This morning's Academy Award nomination announcements brought some serious surprises and epic snubs (we love you, Michael B. Jordan) — but Jonah Hill's second Oscar nod for his role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf Of Wall Street takes the cake.
Hill's nod is questionable at best, but the Academy seems to love him, just like fellow two-time nominee Bradley Cooper. And sure, these two have had a decently good run and in some (very small) way, they were found deserving of one of the five spots in an acting category, but we're having a hard time seeing it. Especially when there are upwards of 10 longtime Hollywood stars who have never even received one nomination.
So what was the Academy thinking? Probably something along the lines of what they've been thinking every time they've snubbed one of the actors on this list.
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Can someone please explain to me how it’s even possible that Gary Oldman has only been nominated ONE TIME for an Academy Award… and he didn’t even win? Oldman was nominated in 2012 for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy but the veteran actor that gave some of his best performances in the late ’80s to early ’90s in Sid & Nancy, JFK, and State of Grace never received a nod before that. Where’s the love for talent?
I know, you’re completely shocked. How do Bradley Cooper and Jonah Hill both have more Oscar nominations that Richard Gere? He was a contender in the 2012 awards race with Arbitrage, but he’s had plenty of nomination-worthy roles in his long, successful career.
No, Jim Carrey wasn’t nominated for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and yes, we’re as shocked as you are — Kate Winslet got a nod and the film won Best Original Screenplay, but Carrey was left out that year. We’re not saying he deserved a nomination for Bruce Almighty or The Grinch, but Carrey’s role in Eternal Sunshine definitely deserved recognition.
McConaughey finally got his first Oscar nod this morning for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, but that’s his only nomination to date. For an actor who’s continuously evolved from his rom-com start, we can only hope that he can top Hill and Cooper in nomination numbers (and wins for that matter) in the next few years.
Everyone’s favorite Brit and rom-com leading man has never received and Academy Award nod. I know, you’re sad about it — we are too.
Arguably one of the greatest character actors of all time, he’s watched many of the leading men he’s supported receive praise while he got none. But he has been recognized at the Golden Globes, the Emmys, and the SAG awards so he probably doesn’t care.
How could it possibly be true? The most charming of goofy charmers hasn’t gotten into the hearts of the Academy like he’s gotten into all of ours. He received a SAG nod for Being John Malkovich and a Globes nod for High Fidelity, but no love from the Academy. You guys are cold.
Martin received an Honorary Oscar in November 2013 for his achievement as a stand-up comedian, musician, and producer but for all intents and purposes of this list — that doesn’t count. Martin was not once in his long career nominated by the Academy, and it’s a damn shame.
Many would argue that he deserved a nod for his role in The Big Lebowski, and it’s undeniable that his best roles have been his comedic ones. But not one nomination — yet. His supporting roles, including his involvement in Flight, show that he’s capable of more than just being a funny guy. Maybe 2014’s Monuments Men could bring his first and long-deserved Academy nomination.
He’s hosted the ceremony NINE times and hasn’t received a nod once. Much like his When Harry Met Sally costar Meg Ryan, Crystal’s shining roles happened in the late ’80s and early ’90s — his chances for a win now are slim to none.