Oscars shocking snubs: Carrey, Gere & Willis among 40 stars never nominated [Gallery]

Despite a long and distinguished acting career dating back to the 1950s, Christopher Plummer had to wait until he was 80 before he reaped his first Oscar bid in 2009 for his supporting performance in “The Last Station.” Two years later, he became the oldest-ever Academy Award winner when he picked up the Supporting Actor trophy for his performance in “Beginners.”

That gives hope to the roster of talent still waiting to be nominated by the academy, including another veteran actor, Donald Sutherland, who starred in the 1980 Best Picture champ “Ordinary People” which won Oscars for helmer Robert Redford and supporting actor Timothy Hutton.  

Among those others who have been snubbed by the Oscars are a slew of Golden Globe champs including Jim Carrey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Gere, Hugh Grant as well as those touted by the critics (Kevin Bacon, Mia Farrow, Steve Martin, Matthew McConaughey) or embraced by moviegoers (Cameron Diaz, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis).

Below, take a tour through our photo gallery featuring 40 famous folk still waiting to be recognized by the Oscars.

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