Top 10 Actors Who Have Never Been Nominated For An Oscar

  • Published: 28 February 2016
  • Winning one of these things is hard... But it's straight up impossible when you're never even in contention! Join as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Actors Who Have Never Been Nominated for an Oscar! Subscribe►► this list, we've looked at any actor or actress, regardless of era or genre, and have ranked the most talented never to have been given an Academy Award nomination.

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Comments • 3 754

  • Emanoel Chaves Junior
    Emanoel Chaves Junior  2 hours back

    Sam Rockwell has won with Three Billboards...

    • Iwan Hardian
      Iwan Hardian  3 hours back

      Scarlett Johansson and Sam Rockwell are out of this list

      • Julius Gaxiola
        Julius Gaxiola  14 hours back

        Jeremy Renner?? 8:37

        • Gaucho Ateu
          Gaucho Ateu  19 hours back

          Sam Rockwell??

          • Katie Eckler
            Katie Eckler  1 days back

            Not even an honorable mention for Amy Adams??

            • J K
              J K  1 days back

              John Cazale and J.T. Walsh need to be on this list.

              • colliric
                colliric  1 days back

                In hindsight Donald Sutherland should have been nominated for the remake of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers or Don't Look Now.

                Who can forget his epic point finger and "RRRROOOOAAAAAWWWWW!"....

                How could not show that? Played scenes from all his other films, but totally skipped the ROAWWWWW!

                • Dennis Sweet
                  Dennis Sweet  2 days back

                  I agree with their #1 choice

                  • Maureen Tuohy
                    Maureen Tuohy  2 days back

                    Sam Rockwell will most likely win an Oscar in the near future. Without a doubt Steve Buscemi is the best of the bunch. He needs to have respect.

                    • ALF Soang
                      ALF Soang  3 days back

                      Richard Gere?

                      • Michael Adkins
                        Michael Adkins  4 days back

                        Scarlet Johansson has two nominations in 2020. Sam Rockwell won an Oscar in 2018.

                        • tomhaswoods 03
                          tomhaswoods 03  5 days back

                          Sam rockwell won it

                          • William Daine Goddard
                            William Daine Goddard  6 days back

                            I'm here to say that Michael parks is the greatest actor ever... Very underrated especially in red state and tusk

                            • P-Shidt
                              P-Shidt  6 days back

                              Hollywood is always like that they never give Oscars to the deserving actors

                              • James Alan
                                James Alan  6 days back

                                How in the world has Donald Sutherland NEVER BEEN NOMINATED??????

                                • Muhammad Ali
                                  Muhammad Ali  7 days back

                                  Give Steve Buscemi an Oscar already!!!

                                  • David Kirby
                                    David Kirby  7 days back

                                    UPDATE: Scarlett Jahansson now has two Oscar nominations in one year: Best Actress for 'Marriage Story' and Best Supporting Actress for 'Jojo Rabbit', making her the twelfth person to have this distinction.

                                    • Heisenberg
                                      Heisenberg  1 weeks back

                                      How Rockwell and rickman not in the list wtf

                                      • shaw ween
                                        shaw ween  1 weeks back

                                        John Goodman has become one of the best bad guys in movies the last decade, his ability to convey a quiet insanity is convincing

                                        • Curtis Steele
                                          Curtis Steele  1 weeks back

                                          Maryland Monroe was an absolutely horrendous actress... Was she famous? Sure... Was she sexy and iconic as fuck? Sure... Was she a good actress? LMFAO and somehow she got the number three slot!?!? I hate WatchMojo these days.... Fuck why does this shit keep showing In my recommendations...

                                          • Lise K-this
                                            Lise K-this  1 weeks back

                                            Marilyn Monroe was probably the worst actress to ever land in Hollywood, no surprise there

                                            • Cheyenne Brennan
                                              Cheyenne Brennan  2 weeks back

                                              You can cross Sam Rockwell off now, and Donald Sutherland at least has the annual cop-out of an "Honorary Oscar."

                                              • rob cochran
                                                rob cochran  2 weeks back

                                                Sam Rockwell won an Oscar

                                                • Owen Mohler
                                                  Owen Mohler  2 weeks back

                                                  Also how did Martin Sheen not get nominated for Apocalypse Now?

