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A Short List of Actors with Fewer Oscar Nominations than Jonah Hill

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    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Jonah Hill attends the 2011 New York Television Festival premiere of "Allen Gregory" at the SVA Theater on September 20, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)

    Let's be clear about one thing: we're huge Jonah Hill fans. We've had our eye on him since he first held up those goldfish bowl platform shoes in "40 Year Old Virgin"--and we're thrilled by the success he's enjoyed since then, as he's continued to write and act, stretching himself into darker, more dramatic roles as in "Cyrus."

    And we loved him as the number-crunching Sancho Panza to Brad Pitt's heroic Don Quixote in "Moneyball," for which he was rewarded with an Oscar nomination. But we can't shake the feeling that his nomination highlights just how silly and capricious the whole awards circuit can be.

    There were a number of veteran actors who did some amazing supporting work in 2011: Andy Serkis ("Rise of the Planet of the Apes"), John C. Reilly ("We Need to Talk About Kevin"), Michael Fassbender ("X-Men: First Class," "Jane Eyre"), Ryan Gosling ("Crazy Stupid Love"), Tom Hollander ("Hanna"), Albert Brooks ("Drive"), Colin Firth ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy"), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult)...

    But even more jarring is the list of Hollywood greats who now have combined for fewer career Oscar nominations than Jonah Hill:

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    Lloyd Bridges
    Steve Buscemi
    Gabriel Byrne
    Lon Chaney Jr.
    Joseph Cotten
    Peter Cushing
    Jeff Daniels
    Ossie Davis
    Mia Farrow
    Michael Fassbender
    W.C. Fields
    Glenn Ford
    Errol Flynn
    Richard Gere
    Oliver Hardy
    Bob Hope
    Isabelle Huppert
    Raul Julia
    Boris Karloff
    Danny Kaye
    Buster Keaton
    Alan Ladd
    Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Peter Lorre
    Myrna Loy
    Bela Lugosi
    Steve Martin
    Groucho Marx
    Ewan MacGregor
    Fred MacMurray
    Malcolm McDowell
    Marilyn Monroe
    Kim Novak
    Vincent Price
    Charlotte Rampling
    Edward G. Robinson
    Isabella Rosselliini
    Martin Sheen
    Donald Sutherland
     

    That's just insane.