Kate Winslet in The Reader (L) and Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (R).

If you’ve watched the Oscars long enough, it’s easy to notice that not every acting Oscar has gone to the best performance of the year–or even to an actor’s best rendition. But a new meme is letting parties celebrate the performances that should really have gotten an Oscar.

It’s not a new idea, of course. There are a multitude of factors, including the influences of campaigning, roles primarily geared toward winning apportions in an attempt to finally triumph golden, the idea of “it’s their duration, ” and celebrating a lifelong career. For sample, the “It’s her time” narrative was present for Glenn Close when she was nominated for The Wife( her seventh Oscar nomination at the time) in 2019 and was largely expected to win. Instead, Olivia Colman earned for The Favourite in an disturb, which may have partially been due to some members of the Academy voting for Colman because they figured that Close would prevail anyway.( When Close was nominated again this year for Hillbilly Elegy, there was some worry that Close would ultimately earn for what countless felt was a appalling carry-on, but that narrative didn’t pan out, either .)

The recent iteration of litigating actors’ characters sounded up on Thursday, and in an early precedent, columnist Jeffrey Zhang pointed to Alicia Vikander, who won an Oscar for The Danish Girl in 2016. Instead, Zhang felt that Vikander should’ve prevailed for Ex Machina, a cinema she wasn’t nominated for.( While it isn’t always the case, Ex Machina and The Danish Girl were both in play during the same year .)

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From there, parties took to quote-retweeting each other’s suggestions of the roles that should’ve earned Oscars–from both men and women–over the years. Vikander’s Danish Girl co-star Eddie Redmayne wasn’t immune to this call as some called for his operation in Jupiter Ascending as the role he should’ve acquired his Oscar for instead of The Theory of Everything. It’s both a joke and not a joke; Redmayne might be over-the-top and a bit cringe in Jupiter Ascending, but it’s too something provoking that we haven’t seen before.

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Given the nature of the prompt, the possibilities were endless. People could question the capacities that came before someone’s Oscar win as well as the capacities that came after. And it didn’t make long for some repeat suggestions.( In recent years, that includes Leonardo DiCaprio and Joaquin Phoenix .)

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And soon enough, movie supporters were highlighting many of the actors who have never triumphed Oscars but utterly should have at some point in their careers.

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Every once in a while, the accolade goes to the right actor for the right role. But far more often, those deserving honors are the ones we’re awarding in our hearts.

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