It's kind of baffling to think of all the actors who haven't won Oscars that truly deserve them.

Mind you, Leonardo DiCaprio used to be among those actors who haven't won Oscars, but he won for 'The Revenant' in 2016. Moreover, it's looking likely that Glenn Close - who has been nominated for Academy Awards seven times without winning - will finally have her day in the sun and earn the coveted prize this year for her lead performance in 'The Wife'.

Fun fact: Glenn Close has more nominations without a win than any other living actor.

With it being Oscar season, we look at nine actors who don’t have an Oscar who really should by now.


9. Sigourney Weaver

In spite of fantastic performances across an extraordinary career - even as recently as 2016's 'A Monster Calls' - Sigourney Weaver has yet to win an Academy Award. She was nominated for an Oscar three times during the 80s, for 'Aliens', 'Working Girl' and 'Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey.'

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8. Annette Benning

Annette Benning, meanwhile, has been nominated for an Oscar four times without winning. 'The Grifters', 'American Beauty', 'Being Julia' and 'The Kids are All Right' earned her nods but no wins.

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7. David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo gave great performances in 'Queen of Katwe' and 'A United Kingdom'. His most notable role has been Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma'. However, Oyelowo has yet to receive even an Oscar nomination.

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6. Woody Harrelson

Probably one of the most undercelebrated actors working today, Woody Harrelson was Oscar-nominated for 'The People vs. Larry Flynt', 'The Messenger' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.' In our opinion, he should've beat Sam Rockwell for the latter film.

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5. Edward Norton

Edward Norton stunned us in 'American History X', 'Fight Club', 'Birdman' and 'Primal Fear'. But bafflingly, he has never received an Oscar.

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4. Jessica Chastain

One of the finest actresses working today, Jessica Chastain is a two-time Oscar nominee. She was brilliant in 'Molly's Game', 'The Help', 'Interstellar', 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'The Tree of Life', among so many others films.

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3. Joaquin Phoenix

We honestly couldn't tell you why Joaquin Phoenix doesn't have an Oscar by now. His many incredible performances are too numerous to list entirely but 'Gladiator', 'Her', 'The Master', 'Walk the Line', and 'You Were Never Really Here' spring to mind.

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2. Jake Gyllenhaal

Again, Jake Gyllenhaal is such a phenomenal actor that you wonder how the Academy hasn't given him his fair dues. Since 'Donnie Darko' in 2001, Gyllenhaal has produced one standout performance after another. There's 'Nightcrawler', 'Brokeback Mountain', 'Nocturnal Animals', 'Prisoners', 'Stronger', and we could keep going.

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1. Amy Adams

Poor Amy Adams is just going to have to pull a Leo and fight a bear to win an Oscar at this point. The actress has been nominated six times without a win. Previous nominations were for 'Junebug', 'Doubt', 'The Fighter', 'The Master' and 'American Hustle'. She's also a nominee this year for 'Vice' but, if we're honest, we'd say Regina King has it in the bag for 'If Beale Street Could Talk.'

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