times.

(Julianne Moore arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Non-Stop". AP)

Johnny Depp
One of the biggest surprises to make the list. He has been nominated thrice and lost each time.

(Johnny Depp arrives at the US premiere of "3 Days to Kill". AP)

Amy Adams
Adams' role in Junebug garnered her her first nomination. To date she has received four nominations. We hope she strikes it lucky this year.

(Amy Adams arrives at the 16th Costume Designer Guild Awards. AP)

Will Smith
One of the few superstars to conquer television, music and film. He received best actor nominations for Ali and the Pursuit of Happyness and lost out both times.

 (Will Smith at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Getty Images)

Michelle Pfeiffer
The darling of the silver screen who has starred in over 30 films has yet to win an academy award. She has been nominated thrice.

 (Michelle Pfeiffer attends the 'Malavita' premiere. Getty Images)

Richard Gere
Can you believe Richard Gere has never been nominated for an Oscar?

 (Richard Gere at the UK Premiere of 'Arbitrage'. Getty Images)


  • Cherone Meyer - 2014-02-25 10:17

    Leonardo is one of the greatest actors in Hollywood..hope he walks away with an Oscar this year!!

      Cecil Meyer - 2014-02-25 11:06

      A--ha!!...a-ha!...Leo is over due for one,

  • DolceLucy - 2014-02-25 11:33

    It surprises me that Annette Bening hasn't won an Oscar yet. She goes from playing a submissive housewife to a masculine lesbian without any trouble. I love that woman.

  • Aqeelah Khan - 2014-02-25 11:52

    haibo!! this can't be.... *shaking my head

      Faahim Dajee - 2014-02-25 12:34

      Always the Arty Farty actors win, Leo and Pitt always deliver.

      Verbotene Liebe - 2014-02-25 22:22

      me too l was shocked, l didn't know that Pitt and Cruis never won. let alone Leo.

  • Tharina Van Der Westhuizen - 2014-02-25 12:01

    Annette Bening should have won one long ago!!! She's amazing.

  • Mokgadi Mathekga - 2014-02-25 12:05

    I'm gutted, I love Julian Moore and Michelle Pfeiffer.

  • Carolyn Nosipho Mncube - 2014-02-26 10:45

    so unbelievable

  • Happy Anastasia - 2014-03-04 16:28

    will smith has never won an oscar wtf and what about all these great movies like independance day,ali...-.- k

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