Actors getting their first Oscar nomination this year?by runefromnorway | created - 14 Aug 2016 | updated - 5 days ago | Public
All acting categories. Actors and actresses with a fair chance of getting their first nominations in the acting categories.
Honorable mentions: Ben Affleck, Alfie Allen, Joe Alwyn, Gemma Arterton, Caitriona Balfe, Aneurin Barnard, Zazie Beetz, Jillian Bell, Jon Bernthal, Connie Britton, Julia Butters, Honor Swinton Byrne, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Capaldi, Jim Carter, Gwendoline Christie, James Corden, Ashleigh Cummings, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Rob Delaney, Lily-Rose Depp, Michelle Dockery, Mark Duplass, Idris Elba, Kimberly Elise, Alice Eve, Robert Fairchild, JJ Feild, Will Forte, Michael Gambon, Louis Garrel, Tim Guinee, Linda Hamilton, LisaGay Hamilton, Jon Hamm, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Kristofer Hivju, Riley Keough, Shia Labeouf, Hugh Laurie, Diana Lin, Josh Lucas, Sebastian Maniscalco, Malcolm McDowell, Ray McKinnon, Sophie McShera, Stephen Merchant, Sienna Miller, Zackary Momoh, James Norton, Denis O'Hare, Bob Odenkirk, Leslie Odom Jr., John Ortiz, Taylour Paige, Robert Patrick, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Paulson, Clarke Peters, Mary Kay Place, Jesse Plemons, Maryann Plunkett, Margaret Qualley, Dallas Roberts, Ray Romano, Ludivine Sagnier, Matthias Schoenaerts, David Schwimmer, Rufus Sewell, Dan Stevens, Corey Stoll, Donald Sutherland, Taylor Swift, Russell Tovey, John Turturro, Alanna Ubach, Taika Waititi, Emma Watson, Susan Kelechi Watson, Ben Whishaw, Luke Wilson, Rebel Wilson, Ray Winstone, Finn Wittrock, Benedict Wong.
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5. Aldis Hodge
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8. Tracy Letts
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11. Ben Mendelsohn
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12. Janelle Monáe
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13. Elisabeth Moss
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14. Jonathan Pryce
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15. Florence Pugh
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16. Matthew Rhys
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17. Eliza Scanlen
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18. Kristen Stewart
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20. Bruce Willis
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21. Jeffrey Wright
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