Winning a Oscar, is considered to be a great honor for every Hollywood actors and Film-makers. It's also followed keenly by many movie-fanatics throughout the world. Every time , when Oscar nominations are announced, there will be excitement as well as disappointment. Many great actors or directors are robbed or denied Oscars by the voters. There are also many artists, who have done nothing good after their awards or some artists are one-movie wonders.
Here are some cases of great Oscar Injustices , in it's 83 year old history. Let me start with a example from current year, 2011.
The Adventures of Tintin for Best Animation : Animators have always used live performance as a basis for their work; the only difference being that it's usually the animators doing the acting, not name stars. And in a year where movies like Puss In Boots can nab a nomination, it’s crazy that an exceptionally well-made, entirely delightful movie like Tintin can’t beat Kung Fu Panda 2 into the top five.
Charlie Chaplin : A great shock. Chaplin made a great number of comedy classics from 1920's, but he has never won a Oscar, except a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' , a few months before his death.
Al Pacino : One of the legendary actor, Pacino did classics like Godfather 1, 2, Serpico, Dogday Afternoon in a span of five years as a young actor. He was nominated for all these movies, but never won. He had to wait until 1992 for 'Scent of Woman' to score his first Oscar. He totally has eight Oscar nominations to his name.
Alfred Hitchcock : The master of suspense, who directed many classic thrillers, was only nominated 5 times as 'Best Director' and never won, even one.
Stanley Kubrick : One of the master of cinema, Kubrick had variety of movies from various genres like, science fiction , horror, war, history, thriller, comedy. He directed only 13 movies in his 43 year directing career , making every movie with excellent skill and hardwork. He won one oscar, but it's for special effects for the movie, '2001:A Space Odyssey.' He had never won for 'Best Director.'
Leonardo Di Caprio : He always does Oscar-worthy roles. That might be little exaggerated but Leo is known for taking on the difficult roles. He rarely gets nominated and never won any.
Tom Cruise : Maybe Mission Impossible, Top Gun, weren’t exactly Oscar quality, but the list of Cruise’s quality movies are endless. He is a Director’s favorite and one of the top grossing actors of all time. He has had three Oscar nominations, and no wins. Tom Cruise is always recognized as box-office star, but he is great quality actor, who deserves a Oscar.
A list of Great actors, Directors, who had never won an Oscar: