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Ah, the Academy Awards. Once considered the most prestigious and important night for cinephiles. These awards determined who was an Oscar winner and who was just an actor.
Although they don’t hold the same level of importance as they once did, movie lovers still love to theorize potential nominees and then talk about snubs and surprises when they are actually announced.
However, over the decades, there have been a handful of actors who have managed to not get their hands on a golden statuette. Some were nominated and lost, and some just weren’t nominated at all.
With that said, the question I ask today is: what actor over the age of 50 are you surprised does not have an Oscar yet?
Jim Carrey and I think that’s the obvious answer. The man gave THREE Oscar-winning worthy performances within a span of five years and the Academy didn’t nominate him for a single one.
The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind all showcased that Carrey was more than just his comedic abilities. Yet, the Academy snubbed him. At the very least, the Golden Globes managed to recognize him for all three and actually deemed him the Best Actor of that year for the first two.
It’s doubtful that Carrey will ever give another Oscar worthy performance (never say never, I know), but if anyone should be a recipient of an Academy Honorary Award it should be Jim Carrey. He’s more than earned it.
So what about you, folks? What over 50 actor should have an Oscar by now?
I’ll see you in the trenches.