One would assume that for any movie artist winning an Oscar is the pinnacle of all achievements. And that’s evident from the way these artists react when they finally win the coveted golden statuette. Some laugh, some cry, some loose their mind (in a good way). And why not? These artists push their creative boundaries to entertain millions of people and give them respite from their busy but mundane life. They certainly deserve to get ecstatic when their talent is recognized in front of the very millions they entertained with their art.
But as it is true with everything, there are exceptions. In the history of Oscars, there have been several artists who didn’t show up to accept their Oscars. Some were displaying protest by rejecting their Oscars, while some did so because they felt Oscars undermined their talent. And then, there were others who simply so ignorant that they didn’t expect to win and therefore didn’t show up (I am looking at you Eminem). Whatever be their reasons, here are the 12 Hollywood stars who rejected their Oscars.
Eminem won Best Original Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself” in 2003. But he wasn’t there to accept it. In an interview, he later clarified that he skipped the ceremony because he didn’t think he had a chance.