The 25 Best Actresses Who Never Won An Oscar

Dorothy Dandridge

Oscar-worthy Movie: Carmen Jones (1954)

Maybe the world wasn't ready for Dorothy Dandridge. In 1954, she was the first African-American nominated for Best Actress but Grace Kelly took home the Oscar for The Country Girl. It was robbery.

Dandridge's performance in the musical Carmen Jones remains highly regarded. And her contributions to African-Americans in cinema are routinely acknowledged by critics, studio heads, and actors alike.

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