Looking at Hollywood, blondes are a dime a dozen and there are a sea of brunettes, but what about redheads? Although there are plenty of A-listers who have fiery hair, they are outnumbered in the industry. This year, the Oscar nominees are surprisingly filled with them — especially in the Best Actress category — ranging from Emma Stone all the way to proud ginger Eddie Redmayne.
Instead of just talking about the fantastic nominees and their enviable hair color, I want to expand it to those who should have been nominated, too. If I had it my way, some of my favorites like Christina Hendricks, Rachel McAdams, and early-years Lindsay Lohan would be on this list, but since they didn't have any Oscar contenders on their resumes this year, I narrowed it down to people who actually could have been realistically nominated, if only the categories were a little bigger.
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Nominated: Julianne Moore
Moore is an Oscars frontrunner after winning Best Actress for Still Alice at the Golden Globes, and she would mark the first time in a while that a redhead took home the coveted statue.
Should Have Been Nominated: Jessica Chastain
Chastain had a powerful supporting part in Interstellar, but was not recognized by the Academy. She did steal the award-season thunder with her reaction to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Bill Cosby joke at the Golden Globes, though, so she’s already a winner.
Nominated: Eddie Redmayne
His name is pronounced red mane, so what more can you ask for? The Theory of Everything star even said he wanted to be part of Ron Weasley’s “whole ginger family” in Harry Potter, but it never happened.
Should Have Been Nominated: Domhnall Gleeson
Unbroken was almost completely snubbed at the Oscars, including Gleeson’s incredible role as Phil. Many remember him from Harry Potter, but he didn’t use magic to transform himself into a starved prisoner of war. Also, just because he co-starred with Michael Fassbender in Frank, I had to include this picture with Fassy. He’s just one of the best redheads out there.
Nominated: Emma Stone
Stone is also up for her supporting role in Birdman, and she is also the only actress who played Sally Bowles in the recent revival of Cabaret who didn’t have to dye her hair blond. Yes, she has been a blonde before — most recently in the Spider-Man series as Gwen Stacy — but we know and love her as a redhead.
Should Have Been Nominated: Amy Adams
Adams is truly one of America’s Sweethearts, and after she took home the Golden Globe for her role in Big Eyes — and gave an empowering feminist speech — she should have been nominated for an Oscar, too.
Should Have Been Nominated: Sienna Miller
Although Miller is known mostly as a blonde, she dyed her hair red in 2014 and looked fantastic. She also delivered a phenomenal performance in Oscar-nominated American Sniper, though she did not get a nomination for her supporting role.