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* Creator/CharlieChaplin, the most influential actor, comedian and film maker of the first half of the 20th century has never won any Oscar for acting or directing. He did win an honorary Oscar for ''Film/TheCircus'' (1929), but this is generally considered to be one of his less iconic films. In 1972 he won an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement and one for composing the score to ''Film/{{Limelight}}'' (1952), a film that was already 20 years old by that time but had never be shown in the USA in the Fifties due to accusations of Chaplin being a communist. In the 1970s the film was finally shown in the USA and the jury decided it would be an opportune time to give the iconic star an honorary award for his entire career. ''Limelight'', though a fine film, is not generally considered to be one of Chaplin's greatest comedies.

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* Creator/CharlieChaplin, the most influential actor, comedian and film maker of the first half of the 20th century has never won any Oscar for acting or directing. He did win an honorary Oscar for ''Film/TheCircus'' (1929), but this is generally considered to be one of his less iconic films. In 1972 he won an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement and one for composing the score to ''Film/{{Limelight}}'' (1952), a film that was already 20 years old by that time but had was never be shown in the USA in the Fifties for those 20 years due to accusations of Chaplin being a communist. In the 1970s the film was finally shown in the USA and the jury decided it would be an opportune time a fine opportunity to give the iconic star an honorary award for his entire career. ''Limelight'', though a fine film, is not generally considered to be one of Chaplin's greatest comedies.



* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for ''Film/TheRevenant'', had better performances: ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', Film/ShutterIsland, ''Film/JEdgar'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.

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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for ''Film/TheRevenant'', had better performances: ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', Film/ShutterIsland, ''Film/ShutterIsland'', ''Film/JEdgar'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award. award.



* Legendary voice actress Creator/JuneForay won her ''first'' Emmy award for voice acting in 2012. It was for a guest spot on ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow''. According to June herself, and a few other people involved with the Emmy awards, part of the reason why she had gone unrecognized is because she's so legendary that many insiders assumed she had already won several times. There was a lot of shock when it was realized she had never even been nominated prior to her win![[note]]Though for a large part of her career, there wasn't an Emmy category for voice acting.[[/note]] Many are looking at her current Emmy win as a "career award".

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* Legendary voice actress Creator/JuneForay won her ''first'' Emmy award for voice acting in 2012. It was for a guest spot on ''WesternAnimation/TheGarfieldShow''. According to June herself, and a few other people involved with the Emmy awards, part of the reason why she had gone unrecognized is because she's so legendary that many insiders assumed she had already won several times. There was a lot of shock when it was realized she had never even been nominated prior to her win![[note]]Though for a large part of her career, there wasn't an Emmy category for voice acting.[[/note]] Many are looking at her current the Emmy win as a "career award".
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* Creator/PeterOToole has been nominated eight times for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the most-nominated actor never to win the award. In 2003, he instead received an Academy Honorary Award for his entire body of work and his lifelong contribution to film. Well gee, thanks a lot, Academy. O'Toole received another Best Actor nomination afterwards for ''Film/{{Venus}}'', only to lose to Creator/ForrestWhittaker for ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.

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* Creator/PeterOToole has been nominated eight times for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the most-nominated actor never to win the award. In 2003, he instead received an Academy Honorary Award for his entire body of work and his lifelong contribution to film. Well gee, thanks a lot, Academy. O'Toole received another Best Actor nomination afterwards for ''Film/{{Venus}}'', only to lose to Creator/ForrestWhittaker Creator/ForestWhitaker for ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.
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* Creator/PeterOToole has been nominated eight times for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the most-nominated actor never to win the award. In 2003, he instead received an Academy Honorary Award for his entire body of work and his lifelong contribution to film. Well gee, thanks a lot, Academy. O'Toole received another Best Actor nomination afterwards for ''Film/{{Venus}}'', only to lose to Forrest Whittaker for ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.

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* Creator/PeterOToole has been nominated eight times for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, making him the most-nominated actor never to win the award. In 2003, he instead received an Academy Honorary Award for his entire body of work and his lifelong contribution to film. Well gee, thanks a lot, Academy. O'Toole received another Best Actor nomination afterwards for ''Film/{{Venus}}'', only to lose to Forrest Whittaker Creator/ForrestWhittaker for ''Film/TheLastKingOfScotland''.



* Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/TheDeparted'' is not widely considered to be one of his best (even the critical praise, its Rotten Tomatoes rating, [=IMDb=] rating and its high ranking in [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/top the Top 250 list]] suggests otherwise). So, one can't help but wonder if this trope was in effect when it won Best Picture and he won Best Director, after decades of Scorsese's work never getting the honor. Arguably, though, it might also because it was the most successful movie out of that year's Best Picture nominees.

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* Creator/MartinScorsese's ''Film/TheDeparted'' is not widely considered to be one of his best (even the critical praise, its Rotten Tomatoes Website/RottenTomatoes rating, [=IMDb=] Website/{{IMDB}} rating and its high ranking in [[http://www.imdb.com/chart/top the Top 250 list]] suggests otherwise). So, one can't help but wonder if this trope was in effect when it won Best Picture and he won Best Director, after decades of Scorsese's work never getting the honor. Arguably, though, it might also because it was the most successful movie out of that year's Best Picture nominees.



