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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 2420 Average listal rating (1583 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 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 4189 Average listal rating (2738 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 3841 Average listal rating (2380 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 3140 Average listal rating (1939 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 4666 Average listal rating (3221 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 4242 Average listal rating (2841 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 2790 Average listal rating (1711 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 6150 Average listal rating (4165 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 1698 Average listal rating (1102 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 5764 Average listal rating (3895 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 8510 Average listal rating (6079 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 9184 Average listal rating (6741 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 1678 Average listal rating (1111 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 2191 Average listal rating (1414 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 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 246 Average listal rating (146 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 5388 Average listal rating (3732 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 524 Average listal rating (355 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 932 Average listal rating (579 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 411 Average listal rating (245 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 2026 Average listal rating (1029 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 2882 Average listal rating (1726 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 2801 Average listal rating (1654 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 1122 Average listal rating (687 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 2842 Average listal rating (1776 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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Robert Mitchem as Harry Powell



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1879 Average listal rating (1235 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 619 Average listal rating (359 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 4153 Average listal rating (2742 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 5201 Average listal rating (3574 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 1817 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 2531 Average listal rating (1579 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 2549 Average listal rating (1578 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 4084 Average listal rating (2646 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 1889 Average listal rating (1170 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 6009 Average listal rating (4078 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 253 Average listal rating (123 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 6408 Average listal rating (4519 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 802 Average listal rating (425 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 6008 Average listal rating (4258 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 1913 Average listal rating (1253 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 6425 Average listal rating (4450 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 914 Average listal rating (527 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)
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People who added this item 6101 Average listal rating (4368 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank



Should have been nominated for
Best Actor
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People who added this item 1713 Average listal rating (1101 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 2814 Average listal rating (1765 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 397 Average listal rating (252 ratings) 8 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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