10 Stars Who Turned Down Best Actress Oscar-Winning Roles

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It’s been a few days since the 88th Academy Awards, and we still can’t stop talking about them. Brie Larson proved her worth, not only by winning the coveted award for Best Actress over Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett, and Charlotte Rampling, but also by hugging every single rape victim that exited the stage after Lady Gaga‘s “Til It Happens to You” performance. Like, what a gem. Then, of course, there’s Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander‘s stunning Disney-inspired look that probably has future attendees wondering how they could get a piece of the Disney action. And don’t even get us started on Leonardo DiCaprio‘s win. Oof, we’ll be here all day.

Those events, and more, are what grounded us in all things Oscars throughout the entire week following. So, we thought we’d keep the ball rolling with more Academy Awards talk. Here are 10 stars who turned down roles that earned Best Actress Oscars: