Clockwise, from top left: Jean Dujardin; Brad Pitt. Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir and (center) George Clooney
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02/26/2012 AT 04:20 PM EST
In this year's Best Actor category, the snubs may have gotten more attention than the actual nominees.
Many Oscar-watchers thought Michael Fassbender would be nominated for Shame
, Leonardo DiCaprio
for J. Edgar
and Ryan Gosling
for The Ides of March
. But none of those heartthrobs made the cut.
Instead, George Clooney
) is pitted against is his good pal Brad Pitt
), The Artist
's breakout star Jean Dujardin
, character actor Gary Oldman and Demián Bichir for A Better Life
The contest is far from clearcut, though it seems to be a two-horse race. Clooney walked away with the Golden Globe
for best actor in a drama this year, while Dujardin won for best actor in a comedy. At the SAG Awards, Dujardin took home the prize. So, will one of those two stars take home Oscar, or could there be a surprise win for Pitt, Oldman or Bichir? Tell us what you think:
The 84th Academy Awards will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET on ABC.