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Losers: 15 Amazing Actors You'll Be Shocked Never Won An Award

With the movie award season stirring and film fans gearing up for the big ceremonies and award presentations, we've got celebrated actors on the brain. Obviously, the show that everyone is most anxiou

With the movie award season stirring and film fans gearing up for the big ceremonies and award presentations, we've got celebrated actors on the brain. Obviously, the show that everyone is most anxiously waiting on is the Academy Awards. It's the big dog. Every year, around this time, people start talking about who could win and who should win. When it comes to actors, there are two groups that get a lot of airtime: those who have won the most and those who have never won. If you started to go through all the actors who have never won an Academy Award, you would probably be shocked at how many amazing talents you would see. Amy Adams, Peter O'Toole, Joaquin Phoenix, Glenn Close, honestly, the list goes on and on. For the last several years, Leonardo DiCaprio has acted like an umbrella for many other great actors who have been shut-out, shielding them from the discussion while everyone talked about him and his lack of Oscars. Well, Leo won last year, so now we've moved on to talking about everyone else.

This is going to be different than the usual. Like we said, the list of actors who haven't won an Academy Award goes on and on, and no one has time for on and on. With the Golden Globes in our midst, however, we thought it would more interesting to look at actors who have never won a Golden Globe or an Academy Award. Sure, you might argue that the BAFTAs are the more prestigious award, especially with the Golden Globes somewhat checkered past, but the 20 million viewers who tune into the Golden Globes might disagree with that. Besides, nearly everyone on this list has also been overlooked by the BAFTAs, so it's not like it would change drastically. What we found in this exercise are the actors who have made losing into an art form. With such a range of categories between the two award shows, it takes true finesse to miss out year after year. Some actors herein have received numerous nominations, while others have never even received one. Here, we've prepared a true smorgasbord of underappreciated actors for you. Here are 15 actors you wont believe have never won an award.

15 Liam Neeson

14 Gene Wilder

13 Ewan McGregor

12 Sam Rockwell

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11 Jennifer Jason Leigh

10 Ralph Fiennes

9 John Malkovich

8 Samuel L. Jackson

7 Tom Hardy

6 Helena Bonham Carter

5 Bradley Cooper

4 Gary Oldman

3 Will Smith

2 Harrison Ford

For over 40 years, Harrison Ford has been delivering memorable performances in some of the biggest films in history. Yet, with the exception of the Cecil B. DeMille Award that he received for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" at the 2002 Golden Globes, Ford has never won any of the major awards for acting. Even if you consider Ford an "action star," it still is beyond belief that he's never won. Incredibly, throughout his entire career, Ford has only received one Academy Award nomination; that was at the 58th Academy Awards for his performance in Witness. He also received a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination for that same role. Over the next decade, he would receive three more Golden Globe nominations for The Mosquito Coast, The Fugitive and Sabrina.

1 Viola Davis

Of everyone on this list, Viola Davis might be the one that won't be here next year. On the list we mean; she won't be on the list, not she won't be among the living. Heck, by the time you read this, she might not even qualify. Davis is also an actress who has won a lot, but she has never won an award for her movie roles from one of the big shows, yet. That being said, she's been nominated for an Academy Award for acting twice, once for her supporting role in Doubt and another for Best Actress in Help (three times if she gets one this year). For the latter role, she also received a BAFTA nomination. At the Golden Globes, Davis has been even more unlucky, nominated for Doubt, The Help and How to Get Away with Murder (twice). Still, as we mentioned, Davis has won some nice awards. She has won three Screen Actor's Guild awards, an Emmy and two Tony Awards. Now that she's been nominated once again at this year's Golden Globes and almost certainly at the Academy Awards as well for her role in Fences, Davis looks to break her unlucky streak once and for all.

Sources: Wikipedia; IMDB; Oscars

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