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The 10 Best Comedic Performances That Weren’t Even Nominated

THR - Want to make someone laugh? Suggest a purely comedic lead performance deserves an Oscar.

Yes, this is the year Melissa McCarthy was nominated as best supporting actress for “Bridesmaids,” which also got a best screenplay nomination. However, what’s much more common for the Academy is Jonah Hill’s best supporting actor nomination for a mild-mannered dramatic performance in “Moneyball.” And what you’ll never see is the Academy nominating a comedian for a lead performance in a comedy.

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