An Oscar for Best Actor or Actress is the highest honor every performer in Hollywood aspires to achieve. Other awards hardly measure up to the worth of this single gold statuette. In 2016, Leonardo Di Caprio finally got an Oscar after years of being an internet meme. But he's not the only one who has been waiting for the award.
As we come close to celebrating BookMyShow's 10th anniversary, we are listing the ten best actors of the past decade who have been overlooked by the Academy. These are the best performers of the last decade who still do not have an Oscar.
The Mission Impossible star has been an A-lister in Hollywood for many years but he's still one of the actors without an Oscar. He's a dedicated actor who has given some great performances in movies like Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow. But even after a long-standing career and being an audience-favorite, he hasn't got the Best Actor Academy Award.
Many do not know this, but Mr. Smith has never won an Oscar, despite several nominations. He also gave a phenomenal performance in many movies over the past decade with Inglorious Basterds, Moneyball, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button being the most noteworthy.
The Dark Lord of the Harry Potter series is no Academy-favorite either, in spite of multiple Oscar-worthy performances in this decade after Schindler's List. His performance in The Grand Budapest Hotel was especially noteworthy. Unfortunately, he hasn't got any recognition from the Academy yet.
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The actress is known for playing many eccentric characters, and she does it well. While she can be scary as Bellatrix Lestrange or weird as the Red Queen, she can also do serious roles like that of Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech. But the actress still remains Oscar-less.
Another actor known for playing wacky characters is everyone's favorite pirate, he has played an array of memorable characters, Captain Jack Sparrow, or Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd. Whether he was adding his own flair to every one of them. His upcoming Murder on the Orient Express seems like another great performance that has the possibility of getting him his first Oscar.
In the last decade, the Hangover actor has come a long way to show the audience his acting chops. Beyond the popular comedy series, he has delivered some of his best work in Silver Linings Playbook and American Sniper. He's been nominated for four Oscars awards but has not won any so far.
Although one of his best performances in the last decade, Her didn't get Phoenix the Best Actor award. He has been previously nominated thrice and been doing more roles that would catch the eye of the Academy. His upcoming characterization of Jesus in Mary Magdalene comes out later this year, making it seem like he might just win the award next Oscar.
Wolverine can wow us with action, as well as sing show tunes. Jackman has been long applauded for his acting. Now that he has retired from the famous X-Men series, he just might pick up roles that award his acting ability with an Oscar. His upcoming release, The Greatest Showman, seems to be a step in that direction.
Hardy is often unanimously agreed to be a great actor. He has risen to fame in the past decade but has not been recognized by the Academy yet. He gave several spectacular performances in Mad Max: Fury Road, Locke, and The Revenant, to name a few. Although the latter got him a nomination, we're still waiting to see him give his Oscar acceptance speech.
The late Alan Rickman was a prolific actor that the new generation was introduced to with his role as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series. He played that character with a depth that no other actor could have portrayed. He was an exceptional actor in all his films but unfortunately, he was never graced with an Oscar.
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