15 Celebs Who Are Still Getting Ignored By Hollywood (And Can't Snatch An Award)

This year's Oscars took place earlier this month celebrating films from the last 12 months.

One of the highlights on the night was British actor Gary Oldman winning Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill in 'Darkest Hour'. Some could not believe Oldman's Oscar was actually his first ever Oscar win at the age of 59. He was nominated for Best Actor in 2012 for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy but eventually lost to Jean Dujardin from 'The Artist'.

Oldman may now be an Oscar winner but there are still many actors and actresses out there in Hollywood who still to this day do not rightfully own an Oscar trophy. Yes, there are quite a few performers who will never even get a nomination due to there pretty poor acting. But there is still more than a handful that you would not believe have still not got their hands on an Oscar.

One very good example was Leonardo DiCaprio. Many remember one of his best roles as Jack in the 1997 disaster film 'Titanic' who worked alongside Kate Winslet and director James Cameron.

DiCaprio was nominated for four Oscars in 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape', 'The Aviator', 'Blood Diamond' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street' in which he left empty handed with many wondering if he would ever win an Oscar despite how close he has got to having one.

But that long wait was finally over when DiCaprio won an Oscar for Best Actor in 'The Revenant' in 2016. It may have been a happy ending for DiCaprio, but there are still a few names that are still waiting for that Oscar success.

Let's see who they are...

15 Bryan Cranston

We've watched Bryan Cranston on the big and small screen for at least 18 years now.

Before Breaking Bad, many remember him as Malcolm's Dad in 'Malcolm in the Middle' when the series was active during the early 2000s and is still a very popular TV show to this very day.

But his biggest break through was taking on a major role in one of the biggest TV shows of all time, 'Breaking Bad', where he portrayed the show's protagonist, Walter White, where we would see the character change throughout the series from a loving family man to America's most wanted man in the space of six seasons.

For four consecutive years, Cranston won four Golden Globes for his work in Breaking Bad along with other mixed awards including the Critics' Choice Television Awards and the People's Choice Awards.

He has achieved it all on the small screen but his acting on the big screen has so far not earned him an Oscar. The closest he has ever got to one was in 2016 after being nominated for Best Actor in 'Trumbo'.

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14 Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr has been a very busy actor over the last few years especially with his big involvement in the series of Marvel films that have left fans all over the world bowing down to him.

Downey Jr portrays the heroic Iron Man in the Marvel Universe and has done since 'Iron Man' was released in 2008. He also played Iron Man again as a solo superhero in 'Iron Man 2' and 'Iron Man 3'.

Superhero/comic book movies are widely known for never even being nominated for an Oscar if the last few years has taught us anything. And with the last 10 years of working in superhero films for Downey Jr, it is certainly enough work and distraction on his plate to earn the big bucks instead of taking on acting roles in potential Oscar winning films.

How many more years until we see Downey Jr finishing his contribution to the Marvel movies project?

13 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is 75 years old but that doesn't stop him from continuing his acting career.

Throughout the 1970s all the way through to the 1990s, Ford was hectic with his roles in the Star Wars and Indiana Jones films along with other movies such as 'The Fugitive' and 'Blade Runner'. He is had one hell of a career and it doesn't seem as though he will be retiring any time soon from film.

Despite his character Han Solo in the Star Wars franchise, Ford still has a role to play as Indiana Jones in George Lucas' very successful franchise. It is believed in 2020 that fans will be treated to a fifth Indiana Jones instalment that will include Ford being reunited with his hat and rope. There are certainly worse jobs.

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Ford has only been nominated once for an Oscar and that was all the way back in 1985 when he was bidding to win Best Actor for his role in 'Witness'. Since then Ford has been a guest at the Academy Awards but nothing more.

12 Sigourney Weaver

When you think of Sigourney Weaver you think of films based in space, especially her work in the Alien film series. Not only was she in the original Alien film in 1979 but also reprised her role as Ellen Ripley in the three sequels of 'Aliens', 'Alien 3' and 'Alien Resurrection'.

Out of the four Alien films she acted in, her work was highly recognized from 'Aliens' when nominated for Best Actress at the 1986 Academy Awards. Weaver was also nominated for the same award again in 1988 for 'Gorillas in the Mist' and in that same year she was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 'Working Girl'. Sadly Weaver left those awards with no trophies to take home.

And to this day Weaver has no Oscar awards displaying in her trophy room, if she has one anyway.

