15 Missing Oscar Nominations in 2012 - Part 1 "Actors"

Every year I tell myself the Academy awards are finally going to come clean, leave the politics behind and give recognition to those who deserve it. This as usual was wishful thinking this year when I saw yet again that various should be nominees were left out. It’s variety I hope for each year in the Oscars and advancement in selection policies, yet it still seems that he who has the biggest wallet will still often find themselves with a nomination.

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Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987...
“ Best Actress/ Supporting Actress - Melancholia

Probably the biggest loser when it came to Von Triers, Dunst portrayal of somebody suffering from depression is outstanding and brutal. Looking at some of the nominees for best actress and best supporting actress it truly is baffling to not see her name on the list. Charlotte Gainsbourg was also very strong in this film and probably a bit unlucky to miss out on a nomination as well. ” - zurich_leader
Andy Serkis
Andrew Clement G. Serkis was born April 20, 1964, in Ruislip Manor, West London, England. He has three sisters and a brother. His father, Clement Serkis, an ethnic Armenian whose original family surname was "Serkissian", was a Medical Doctor working abroad, in Iraq; the Serkis family spent a lot of time traveling around the Middle East...
“ Best Actor/ Supporting Actor - Rise of the planet of the apes

Hollywood apparently has no love for motion Capture performances, a technology that is now so ingrained to the actors talent that they may as well just be in front of the camera. Andy Serkis’s first really hit the limelight as Gollum in lord of the rings and has been the leading actor in Motion Capture films ever since. His portrayal of super smart Chimp Caeser has been praised by everyone that worked on Planet of the Apes with co star James Franco publicly calling for his nomination. Here is hoping that in years to come a place is found for motion capture actors. ” - zurich_leader
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy made his debut in Ridley Scott's 2001 war film Black Hawk Down. Hardy's other notable films include the science fiction film Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), the crime film RocknRolla (2008), biographical psychological drama Bronson (2008), science fiction thriller Inception (2010), sports drama Warrior (2011)...
“ Best Supporting Actor - The Warrior

When I found out Tom Hardy was filling the villain role in Batman I was concerned, that was until I saw The Warrior and all worries were brushed aside. Hardy’s hardnosed performance is brilliant and he doesn’t let up the whole film. I can understand that hardy still has a long ways to go in his career but a nomination can mean a lot at any age. ” - zurich_leader
Ryan Gosling
Actor, Drive
Ryan Thomas Gosling was born on November 12, 1980, in London, Ontario, Canada. He is the son of Donna (Wilson), a secretary, and Thomas Ray Gosling, a traveling salesman. Ryan was the second of their two children. His ancestry is French-Canadian, as well as English, Scottish, and German. The Gosling family moved to Cornwall...
“ Best Actor - Drive

Ryan Gosling sure lucked out this year, putting in two very strong performances again this year he has come away empty handed. His steely unwavering demeanour in Drive stood out the most for me and much like Bardem in No Country I thought it might just be enough to get him on the best actor list. ” - zurich_leader
Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
“ Best Actor - The Guard

I spent a few weeks in Galway this year where this movie was filmed and Gleeson just felt like one of the locals to me. His comical portrayal of a Galway cop is funny without too much offense and with it being worthy of a Globe nomination I was hoping it might just get him through to another Oscar nomination. ” - zurich_leader
Leonardo DiCaprio
Actor, Inception
Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. His subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), the biographical crime drama Catch Me If You Can (2002) and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002) which also marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese...
“ Best Actor - J. Edgar

No Oscar love for Leo this year, I have not seen this film but by the public outcry i gather he must have lived upto the hype. ” - zurich_leader
“ Best Supporting Actor - Red State

Most people probably never saw this film but Parks delivers a performance as a crazed cult leader so good it almost gives you insight to what might have happened at places like Waco and Jonestown. While the film will probably go down as a blip on most people’s radars I can’t recommend it enough. ” - zurich_leader
Sacha Baron Cohen
British actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born in Israel...
“ Best Supporting Actor - Hugo

Cohen is superb as the comic relief in this film and even though he may not get as much screen time as some of the other actors he manages to steal the scenes he is in. ” - zurich_leader