** Arguably ''Film/TheGodfather'' was this for Marlon Brando. Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. It could be argued the nominations should have been reversed as Michael is really the protagonist and has more screen time than Vito who spends a good portion of the movie recovering from mutliple gunshots.

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** Arguably ''Film/TheGodfather'' was this for Marlon Brando.Creator/MarlonBrando. Pacino was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. It could be argued the nominations should have been reversed as Michael is really the protagonist and has more screen time than Vito who spends a good portion of the movie recovering from mutliple multiple gunshots.



** Kidman's win also came at the expense of Julianne Moore's performance in ''Far From Heaven'', which had previously won the Best Actress prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Choice, Los Angeles Film Critics, and National Board of Review Awards and came in second place at the New York Film Critics Circle. Julianne Moore's win for ''Film/StillAlice'' in 2014 was seen in large part consolation for not having won for ''Far From Heaven'' or ''Boogie Nights'' (as she lost the latter prize to Kim Basinger in ''Film/LAConfidential''), as many feel Reese Witherspoon should've won for her performance in ''Film/{{Wild}}''.

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** Kidman's win also came at the expense of Julianne Moore's performance in ''Far From Heaven'', which had previously won the Best Actress prize at the Broadcast Film Critics Choice, Los Angeles Film Critics, and National Board of Review Awards and came in second place at the New York Film Critics Circle. Julianne Moore's Creator/JulianneMoore's win for ''Film/StillAlice'' in 2014 was seen in large part consolation for not having won for ''Far From Heaven'' ''Film/FarFromHeaven'' or ''Boogie Nights'' ''Film/BoogieNights'' (as she lost the latter prize to Kim Basinger in ''Film/LAConfidential''), as many feel Reese Witherspoon Creator/ReeseWitherspoon should've won for her performance in ''Film/{{Wild}}''.



** For that matter, he didn't win for the likes of ''Film/{{Hud}}'', ''Film/CoolHandLuke'' and ''Film/TheVerdict''.



* Denzel Washington's work in ''Film/TrainingDay'', after losing for ''Film/TheHurricane'' and ''Film/MalcolmX''.
* Russell Crowe's win for ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' might have been a consolation award for not winning for ''Film/TheInsider'', which was generally thought to be a stronger performance but like Denzel with ''The Hurricane'', lost to Kevin Spacey in ''Film/AmericanBeauty''. (then an even more lauded performance by Crowe in ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' lost to Denzel in ''Training Day'')

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* Denzel Washington's Creator/DenzelWashington's work in ''Film/TrainingDay'', after losing for ''Film/TheHurricane'' and ''Film/MalcolmX''.
* Russell Crowe's Creator/RussellCrowe's win for ''Film/{{Gladiator}}'' might have been a consolation award for not winning for ''Film/TheInsider'', which was generally thought to be a stronger performance but like Denzel with ''The Hurricane'', ''Film/TheHurricane'', lost to Kevin Spacey Creator/KevinSpacey in ''Film/AmericanBeauty''. (then an even more lauded performance by Crowe in ''Film/ABeautifulMind'' lost to Denzel in ''Training Day'')



* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.

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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, ''Film/TheRevenant'', had better performances: ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/TheDeparted'', Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' ''Film/JEdgar'', ''Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.



* Although the Primetime Emmys are known less for consolation awards than other organizations (as decisions were, until 2015, made by select groups of people in panels rather than by the Academy as a whole, unlike with the Oscars), Peter Dinklage's second Emmy win for ''Series/GameOfThrones'' was seen by this by some. His work in Season 5, although still considered good, was far less active than it had been in previous years, and several of the other nominees in his category were nominated for much more showy work (notably Jonathan Banks from ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', whom Dinklage cited in his acceptance speech). It was theorized by some that he won both for being the most popular actor associated with the show and for losing the award for his performance in Season 4's "The Laws of Gods and Men" the year before.

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* Although the Primetime Emmys are known less for consolation awards than other organizations (as decisions were, until 2015, made by select groups of people in panels rather than by the Academy as a whole, unlike with the Oscars), Peter Dinklage's Creator/PeterDinklage's second Emmy win for ''Series/GameOfThrones'' was seen by this by some. His work in Season 5, although still considered good, was far less active than it had been in previous years, and several of the other nominees in his category were nominated for much more showy work (notably Jonathan Banks from ''Series/BetterCallSaul'', whom Dinklage cited in his acceptance speech). It was theorized by some that he won both for being the most popular actor associated with the show and for losing the award for his performance in Season 4's "The "[[{{Recap/GameOfThronesS4E6TheLawsOfGodsAndMen}} The Laws of Gods and Men" Men]]" the year before.
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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.

