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!
“Tonight on Murder, She Wrote!” Every week, I tuned in to watch Anglea Lansbury use her wits to catch a killer. You may not know this but Ms. Lansbury was nominated 15 times for her role as Jessica Fletcher. Angela Lansbury was also great in the original “Manchurian Candidate.” She won a Tony, but still no Oscar or Emmy.
Robert Downey Jr.
When I think of Robert Downey Jr., I think of a brilliant actor who has had to overcome adversity and came out triumphant. Even before his troubles, he had some brilliant roles. I really hope he wins an Oscar soon. He deserves it.
With his brilliant portrayal as Johnny Cash in “Walk the Line,” one would think he would be a shoe-in for winner, but alas there has been no Oscar for the talented actor. I know I am looking forward to his role as The Joker.
Ms. Benning has been in the movie industry for a while now, and one would think, in all that time, she would have won an Oscar. Her performance in “American Beauty,” among others, was riveting.
Perhaps many see Bill Murray as a comic actor, and this is true, but Bill Murray has also done some great dramatic roles such as “Lost in Translation” and the independent film “St. Vincent,” both amazing films everyone should see.