                                                  • colliric
                                                    colliric  1 days back

                                                    Brando didn't even nominated for that film either....

                                                • Owen Mohler
                                                  Owen Mohler  2 weeks back

                                                  Love that you’ve got Steve Buscemi a former New York City Firefighter of Engine 55 on the list

                                                  • Dr. P
                                                    Dr. P  2 weeks back

                                                    Sam Rockwell finally won. He should have won for his role in The Green Mile. He was sooooooo funny in Galaxy Quest.

                                                    • Simple Complicated
                                                      Simple Complicated  2 weeks back

                                                      how can you miss mentioning big lebowski for John goodman??

                                                      • Valencia Woods
                                                        Valencia Woods  2 weeks back

                                                        Sam Rockwell is no longer on the list. He won in 2018

                                                        • DarkAmbient MusicLover
                                                          DarkAmbient MusicLover  2 weeks back

                                                          Tim Curry and Peter Cushing should be on this list

                                                          • steve chandler
                                                            steve chandler  2 weeks back

                                                            Steve Buscemi is great

                                                            • Verne Fits
                                                              Verne Fits  2 weeks back

                                                              List is on point

                                                              • Verne Fits
                                                                Verne Fits  2 weeks back

                                                                Buscemi is the man

                                                                • tompraeger
                                                                  tompraeger  3 weeks back

                                                                  Sir Patrick Steward should at least been nominated for “Logan”. Heartbreaking performance.

                                                                  • Master Pete
                                                                    Master Pete  3 weeks back

                                                                    Jeff Daniels should won an Oscar for taking a big ass dump haha It show alot of emotion.

                                                                    • Ty Knobloch
                                                                      Ty Knobloch  3 weeks back

                                                                      And Scarlett Johansson will finally get an Oscar nod!

                                                                      • Jdogg7565
                                                                        Jdogg7565  2 weeks back

                                                                        Ty Knobloch not just one, she’s gonna be nominated for Best Actress for Marriage Story, and Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit

                                                                    • Ty Knobloch
                                                                      Ty Knobloch  3 weeks back

                                                                      Sam Rockwell has an Oscar you know.

                                                                      • Ty Knobloch
                                                                        Ty Knobloch  3 weeks back

                                                                        Jennifer Lopez is finally getting an Oscar nomination this year!!!

                                                                        • Spider Web
                                                                          Spider Web  3 weeks back

                                                                          Sam Rockwell finally got nominated and won his oscar last year in 2018

                                                                          • dougie howser
                                                                            dougie howser  3 weeks back

                                                                            WOW, what a shame that so many shitty actors get the Oscar and soooooo many great actors and actresses get the shaft. I hope and pray Scientologist freak Cruise never gets a nod as he is mentally incapable. He would probably take the stage time to extol the virtues of his Sci Fi religion that blackmails and steals money from people who get sucked in.

                                                                            • dner75
                                                                              dner75  3 weeks back

                                                                              No Pauly Shore? Really?

                                                                              • Gustavo Al
                                                                                Gustavo Al  4 weeks back

                                                                                Marilyn? You are confusing things, seriously.

                                                                                • Wes Gleeson
                                                                                  Wes Gleeson  4 weeks back

                                                                                  10:36 This guy won in 2017. Well deserved.

                                                                                  • Marco Bonao
                                                                                    Marco Bonao  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Alan Rickman : (

                                                                                    • Toni Barao
                                                                                      Toni Barao  4 weeks back

                                                                                      can not believe Marilyn has a spot on this list - she was never a good actress - this is notorious industry knowledge!

                                                                                      • Артём Филенко

                                                                                        number 10
                                                                                        jeff daniels

                                                                                        w h a t

                                                                                        • Patrik Pontos
                                                                                          Patrik Pontos  4 weeks back

                                                                                          John Goodman_Steve Buscemi_Alan Rickman... i mean WTF :O

                                                                                          • Will Toffan
                                                                                            Will Toffan  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Russell Crowe should have at least gotten a nod.

                                                                                            • Alex Alex
                                                                                              Alex Alex  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Kevin Bacon is a Legend!