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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 2375 Average listal rating (1551 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 8.9
12 Angry Men (1957)
Henry Fonda as Juror 8



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 4155 Average listal rating (2721 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 3795 Average listal rating (2349 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!
Rossjm's rating:
People who added this item 3141 Average listal rating (1940 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Babel (2006)
Brad Pitt as Richard Jones



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 4646 Average listal rating (3201 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 4215 Average listal rating (2828 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)
Rossjm's rating:
People who added this item 3543 Average listal rating (2409 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Borat (2006)
Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat Sagdiyev



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 2761 Average listal rating (1689 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Citizen Kane (1941)
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 6094 Average listal rating (4125 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 1695 Average listal rating (1100 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 5741 Average listal rating (3875 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2002)
Jake Gyllenhaal as Donnie Darko



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 8486 Average listal rating (6062 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 9114 Average listal rating (6689 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 1671 Average listal rating (1107 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 2175 Average listal rating (1400 ratings) 7.2 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 705 Average listal rating (443 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 244 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
High Sierra (1941)
Humphrey Bogart as Roy Earle



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 5364 Average listal rating (3718 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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 518 Average listal rating (348 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 908 Average listal rating (560 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 407 Average listal rating (242 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 2011 Average listal rating (1019 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
Rossjm's rating:
People who added this item 2879 Average listal rating (1722 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
The Machinist (2004)
Christian Bale as Trevor Reznik



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 2792 Average listal rating (1652 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Magnolia (1999)
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 1115 Average listal rating (686 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.8
John Turturro as Bernie Bernbaum



Should have been nominated for
Best Supporting Actor
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People who added this item 2833 Average listal rating (1766 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 847 Average listal rating (556 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 1866 Average listal rating (1225 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 607 Average listal rating (351 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Player (1992)
Tim Robbins as Griffin Mill



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 4104 Average listal rating (2714 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 5173 Average listal rating (3558 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 1818 Average listal rating (1045 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 2526 Average listal rating (1573 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 2525 Average listal rating (1555 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 4045 Average listal rating (2616 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 1872 Average listal rating (1158 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 5975 Average listal rating (4056 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 249 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.4 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 6369 Average listal rating (4489 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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People who added this item 793 Average listal rating (420 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
James Spader as Graham Dalton



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 5955 Average listal rating (4221 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9.3
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 1900 Average listal rating (1241 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 6367 Average listal rating (4407 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Shining (1980)
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 904 Average listal rating (519 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Straw Dogs (1971)
Dustin Hoffman as David Sumner



Susan George as Amy Sumner



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor (Hoffman)
Best Actress (George)
Rossjm's rating:
People who added this item 6043 Average listal rating (4314 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
Rossjm's rating:
People who added this item 1704 Average listal rating (1096 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 2781 Average listal rating (1748 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
Vertigo (1958)
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 386 Average listal rating (242 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.1
White Heat (1949)
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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