July 8, 2013 at 7:35 pm #105238
I know this has been discussed before, but we are working on a new photo gallery. Please provide your insight in this thread.
Who are living actors and actresses who have surprisingly never received Oscar nominations?
Here are the rules for what we want…
Living actors and actresses (active performers would be even better).
Working in films since before 2000 (looking for at least a little bit of longevity).
Point out at least one or two performances that should have been nominated. Give specifics of their roles, film years, categories, etc.
If we had done this gallery four years ago, a great example would have been Christopher Plummer.July 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm #105240
Donald Sutherland – Klute, M*A*S*H, Ordinary PeopleJuly 8, 2013 at 7:49 pm #105241
Richard Gere – Internal Affairs, ArbitrageJuly 8, 2013 at 7:55 pm #105242
Maria Bello – A History of Violence, The Cooler
Matthew Broderick – Election, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Kirsten Dunst – Interview with a Vampire, Melancholia
Peter Sarsgaard – Boys Don’t Cry, Shattered Glass, Kinsey
John Goodman – Barton Fink
Steve Martin – Roxanne, All of MeJuly 8, 2013 at 8:02 pm #105243
Steven Seagal (Everything he’s ever done)
Blanking on so many (hello, Mitchum) but three for now:
Bibi Andersson (Wild Strawberries, Persona)
Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Love Letters, Blue Steel)
Jeff Daniels (Something Wild, The Squid and the Whale)July 8, 2013 at 8:05 pm #105244
The Color Purple (85)
To Sleep With Anger (90)
Places in the Heart (84)July 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm #105245
Meg Ryan – Best Actress for When Harry Met Sally 1989, a really charismatic and hilarious performance creating a now iconic character. I haven’t seen When A Man Loves a Woman but supposedly she was great in it. And In the Land of Women was a god awful movie but she was incredible in it, althought I can’t blame anyone for letting the film’s quality drag her down.
Jim Carrey – Best Actor for The Truman Show 1998. Best Actor for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004. And I haven’t seen Man on the Moon but from what I hear he was probably deserving then tooJuly 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm #105246
Mia Farrow – The Purple Rose of Cairo, Alice
Or at least the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardJuly 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm #105247
Brian Cox – L.I.E.
Dennis Quaid – Far From Heaven
Timothy Spall – Secrets and Lies, The Damned UnitedJuly 8, 2013 at 8:37 pm #105248
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Miami Blues / Last Exit to Brooklyn (1990) won Best Supporting Actress from New York Film Critics Circle
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious CIrcle (1994) won Best Actress from National Society of Film Critics,
Georgia (1995) won Best Actress from New York Film Critics Circle.July 8, 2013 at 8:40 pm #105249
Farrow for Rosemary’s Baby too.
Isabella Rossellini in Blue Velvet.
Donald Sutherland – JFK, primarily. Kevin Bacon, The Woodsman. Jeffrey Wright – Syriana. Ewan McGregor – Big Fish, Trainspotting.July 8, 2013 at 8:43 pm #105250
Here are a few of my choices:
Jim Carrey (‘The Truman Show’, ‘Man on the Moon’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’)
Gael Garcia Bernal (‘Bad Education’, ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’, ‘Y Tu Mamá También’, ‘Amores Perros’)
Andrew Garfield (I know he’s way young still, but he’s already given several Oscar-worthy perfs in my opinion- ‘Boy A’, ‘Never Let Me Go’, ‘The Social Network’)
Michael Fassbender (‘Shame’, ‘Hunger’, ‘Fish Tank’, ‘Jane Eyre’, ‘A Dangerous Method’, ‘Prometheus’)
Peter Sarsgaard (‘Garden State’, ‘Shattered Glass’, ‘Kinsey’, ‘Jarhead’, ‘An Education’, ‘Boy’s Don’t Cry’)
Cameron Diaz (‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Vanilla Sky’, ‘In Her Shoes’, ‘There’s Something About Mary’)
Dakota Fanning (yes, she’s crazy young, but it’s kinda wrong to me that other great child actresses like Breslin, Ronan, and Steinfeld have nominations, but not her- ‘I Am Sam’, ‘Hounddog’, ‘The Secret Life of Bees’, ‘The Runaways’, ‘Man on Fire’)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (‘Margot At The Wedding’, ‘Georgia’, ‘Delores Claiborne’, ‘Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle’)
Robin Wright (‘Forrest Gump’, ‘Nine Lives’, ‘She’s So Lovely’)
Isabelle Huppert (‘The Piano Teacher’, ‘La Ceremonie’, ‘Amour’)July 8, 2013 at 8:50 pm #105251
Edward G Robinson, Peter Lorre, Jeanne Moreau, Gene Kelly, Bibi Andersson (her performance in Persona, maybe the greatest in the history of film, deserved to win in 1967)
(Robert Mitchum had an early supporting actor nomination)July 9, 2013 at 1:51 am #105252
Michael Pena – End of Watch, Crash, World Trade Center
Richard Gere – Arbitrage, Internal Affairs, Days of Heaven
Derek Luke – Antwone Fisher, Catch A Fire
Zhang Ziyi – Hero, House of A Flying Daggers, Memoirs of A Geisha, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Irrfan Khan – For anything and most recently Life of Pi, where he was amazing
Noomi Rapace – The Girl With The Dragon Trilogy, Prometheus
@ Tye, props for naming Gael, i was just about to . Ive been watching that guys movies for over a decade now, nice to see someone else recognize that guys immense talent. And btw all perfs you named were worthy of oscar noms especially, Bad Education.July 9, 2013 at 2:16 am #105253
Theresa Russell – Bad Timing, Insignifance, Wild at Heart
David Warner – Morgan, Silver Bears, Providence, The Ballad of Cable Hogue
Charlotte Rampling – The Night Porter, Swimming Pool, Under the Sand
Annie Potts – Crimes of Passion, Texasville
Martin Sheen – Badlands, Apocalypse Now
Shelley Duvall – 3 Women, The Shining, Popeye
Derek Jacobi – Love is the Devil
John Heard – Cutter’s Way
Lisa Eichhorn – Yanks, Cutter’s Way