Top 10 Oscar snubs

Each year, Oscar nominations and awards are a controversial topic among actors, directors, and readers of celebrity magazines alike. There are many leading actors and actresses that are overlooked by the academy in its decision of whom to award the golden Oscar statuettes: the following men and women were somehow among the overlooked.

10. Amy Adams in Enchanted (2007)
Amy Adams made this real-life rendition of a Disney film in New York City a success. Her voice, smile, and royal manner made it possible for her to sing and talk to birds and squirrels without seeming like a crazy person, but like just another Disney princess, outside of her typical cartoon world.

9. Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles (1984)
Ringwald portrays the plight of a forgotten 16-year-old on her birthday with amazing ease as she is felt up by her grandma, has her underwear put on display, and is the host to a foreign exchange student named Long Duck Dong.

8. Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls (2004)
There has been no better mean girl represented on the silver screen than McAdams’ character Regina George in Tina Fey’s masterpiece film. George’s bright mini-skirts, facetious and witty insults, all-carbohydrate diet, and ridiculous confidence level make her character a true original that cannot be missed.

7. Ryan Gosling in The Notebook (2004)
Teenage girls were not the only people in love with The Notebook and, specifically, with Ryan Gosling. Gosling’s sweet, innocent face and undying devotion to his sweetheart (played by Rachel McAdams) was enough to make any woman swoon, and they made him a model for the storybook man every woman can only hope for.

6. Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
There is perhaps no better pirate than Captain Jack Sparrow with his jet-black hair and eyeliner, enchanting smile, and impressive cockney accent. It is a wonder that the academy has not yet joined Sparrow’s crew.

5. Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980)
Nicholson has instilled fear with a mere facial expression: The way in which Nicholson bends his head and stares into the camera is enough to make any horror movie fan shiver.

4. Anthony Perkins in Psycho (1960)
The Psycho shower scene is one of the most classic horror scenes in existence. The privilege of an Oscar is definitely due to the man who has perfected the “psycho stare” and elicited from Janet Leigh one of the shrillest screams from behind the shower curtain that the silver screen has ever known.

3. Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
With an umbrella and dancing shoes in tow, Kelly brightened up the pouring rain with his light-hearted acting and dancing routines. Kelly’s performance has caused others to imitate him while walking in the rain in flip-flops, Ugg boots, and rain boots alike.

2. Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady (1964)
Playing the role of Eliza Dolittle, Hepburn makes the switch from a cockney London flower girl to a proper English aristocrat. She learns to speak eloquently, wears feathered hats and large-bowed dresses as if she were born to, and informs the world that “The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain.”

1. Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Seventeen-year-old Garland more than stood her ground in her red sequined shoes, working alongside the older and more experienced actors who played the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion. Her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” has become an anthem for little girls with their hair in braids and ribbons, in addition to adults worldwide.