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Always Nominees, Never Winners: 10 Great Hollywood Actors With Zero Academy Awards

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‘Tis indeed the season of grand film awards! The Oscars are approaching and soon, we’re going to have people start calling out the Academy for all the snubs we’re going to witness, same as every year. And just in case you’ve been living under a rock, the Oscars will take place on the 4th of March this year. Although it is a highly flawed system of evaluation, some people actually measure an actor’s success by the amount of naked golden statues they have won. So, here’s a list of some truly great thespians who have not won an Oscar award yet:

1. Michelle Williams


Nominated four times, twice for Best Actress in Blue Valentine (2010) and My Week With Marilyn (2011) and twice for Best Supporting Actress in Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Manchester By The Sea (2016). Michelle still hasn’t been called upon for an acceptance speech, in spite of her spectacular talent and her incredibly diverse roles.

2. Harrison Ford


Now, who could believe that the man who played Han Solo, Indiana Jones and Rick Deckard has ZERO Academy awards in his account? Hard to grasp. Ford’s been nominated for an Oscar once in 1986 for his role in the film Witness (1985). Once as in one time…una. What the hell?

3. Amy Adams


The 43 year old actress has been nominated FIVE times for an Academy award, so far. Four of them as Best Supporting Actress, and once for Best Actress in 2014’s American Hustle. She nabbed her first nomination back in 2006 for her role in the film Junebug (2005).

4. Gary Oldman

The 59 year old actor has only been nominated twice for an Academy award. Once, in 2012 for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and now again this year for his role as Winston Churchill in 2017’s Darkest Hour. A lot of people are rooting for Oldman this year!

5. Glenn Close

Just in case you didn’t know, Glenn Close has been nominated for six Academy awards. Three times as Best Actress and another three as Best Supporting actress. But unfortunately, still no wins.

6. Joaquin Phoenix

Phoenix has never really been a fan of award shows or of big events in general. Everybody in Hollywood knows that. But his talent and skill surely do compensate for his lack of interest in social interactions. The man has been nominated three times for an Academy award. His last nomination was back in 2013 when he was nominated for his role in 2012’s The Master.

7. Edward Norton

Where is Edward Norton? Norton’s fans have been asking themselves this question ever since rumors arose in 2015 that the actor is giving up on his life as a star. Other rumors stated that Hollywood directors aren’t fond of working with the guy because he’s hard to deal with. Nonetheless, no one can deny that Norton is one hell of an actor. Norton’s been nominated three times for an Academy award, the latest nomination dates back to 2015 for his role in Inarritu’s Birdman (2014).

8. Liam Neeson


Mr. Neeson has been blessing us with exquisite performances for the last 30 years and still, this acting gem has only been nominated for an Oscar ONCE. The date is 1994, and of course, it was for his role in Spielberg’s Schindler’s List (1993).

9. Helena Bonham Carter


Look me in the eye and tell me you don’t think that Helena Bonham Carter is the QUEEN of unorthodox roles! Carter never seizes to surprise us with her bold performances and her striking characters. This BAWS has only been nominated twice for an academy award. Once, back in 1998 and another, in 2011 for her role in Tom Hooper’s The King’s Speech (2010).

10. Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer’s been in the business since 1979! She has proved herself to be a powerful actress and a force to be reckoned with. And yet, she’s never won an Oscar. The powerhouse’s only been nominated three times for an Academy award; her last nomination was in 1993…

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The Phenomenal Women of Saudi Arabia

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Ever since Saudi women have been given the chance to shine, they didn’t fail to impress us with becoming the firsts in fields that were once thought of as male dominated jobs, Saudi women are incredible figures with the power and will to shape their future the way they want it to be.

Meet the following phenomenal women of Saudi Arabia, the leaders and business owners, the ones who inspire us all!

Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan

Princess Reema is the first Saudi woman to head a multi-sports federation and the first female ambassador to the US! she is also an astounding entrepreneur who was once the CEO of Al Hama LLC- a luxury retail corporation.

The leading philanthropist and entrepreneur, has been the vice president of women’s affairs at the General Sports Authority (GSA) since 2016 up until her appointment as the ambassador. She was also appointed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in August 2018, and was the president of the Saudi Federation for community sports in 2017.

Ameerah Al Taweel

Ameerah Al- Taweel is a philanthropist and women’s rights advocate. Ameerah is always visiting different countries to give speeches, educate, help and spread her valid opinions via twitter to more than 1.4 million followers, on matters she feels strongly about.

She is truly a strong representation of the females in the country!

Somayya Jabarti

Jabarti is one of the female pioneers in the Kingdom considering she is the first female editor of the leading newspaper; the Saudi Gazette! She is a bold journalist who constantly speaks her mind, in addition to fighting for women’s rights. She is a fearless reporter, and was the only Saudi journalist on the ground during the 2011 Egyptian revolution.

