Top 5: Actresses Who Won Best Actress For the Wrong Movie

top5This is a bit of a series we’re doing based on a simple fact of Oscar logic: people don’t usually win their Oscars for the movie they should have.  A few weeks back we looked at the Best Actors; today we’ll look at Best Actresses who picked up the little gold guy for the wrong film.This week we’ll examine the ladies.  Oscar had been better about rewarding actresses on merit but lately has fallen in to the same habit of throwing them at a person for hanging around awhile.  We’ll start with last year and someone who’s only 23 and STILL got her Oscar for the wrong movie.

1. Jennifer Lawrence
Won for: Silver Linings Playbook
Should have won for: Winter’s Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
2. Kate Winslet
Won for: The Reader
Should have won for: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3. Ellen Burstyn

Won for: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
Should have won for: Requiem for a Dream
Ellen Burstyn, Requiem for a Dream
4. Holly Hunter
Won for: The Piano
Should Have Won for: Broadcast News
Holly Hunter, Broadcast News
5. Jessica Lange
Won for: Blue Sky
Should Have Won for: Country or Sweet Dreams
Jessica Lange, Country


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