The Oscars are tomorrow, Feb. 24, and it looks like it will be an interesting night. The nominees in the Best Supporting Actor category are all previous winners, and there are some actors/actresses who may make Oscar history – including Daniel Day-Lewis, who may become the first actor to win Best Actor award three times on Hollywood’s biggest night.
As Hollywood prepares for a night of glitz and glamour, and movie fans prepare their tally sheets and h’orderves, it’s time to take a look at some of the actors and actresses who have never actually received an Oscar. It may sound strange that some of these A-list actors have never received the golden statue, but it’s true.
Even some actors whose careers have taken a downturn have an Oscar. Nicolas Cage won for “Leaving Las Vegas,” and his career choices since then have been interesting, to say the least. It’s kind of hard to imagine he’s been in so many bad movies since winning the award in 1996. But he was nominated again for his work in “Adaptation,” so some of his choices haven’t been as bad as many people think.
Before “Django Unchained,” Jamie Foxx won for “Ray” at the 2005 ceremony. Between the two films, his career choices seemed like films that he chose just for the paycheck. “Stealth,” “Miami Vice,” and “Valentine’s Day” were all terrible films.
There are also some actors who have won Oscars for other positions, but have yet to win one for acting. Robert Redford and Clint Eastwood both have won for directing, but neither has won for acting. Redford was nominated for “The Sting,” and Eastwood was nominated for “Unforgiven.”
Check out the list below.