In this edition of Never Been Nominated (more specifically for an Oscar) we take a look at a very well respected actor that has never been nominated for an Oscar. Which one do you think would have been his most worthy?
Enchanted April (1992)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Spider Man 2 (2004)
The Hoax (2007)
An Education (2009)
Love is Strange (2014)
I’m pretty surprised he hasn’t been nominated but I’m sure he will sooner than later. I think his turn as Doc Oc was one of the best superhero villain performances up there with Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson, and Willem DaFoe and would love to even see him do it again if the Sinister Six movie ever happens. I would also say in the weak line up we had last year for Supporting Actor, I would have loved to see him nominated for Love is Strange too. Even in the small parts he had in Boogie Nights and Magnolia he really is exquisite
I would have loved to see him nominated (along with Gary Oldman and Vanessa Redgrave) for 1987’s Prick Up Your Ears. From the films listed, I find his work in Frida and Love is Strange most nomination-worthy.