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Poll: Oscars Category Misplacements

The Academy of Motion Pictures has a long history of nominating actors in the wrong categories.

Often called category frauds, these nominations are due to for your consideration campaigns set to place a lead role in the supporting category where they are supposed to have a better chance of winning. It can be to avoid vote splitting with another lead, to place a relatively unknown actor competing without big names, or simply due to the age of the performer.

While the academy has no obligation to follow these campaings, and they could nominate the actors in the right category, this rarely happens, and over the years the list of misplaced actors grows.

Which leading actor or actress nominated as supporting do you find to be the worst misplacement?

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    Timothy Hutton

    For Ordinary People
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    Hailee Steinfeld

    For True Grit.
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    Casey Affleck

    For The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.
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    Tatum O'Neal

    for Paper Moon.
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    Jim Broadbent

    For Iris.
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    Jessica Lange

    For Tootsie.
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    Haley Joel Osment

    For Sixth Sense.
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    Abigail Breslin

    For Little Miss Sunshine.
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    Ethan Hawke

    For Training Day.
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    Mary Badham

    For To Kill a Mockingbird.
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    George Clooney

    For Syriana.
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    Jennifer Connelly

    For A Beautiful Mind.
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    Al Pacino

    For The Godfather.
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    Marcia Gay Harden

    For Pollock.
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    Kevin Spacey

    For The Usual Suspects.
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    Jennifer Hudson

    For Dreamgirls.
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    Jamie Foxx

    For Collateral.
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    Jake Gyllenhaal

    For Brokeback Mountain.
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    Cate Blanchett

    For Notes on a Scandal.
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    William H. Macy

    For Fargo.
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    Martin Landau

    For Crimes and Misdemeanors.
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    Patty Duke

    For The Miracle Worker.
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    Albert Brooks

    For Broadcast News.
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    Rachel Griffiths

    For Hilary and Jackie.
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    Jeff Bridges

    For Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.
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    Edmund Gwenn

    For Miracle in 34th Street.
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    J.K. Simmons

    For Whiplash
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    Walter Matthau

    For The Fortune Cookie.
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    Christoph Waltz

    For Django Unchained.
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    Natalie Portman

    For Closer.
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    Clive Owen

    For Closer.
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    Rooney Mara

    For Carol.
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    Richard Burton

    For My Cousin Rachel.
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    Alicia Vikander

    For The Danish Girl
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    Gene Hackman

    For I Never Sang for My Father