Actors Who Could Get Their First Oscar Nominations Next Year

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“ for Call Me by Your Name ” - laustenjacob
 
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Sam Elliott
Actor, Hulk
Tall, thin, wiry Sam Elliott is the classic picture of the American cowboy. Elliott began his acting career on the stage and his film debut was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The Legacy Together. Over the years there would be few opportunities to act in feature westerns...
“ for The Hero ” - laustenjacob
 
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Armie Hammer
Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a prominent tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie's recent ancestry includes Russian...
“ for Call Me by Your Name ” - laustenjacob
 
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“ for The Big Sick ” - laustenjacob
 
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“ for Marshall ” - laustenjacob
 
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John Boyega
John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens. Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block, before attaining international recognition for his work as Finn in the seventh film of the Star Wars series...
“ for Detroit ” - laustenjacob
 
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“ for Mudbound ” - laustenjacob
 
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Idris Elba
Actor, Prometheus
An only child, Idrissa Akuna Elba was born and raised in London, England. His father, Winston, is from Sierra Leone and worked at Ford Dagenham; his mother, Eve, is from Ghana and had a clerical duty. Idris attended school in Canning Town, where he first became involved in acting, before he dropped out...
“ for The Mountain Between Us and Molly's Game ” - laustenjacob
 
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Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
“ for The Beguiled ” - laustenjacob
 
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Richard Gere
Humanitarian and actor Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia, the second of five children of Doris Ann (Tiffany), a homemaker, and Homer George Gere, an insurance salesman, both Mayflower descendants. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school productions...
“ for Norman: The Moderate Rise and Fall of a Fixer ” - laustenjacob
 
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“ for Goodbye Christopher Robin ” - laustenjacob
 
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Robert Pattinson
Actor, Twilight
Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson was born May 13, 1986 in London, England, to Clare (Charlton), who worked at a modeling agency, and Richard Pattinson, a vintage car importer. He enjoys music and plays both the guitar and piano. When Robert was fifteen, he started acting in amateur plays with the Barnes Theatre Company...
“ for Good Time ” - laustenjacob
 
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Danielle Macdonald
Actress, Patti Cake$
Danielle is an Australian actress who originally booked the role of Becca on the ABC family show Huge, which she was unable to do after her VISA came in too late. She later moved to Los Angeles where she first appeared in the short film for Glamour Reel Moments with Joel Edgerton and Rosemarie Dewitt called The Thief...
“ for Patti Cake$ ” - laustenjacob
 
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“ for Lady Macbeth ” - laustenjacob
 
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Gal Gadot
Actress, Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot is an Israeli actress, singer, martial artist, and model. She was born in Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel, to an Ashkenazi Jewish family. Her parents are Irit, a teacher, and Michael, an engineer, who is a sixth-generation Israeli. She served in the IDF for two years, and won the Miss Israel title in 2004...
“ for Wonder Woman ” - laustenjacob
 
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“ for Wonderstruck ” - laustenjacob
 
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Daniela Vega
Daniela Vega Hernández is a Chilean actress, lyrical singer and trans woman. She was born in San Miguel. She was the first child of Igor Vega, a printing owner, and Sandra Hernández, a housewife. After a time, the family moved to Ñuñoa, where her brother Nicolás was born. At the age of eight, one of her teachers discovered her talent to sing opera...
“ for A Fantastic Woman ” - laustenjacob
 
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Katherine Waterston
Katherine Waterston is an American actress. She is best known for Inherent Vice (2014), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and Alien: Covenant (2017). Waterston made her feature film debut in Michael Clayton (2007). She also had supporting roles in films including Robot & Frank (2012), Being Flynn (2012), The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013), and Steve Jobs (2015)...
“ for The Current War ” - laustenjacob
 
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Kristen Wiig
Actress, The Martian
Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before settling in Rochester...
“ for Downsizing ” - laustenjacob
 
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Garrett Hedlund
Actor, Tron
Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett John Hedlund is the son of Kristi Anne (Yanish) and Robert Martin Hedlund. He has two older siblings, Nathaniel and Amanda. His father is of Swedish descent and his mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry. Garrett spent his early years growing up on a farm in a small town...
“ for Mudbound ” - laustenjacob
 
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Jason Mitchell
Jason Mitchell is an American actor. He had roles in the films Contraband and Broken City, both of which starred Mark Wahlberg. In 2015, Mitchell played Compton rapper Eazy-E in the biopic Straight Outta Compton, with his performance being met with significant praise by critics. In 2016 he appeared in Keanu, which starred Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
“ for Mudbound ” - laustenjacob
 
22.
Ray Romano
Ray Romano grew up in Forest Hills, Queens. He performed in the NYC comedy club circuit before landing a guest spot on The Letterman Show. It was here that he propelled his TV show Everybody Loves Raymond. He was also the voice of the Mammoth in the extremely successful Ice Age Series Movies. He is also the inspiration for the character'Paul'...
“ for The Big Sick ” - laustenjacob
 
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“ for Call Me by Your Name ” - laustenjacob
 
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Sterling K. Brown
Actor, This Is Us
Emmy Award winning actor Sterling K. Brown currently stars in NBC's Golden Globe nominated dramedy series THIS IS US, for which he has been nominated for a SAG Award and won an NAACP Image Award. In 2016, Brown portrayed prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX's highly-rated award-winning television event series THE PEOPLE V...
“ for Marshall ” - laustenjacob
 
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Oscar Isaac
Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, Maria, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. His maternal grandfather was of French origin. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking Underdogs. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 2005...
“ for Suburbicon ” - laustenjacob
 
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Ben Mendelsohn
Actor, Rogue One
Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager. Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn...
“ for Darkest Hour ” - laustenjacob
 
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Patrick Stewart
Sir Patrick Stewart was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, to Gladys (Barrowclough), a textile worker and weaver, and Alfred Stewart, who was in the army. He was a member of various local drama groups from about age 12. He left school at age 15 to work as a junior reporter on a local paper; he quit when his editor told him he was spending too much time at the theatre and not enough working...
“ for Logan ” - laustenjacob
 
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Mary J. Blige
Soundtrack, The Help
“ for Mudbound ” - laustenjacob
 
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Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man 2
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987...
“ for The Beguiled ” - laustenjacob
 
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Lesley Manville
Actress, Maleficent
Lesley Manville was born on March 12, 1956 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. She is a multi award winning stage and screen actress and has worked extensively with the director Mike Leigh. She is known for Another Year (2010), All or Nothing (2002), Topsy-Turvy (1999), Secrets & Lies (1996). Lesley was made an OBE in the 2015 Queens Birthday Honours List.
“ for Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Project ” - laustenjacob
 
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Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie was born in Dalby, Queensland, Australia and raised on the Gold Coast, spending much of her time at the farm belonging to her grandparents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist. Robbie attended and graduated from Somerset College. In her late teens, she moved to Melbourne to pursue an acting career...
“ for Goodbye Christopher Robin ” - laustenjacob