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Added by Rossjm on 18 Nov 2010 10:36
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Who the Oscars should have nominated: Acting

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People who added this item 2520 Average listal rating (1670 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9
Henry Fonda as Juror 8



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 4296 Average listal rating (2832 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 3927 Average listal rating (2448 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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 3163 Average listal rating (1948 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Brad Pitt as Richard Jones



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 4723 Average listal rating (3267 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Beetlejuice (1988)
Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 4301 Average listal rating (2892 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 2858 Average listal rating (1770 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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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People who added this item 6255 Average listal rating (4252 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Malcolm McDowell as Alex Delarge



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1740 Average listal rating (1129 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8
John Cazale as Sal Naturile



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 5829 Average listal rating (3949 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 8582 Average listal rating (6134 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.9
Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 9305 Average listal rating (6840 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
Fight Club (1999)
Edward Norton as The Narrator



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1701 Average listal rating (1131 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
Jamie Lee Curtis as Wanda Gershwitz



Michael Palin as Ken Pile



Should have been nominated for
Best Actress (Curtis)
Best Supporting Actor (Palin)
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People who added this item 2244 Average listal rating (1453 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Fly (1986)
Jeff Goldblum as Seth Brundle



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 731 Average listal rating (463 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.7
Jack Lemmon as Shelley Levene



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor

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People who added this item 261 Average listal rating (155 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Humphrey Bogart as Roy Earle



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 5476 Average listal rating (3801 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Mรฉlanie Laurent as Shosana Dreyfus



Should have been nominated for
Best Actress/Best Supporting Actress (Could qualify for either)
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People who added this item 556 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 981 Average listal rating (622 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 429 Average listal rating (258 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
Alec Guinness as Professer Marcus



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 2053 Average listal rating (1049 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lolita (1962)
James Mason as Humbert Humbert



Peter Sellers as Clare Quilty



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor (Mason)
Best Supporting Actor (Sellers)
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Sean Astin as Samwise Gamgee



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 2908 Average listal rating (1743 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 2842 Average listal rating (1683 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
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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People who added this item 1137 Average listal rating (698 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
John Turturro as Bernie Bernbaum



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 2885 Average listal rating (1804 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Robert Downey Jr. as Wayne Gale



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 889 Average listal rating (582 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8
Robert Mitchem as Harry Powell



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1914 Average listal rating (1259 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Eva Marie Saint as Eve Kendall



Should have been nominated for
Best Actress
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People who added this item 646 Average listal rating (378 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Tim Robbins as Griffin Mill



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 4208 Average listal rating (2786 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Psycho (1960)
Anthony Perkins as Norman Bates



Should have been nominated for
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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People who added this item 5278 Average listal rating (3634 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Tim Roth as Mr. Orange



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1837 Average listal rating (1058 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
Leonardo DiCaprio as Frank Wheeler



Kate Winslet as April Wheeler



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor (DiCaprio)
Best Actress (Winslet)
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People who added this item 2567 Average listal rating (1609 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Tim Curry as Frank N. Furter



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 2588 Average listal rating (1602 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Mia Farrow as Rosemary Woodhouse



Should have been nominated for
Best Actress
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People who added this item 4177 Average listal rating (2722 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Scarface (1983)
Al Pacino as Tony Montana



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1930 Average listal rating (1202 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
Donald O'Connor as Cosmo Brown



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor

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People who added this item 6091 Average listal rating (4142 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Giovanni Ribisi as Irwin Wade



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 259 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Scarecrow (1973)
Al Pacino as Francis Lionel Delbuchi



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 6496 Average listal rating (4587 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6
Seven (1995)
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



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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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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People who added this item 1952 Average listal rating (1278 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.2
Tony Curtis as Joe/Josephine/Junior



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 6529 Average listal rating (4540 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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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People who added this item 934 Average listal rating (540 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Straw Dogs (1971)
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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People who added this item 6226 Average listal rating (4472 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1744 Average listal rating (1125 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
True Romance (1993)
Christopher Walken as Vincenzo Coccotti



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
Rossjm's rating:
People who added this item 2862 Average listal rating (1802 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
James Stewart as John 'Scottie' Ferguson



Kim Novak as Madeleine Elster/Judy Barton



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor (Stewart)
Best Actress (Novak)
Rossjm's rating:
People who added this item 408 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
James Cagney as Cody Jarrett



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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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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