In the February 12 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Marilyn Monroe is ranked number one in stars never nominated for an Oscar. Marilyn tops the list of 20 top celebrities never receiving a nod from the Academy.
From the article: “An icon in her own time, Monroe rarely strayed from characters who mirrored her own irresistible persona. but that glamour and mystique just enhanced her turns as an unsophisticated saloon sired in Bus Stop (1956) and a boozy ukulele player in Some Like It Hot (1959). Though her dramatic skills were constantly overlooked, acting guru Lee Strasberg once ranked her second only to Marlon Brando in talent.