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    I’m not sure if this thread already exists but i’m putting out here my pick: James McAvoy.

    His performances in Atonement, The Last King of Scotland and Filth were incredible and of course his acting in Spilt was so great. He is one of the most underrated actors, i’m hoping he gets in the recognition he so greatly deserves sooner rather than later.

    Any other actors?

     

     

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    Oscar Isaac

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    Emily Blunt
    Richard Gere
    Hugh Grant
    Liev Schreiber

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    sofan
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    Elle Fanning

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    1avengers
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    I second Emily Blunt.

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    Teridax
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    Donald Sutherland is the most obvious example that comes to mind. I second James Mcavoy!

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    Emily Blunt

    Jim Carrey

    Robin Wright

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    Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper, Café Society, Clouds of Sils Maria, Into the Wild, Adventureland, Still Alice, Camp X-Ray, Panic Room, Certain Women)

    Jamie Lee Curtis (Blue Steel, Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda, True Lies, Trading Places, Freaky Friday, My Girl)

    James McAvoy (Split, Filth, Atonement, The Last Station, The Last King of Scotland, Becoming Jane, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby)

    Scarlett Johansson (Don Jon, Her, Match Point, Under the Skin, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Lost in Translation, Girl with the Pearl Earring, Ghost World, A Love Song for Bobby Long)

    Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, Sicario, The Girl on the Train, The Jane Austen Book Club, Sunshine Cleaning, The Young Victoria, Looper)

    Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, Memoirs of a Geisha)

     

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    Elle Fanning

    I don’t think Fanning has reached Oscar worthiness just yet. Her closest time to getting Oscar recognition was in Trumbo, but she didn’t stand out enough for critics to focus on her. Bryan Cranston stole the show from everybody else.

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    Donald Sutherland is the most obvious example that comes to mind. I second James Mcavoy!

    Sutherland should’ve received nominations for MASHDon’t Look NowSteelyard BluesOrdinary People, and Without Limits.

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    Mia Farrow

    For the finest in film reviews and awards analysis (and my annual Oscar predictions contest), please visit me at The Awards Connection!

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    If I were to list all the actors who got snubbed at the Oscars despite performances that got them nominated in other major awards ceremonies, this post would be longer than most academic papers.

    So, I’m just going to focus on the actors who I believe should have received Oscar nominations at this point, but are not having much luck for one reason or another.

    1) Isla Fisher. Keeps losing roles to Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain (I suspect this, it’s not confirmed) despite having legitimate acting chops outside of comedic roles (if she had more screentime in Nocturnal Animals, she probably would have won Best Supporting Actress last year). When she is cast in adaptations of previously published works, her character has much less screentime than she would have had the film been faithful to the source material (The Great GatsbyNocturnal Animals). Her husband and the Academy have a checkered history, so that could be a problem as well.

    2) Bryce Dallas Howard. She’s to Jessica Chastain what Isla Fisher is to Amy Adams. I would also make the same argument regarding Jake Gyllenhaal and Christian Bale, but Jake was once nominated for Brokeback Mountain.

    3) Steven Ogg. He mostly focuses on The Walking Dead, but if he transitioned into films full time, he would probably become the next Michael Shannon. Now, if only Michael Kelly didn’t have Ogg’s looks…

    4) Jon Hamm. Do I even need to explain this one?

    5 and 6) The Hemsworth Brothers. It’s gonna happen eventually for both of them.

    7) John Goodman. If I don’t need to explain Jon Hamm or the Hemsworth brothers, I definitely don’t need to explain John Goodman.

     

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    I don’t think Fanning has reached Oscar worthiness just yet. Her closest time to getting Oscar recognition was in Trumbo, but she didn’t stand out enough for critics to focus on her. Bryan Cranston stole the show from everybody else.

    The Beguiled and The Neon Demon had nomination-worthy performances by her. Dare I say she’d been a more deserving nominee this year than Allison Janney.

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    So many! Mia Farrow, Donald Sutherland, Martin Sheen, Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright, John Cusack, Richard Gere, Kevin Bacon, Maria Bello, Danny Glover, Billy Crudup, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Turturro, Ziyi Zhang, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li, Irrfan Khan, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Jean-Pierre Trintignant, Toni Servillo, Alfred Molina, Derek Jacobi, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gambon, Jonathan Pryce, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Olivia Colman, Gabriel Byrne, David Thewlis, Timothy Spall, Ewan McGregor, and Guy Pearce. On the younger side, Gael García Bernal, Greta Gerwig, Paul Dano, Oscar Isaac, James Avoy, David Oyelowo, Scarlett Johansson, and Emily Blunt.

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    This post was previously posted once before, but for some reason, it is not visible because it “it needs to be approved by a moderator.” All I did was edit it to bold some of the words! Anyway…

    If I were to list all the actors who got snubbed at the Oscars despite performances that got them nominated in other major awards ceremonies, this post would be longer than most academic papers.

    So, I’m just going to focus on the actors who I believe should have received Oscar nominations at this point, but are not having much luck for one reason or another.

    1) Isla Fisher. Keeps losing roles to Amy Adams and Jessica Chastain (I suspect this, it’s not confirmed) despite having legitimate acting chops outside of comedic roles (if she had more screentime in Nocturnal Animals, she probably would have won Best Supporting Actress last year). When she is cast in adaptations of previously published works, her character has much less screentime than she would have had the film been faithful to the source material (The Great Gatsby, Nocturnal Animals). Her husband and the Academy have a checkered history, so that could be a problem as well.

    2) Bryce Dallas Howard. She’s to Jessica Chastain what Isla Fisher is to Amy Adams. I would also make the same argument regarding Jake Gyllenhaal and Christian Bale, but Jake was once nominated for Brokeback Mountain.

    3) Steven Ogg. He mostly focuses on The Walking Dead, but if he transitioned into films full time, he would probably become the next Michael Shannon. Now, if only Michael Kelly didn’t have Ogg’s looks…

    4) Jon Hamm. Do I even need to explain this one?

    5 and 6) The Hemsworth Brothers. It’s gonna happen eventually for both of them.

    7) John Goodman. If I don’t need to explain Jon Hamm or the Hemsworth brothers, I definitely don’t need to explain John Goodman.

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