Brad PittA-list sensation Brad Pitt has been honored with Oscar nods for “12 Monkeys,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Moneyball.” Despite his status as one of Hollywood’s most bankable and adored celebs, the Academy has yet to present him with the sought-after award.
Bill MurrayIt’s hard to believe that Bill Murray has only been nominated for an Oscar once in his distinguished career. His nod for the 2004 indie “Lost In Translation” marks the first and last time he was up for the gold statue.
Ed HarrisThe acclaimed actor has been nominated four times for the films “Apollo 13,” “The Truman Show,” “Pollock” and “The Hours” but has yet to take home the coveted statue.
Gary OldmanHe may have given remarkable performances in films like “Sid and Nancy” and “JFK,” but Gary Oldman didn’t earn a nod from the Academy until 2012 for his role in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” Oldman ultimately lost the award.
Annette BeningAfter receiving nods for “The Grifters,” “American Beauty,” “Being Julia” and “The Kids Are Alright," many would agree that it’s time Annette Bening took home the coveted award. No more than Bening, probably, who was not alright after losing out not once but twice to Hillary Swank.
Julianne MooreJulianne Moore has been honored with nominations for “Boogie Nights,” “The End of the Affair,” “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours” but has yet to win the award.
John MalkovichAcclaimed chameleon John Malkovich is one of the most respected film actors working today, so it’s surprising that he has never been called to the stage on Oscar night. In fact, he has only received two nominations -- for “Places in the Heart” and “In the Line of Fire."
Tom CruiseTom Cruise is one of the biggest movie stars of all time but that doesn’t mean much to the Academy. The iconic actor has earned Oscar nods for “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire” and “Magnolia” but has left the ceremony empty-handed each time.
Ralph FiennesDespite nominations for “Schindler's List” and “The English Patient,” Oscar gold has not been a part of Ralph Fiennes’ lengthy career.
Johnny DeppDespite noteworthy turns in films like “Ed Wood” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” Johnny Depp didn’t receive an Oscar nomination until 2004, after he starred as a Keith Richards-inspired pirate in “Pirates of the Caribbean.’ Since then, he has been nominated for “Finding Neverland” and “Sweeney Todd" but has yet to go home with the gold.
As the 2013 Oscars near, here's a look back and ten stars we wouldn't have guessed have never won an Academy Award.