Emerging as one of the best British actors of the 1980s with Sid and Nancy and Prick Up Your Ears, Oldman segued into Hollywood fare in supporting roles that time and again were the most electric parts of the movie. His recurring role as Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman films is probably the best acting you'll see in the modern superhero genre. His 2011 performance as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a master class of subtlety and that doofus Jean Dujardin won for The Artist so, come on, let's all go smash something.
Nominations: One for Best Actor (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
Should Have Won For: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Watch that movie a second time, it's just incredible.
Maybe This Is All Punishment For: Tiptoes, in which he plays a little person with a heart of gold. You read this correctly.