There are many talented actors who never won an Oscar or an Emmy. It’s just part of the usual rat race. And let’s be honest, most of these award shows are popularity contents and politically motivated stunts. They rarely showcase the best cinema has to offer. That doesn’t mean cinephiles don’t tune in whenever the Oscars or the Emmys air. We all want to know who the Academy picked each year. It’s like our Superbowl with many lame jokes. Of course, when it’s all over, many of us are left disappointed that our actor didn’t get the award. This list goes out to all those talented actors that got so close, but didn’t win. Ladies and gentleman, List25 is proud to present to you the Top 25 Actors Who Never Won an Oscar or an Emmy!
Steve Carrell has played numerous roles throughout his career, from a clueless boss in the comedy “The Office” to his riveting portrayal of murderous wrestling coach John du Pont. He’s proven he can adapt to both comedies as well as drama. Yet still, he has not received an Oscar or Emmy.
Mr. Norton’s break out role was in the courtroom thriller “Primal Fear.” I still remember this performance and to this day, I still think it’s one of his best. He also played a reformed skinhead in “American History X,” which was absolutely brilliant.
Johnny Depp’s acting knows no bounds. He first started out in teen beat shows, such as “21 Jump Street,” and the cult classic “Nightmare on Elm Street.” Since then, he has gone on to give great performances in “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” Depp continues to astound people with his performances, but sadly no Oscar yet.
Most people associate Hugh Laurie with the medical drama “House M.D.” Yet before this, he was known to play bumbling idiots, who were usually in positions of power, such as the British comedy “Black Adder.” Hugh’s ability to switch from television comedy to drama so naturally makes it very surprising he’s never won an Emmy.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest comics ever, Red Foxx received three Emmy nominations for “Sanford and Son” but never won the award.