Oscar snub club: Should there be Oscars for non-winners?
Here’s an idea that might stoke some interest in the Academy Awards. How about Oscars for the worthy performers who, unimaginably, never won a competitive statuette? And even more unimaginably, for those who were never nominated?
Among the never nominated: Joseph Cotten, Mia Farrow, Danny Glover, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Hara, Kim Novak and Donald Sutherland.
Among the most-nominated non-winners: Peter O’Toole (8 nominations), Richard Burton (7), Deborah Kerr (6), Glenn Close (6), Albert Finney (5), Annette Bening (4), Greta Garbo (4), Julianne Moore (4), Barbara Stanwyck (4), Leonardo Di Caprio (3), Kirk Douglas (3), Gena Rowlands (2).
Most glaring omissions among non-nominees and non-winners? Among the never-nominated, I’m going for Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane, I’ll Be Seeing You) and Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby, Purple Rose of Cairo, Crimes and Misdemeanors). Among the non-winners, I’d say Albert Finney (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Gumshoe, Big Fish) and Barbara Stanwyck (Baby Face, Ladies of Lesiure, Annie Oakley, Stella Dallas, The Lady Eve, Ball of Fire, Thelma Jordan, Clash By Night).
Your votes? Which films? Why?