This is a list of actors and actresses that I love, who have given memorable performances over the years in a variety of films, but have never been nominated for Oscars.
For someone who has made an award-winning impact in all three mediums (stage, film and TV), actress Kathy Baker has been strangely denied all-out stardom, yet continues to demonstrate her versatility in whatever material comes her way. The comely blonde was born Katherine Whitton Baker in Midland, Texas...
“ Loved her in The Cider House Rules, Edward Scissorhands, The Jane Austen Book Club, Cold Mountain, among others-great performances one and all. Also, see TV's Picket Fences. Outstanding. ” - jgiles20
“ Always quirky and memorable in big movies and indie films. I love to watch her in anything, but especially when she's playing crazy people. Give her a nomination for something. Give her a really juicy role. ” - jgiles20
Oliver Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, to American parents, Sheila Maynard, a social worker, and Nicholas Platt, a career diplomat. His parents were both from upper-class families, and his maternal great-grandmother, Cynthia Roche, was the sister of Princess Diana's maternal grandfather, Maurice Roche...
“ I have seen him in good movies (Bulworth) and bad movies (Bicentennial Man). He needs as good a movie role as I know he gets on TV, so he can get a nomination for something. ” - jgiles20
The towering presence of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland is often noticed, as are his legendary contributions to cinema. He has appeared in almost 200 different shows and films. He is also the father of renowned actor Kiefer Sutherland
, among others. Donald McNichol Sutherland was born in Saint John...
“ He's a legend and though I haven't seen as many of his classic films as I would have liked (such as Ordinary People and M*A*S*H), I have always enjoyed him everything I've seen him in. Never a bad performance, only the occasional bad movie. ” - jgiles20
“ I always enjoyed this late, great actor in anything I saw him. He was especially memorable in Sling Blade, Needful Things, Breakdown and Pleasantville, among others. So why no Oscar nomination? For anything? ” - jgiles20
Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing
. Entertainment Weekly magazine describes Janney's screen presence as "uncommonly beautiful and infinitely expressive"...
“ Great at drama (American Beauty) and comedy (Juno), I love this woman. I'm sure she'll get a nomination someday and it may be for a comedy. She does a lot of them, but she does them well and it would be a shame not to recognize her for one of them. ” - jgiles20
“ I know a lot of his best roles are behind him and some of them may not seem Oscar-worthy. His biggest roles now may be mainly on TV, but it would still be nice if he could get a supporting actor nom for something. ” - jgiles20
Quirky, inventive and handsome US actor Michael Keaton first achieved major fame with his door busting performance as fast talking, ideas man "Bill Blazejowski" alongside nerdish morgue attendant Henry Winkler
in Night Shift
. Keaton was born Michael John Douglas on September 5, 1951 in Coraopolis...
“ I still find it a crime that he has not been nominated for anything. He's done so many great movies from drama (Clean and Sober, My Life) to comedy (Mr. Mom, Beetlejuice) to action films (Batman, Batman Returns) to complete crap (Herbie: Fully Loaded, Jack Frost, Multiplicity) and has always been great to watch. Why he was never nominated at any point, I'll never know. ” - jgiles20
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis was born on November 22, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh
and Tony Curtis
. She got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween
. After that, she became famous for roles in movies like Trading Places
“ Love Jamie Lee in so many movies; True Lies, Halloween, Trading Places, My Girl 1 & 2. She may not have had the right movie to get a nomination, but she still deserves to get the recognition. She is a Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee. Why no Oscar recognition? ” - jgiles20
“ Another great indie actress in movies like Manny and Lo, The Safety of Objects, My First Mister and Nine Lives. She should get recognized soon if a bigger role comes her way. Manny and Lo was a good role for her. ” - jgiles20