The 2012 Academy Awards nominees were announced today, and while many of the movies and actors who made the list were as-expected, there were several expected names left off the list. Overall, it seemed like a subpar year for films, and it’s hard to get overly excited about the Oscars this year, but certainly some of the following faces should have been included in the nomination list. After the jump, our picks for overlooked nominees. Don’t forget to tell us yours in the comments.
I have a total thing for Daniel Day-Lewis. Yes, he has questionable style. But he’s also possibly the most amazing actor ever, which is especially impressive considering he left acting for a few years to become a cobbler in Italy. Did you know that? So cool. He’s sexy and manly, but obviously very much in touch with his feminine side, which explains the piercings in both ears and the somewhat fey use of scarves. Most of all, he seems like a really nice, genuine, unpretentious guy, which is rare amongst the best actors (look at Russell Crowe!). After the jump, a video from the press room interviews after the Academy Awards on Sunday, where Day-Lewis explains why he smooched George Clooney after winning and gives his impression of the rampant cult usage of his “I drink your milkshake, I drink it up”-line from There Will Be Blood. Which reminds me — the guy totally has a great sense of humor. Keep reading »