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Most Oscar Nominations Without A Win Actors List 2022


The Oscars' best acting categories consistently disfavor deserving performances. However, there are a few outstanding actors who have the most oscar nominations without a win.

Even while Peter O'Toole, Ed Harris, and Amy Adams have all garnered numerous nominations over the years without ever taking home a trophy, their totals pale in contrast to those of two titans of the business who, unexpectedly, have never received an Academy Award.

Oscar Nominated Actors Without A Win

Below is a list of actors and actresses with the most oscar nominations without a win.

Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole has been nominated for the Best Actor award eight times but has never taken home the prize. Lawrence of Arabia (UK 1962), Beckett (UK 1964), The Lion in Winter (UK 1968), Goodbye Mr. Chips (UK 1969), The Ruling Class (UK 1972), The Stunt Man (USA 1980), My Favorite Year (USA 1982), and Venus (UK 2006).

Peter O'Toole wrote the Academy a letter in 2003 after he was granted an Honorary Oscar for lifetime accomplishment, stating that he was "still in the game" and requesting additional time to "win the wonderful bugger outright." In the end, he consented to go to the Oscars and get his honorary Oscar.

Saoirse Ronan

Okay, so include a young actress on this list feels a little foolish. Ronan is only 26 years old, and a victory looks certain to occur eventually. The Irish-American actress is now on the list due to the fact that she has received four Oscar nominations so far in her short career.

Michelle Williams

Williams, another relatively new actress, has received four nods. The 40-year-old actress is vying for two awards for best actress and two more for her supporting-actress performances. Although she did receive a Golden Globe for "My Week With Marilyn," no Oscar has been given to her.

Bradley Cooper

It is equally as plausible that Cooper might win for directing as it does for performing, given the success of "A Star Is Born." You cannot, however, ignore his four acting nominations.

Oddly, he received two nominations for the films "American Hustle" and "American Sniper," both of which have "American" in the title. Surprisingly, Cooper was not nominated for acting in either of the two movies he appeared in that were up for Best Picture in 2021.

Ed Harris

Given that he is also a superb yet serious character actor, Universal Harris reminds me a lot of Willem Dafoe. Basically, it's difficult to envision him starring in a romantic comedy.

His three supporting nods (out of a total of four) don't come from films that are very gloomy, though. Two of them are from the well-liked "Apollo 13" and one is from the Jim Carrey comedy "The Truman Show."

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Being nominated for an Oscar is said to be an honor. However, winning is much better. Some actors have won a number of Oscars, but some have received the most oscar nominations without a win.

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