I made the female version a bit ago. So here are the males in the Sag Awards era with exactly one nom and at least one Sag or Bafta nommed role.
(To make it 10, I did leave out Michael Shannon, cuz Rev Road got neither precursor, and Eddie Murphy, cuz a cartoon was never gonna get in.)
So who most deserved/deserves to be nominated again?
I’d say Cheadle for Devil, Broadbent, and Oldman.
Hard tie for me between Jake gyllenhaal (nightcrawler was a massive snub) and Ryan gosling (he should be like a 3 or 4 time nominee by now!)
I went with Don but Jake is also is need of another nomination. Ryan Gosling is such a bad actor. I did not realize that until now.
Cheadle is terrific but his movie work has not been THAT awards-worthy anyway – actually, he is one of those actors I think should have better roles, ’cause I’m confident he would totally deliver. Same thing may be said about Whitaker and Giamatti.
I think it’s quite evident that the two actors that have come closer to oscar nominations lately are Gyllenhaal and Gosling, specially the latter, with Blue Valentine and Lars and The Real Girl.
Oldman is the greatest in this group, but, like Cheadle, or even more so, ’cause he makes lots of movies, rarely takes a role that really challenges him.
So… everything I said is just to show how hard it is for me to choose. Considering his whole career, though, I go with Oldman.