Who? Emmanuelle Riva
How were they robbed? Amour is a heartbreaking romantic drama about an elderly woman whose health takes a downward spiral after suffering from a stroke and her dutiful husband who endeavors to care for her at home. Most North American critics claimed the film was too depressing and, instead of praising Riva’s harrowing performance, decided to shower Jennifer Lawrence with trophy after trophy for her semi-lead role in Silver Linings Playbook. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Lawrence’s legitimate acting talents (and adorkable antics) as much as the next millennial, but the Academy’s decision to jump on the J-Law love train and toss her Mr. Oscar for the sake of ratings was injustice at its ugliest.
Did you know? Had she won, Emmanuelle Riva (born February 24, 1927) would have made history by being the oldest person to have won an Oscar.