by Paul Costello
Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) doles out awards and nominations intended to recognise and reward the members of the creative community that have contributed something great to their particular field of effort. Obviously, we know these awards better as the Oscars. Having gone for more than 80 years in the business of recognising art and artists (that's the mission statement, anyway), there has been a slew of awards handed out to those deemed worthy of them over all that time, and even more nominations to stand beside them.
Now, some of these artists have proved themselves to be regular fixtures in the Oscar-nominee process, appearing more than once, perhaps in more than a single category... maybe even eventually winning. Then, there are the others who garner maybe only one nomination over their career, recognised for just a single performance or script, which is subsequently forgotten about or overlooked in the subsequent years of solid work (or complete obscurity).
Here, we'll look over 15 artists who have been recognised by the Academy for their work that you may have forgotten about, or maybe even didn't know at all.
by Robbie Jones
Ah the Oscar; there are a ton of actors who don’t prioritise this award and are in it for the love of the game. But surely it sits there at the back of their mind. Surely they must think now and again; “God, it would be nice to have one”. And there are some actors who get nominated/give amazing performances time and time again and audiences scream when they don’t make it to the stage. I’ve been in that position where I was filled with rage when someone misses out. But let’s face it: There are some actors who, no matter whether they want them or not, they’ll get on just fine without one.
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