With Oscar Sunday just around the corner, those who are already lucky enough to have them are polishing them for the big night, and those nominated are waiting patiently for their moment of recognition. But just how many of your favorite stars have yet to win an Oscar? I have decided to tally up those who are still eagerly awaiting for their Oscar. So close yet so far... the actors with the most Oscar nominations throughout the years.
9. Ralph Fiennes
Nominated for Best Actor in The English Patient ( 1996 ) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Schindler's List ( 1993 )
8. Sir Ian McKellen
Nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 2002 for his iconic role as Gandalf in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring and Best Actor in a Leading Role in 1998 for Gods and Monsters.
7. Will Smith
Firstly nominated in 2002 for Best Actor for Ali and then nominated again in 2006 for The Pursuit of Happyness. Smith caused controversy this year not being nominated for his role in Concussion, leaving fans begging for an answer. When will Smith get his Oscar ?
6. Tom Cruise
Nominated for the first time in 1990 for Born on The Fourth of July for Best Actor. Then nominated again in 1997 for the same category, but for Jerry Maguire. He lost once again. In 2000, Cruise was nominated again for Magnolia, but since has remained without any nominations. Will Cruise ever do an Oscar worthy performance of just keep completing these missions that seem impossible ?
5. Edward Norton
Nominated for his breakout role in Primal Fear for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1997 then again in 1999 for American History X in 1998. Then most recently nominated for his supporting role in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). Norton has been snubbed time and time again and it is about time he is nominated again.
4. Sigourney Weaver
Nominated for classic film Aliens in 1986 for reprising her leading role as Ellen Ripley. Weaver was then nominated in 1989 twice for her leading role in Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey and for her supporting role in Working Girl. Two films I have never heard of, and doubt I ever will again.
3. Ed Harris
1996 began Harris's long string of nominations with Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Apollo 13, two years later, he was nominated for the same category but for The Truman Show. Later he was nominated for Pollock for his leading role in 2001, then for his supporting role in The Hours in 2002.
2. Amy Adams
Adams successfully takes the crown of most nominated woman that has never won an Oscar. It's a little bittersweet. Starting in 2006, Adams was nominated for her supporting role in Junebug, then in 2009 for her supporting role for Doubt. A few years later in 2011, Adams was nominated for her supporting role in The Fighter and two years later she was nominated for her supporting role in The Master. That brings us to 2014 where Adams got a nomination for her first leading role in American Hustle. Adams is one of the greater female actors working today, and it would be a shame for her career to go past without it being recognized.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio
With a whopping 6 nominations , Leo is arguably the king of being snubbed, his long string of nominations begun at the age of 19 in 1994 for his supporting role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Then nominated for his leading roles in 2005 and 2007 for The Aviator and Blood Diamond. In 2014 he was nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year and his leading role as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street. Which leads up to 2016 and his nomination in The Revenant for his leading role. Fans around the world are praying that he doesn't lose out for a 6th time. But seriously Academy, the guy deserves it. Just give it to him!
The Oscars air this Sunday night. Hopefully Leo finally takes one home.