This wonderful season of accolades, applause and awards is my favorite time of the year.  I rejoice in the Golden Globes, swoon over the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and become absolutely enraptured by the granddaddy of them all – the Oscars. But I can’t help but notice that, while Hollywood seems to have an honor for practically every occasion and occupation, it has been known to take many a misstep over its long and illustrious history, leaving a number of empty-handed, but ever-so-deserving performers in its wake.

Today, I pay homage to some of the famous femmes of the silver screen who, despite long and storied careers, never walked off a stage clutching a golden Academy Award statuette for a single screen part.  What follows is my own personal Oscar ceremony, featuring my Top 10 Oscar-worthy performances from the pre-Code and film noir eras, and the Oscar-less ladies who brought…

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