Oscars, or the Academy Awards, which is considered to be the epitome of honour, has over the years bestowed many with the golden statuette for their splendid work, but there have been some , who despite giving the best performance of the year, were robbed of fro winning an Oscar. Let’s take a journey into finding out the 10 acting performances (Female) who were robbed from winning an Oscar. We also made a list of 10 Actors Robbed of Their Oscar Win, you may like it.
The Actresses Robbed of Their Oscar Win:
10. Nicole Kidman (The Others)
The 2001 horror-thriller movie ‘The Others’, directed by Alejandro Amenábar, starred 47 year old Australian actress Nicole Kidman in the role of Grace Stewart. Kidman was heavily applauded for the role and was even panned by many as one of the breath-taking performances of that year. She was successful in projecting the role a normal person in a disturbing situation and not just a standard-issue horror movie hysteric, according to film critic Roger Ebert. But despite winning several awards like the Kansas City Film Critic, London Film Critics, Online Film Critics and the Saturn award, she was not even nominated for the Oscars, bringing in shock for fans around the world.
9. Judi Dench (Notes On A Scandal)
The 2006 British drama/psychological thriller film ‘Notes On A Scandal’, directed by Richard Eyre, starred 79 year old English actress Judi Dench in the role of Barbara Covett. Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert praised Dench’s acting performance saying “Perhaps the most impressive acting duo in any film of 2006. Dench and Blanchett are magnificent”. Dench even won the British Independent Film Awards for the Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film that year. But after getting nominations in the Best Actress category at the 79th Academy Awards, Dench was robbed from winning the award, setting a major disappointment.
8. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
The 2010 American Western film ‘True Grit’, directed by the Coen Brothers, starred 17 year old American actress in the role of Mattie Ross. Richard Corliss of Time Magazine named Hailee Steinfeld’s performance one of the Top 10 Movie Performances of 2010, saying “She delivers the orotund dialogue as if it were the easiest vernacular, stares down bad guys, wins hearts. That’s a true gift”. Despite getting nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 83rd Academy Awards, Steinfeld was not awarded an Oscar, pulling off one of the major disappointments in Oscar’s history.
7. Cate Blanchett (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button)
The 2008 fantasy drama film ‘The Curious Case Of Bejamin Button’, directed by David Fincher, starred Cate Blanchett in the role of Daisy Fuller. The film gave Blanchett one of her strongest characters ever on screen. But, in a huge surprise, Blanchett was not even nominated for the Oscars that year.
6. Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
The 2012 drama film written and directed by Michael Haneke, starred 87 year old French actress Emmanuelle Riva in the role of Anne Laurent. Riva’s performance was universally praised and even bagged her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the 85th Academy Awards, but unfortunately was not awarded. But guess what amazing thing happened? By getting nominations in that year, she became the oldest actress ever in the history of Oscars to be nominated for the Oscars in that category at the age of 85 years.
5. Anne Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada)
Although many people might find her inclusion in this list surprising, but the 32 year old American actress created one of the most adorable and lovable character of all time in Andrea Sachs, a college graduate who goes to New York City and lands a job as a co-assistant to powerful fashion magazine editor in the 2006 film ‘The Devil Wears Prada’. Her clumsiness, awkwardness and truthfulness were admired by critics and fans alike. But despite all these, Hathaway was nominated for the Oscars that year, thus letting another deserving performance finishing the year with an empty hand.
4. Julie Andrews (The Sound Of Music)
The 1965 American musical film ‘The Sound Of Music’, directed by Robert Wise, starred 79 year old English actress Julie Andrews in the epic role of Maria von Trapp, a free-spirited young Austrian woman, studying to become a nun. The role instantly became a heroine in America and worldwide and was much loved. In the 38th Academy Awards, Andrews was nominated for the Best Actress Oscars, but unfortunately couldn’t win. But nonetheless, she won a million hearts and continues to do so.
3. Rinko Kikuchi (Babel)
The 2006 drama film ‘Babel’, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, starred 33 year old Japanese actress in the role of Chieko Wataya. Her performance was considered as one of high calibre was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress in the 79th Academy Awards, but guess what, she joined the list of those talented actresses/actors who despite giving the year’s stellar performance, were robbed off from winning the Oscars.
2. Julianne Moore (The Hours)
53 year old American actress Julianne Moore starred in the 2002 drama film, directed by Stenphen Daldry, ‘The Hours’ in the role of Laura Brown. In one of Moore’s best performances of her career, she created a character which every person could relate, a person who unapologetically wanted to live her own life. Moore was nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in the 75th Academy awards, but was robbed from winning a much deserving award.
1. Amy Adams (Doubt)
40 year old American actress Amy Adams starred in the 2008 drama film ‘Doubt’, directed by John Patrick Shanley. Adams’ performances also received universal acclaim for her role of Sister James. In one her earliest best work, Adams proved with this film that she is a force to reckon with. Despite being nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the 81st Academy awards, she was not awarded the Oscars, thereby, creating one of Oscar’s most disappointing moments.