11 Ed Harris

Many may recognise Ed Harris' face from the current active HBO TV series 'Westworld' as he portrays Billy, or as we all know him as 'Man in Black'.

Harris is another actor on this list who has been doing his job for a good few years now and he is still good at what he does.

His most highlighted performances so far as an actor is in 'Apollo 13', portraying Christof in 'The Truman Show' working alongside Jim Carrey, 'The Rock' with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage and also playing Luke Harrison in 'Stepmom' a film that also starred Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon.

It took DiCaprio five nominations to get his hands on an Oscar. Well so far for Harris it is four Academy Award nominations and counting. Harris' first Oscar nomination was in 1996 for Best Supporting Actor in 'Apollo 13' along with being nominated for the same awards for 'The Truman Show' and 'The Hours'. His biggest miss was not getting an Oscar for Best Actor in the 2001 film 'The Pollock'.

If only Westworld was a film.

10 Michelle Williams

At the age of 37, Michelle Williams has had a very impressive acting career.

One of her early and arguably her biggest work was playing New York City girl Jen Lindley in teen drama 'Dawson's Creek' that was created by Kevin Williamson, also known for writing the Scream films.

After 'Dawson's Creek' in 2003, Williams moved from working in TV to focusing on being in films. It has so far proved to be a good move by Williams by coming so close to an Oscar win on four occasions.

The very latest one being last year in 2017 when Williams was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 'Manchester By The Sea' who also starred Ben Affleck's brother Casey.

Her first Oscar heartbreak was in 2006 for Best Supporting Actress in 'Brokeback Mountain', a film that also starred her husband Heath Ledger who sadly passed away in 2007. After 'Brokeback Mountain', Williams was also nominated for Best Actress in 'Blue Valentine' and 'My Week With Marilyn'.

9 Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes is known to be one of the finest actors around. Many will know him as the Dark Lord they call Voldemort in the Harry Potter series but his work outside the villain's mask has been impressive too.

Fiennes' jam-packed CV includes his acting work in 'Strange Days', 'The End of the Affair', 'Red Dragon' and 'Great Expectations'. His voice acting has also been used in 'The Lego Batman Movie'.

Years before his involvement in Harry Potter, Fiennes missed out on an Oscar at two award ceremonies. The first one was Steven Spielberg's 'Schindler's List' for Best Supporting Actor after portraying Amon Goth. Then in 1997 Fiennes was nominated for Best Actor in 'The English Patient'.

We saw Gary Oldman receive his first Oscar for changing his appearance to play Winston Churchill, Fiennes had to do the same to portray Voldemort but no Oscar was given. What does Fiennes have to do to become an Oscar winner?

8 Samuel L. Jackson

Name a film Samuel L. Jackson has not been in. Okay a lot, but L. Jackson has been in so many big films throughout his acting career.

One of his first film appearances was in 'Goodfellas' in 1990 who played a character that would end up getting shot in the back of the head from his own bed. 'Goodfellas' would be the first of many films.

After 'Goodfellas', L. Jackson starred in Jurassic Park 12 months before, arguably his biggest role, and then he would be in Quentin Tarantino's 'Pulp Fiction' in 1994. 'Pulp Fiction' also starred John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Bruce Willis. For his work in the film, L. Jackson was nominated for Best Supporting Actor but had no Oscar to show for it.

But it's not too bad for L. Jackson, looking back at a career where he starred in classic films such as 'Die Hard With Vengeance', 'The Avengers' and 'Star Wars'. Regardless whether or not he is given an award, at least he will always be a legend.

7 John Malkovich

You know you're not doing bad at life when you have a film named after you. John Malkovich can be seen as a bit of an odd character off the cameras but that might be due to the people he has to act on set including Lennie Small in 'Of Mice and Men'.

But going back to the film that was named after him, 'Being John Malkovich', was a random film but did very well in terms of positive reviews from the media and Malkovich playing himself got him in 90th place in Premiere Magazine's '100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time'.

Malkovich's talents in acting were nearly Oscar winning material from a couple of films in the 1980s and the early 1990s. The first chance was Best Supporting Actor in 'Places in the Heart' in 1985 and the same award again nine years later in 'In The Line of Fire'.

6 Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson may have the force but he doesn't have an Oscar. Yet again not many Star Wars fans want to be reminded of Episode 1: The Phantom Menace and even the rest of the prequel trilogy.

