Oscar's Hall of Shame
updated 04/11/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/11/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Greta Garbo: She wanted to be alone, so Oscar ignored her and Camille.
Peter Sellers: Even his three roles in Dr. Strangelove couldn't cop the prize.
E.T.: The alien went home empty-handed; ditto his creator, Steven Spielberg.
Judy Garland: Oscar shunned her Star Is Born glow; also her co-star, James Mason.
Alfred Hitchcock: The Academy deserves the bird for slighting the suspense master.
Cary Grant: Oscar shut his eyes to the stylish charm and comic skill of this incomparably romantic actor.
Lillian Gish: From silents to The Whales of August, a great career unjustly spurned.
John Barry more: Oscar shunned him but awarded sister Ethel and brother Lionel.
Peter O'Toole: Seven nominations, the first for Lawrence of Arabia—no win yet.
Montgomery Clift: Still influencing actors, he never found his place in the Oscar sun.
Orson Welles: Rejecting this genius and his masterpiece marked a new Oscar low.
Barbara Stanwyck: A ball of acting fire criminally neglected by the Academy.
Marlene Dietrich: Her smoky glamour never hid her sharp wit. Did the Academy notice? Ha!
Charles Chaplin: No prize for the priceless Little Tramp. All together now, let's give Oscar a hearty Boooooooo.