It’s the Oscar record no one wants on their resume. With Amy Adams‘ loss at the 91st Academy Awards for “Vice,” she now ties Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter as the three actresses with six Oscar nominations and no wins. Unfortunately, Glenn Close tops them all with seven Oscar misfires; she lost on Sunday to Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”). Among male actors, Richard Burton (seven noms) and Peter O’Toole (eight bids) are the record-holders. Click through our photo gallery above for a closer look at Adams’ six Oscar nominations.
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For her role as Lynne Cheney, devoted wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, Adams earned her latest bid for Best Supporting Actress. Her co-nominees this time around were Marina de Tavira (“Roma”), Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), Emma Stone (“The Favourite”) and Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”). As Gold Derby predicted, King took home the Oscar after claiming precursor prizes at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards and Independent Spirits Awards.
Prior to “Vice,” Adams’ other Oscar nominations in the supporting race came for “Junebug” (2005), “Doubt” (2008), “The Fighter” (2010) and “The Master” (2012). She received her one and only leading bid for “American Hustle” (2013). Even though Adams just lost her sixth Oscar in a row, she has the opportunity to win her first Emmy later this year for HBO’s limited series “Sharp Objects.”
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Kerr was one of Hollywood’s classic leading ladies, earning six Oscar bids in the Best Actress category: “Edward, My Son” (1949), “From Here to Eternity” (1953), “The King and I” (1956), “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison” (1957), “Separate Tables” (1958) and “The Sundowners” (1960). The academy felt so bad for Kerr that they gave her an honorary Oscar at the 1994 ceremony, which was ironically presented by Close, now a seven-time Oscar also-ran.
Throughout her career Ritter received six Oscar nominations, all as Best Supporting Actress: “All About Eve” (1950), “The Mating Season” (1951), “With a Song in My Heart” (1952), “Pickup on South Street” (1953), “Pillow Talk” (1959) and “Birdman of Alcatraz” (1962). Ritter passed away in 1969 without ever being recognized with an honorary Oscar.
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