Still, Neeson is a very well respected actor and has been on the big screens for quite a few decades now.

Most of Neeson's work has mainly evolved around action films as he portrays a heroic protagonist especially when he played Bryan Mills in the 'Taken' trilogy which is now a TV series on Amazon Prime.

The man from Northern Ireland is mostly known for his portrayal of Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg's 'Schindler's List' in 1993. It was Neeson's first and last Academy Award nomination. The nomination was for Best Actor but lost out to Tom Hanks for his role as Forrest Gump in 'Forrest Gump'.

5 Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is one of the few actors that can play just about any character. Some actors/actresses are known for sticking to the same sort of character throughout their career but when it comes to Depp, you can't predict his next role.

His most notable characters so far in his career in Willy Wonka in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', Captain Jack Sparrow in the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film franchise, Edward Scissorhands in Tim Burton's 'Edward Scissorhands' and Tonto in 'The Lone Ranger'.

He sure has a few acting tricks up his sleeve and with this it has seen Depp nominated three times for an Academy Award.

His first nomination was in 2004 for Best Actor by playing Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl'. 12 months later it was followed by 'Finding Neverland' for Best Actor and then three years later in 2008 it was another Best Actor award for 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'.

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4 Tom Cruise

One of the biggest actors in the world is Tom Cruise.

Not only has the very popular actor worked on a number of successful films, he is also known for performing his very own stunts on set. The guy has got some guts and his most highlighted stunt is when he is rock climbing on a mountain in the opening scene of Mission Impossible 2 in which if anything had gone wrong, Cruise would not be here today.

Cruise is also a hit with the ladies. The 55-year-old has been married three times including Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes before he divorced both actresses.

As well as the Mission Impossible series, Cruise is also known for playing in 'Top Gun', 'Jack Reach', 'War of the Worlds', 'The Mummy' and 'Minority Report'. He's acted in a lot of films during his time.

But sadly he is not part of the Oscar winner's club. He's missed out on three occasions. Twice he has been nominated for Best Actor in 'Born on the Fourth of July' and 'Jerry MaGuire'. He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 'Magnolia'.

3 Bill Murray

Who are you going to call? Bill Murray!

As well as being an old member of the Ghostbusters team, Bill Murray is also an actor, comedian and a writer. But we all know his biggest moment of his acting career was being a Ghostbuster.

It wasn't until later on in his career that Murray would be praised for his acting work and that was when we saw the release of 'Lost in Translation' in 2003. The film also starred Scarlett Johansson who was one of the main characters along with Murray.

The film's budget was only $4 million but the box office reached up to $119.7 million during its release.

For all the praise it got, it helped Murray get a nomination for Best Actor in 2004 but fell short to Sean Penn as he won the Oscar for 'Mystic River'. But many will remember Murray as the funny man in the Ghostbusters team.

2 John Travolta

Now this has got to be one of the biggest shocks to this day that John Travolta has never won an Academy Award.

Travolta will always be known as a popular man in front of the ladies and playing Danny Zuko in 'Grease'. The 64-year-old may not have been in so many films when you compare him to other actors such as Samuel L. Jackson and Robert Downey Jr, but he has been known for picking his films carefully and a majority of those movies have become successful.

The actor's recent work has been on TV instead of the cinema. Travolta played a part in the 2016 TV series 'The People v. O. J. Simpson' along with 'Friends' actor David Schwimmer. The role got Travolta an Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for playing lawyer Robert Shapiro in the series.

Travolta went up twice for Best Actor in 1978 and 1995. The first nomination was in 'Saturday Night Fever' but lost to Richard Dreyfuss in 'The Goodbye Girl' and then lost again 17 years later to Tom Hanks in 'Forrest Gump'.

1 Amy Adams

Probably the biggest shock of them all, actress Amy Adams has never won an Oscar.

She is the highest paid actress as of 2017 and is one of the most popular actresses in Hollywood at the moment but so far those recipes have not got her the perfect Oscar ingredient.

Many actors/actresses we have gone through in this list have missed out on an Oscar once or twice but Adams has had her fair share of Oscar agony. She has lost five times which is even more than what Leonardo DiCaprio has had to go through.

Adams' first taste of an Oscar nomination was in 2006 for Best Supporting Actress in 'Junebug'. She has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress four times and the other films were 'Doubt', 'The Fighter' and 'The Master'.

The 43-year-old received her first Best Actress nomination in 2014 for 'American Hustle' which also starred Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper.

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