There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, with many criticising the institution for its all-white nomination lists.
Right now though, we’d like to remind our readers of another great debate that gets brought up year after year: when is Leo going to get his Oscar?
Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated four times now for the highly coveted title of Best Actor (as well as once for Best Supporting Actor, and once for his role as producer), and yet he’s never been able to take that golden statue home.
Fans all around the world have their fingers crossed that this will be his year, as he is nominated for his outstanding performance as Hugh Glass in The Revenant. Less than two weeks ago, Leo won the BAFTA for this very role, but the Academy Awards panel have always proved themselves to be harder to please.
While everyone at JFC wishes Leo well, let’s not forget that he’s not the only one to have been snubbed, ignored, or outright forgotten at the Oscars. Here are five others who have shared the same fate...
Shockingly, Ralph Fiennes, has only ever even been nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role for The English Patient, and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Schindler’s List.
Granted, Fiennes doesn’t win our hearts as the handsome hero, but he is the man you love to hate – he’s Voldemort for God’s sake (and you’ll have to forgive us for saying the name out loud)!
Despite playing roles in hugely successful movies such as Schindler’s List, the Harry Potter films, Skyfall, Spectre, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, Fiennes hasn’t been anywhere near the Oscars since 1996. Well, Ralph, we still love you, or love to hate you at least, and we’re looking forward to seeing you in Hail, Caeser! later this year.
JFC Nomination: Best Supporting Actor in Harry Potter
He’s handsome, he can act, and he’s constantly paired with the world’s current favourite actress Jennifer Lawrence – what more does the Academy want?! Perhaps known best for his role in The Hangover trilogy, Bradley Cooper has proven that he can play a variety of roles, as well as being involved in the production of a number of the films he has starred in, including Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle.
He has managed to achieve three nominations in three years, something that has only been done by a mere ten actors before him (and the Oscars have been running since 1929!), and yet he’s never been given the prize we believe he deserves.
JFC Nomination: Best Actor in Limitless