The 2012 Oscar nominees were announced today, January 24, 2012. The 84th Annual Academy Awards nominations drew a few surprises this year, as well as a lot of snubs.
Leonardo DiCaprio was passed over for a Best Actor nomination for his role as J. Edgar. For the second year in a row, Ryan Gosling was snubbed in the Best Actor category. Last year, he was overlooked for Blue Valentine and this year he was snubbed for Drive.
Gosling’s Drive co-star Albert Brooks was similarly shut out of the Best Supporting Actor race. After the nominations were announced, he tweeted,
“To the Academy: ‘You don’t like me. You really don’t like me.’”
Tilda Swinton was left out of the Best Actress race for We Need to Talk About Kevin.
Are you surprised about Leo and Ryan being left off the Best Actor’s nominees list?