10 Worst Oscar Winning Performances Of The Past 10 Years!
The Academy Awards define what is considered great in terms of film and acting in Hollywood; however, sometimes the Academy’s choices are questionable at best. We have a list of the 10 worst Oscar winning performances of the past 10 years! There were people more deserving of the award, so why didn’t they win?
10. Jamie Foxx – “Ray”
Jamie Foxx earned an Academy Award for his amazing portrayal of Ray Charles in the biopic “Ray;” however, after considering his competition that year, it seems like it might have been somewhat undeserved! Leonardo DiCaprio gave an exceptional performance in “The Aviator” and Don Cheadle gave a brilliant and unforgettable performance in “Hotel Rwanda” – a moving film that hardly got a second look.
9. Hilary Swank – “Million Dollar Baby”
Hilary Swank had some tough competition when she won the Oscar for “Million Dollar Baby!” Annette Bening gave the most subtle and layered performance of her career in “Being Julia” while Kate Winslet’s performance in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” was even better than her Oscar winning work in “The Reader.” Some argue that Swank’s performance was calculated at every stage to win audience sympathy but, in our opinion, it came off as bland and lacked range.