Actors getting their first Oscar nomination this year?

by runefromnorway | created - 14 Aug 2016 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

All acting categories. Actors and actresses with a fair chance of getting their first nominations in the acting categories.

Honorable mentions: Chadwick Boseman, Bill Camp, Jason Clarke, Common, Mackenzie Davis, Colman Domingo, Ann Dowd, Jennifer Ehle, Jennifer Garner, Topher Grace, Armie Hammer, Corey Hawkins, Bryan Tyree Henry, Stephan James, Rory Kinnear, Diane Kruger, Leslie Mann, Ben Mendelsohn, Richie Merritt, Mads Mikkelsen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Alison Pill, Charlie Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Phylicia Rashad, Michelle Rodriguez, Christian Slater, Lakeith Stanfield, Kiefer Sutherland, David Tennant, Tessa Thompson, Maura Tierney, Ben Whishaw, Letitia Wright and Constance Wu.

1. Riz Ahmed

Actor | Rogue One

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2. Yalitza Aparicio

Actress | Roma

Yalitza Aparicio is an actress, known for Roma (2018).

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3. Emily Blunt

Actress | Edge of Tomorrow

Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.

Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of ...

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4. Olivia Colman

Actress | Tyrannosaur

Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman. She is an actress, known for Tyrannosaur (2011), The Lobster (2015) and Hot Fuzz (2007). She has been married to Ed Sinclair since August 2001. They have three children.

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5. Blythe Danner

Actress | Meet the Parents

Blythe Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Katharine (Kile) and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has German, as well as English and Irish, ancestry. Danner studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the ...

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6. Elizabeth Debicki

Actress | The Great Gatsby

Debicki was born in Paris, to a Polish father and an Australian mother of Irish descent, who were both dancers. When she was five, the family moved to Melbourne, where she grew up with two younger siblings. She became interested in ballet at an early age and trained as a dancer until deciding to ...

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7. Adam Driver

Actor | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Adam Douglas Driver was born in San Diego, California. His mother, Nancy (Needham) Wright, is a paralegal from Mishawaka, Indiana, and his father, Joe Douglas Driver, who has deep roots in the American South, is from Little Rock, Arkansas. His stepfather is a Baptist minister. His ancestry includes...

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8. Sam Elliott

Actor | Road House

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 (1969). Although his future wife, Katharine Ross co-starred in the film, the two did not meet until they filmed The ...

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9. Cynthia Erivo

Actress | Bad Times at the El Royale

Cynthia Erivo is an actress, known for Bad Times at the El Royale (2018), Step (2017) and Harriet (2019).

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10. Elsie Fisher

Actress | Despicable Me 2

Elsie Fisher is an actress, known for Despicable Me 2 (2013), Despicable Me (2010) and Eighth Grade (2018).

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11. Claire Foy

Actress | The Crown

Claire Foy was born on April 16, 1984 in Stockport, England as Claire Elizabeth Foy. She is an actress, known for The Crown (2016), First Man (2018) and Season of the Witch (2011). She has been married to Stephen Campbell Moore since December 2014. They have one child.

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12. Richard E. Grant

Actor | Gosford Park

Richard E. Grant was born on May 5, 1957 in Mbabane, Hhohho, Swaziland as Richard Grant Esterhuysen. He is an actor, known for Gosford Park (2001), Withnail & I (1987) and Hudson Hawk (1991). He has been married to Joan Washington since November 1, 1986. They have two children.

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13. Oscar Isaac

Actor | Ex Machina

Oscar Isaac was born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking ...

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14. Michael B. Jordan

Actor | Black Panther

Michael B. Jordan, the middle of three children, was born in Santa Ana, California and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He is the son of Donna (Davis), a high school counselor, and Michael A. Jordan. His middle name, Bakari, means "noble promise" in Swahili. (He is not related to, or named after, ...

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15. Regina King

Actress | Ray

Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba ...

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16. Lady Gaga

Soundtrack | A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer.

Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her ...

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17. KiKi Layne

Actress | If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne is an actress, known for If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Captive State (2019) and Chicago Med (2015).

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18. Rami Malek

Actor | Mr. Robot

Rami Said Malek (born May 12, 1981) is an American actor. He won a Critics' Choice Award and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his lead role as Elliot Alderson in the USA Network television series Mr. Robot. He also received Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors ...

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19. Alessandro Nivola

Actor | Face/Off

Alessandro Nivola was born on June 28, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Alessandro Antine Nivola. He is an actor and producer, known for Face/Off (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001) and American Hustle (2013). He has been married to Emily Mortimer since January 3, 2003. They have two children.

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20. Tyler Perry

Writer | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Perry was born and raised in New Orleans, to Willie Maxine (Campbell) and Emmitt Perry, Sr. His mother was a church-goer and took Perry along with her once a week. His father was a carpenter and they had a very strained and abusive relationship, which led Perry to suffer from depression as a ...

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21. Dick Van Dyke

Actor | Mary Poppins

Dick Van Dyke was born Richard Wayne Van Dyke in West Plains, Missouri, to Hazel Victoria (McCord), a stenographer, and Loren Wayne Van Dyke, a salesman. His younger brother is entertainer Jerry Van Dyke. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and Dutch. Although he'd had ...

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22. John David Washington

Actor | BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington was born on July 28, 1984 in the USA. He is an actor and producer, known for BlacKkKlansman (2018), The Book of Eli (2010) and Ballers (2015).

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23. Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Actress | 10 Cloverfield Lane

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is an actress known for her versatile work in a variety of film and television projects. Possibly most known for her role as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), she has also starred in critically acclaimed independent films such as Smashed (2012), for which...

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24. Alex Wolff

Actor | Hereditary

Alex Wolff, an award-winning actor, musician, singer, and composer, was born on November 1, 1997 in New York, New York. He is the son of actress Polly Draper and jazz pianist Michael Wolff. His elder brother is actor and musician Nat Wolff.

He is most known for his work on The Naked Brothers Band (...

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25. Michelle Yeoh

Actress | Wo hu cang long

Born as Yang Zi Qiong in the mining town of Ipoh, in West Malaysia, in the lunar year of the Tiger, Michelle is the daughter of Janet Yeoh and Yeoh Kian Teik, a lawyer and politician. She is of Han Chinese (Hokkien) descent, and spoke English and Malay before Chinese. A ballet dancer since age 4, ...

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