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The Academy Awards are the highlight of any self-respecting actor/actress’ career. Many actors give their all for a role that many perceive as their best, but sometimes the Academy doesn’t see what the fans and critics see.

Actress Halle Berry won an Oscar for her role in the 2001 film “Monster’s Ball.” The plot is centered around actor Billy Bob Thornton whose character experiences a family tragedy. Initially, a racist prison guard, Billy Bob’s character begins to reexamine his bigotry when he falls in love with an African-American women, Halle Berry’s character.  The movie was most known for the all too real sex scene, but “Monster’s Ball” was overall a good movie. But was “Monster’s Ball” Halle’s best acting performance? GlobalGrind thinks not.  

Halle Berry should have won an Oscar for her role in the biopic of “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” In the movie, Halle portrayed Dorothy Dandridge, who was the first black woman to be nominated for an Academy Award. Halle did an outstanding job of capturing the essence of Dorothy’s demure class and wonderful acting ability.

The Academy doesn’t always get it right, so find out which actors like Denzel Washington, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and plenty of others should have won for the Oscars.

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Martin Scorsese won an Oscar for the film “The Departed,” but he should have won an award for “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull,” and “Casino.”

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Denzel Washington won an Oscar for his role as a crooked cop in “Training Day,” but he should have won an Oscar for his role in the biopic “Malcolm X.”

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Kate Winslet won an Oscar for “The Reader,” but she should have won an Oscar for “Titanic.”

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Morgan Freeman won an Oscar for his role in “Million Dollar Baby,” but he should have taken an Oscar statue home for his role in “Driving Miss Daisy.”

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Al Pacino took home an Oscar for “Son Of A Woman,” but he should have won an Oscar for “Scarface.”

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Dustin Hoffman won an Oscar for “Rain Man,” which was undoubtedly a stellar role, but he also should have won an Oscar for his role in “The Graduate.”

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In 1982, Meryl Streep won an Oscar for her role in “Sophie’s Choice,” but she should have also won an Oscar for “Devil Wears Prada.”

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Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar for “The African Queen,” but clearly he should have won an Oscar for his role in “Casablanca.”

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Clarke Gable won an Oscar for “It Happened One Night,” but he should have won an Oscar for his role in “Gone With The Wind.”

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