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Who the Oscars should have nominated: Acting

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Henry Fonda as Juror 8



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Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman



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Marlon Brando as Col. Kurtz



Dennis Hopper as The Photojournalist



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor (Brando)
Best Supporting Actor (Hopper)

Come on, shorter roles than these have been nominated!
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People who added this item 3146 Average listal rating (1884 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Babel (2006)
Brad Pitt as Richard Jones



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Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice



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John Goodman as Walter Sobchak



Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski'



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor (Goodman)
Best Actor (Bridges)
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Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat Sagdiyev



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Everett Sloane as Mr. Bernstein



Joseph Cotton as Jedediah Leland



Agnes Moorehead as Mary Kane



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor (Sloane)
Best Supporting Actor (Cotten)
Best Supporting Actress (Moorehead)
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Malcolm McDowell as Alex Delarge



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Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary



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John Cazale as Sal Naturile



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Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko



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Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands



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Edward Norton as The Narrator



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Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda Gershwitz



Michael Palin as Ken Pile



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Best Actress (Curtis)
Best Supporting Actor (Palin)
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Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle



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Jack Lemmon as Shelley Levene



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Humphrey Bogart as Roy Earle



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Mélanie Laurent as Shosana Dreyfus



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Best Actress/Best Supporting Actress (Could qualify for either)
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Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs



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Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin



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Alec Guinness as Professer Marcus



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People who added this item 1997 Average listal rating (986 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
James Mason as Humbert Humbert



Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty



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Best Actor (Mason)
Best Supporting Actor (Sellers)
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Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee



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Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik



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John C. Reilly as Officer Jim Kurring



Julianne Moore as Linda Partridge



William H. Macy as Donnie Smith



Melora Waters as Claudia Wilson



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor (Reilly)
Best Supporting Actress (Moore)
Best Supporting Actor (Macy)
Best Supporting Actress (Waters)

The whole cast could have been nominated to be honest. Not a single bad performance in the film.

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John Turturro as Bernie Bernbaum



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Robert Downey Jr. as Wayne Gale



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Robert Mitchem as Harry Powell



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Eva Marie Saint as Eve Kendall



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People who added this item 595 Average listal rating (327 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Tim Robbins as Griffin Mill



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Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates



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Best Actor

This one is a real disgrace. The best performance of all time, in any film (in my opinion and I'm sure others share this view) and he wasn't even nominated, let alone win.

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Tim Roth as Mr. Orange



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Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Wheeler



Kate Winslet as April Wheeler



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Best Actor (DiCaprio)
Best Actress (Winslet)
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Tim Curry as Frank N. Furter



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Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse



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Al Pacino as Tony Montana



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Donald O'Connor as Cosmo Brown



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Giovanni Ribisi as Irwin Wade



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Al Pacino as Francis Lionel Delbuchi



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Brad Pitt as David Mills



Morgan Freeman as William Somerset



Should hav been nominated for
Best Actor (Pitt)
Best Actor (Freeman)
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James Spader as Graham Dalton



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Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne



James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor (Robbins)
Best Supporting Actor (Whitmore)
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Tony Curtis as Joe/Josephine/Junior



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Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor

Another travesty. A brilliant film where not only was Nicholson overlooked but Stanley Kubrick too.
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Dustin Hoffman as David Sumner



Susan George as Amy Sumner



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor (Hoffman)
Best Actress (George)
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Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank



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Christopher Walken as Vincenzo Coccotti



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Best Supporting Actor
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James Stewart as John 'Scottie' Ferguson



Kim Novak as Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor (Stewart)
Best Actress (Novak)
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James Cagney as Cody Jarrett



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A list of fantastic performances overlooked by the often incompetent Academy Awards.

Alphabetical.

In some films, an actor or actress were nominated. However, for some of them I think more of the cast should/could have been nominated (Eg. Apocalypse Now and Magnolia). I'm not saying they made the wrong choice with the people they did choose, I just believe that there were other equally good performances in the film.

Some of these roles are very short. However, some actors and actresses have often been nominated for very short roles and so I have included good short performances too.

For my Directing list, see the link below
Who the Oscars should have nominated: Directing


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