‘The Best Movies: Countdown to Gold’ podcast: Best actor

Some are Oscars veterans, while some are new to the scene. In this episode, Richard Roeper and Roe Conn talk about the Oscars Best Actor nominees.

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Only one out of the five best actor nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards has taken home an Oscar. Some have been nominated for almost two decades, while some are new to the prestigious list.

Here is how each nominee has been recognized for acting by the Academy in the past:

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Antonio Banderas

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Antonio Banderas is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Pain and Glory” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • First time nominee

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 1994, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” — Nominated
  • 2005, “The Aviator,” — Nominated
  • 2007, “Blood Diamond,” — Nominated
  • 2014, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” — Nominated
  • 2016, “The Revenant,” — Won

Adam Driver

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Adam Driver is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Marriage Story” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 2019, “BlacKkKlansman,” — Nominated

Joaquin Phoenix

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Joaquin Phoenix is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “Joker” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • 2001, “Gladiator,” — Nominated
  • 2006, “Walk the Line,” — Nominated
  • 2013, “The Master,” — Nominated

Jonathan Pryce

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Jonathan Pryce is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Two Popes” for the 2020 Academy Awards.

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  • First time nominee
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