The Oscars are the benchmark for film success and justified or not, we tend to use them to quantify things like how good an actor is. So even if actors arent doing the job so they can win trophies, its nevertheless one of the easiest measuring sticks for us to weigh their successes against one another.
So when a prestigious actor keeps putting out good work that isnt garnering them that ultimate prize, it doesnt go unnoticed. For a variety of reasons, theres a laundry list of amazing actors who have never had their name called for an Oscar. Whether its because they havent found that perfect Oscar-worthy part to play yet or simply act in movies that arent the Academys taste, we still recognize them as good actors.
Naturally, if everyone won, the award would mean nothing. All the same, its hard to sit by and watch these performers keep getting passed over for that ultimate acknowledgement of their careers.
Now that Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his Oscar, its time for some other overdue actors to claim one. These actors should have won one already, but there still might be Oscar gold in the future for many of them.