When she was appointed editor in 2014, she said “a crack has been made in the glass ceiling, and I’m hoping it will be made into a door.” Amen to that.

Hanadi Al Hindi

The first Saudi female pilot who was able to actually fly in the Kingdom, after being granted this license by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA).

Lubna Olayan

She is the CEO of Riyadh-based Olayan Financing company, Lubna Olayan is a force to be reckoned with. She has been running her father’s company and contributed in making the company of the biggest investors in regional stock markets as well as in the Kingdom.

She was also named the #1 Most Powerful Arab Businesswoman by Forbes in 2017.

Lojain Omran

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The Saudi TV presenter and prominent host who has a remarkable social presence and just yesterday, she announced that she is set to conquer yet another field that we’re sure she’s going to excel in it! The field of cinema and drama.

Basma Elkhereiji

The entrepreneur is the founder and CEO of The Social Group, and has launched her first restaurant, The Social Kitchen, in 2018 and then swiftly launched its follow-up; The Social Bakery, soon after, due to its success. She’s become such a high-profile trailblazer for the Saudi hospitality industry.

Happy International Women’s Day everybody and to all the leading women out-there, may we know you, may we be them, may we raise them!

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Meet DJ Cosmicat: The Kingdom’s First Female DJ Dropping Sick Beats

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Women of Saudi Arabia are capable! Women of Saudi Arabia are impressive! They keep proving it to us day by day, women of Saudi Arabia are fearless and they’re not scared to break stereotypes and dominate new fields, and here is another example!

Meet DJ Cosmicat, the Saudi female DJ spinning the hottest tunes and one of the DJs contributing greatly to the music scene in the Kingdom.

The Jeddah-based artist has successfully made it as one of the most talented acts in the Kingdom’s Electronic Dance Music (EDM) scene. She rose to the surface after the region’s largest music festival MDL Beast that was just recently held in Riyadh, now thanks to the festival, she’s now on every favorite list of every EDM enthusiast.

“Things are changing really fast, for the better,” Cosmicat said in a statement released by the organizers. She also said, “It’s great for the locals and for local artists, it gives them such a huge platform to show the world what Saudi is capable of.”

Commenting on the social and entertainment reforms that have been happening in the Kingdom, Cosmicat told Gulf News, “a lot of talented Saudi musicians rose to the surface and are finally got the attention they truly deserve from locals and worldwide.”

Cosmicat is her stage name that is inspired from her love of cosmology and fondness for cats.

Not only is Cosmicat the first female DJ in Saudi Arabia, she’s also excelling as a TV host on MBC1! What’s even more impressive and shocking is that she originally was a dentist to be before she found her true calling in DJing.

Cosmicat is an example of what a determined woman can achieve, she’s a self-taught artist who worked on herself by researching online and now, she’s one of the DJs turning heads in the Kingdom and has been playing gigs for over two years! Even her inspiration is derived from other fellow female DJs like Charlotte de Witte, Peggy Gou and Nina Kravis. 

So, what about you? Would you shift your career to follow your dream and true calling?

 

 

 

 

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Meet Sawsan Al Bahiti: The Kingdom’s First Opera Singer

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Meet Sawsan Al Bahiti: The Kingdom's First Opera Singer

This March, we’re shedding the light on the remarkable women of Saudi Arabia who are the firsts in something or doing something out of the norm. Their achievements are considered for their tremendous efforts and the pride they fill us with.

Let us introduce to one of Saudi Arabia’s women, Sawsan Al Bahiti, the one and only, the first Opera singer!

Sawsan Al Bahiti, the Kingdom’s fist Opera singer has put the cultural development in Saudi Arabia in the spotlight with a remarkable national debut performance, that she gave alongside Teatro Alla Scala Academy orchestra.

Her soulful and outstanding performance had the audience of around 3,000 people on their feet, amazed with her soaring rendition of the national anthem in Riyadh.

Al Bahiti sings with such confidence, given that she has been performing for over 10 years now. Her journey in the opera stated during her studies at American University of Sharjah when she first started taking singing classes.

 

It was the conductor of the choir who had an eye for her talent and was quite impressed with her singing, he told that she can potentially be a soloist.

She spent months training before being able to give her first performance at a university concert and with that, kicking start her journey.

Al Bahiti is now a certified voice coach. She has put her knowledge to good use by coaching students at her own studio in Jeddah, the Soulful Voice.

She has been able to take many great parts in the opera, with her ability to perform in French, Italian, German and English, her repertoire includes Habenera from Carmen, and All I Ask from You from the Phantom of the Opera musical.

 

 

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