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No supporting actor Oscar nod for Andrew Garfield? In a way, maybe he's used to this by now

January 27, 2011 |  6:00 am

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Despite appearing in "The Social Network," one of the most buzzed-about movies of this awards season, British-American actor Andrew Garfield made the not-as-coveted not-nominated-for-an Oscar list on Tuesday morning.

Andrew-garfield-social-netw Some were taken aback by this. In fact, Garfield -- who portrayed of Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin -- "was heralded by more than a few gurus of gold as the guy to beat in the supporting actor race," wrote Times writer Chris Lee in his summary of this year's Academy snubs.

But one could argue that this is actually quite befitting of Garfield, given the actor's career trajectory of playing victims and fall guys. In fact, we've compiled this handy gallery of some of Garfield's film roles. (Fair warning: Spoilers await!)

What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


'The Social Network' to 'Spider-Man': Does Andrew Garfield always play the victim?

-- Whitney Friedlander

Photos from left: Andrew Garfield in "Never Let Me Go," credit: Alex Bailey / Fox Searchlight; "Spider-Man," credit: John Schwartzman / Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. via Getty Images; and "The Social Network," credit: Merrick Morton / Columbia Tristar