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These Oscar Nominees Have Literally Always Been Bae

They've already won the Academy Award of our hearts.

Talent, brilliance - these are the qualities that make a person truly worthy of the ubiquitously-used term "bae." It doesn't hurt to be hella good-looking, though.

Not only are these Academy Awards nominated actors currently heart-throbs, they've always been beautiful. If you just weren't paying attention, fear not. I've done the research for you.

Here are the winners for the prize of Bae Emeritus:

  1. Michael Keaton
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    From Batman to Birdman, he's always Bae-man.

  2. J.K. Simmons

    His blue eyes will entrance you and soon enough, you'll be smitten for Simmons. We're not JK-ing.

  3. Robert Duvall

    The consigliere of my heart.

  4. Mark Ruffalo (2002)
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  5. Mark Ruffalo (2015)
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    Mark Ruffalo in all the things, forever.

Congratulations to all the nominees, you're all winners.

The 87th Annual Academy Awards will air on ABC on February 22, 2015 at 7pm EST.