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16 Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar And Seriously Deserve One

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Leonardo DiCaprio's sad Oscar meme days are behind him following his Academy Award for Best Actor win at Sunday's ceremony, but how much does one little golden statue actually matter?

To be the best, one must compete against the best, and yet so many wildly talented actors are left with little to no recognition from the Academy, year after year.

The diligent film buffs at Reddit shared their opinions on the best living actors and actresses who have never received an Oscar.

Below is the definitive list, compiled from users' comments. Look into the actors' and actresses' sad millionaire faces and explain how unfair this cold, cruel world truly is.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Notable films: "Southpaw" (2015), "Nightcrawler" (2014), "Brokeback Mountain" (2005), "Donnie Darko" (2001)

Oscar nods: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Brokeback Mountain"

Oscar wins: 0

Paul Giamatti

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Notable films: "Sideways" (2004), "Cinderella Man" (2005), "12 Years a Slave" (2013), "Straight Outta Compton" (2015), all the good Jim Carrey movies

Oscar nods: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Cinderella Man"

Oscar wins: 0

Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Notable films: "Kinky Boots" (2005), "American Gangster" (2007), "12 Years a Slave" (2013), "The Martian" (2015)

Oscar nods: Best Actor, "12 Years a Slave"

Oscar wins: 0

Edward Norton

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Notable films: "Primal Fear" (1996), "American History X" (1998), "Fight Club" (1999), "Birdman" (2014)

Oscar nods: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Primal Fear"; Best Actor, "American History X"; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Birdman"

Oscar wins: 0

Idris Elba

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Notable films: "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (2013), "Beasts of No Nation" (2015)

Oscar nods: 0

Oscar wins: 0

Joaquin Phoenix

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Notable films: "Gladiator" (2000), "Walk the Line" (2005), "The Master" (2012), "Her" 2013

Oscar nods: Best Actor in a Supporting Role "Gladiator"; Best Actor "Walk the Line"; Best Actor "The Master"

Oscar wins: 0

Glenn Close

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Notable films: "The World According to Garp" (1982), "The Big Chill" (1983), "The Natural" (1984), "Fatal Attraction" (1987), "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988), "Hamlet" (1990), "Albert Nobbs" (2011)

Oscar nods: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "The World According to Garp"; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "The Big Chill"; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "The Natural"; Best Actress, "Fatal Attraction"; Best Actress, "Dangerous Liaisons"; Best Actress, "Albert Nobbs"

Oscar wins: 0

Bryan Cranston

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Notable films: "Argo" (2012), "Trumbo" (2015)

Oscar nods: Best Actor, "Trumbo"

Oscar Wins: 0

Mark Ruffalo

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Notable films: "The Kids Are All Right" (2010), "Shutter Island" (2010), "Foxcatcher" (2014), "Spotlight" (2015)

Oscar nods: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "The Kids Are All Right"; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Foxcatcher"; Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "Spotlight"

Oscar wins: 0

Laura Linney

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Notable films: "You Can Count on Me" (2000), "Mystic River" (2003), "Kinsey" (2004), "The Squid and the Whale" (2005), "The Savages" (2007)

Oscar nods: Best Actress, "You Can Count on Me"; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "Kinsey"; Best Actress, "The Savages"

Oscar wins: 0

Amy Adams

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Notable films: "Junebug" (2005), "Enchanted" (2007), "Doubt" (2008), "Julie & Julia" (2009), "The Fighter" (2010), "The Master" (2012), "American Hustle" (2013), "Big Eyes" (2014)

Oscar nods: Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "Junebug"; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "Doubt"; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "The Fighter"; Best Actress in a Supporting Role, "The Master"; Best Actress, "American Hustle"

Oscar wins: 0

Tom Hardy

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Notable films: "Inception" (2010), "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), "Mad Max: Fury Road" (2015), "The Revenant" (2015)

Oscar nods: Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "The Revenant"

Oscar wins: 0

Will Smith

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Notable films: "The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000), "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993), "Ali" (2001), "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2006), "Seven Pounds" (2008), "Concussion" (2015)

Oscar nods: Best Actor, "Ali"; Best Actor, "The Pursuit of Happyness" (2007)

Oscar wins: 0

Gary Oldman

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Notable films: "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (1992), "Léon: The Professional" (1994), Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, the "Harry Potter" franchise, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" (2011)

Oscar nods: Best Actor, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"

Oscar wins: 0

Shaquille O'Neal

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Notable films: "Blue Chips" (1994), "Kazaam" (1996), "Freddy Got Fingered" (2001), "Scary Movie 4" (2006), "Grown Ups 2" (2013)

Oscar nods: 0

Oscar wins: 0

The Bear from "The Revenant"

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Notable films: "The Revenant" (2015)

Oscar nods: 0

Oscar wins: 0

Keep shining, you gems of the silver screen.

One day, the Academy will know your worth. Until then, no award can define you.