Compared to the hoopla surrounding what the women wear, male Oscar nominees have it pretty easy. What we do pay attention to is who they bring (and what they wear) and, at most, we wonder what's going on with their hair. (See Brad Pitt circa 1996.)
Here's a look back at this year's nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at Oscar ceremonies of years past. Not pictured (photos were not available on AP or Getty): Richard Jenkins (nominated for Best Actor for "The Visitor"), Frank Langella (nominated for Best Actor in "Frost/Nixon"), and Michael Shannon (nominated for Best Supporting Actor in "Revolutionary Road").
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