Coming head to head with the Wicked Witch of the West wasn’t enough to get The Wizard of Oz screen legend Judy Garland the Oscar gold. The actress wasn’t even nominated for her work in the film, though she did collect two Academy Award nominations throughout her career.
Somehow the Academy has gotten away with not awarding Viola Davis a trophy despite being nominated for her highly acclaimed work in both Doubt and The Help. It can redeem itself by handing over the Best Supporting Actress statue (for her work in Fences) come Oscar night!
Perhaps the only thing more shocking than the fact Lauren Bacall has never won an Oscar is that she only received a single nomination—for The Mirror Has Two Faces—throughout her 70-year (!) film career.
When you think brooding, handsome, classic male movie star, there’s a good chance James Dean comes to mind. But the Rebel Without a Cause actor never managed to win an Oscar and earned only two nods during his brief but powerful movie star's life.
Despite racking up a staggering five Oscar nominations in 11 years starting with her breakout role in the indie film Junebug, Adams has yet to win the elusive award. Here’s hoping the Academy doesn’t continue to pull a Leo on the super-talented actress.
Despite being considered one of cinema’s most prolific directors, Spike Lee has never even been nominated for a Best Director Academy Award. He did earn a Best Original Screenplay nod in 1990 for Do the Right Thing and a Best Documentary Feature nomination in 1998 for Four Little Girls but didn’t win either.