From left: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender
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Veteran movie stars Brad Pitt
and George Clooney
made the cut. So did funny girl Melissa McCarthy, along with fresher faces like Rooney Mara and Jean Dujardin
. But, as usual, not everyone was recognized by the Academy Awards when the nominations
were announced Tuesday morning
In fact, some leading men who seemed a shoo-in for a gold statue were snubbed from the Best Actor category: Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling
and Leonardo DiCaprio
Although the role earned him a Golden Globe Awards
nomination, Fassbender's provocative role as a sex addict for Shame
did not secure him a spot on the list. Also left out: Gosling, who was a double-nominee at the Globes for his roles in Crazy, Stupid, Love
and The Ides of March
(for which Clooney is nominated for Adapted Screenplay).
No stranger to snubs
, DiCaprio didn't receive recognition for his work in the J. Edgar
biopic, although he might get a little redemption at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
With Clooney (The Descendants
), Pitt (Moneyball
), Demián Bichir (A Better Life
), Jean Dujardin (The Artist
) and Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
) preparing to face off on Feb. 26 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards, airing live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on ABC at 7 p.m., tell us: Which leading man should have gotten an Oscar nod?