While some may spend their pre-Oscar week organizing their office pools and planning a dorked-out Oscar-themed menu for Sunday night’s festivities (Slumdog Masala, Doubt-ful Daquiris, something gross involving Milk), fags like us go trolling the internet for the finest in shirtless evidence of the nominated actors’ long, hard and distinguished careers.
Without further ado, we bring you The Sword’s now annual gallery of all the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Nominees we see fit to feature shirtless.
(Scroll down for the results of our reader poll for who should win in the Actor category. Special thanks to Squarehippies.com for a few of the ‘caps.)
Sean Penn, Milk
Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Josh Brolin, Milk
Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
Instead, here’s another pic of James Franco swimming naked in a pool in Milk, for which he should have been nominated, if not for Pineapple Express!
Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Michael Shannon, Revolutionary Road
Sean Penn Wins SAG Award for ‘Milk’
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The 2008 Oscar Nominees: A Shirtless Gallery
UPDATE: Well hello, lawyer letter from Playgirl. In other news, Playgirl can afford a lawyer? Images removed.
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