It’s our first minisode (mini-episode). This time, we’re covering Actors & Actresses that have never won an Academy Award (aka an Oscar)
Hey gang. Welcome to our first minisode! Minisodes are quick, 10 question episodes that I’m dropping in as bonus content. The first few will go out to everyone, but eventually these will become extras for supporters of the show.
What can you expect from minisodes? Well, think of them as quick fixes of fun trivia a lot like a single category in Jeopardy. For example, this minisode features 10 actors and actresses that never won an Academy Award. I’m not including honorary Oscars for lifetime achievement and stuff like that. And, these are all actors that have passed away.
Got it? Let’s go.
- Who never won an Oscar despite standout performances in Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, and The Lion in Winter?
- Though nominated for A Star is Born in 1954, Georgy Girl, and The Verdict, what actor never got the chance to thank the Academy?
- Though he received an honorary Oscar in 1970, what star of North by Northwest never won a competitive Oscar?
- Though the Academy awarded her the Juvenile Award in 1940, what actress did not win for either A Star is Born or Judgment at Nuremberg?
- What actor was nominated seven times and starred in films like Equus, Becket, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- What Swedish actor was nominated twice, once for Pelle the Conqueror and another for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close?
Max von Sydow
- Despite being one of the iconic faces of Hollywood’s Golden Age, what actress was nominated only once and that was for 1996’s The Mirror Has Two Faces?
- Though he received an honorary Oscar in 1973, what actor and star of Double Indemnity, Key Largo, and Soylent Green was never nominated for an Academy Award?
Edward G Robinson
- What actor was nominated 5 times for an Oscar, first for Tom Jones in 1964 and last for 2000’s Erin Brokovich?
- What actor and star of 1962’s Cape Fear and 1955’s The Night of the Hunter was only nominated once and that was for 1945’s Story of GI Joe?
And that wraps up the first minisode. I hope you liked it. They won’t be every week, but they’ll be the occasional bonus. Let me know if there’s something you’d like to hear in one of these.
The show was written, produced, and hosted by me, Brian Rollins. Come find me at TheVoicesInMyHead.com.
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