Well Daniel Radcliffe was not nominated for Tony yesterday, and although I have not seen the show I have seen and heard things online, and across the board people agreed that he deserved to be nominated for the role that has won Tony Awards for other actors. This made me think about films, actors, directors, screenplays etc that have been left out of the Academy Awards. In each decade I could up with a list of ten items within each category. Since the snub that occurred yesterday was an acting snub I am going to focus on the actors who should have been nominated for great performances in the 2000s but were not.
1-Paul Giamatti-American Splendor (2003) and Sideways (2004) Its funny Paull Giamatti plays two, well losers in each of these films (and ironic his first nomination came with a boxing coach-a winner). The Academy Awards are not a fan of the schmo, the hapless loser type. Giamatti is brilliant in both of these films, neither of them glamorous roles, but he just is so natural and makes you route for him.