The Bitesize crew has put their brains together to compile Bitesize Breakdown's consensus Top Five Actors Never Nominated for an Oscar.
Each writer ranks his or her top 15 actors in the category. Those lists are then weighted on a reverse point system. After all the points are tallied up, the entries with the most total points make up the Bitesize Top Five.
5. OSCAR ISAAC
Oscar Isaac has developed the uncanny ability to both inhabit his characters entirely and remain as much a movie star presence as anyone ever has. Not only has Isaac’s incredible run of performances displayed a range worthy of an Oscar nomination, he’s also in the best position to win one sooner than most of his peers. - Jacob
4. ALAN RICKMAN
Though most recently known for playing Severus Snape in the Harry Potter franchise (a magnificent arc over eight films), Alan Rickman’s wide range as an actor only served as proof of his immense talent. From action (Die Hard) to rom-coms (Love, Actually), Rickman more than proved himself as an actor who refused to be typecast. Never recognized for an Oscar, his untimely passing will serve as a reminder of the great talent we lost and the unfortunate lack of formal recognition for it. - Jasmine
3. JIM CARREY
It’s not shocking that Jim Carrey’s legendary comedic persona in films such as Dumb & Dumber and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective weren’t in any Oscar conversations. However, it’s his dramatic work in films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Truman Show that makes it genuinely baffling that the Academy has yet to give this iconic actor any recognition. - Adriano
2. JOHN GOODMAN
Let’s talk range: Goodman has been brilliant in comedy, drama, horror, and family classics. He can be menacing or lovable, serious or funny. He is, simply put, one of the greatest supporting actors of all time, and it’s a travesty that he doesn’t have a nomination to his name, especially with all-time-great-character Walter Sobchak (The Big Lebowski) on his resume. That character that can get you a toe but no love from the Academy? Fucking amateurs… - Quentin
1. COLIN FARRELL
As much as he has turned heads recently with his performance as Penguin in The Batman, Colin Farrell has been giving transformative performances for decades. He’s done everything from comedy (Horrible Bosses, In Bruges) to horror/thriller (Fright Night, Phone Booth) to drama (The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Lobster). And he rarely misses. He may be on this list now, but it's hard to believe he won't be recognized for his work in the coming years. - Nick
JAMIE LEE CURTIS
Photo Credits: Photo 1 - A24; Photo 2, 4 - Paramount Pictures; Photo 3 - Universal Pictures; Photo 5 - Touchstone Pictures