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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio has built a solid body of work since ''Film/{{Titanic}}'' ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and some would argue that the films he made before winning for Film/TheRevenant, had better performances: ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan, Film/TheAviator, Film/TheDeparted, Film/ShutterIsland, Film/JEdgar, Film/{{Inception}}'' and especially ''Film/TheWolfOfWallStreet'', which leads them to see ''The Revenant'' as a case of consolation award.
11th Feb '18 8:33:12 AM AmuckCricetine
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** Its wins for Screenplay and Editing (which some thought might go to ACE award co-winner "Babel") also suggest otherwise. Some even expected "Babel" to win Best Picture and Scorsese to win Best Director, which would have been more indicative of a Consolation Award.

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** Its wins for Screenplay and Editing (which some thought might go to ACE award co-winner "Babel") ''Film/{{Babel}}'') also suggest otherwise. Some even expected "Babel" to win Best Picture and Scorsese to win Best Director, which would have been more indicative of a Consolation Award.
3rd Nov '17 1:11:09 PM twilicorn
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* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg's win for ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/ghost-1990-part-1-4222 has been argued]] to have been a consolation award for her snub for ''Film/TheColorPurple''.
* Creator/SpikeLee, a director who made some critically acclaimed films based on social commentary about race, such as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', and ''Film/MalcolmX'' received an honorary Oscar in 2016 for his whole body of work, after being nominated multiple times and losing in the past. However, he didn't attend the ceremony that year, and still criticized the institution of Hollywood for its lack of diversity after accepting the award.

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* Creator/WhoopiGoldberg's win for ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' [[http://www.agonybooth.com/ghost-1990-part-1-4222 has been argued]] was argued by Agony Booth]] to have been a consolation award for her snub for ''Film/TheColorPurple''.
* Creator/SpikeLee, a director who made some critically acclaimed films based on social commentary about race, such as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', ''Film/DoTheRightThing'' and ''Film/MalcolmX'' ''Film/MalcolmX'', received an honorary Oscar in 2016 for his whole body of work, after being nominated multiple times and losing in the past. However, he didn't attend the ceremony that year, and still criticized the institution of Hollywood for its lack of diversity after accepting the award. award.
* ''Film/TheMuppets''[='=] 2012 Oscar win for Best Song ("Man or Muppet") is seen by some as this for [[Film/TheMuppetMovie "The Rainbow Connection"]], which was nominated in the same category in 1979 but lost to the comparatively more obscure "It Goes Like It Goes" from ''Film/NormaRae''.



* Music/SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album ''Music/TwoAgainstNature'', which was their first in 20 years. Their 70s work is extremely well regarded, but even the band wasn't totally satisfied with ''Nature'', and noted this trope in action. In particular they said Music/{{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.

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* Music/SteelyDan won 3 Grammies for their 2000 album ''Music/TwoAgainstNature'', which was their first in 20 years. Their 70s work is extremely well regarded, but even the band wasn't totally satisfied with ''Nature'', and noted this trope in action. In particular they said Music/{{Eminem}} should have received the 'Album Of The Year' award instead.instead (for ''Music/TheMarshallMathersLP'').
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* Aversion: In 1996, it was thought of as certain that legendary Golden Age of Hollywood star Creator/LaurenBacall, who had never been ''nominated'' for an Oscar before, would win the Best Supporting Actress award for the poorly-reviewed Barbra Streisand vehicle ''The Mirror Has Two Faces''. When she '''didn't''' win, instead losing to Creator/JulietteBinoche for ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' (which swept that year's awards), it was a huge shock. (Bacall would receive an honorary Oscar in 2009.)

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* Aversion: In 1996, it was thought of as certain that legendary Golden Age of Hollywood star Creator/LaurenBacall, who had never been ''nominated'' for an Oscar before, would win the Best Supporting Actress award for the poorly-reviewed Barbra Streisand vehicle ''The Mirror Has Two Faces''. When she '''didn't''' win, instead losing to Creator/JulietteBinoche for ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'' (which swept that year's awards), it was a huge shock.shock; Binoche claimed when she accepted the award that she didn't even prepare a speech in the expectation that Bacall would win. (Bacall would receive an honorary Oscar in 2009.)
22nd Oct '17 2:16:52 AM Daylight
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* Creator/SpikeLee, a director who made some critically acclaimed films based on social commentary about race, such as ''Film/DoTheRightThing'', and ''Film/MalcolmX'' received an honorary Oscar in 2016 for his whole body of work, after being nominated multiple times and losing in the past. However, he didn't attend the ceremony that year, and still criticized the institution of Hollywood for its lack of diversity after accepting the award.
18th Sep '17 5:33:08 AM JamesAustin
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** However, in doing so, she beat ReneeZellweger in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', who ended up winning Best Supporting Actress in 2003 for ''Film/ColdMountain''. A lot of the reviews of ''Cold Mountain'' actually contained comments along the lines of "just give Renee the Oscar already" (NOTE: She had been nominated for Best Actress in 2001 as well, for ''Literature/BridgetJones's Diary''.

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** However, in doing so, she beat ReneeZellweger Creator/ReneeZellweger in ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', who ended up winning Best Supporting Actress in 2003 for ''Film/ColdMountain''. A lot of the reviews of ''Cold Mountain'' actually contained comments along the lines of "just give Renee the Oscar already" (NOTE: She had been nominated for Best Actress in 2001 as well, for ''Literature/BridgetJones's Diary''.
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