"It's an honor just to be nominated." That line that gets tossed around so much that most viewers of the Academy Awards telecast think the phrase is just a meaningless gesture. But for this unfortunate batch of talented actors and filmmakers, it really is the best they've done.

For whatever reason -- be it bad luck or some grand Machiavellian conspiracy to deny these artists of their just rewards -- a grand total of 82 nominations have been amassed without one single, solitary win between them. After you see this list of Oscars' biggest losers, featuring men and women regarded as some of the most talented in Hollywood history, you'll be shaking your head in astonishment that they never won.
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