After being pipped to the post on three separate occasions, it was widely believed that Leonardo DiCaprio would finallytriumph at last year's Oscars after his stunning performance in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ but in the end it was Matthew McConaughey who took home the Best Actor prize for his appearance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.MORE OSCARS:
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This means Leonardo is a four-time Oscar nominee but has never actually won an Academy Award (always the bridesmaid - eh, Leo?).
In fact, he is just one of many big-name stars in the entertainment industry today who, despite getting a nod from the Academy with a nomination of two (or three, or four) have never managed to get their hands on an Oscar.
Find out which other Hollywood stars still have a space on their mantelpiece for one of those coveted golden statuettes below...
He’s played the lead in a string of blockbusters from ‘Titanic’ and ‘Romeo + Juliet’ to ‘Inception’ and ‘The Great Gatsby’, but Leonardo DiCaprio has still - 20 years after first being nominated - never won an Academy Award. At this rate it’s going to take the role of a lifetime for the actor to get his Oscar.
Despite having appeared in a number of critically acclaimed films, Brad has never won an Academy Award for his acting. However, this year he was one of the producers of ‘12 Years A Slave’, which scooped the Best Picture prize.
She’s been nominated for an Academy Award a whopping six times, yet Glenn Close has never won in her category, although with three Tonys, two Golden Globes and three Emmys to her name, we’re sure she’s not too concerned.
Thanks to roles in the likes of ‘Edward Scissorhands’, the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ series, ‘Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas’ and even ‘Sweeney Todd’, Johnny Depp has proven himself as an incredibly versatile actor. Unfortunately this hasn’t translated into Academy Awards, despite three nominations.
In a career spanning over three decades, Michelle has been nominated for an Oscar on three different occasions. However, she’s never won an Academy Award, not even for her amazing performance as the leading lady in ‘Grease 2’. What an oversight.
He might be one of the most celebrated British actors of stage and screen, but apparently that’s not enough for Sir Ian to bag an Oscar. The last time he was nominated was back in 2001, for his portrayal of Gandalf the Grey in the first ‘Lord of the Rings’ film. Surely an Academy Award for this acting giant is long overdue?
With all the constant furor surrounding Tom Cruise’s personal life, it’s not hard to forget that he is a legitimate actor. He has been nominated for three Oscars over the course of his career, although he’s never come out on top in his category.
Admittedly Amy Adams is not the most A-list star on this list, but she’s now been nominated for five Oscars, only to leave empty-handed. In 2014 the ‘American Hustle’ star was beat to the prize of Best Actress by Cate Blanchett.
Despite massive critical acclaim for a number of her roles, and a nomination for 'The Sixth Sense', Toni has never managed to scoop an Academy Award.
He’s the star of ‘Trainspotting’, ‘Moulin Rouge!’ and ‘Star Wars’ among countless others, but Ewan McGregor has never won an Oscar, and in fact it may surprise you to hear he has never even been nominated for one. So you see, Leo, things could be a lot worse...
The story goes that at the Academy Awards in 2003, Bill Murray had been nominated for the Best Actor award for his part in ‘Lost In Translation’. Apparently he’d arrived at the ceremony sure he’d be taking home the Oscar, so when Sean Penn was announced as the winner, a stony-faced Bill Murray didn’t even applaud. Ouch. He hasn’t been nominated for an Academy Award since, which we’re sure is just coincidence...
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