27 Comedians Nominated For Oscars: Kristin Wiig And Jonah Hill's Predecessors (PHOTOS)

02/25/2012 12:49 pm ET | Updated Feb 25, 2012
  • The Huffington Post

The Oscars have long been accused of overlooking comedic actors and films, as Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C. Reilly so memorably sang about. However, there are a lot more Oscar nominees and winners from the comedy world than you might think. This Sunday at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, Bret McKenzie, Jonah Hill and Kristen Wiig each have a shot at taking home some Oscar gold.

We compiled a list of past and present Oscar winners and nominees from the realm of comedy, so check out the comedians who have received nods from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You might just be surprised by some of the names you see.

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