While the Oscars are designed to celebrate the best of cinema, sometimes the best go unrewarded.

Just look at Peter O’Toole, a titan of acting who won worldwide recognition for playing the title character of David Lean’s sprawling classic Lawrence of Arabia.

That role won him the first of eight Oscar nomination. Yet, despite stirring performances in The Lion in Winter, Beckett and My Favourite Year, the Academy never awarded O’Toole a statuette.

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Likewise, Mia Farrow – the star of Rosemary’s Baby, Broadway Danny Rose and The Purple Rose of Cairo – has never won an Oscar. Not only that: the Academy has failed to ever nominate Farrow for a role.

So, who else has gone unrewarded by the Academy? Look no further, as The Independent rounds up 50 of the best actors to have never won an Oscar.

Follow along with all the latest Oscars coverage from The Independent here.

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