(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between (L) J. Edgar Hoover and Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the... more 
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between (L) J. Edgar Hoover and Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Oscar hype continues this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Kenneth Branagh and Brad Pitt for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady' and 'Moneyball.' Please refer to the following event on Getty Images Archival for further composite imagery of various actors who have been nominated for a biopic role at www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=135361196&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_jan12 ***LEFT IMAGE***1950: Portrait of American lawyer and criminologist J. Edgar Hoover (1895 - 1972), who was Director of the FBI from 1924 until his death, seated and wearing a suit, circa 1950s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***BERLIN - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 'Shutter Island' Press Conference during day three of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 13, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) less 
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