The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar

Although Oscar night can be filled with triumphant wins and tear-filled speeches, many are always left scratching their heads — how could she not have won? These are the 25 best actresses who never won an Academy Award.

Amy Adams

After a whopping six Oscar nominations, you begin to question if the esteemed Academy’s voting system actually works. Elevating nearly everything she does — Adams was undoubtedly the most charismatic part of the gloomy Batman v. Superman and dismal Justice League — her intellect and character creation process shines brighter than most other actresses in her generation.

Very early roles attempted to make her the next “America’s Sweetheart,” but her penchant for playing courageous, studious, and even combative characters — see The Fighter and Arrival, two roles she was nominated for — proved that her distinguished talent for performing high-caliber material was destined to be her path.

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