DiCaprio? Check! 10 More Actors Who Finally Need An Oscar

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar

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Everybody on the internet made a huge deal about Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar. He had been nominated for the Academy Awards numerous times and lost all of them. Two times for The Wolf of Wall Street (2014), Blood Diamond (2007), The Aviator (2004), and even What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1994). He finally won in 2016 for his role in The Revenant (2015). Some people thought that he was always cursed to be a nominee and never a winner (thanks, Lady Gaga for rubbing your Illuminati dust on him).

Lady Gaga & Leonardo DiCaprio

When got on stage everybody gave him a standing ovation. Now that he’s finally gotten the man in gold, we can stop worrying about him and focus on some of the other actors and actresses who are deserving of that award. We put together a list of some of the celebrities who have been nominated more times than DiCaprio, are just as compelling and needed to be recognized as the great stars they are.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Nominations: 1

Jake Gyllenhaal has shown his versatility. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Brokeback Mountain (2006), but the Academy hasn’t deemed any of his other work like Southpaw (2015), Nightcrawler (2014), or even Prisoners (2013) good enough for a nomination.

Glenn Close

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Nominations: 6

Glenn Close holds the record with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter for the most nominations without a win. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for The World According to Garp (1982), The Big Chill (1983) and The Natural (1984). She has three more nominations for Best Actress for Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), and Albert Nobbs (2011).

She’s been working hard and has several roles in the future which might give her one more chance for the win.

Johnny Depp

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Nominations: 3

Johnny Depp was nominated three times for Best Actor at the Academy Awards. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), Finding Neverland (2004), and Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007).

This year he should have been nominated for his role in Black Mass (2015), but he wasn’t. Johnny Depp has admitted that he doesn’t care much about awards, which may be the reason he hasn’t been nominated for the past eight years.

Will Smith

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Nominations: 2

Will Smith has come a long way from being the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He has earned two Academy Award nominations for Best Actor in Ali (2002) and The Pursuit of Happyness (2007). He was widely praised for his performance in the movie Concussion, which many believed would be a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination.

But after the Oscars failed to give the opportunity to any African-American actors and actresses both he and his wife boycotted the event.

Matt Damon

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Nominations: 3

Matt Damon shared a win for Best Original Screenplay with Ben Affleck in 1997 and had been in dozens of dramatic roles over the years.  He was nominated for Best Actor in 1997 for Good Will Hunting (1997) and Best Supporting Actor for Invictus (2009).

The Martian seemed to be his chance for a nomination this year but he lost it to Leo.

Brad Pitt

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Nominations: 6

Brad Pitt is one of the biggest movie stars ever.

He was nominated Best Supporting Actor for 12 Monkeys (1995), and Best Actor for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Moneyball (2011), but never brought home the gold.

He’s won an Oscar as a producer for Best Picture 12 Years a Slave and maybe that’s good enough for him. But that win for Best Actor still seems to be out of his reach.

Amy Adams

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Nominations: 5

Amy Adams has been nominated more times than Leonardo DiCaprio and even co-starred with him in Catch Me If You Can (2002). Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010), The Master (2013), and American Hustle (2013).

She can hold her own against some of the best A-list actors and even seen many of them win Oscars.

Sigourney Weaver

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Nominations: 3

Sigourney Weaver hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar since 1988 for her performance in Working Girl and the sci-fi film Aliens (1986). She has won a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, and two Saturn Awards.

Tom Cruise

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Nominations: 3

Some people think that Tom Cruise is passed his acting prime, but he still deserves some recognition. Nominated for Best Actor in Jerry Maguire (1997) and Born on the Fourth of July (1990) as well as Best Supporting Actor in the film Magnolia (2000).

His chances have dimmed because the films he’s in have been mostly action movies.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Nominations: 2

Nominated for Best Actor in Chaplin (2008) and Best Supporting Actor in Tropic Thunder (2009), despite he was playing an actor doing blackface.

Robert Downey Jr. is making his name in blockbuster films like Ironman and The Avengers, but he is versatile and shown his talent in the movies like Chaplin and Tropic Thunder.