Leonardo DiCaprio hopes that sixth time’s the charm at the Academy Awards on Feb. 28. If he doesn’t win an Oscar, he might end up like Brad Pitt, Glenn Close or any of the other amazing stars that haven’t won a single Academy Award. Click to see a gallery of all these incredible – and Oscar-less – celebs!
The pressure is on Leonardo DiCaprio, 41. The star of The Revenant has been nominated for five Oscars, but he has yet to take home a single award. Though he’s a heavy favorite to win Best Actor at the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, if he goes home empty handed, at least he’ll be in good company!
There are plenty of amazing icons of the silver screen that have failed to take home film’s biggest award. Harrison Ford may have started in two of the biggest film franchises of all time – Indiana Jones and Star Wars – but he has never been able to whip up an Academy Award. Be sure to click through the Gallery to see all the great stars that have never won an Oscar.
Leo’s fellow heartthrob, Brad Pitt, 52, is also a huge Oscar loser. Though Brad was nominated for his acting roles in 12 Monkeys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball, the closest he’s come to an Academy Award is by looking at the one Angelina Jolie, 40, won for Girl, Interrupted. (Though his movie, 12 Years A Slave, did win Best Picture. Still.)
Just like Leo, Amy Adams, 41, has been nominated five times. She most recently lost out to Anne Hathaway, 33, in and to Cate Blanchett, 46. Though, Amy could be happy that she has more Oscar nominations than Tom Cruise, 53, Johnny Depp, 52, and Sigourney Weaver, 66. These Hollywood stars only have three nominations each — and none have won a single Academy Award.
Leo might not feel too bad when he looks at Glenn Close’s record. The 68-year-old actress has six nominations and zero awards. She’s tied along with Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter for the record of “Actress with the most nominations without winning.” That pales in comparison to Peter O’Toole, who died in 2013 without winning an Oscar despite his record-setting eight nominations (though he received an honorary award in 2002.)
Even if Leo loses to Bryan Cranston, 59, Michael Fassbender, 38, Eddie Redmayne, 34, or Matt Damon, 45, at the 88th Academy Awards, he’s still very young and will likely get another shot at Oscar gold. That can’t be said about Greta Garbo and Marilyn Monroe, two legendary starlets who passed away without ever accepting a gold statuette.
Do you think Leo will finally win an Academy Award, HollywoodLifers? Or do you think that he’ll be another amazing actor without an Oscar to his name?