9 Actresses You Wouldn’t Believe Have Never Won An Oscar


The Oscar is the most coveted award in Hollywood. It sometimes seems as though every actor and actress dreams of winning one; however, not everyone who is deserving has won. Here are 9 actresses you won’t believe have never won an Oscar!

9. Glenn Close

Glenn Close has been nominated for six Academy Awards! But, somehow, she has never been the big winner. She’s been nominated for three Best Supporting Actress Oscars for The World According to Garp, The Big Chill and The Natural, as well as three Best Actress Oscars for Fatal Attraction, Dangerous Liaisons and Albert Nobbs. Given how many nominations she’s received from the Academy, we’re in shock that she’s never won, not even once!


8. Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley was always destined for Hollywood greatness. We knew that from when she was in Bend It Like Beckham. Although she’s been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in Pride & Prejudice and a Best Supporting Oscar for The Imitation Game, she surprisingly has never taken one home. She’s gotta win one of these days, right?

7. Laura Linney

Laura Linney’s had an impressive career. She has taken on many dramatic roles and has risen to the occasion time and time again. Thus far in her career, she’s been nominated for three Academy Awards – one for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Kinsey and two for Best Actress for her roles in You Can Count on Me and The Savages. We can’t help but wonder – how has this critically acclaimed actress failed to win an Academy Award?

6. Annette Bening

Annette Bening has been nominated for four Oscars – one for Best Supporting actress in The Grifters and three for Best Actress for her roles in American Beauty, Being Julia and The Kids Are Alright. The fact that she’s never taken home the golden prize is beyond us – she’s incredible in everything she does.

5. Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts isn’t just a pretty face – she’s also a critically acclaimed actress. She’s been nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress – one for 21 Grams and the other for Lo imposible. Now that she has her pick when it comes to roles, it has us wondering – when will she finally take home an Academy Award?

4. Viola Davis

Viola Davis is uber talented. She’s won a Tony Award for her work in King Hedley II. She’s also been nominated for three Academy Awards, two for her Best Supporting Actress in Doubt and Fences and another for Best Actress for The Help. She’s also won a Primetime Emmy for performance in How to Get Away with Murder. She’s such an incredible actress. Maybe she’ll take one home this year for her work in Fences!

3. Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain is the sort actress who you know will take home an Academy Award – it’s just a matter of when. So far, she’s been nominated for one Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in The Help and a Best Actress Oscar for her work in Zero Dark Thirty, but she has yet to win the big prize, which is kind of shocking given the kind of performances she turns in.

2. Amy Adams

Amy Adams is an incredible actress. She has been nominated for four Best Supporting Actress Oscars for her work in Junebug, Doubt, The Fighter, The Master and American Hustle. She’s also been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her amazing performance in American Hustle, but she still has yet to win an Oscar. How many more Oscar-nominated performances does she need to turn out before she gets to take home the prize?

1. Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams’ career may have begun with the television series Dawson’s Creek, but she’s come a long way since then. She’s been nominated for four Oscars in total – two for Best Supporting Actress for Brokeback Mountain and Manchester by the Sea and two Best Actress Oscars for her performance in Blue Valentine and My Week with Marilyn. Still, after all of these years and nominations, she still hasn’t won!

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