10:17 PM EDT 07/06/2014
Originally posted 02/26/2012 04:20PM
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 (The Descendants) is pitted against is his good pal Brad Pitt (Moneyball), The Artist's breakout star Jean Dujardin, character actor Gary Oldman and Demián Bichir for A Better Life.
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