On Sunday, February 28, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hand out the most prestigious awards in Hollywood: The Oscars. Once all the pomp, pageantry, and congratulatory tweeting dies down, newly minted Oscar winners have to get on with their lives -- and careers. Sometimes they continue their critically-acclaimed streak with more high-brow, critically-acclaimed fare, and sometimes they disappear into a poof of "That's the movie you did after your Oscar win?"

These 8 actors (plus a director and a screenwriter) experienced a sudden stop in critical praise after scoring their Oscars. Womp womp.