Spain's Javier Bardem will not be in the running for a best supporting actor Oscar in the 85th Academy Awards, whose nominations were unveiled on Thursday.
The 43-year-old Bardem, who was seeking his fourth Oscar nod, was overlooked in favor of Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln"), Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained"), Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master"), Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Alan Arkin ("Argo").
Bardem was nominated in previous years for best actor for his roles in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's "Biutiful" and Julian Schnabel's "Before Night Falls." He also took home the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as a sociopathic hit man in the Coen brothers' "No Country for Old Men."
Bardem, who played cyber-terrorist Raoul Silva in "Skyfall," the latest installment in the James Bond saga, has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and Britain's Bafta award for that same role.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" topped this year's Oscar nominations with 12, including best picture, best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), best director (Spielberg), best supporting actress (Sally Field), best supporting actor (Tommy Lee Jones), and best adapted screenplay (Tony Kushner).
The other best picture nominees were "Life of Pi," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Amour," "Argo," "Django Unchained," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Les Miserables."
The nominations were announced Thursday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in an event at its Beverly Hills, California, headquarters.
The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. EFE