2019 Academy Awards: Which Nominated Actors and Actresses Have Won Before?

Lady Gaga and Glenn Close
Lady Gaga and Glenn Close | Michael Kovac/WireImage

There are many talented actors and actresses who are nominated for an Academy Award this year. While some are newer on the scene like Yalitza Aparicio and Rami Malek, there are some who are up for their second acting Oscar. So which stars have won before? Here are all the acting nominees who have won before.

Best Actor Nominees

This year the Best Actor race includes Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate, Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody, Christian Bale for Vice andViggo Mortensen for Green Book.

Christian Bale won for The Fighter

Christian Bale
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As of this year, Bale is the only one who has won before through The Fighter. He played a former boxer named Dicky Eklund who struggled with drug addiction. He physically transformed for the role by losing 63 pounds. This year his role of Dick Cheney is also getting praise for many reasons including how unrecognizable the actor looks playing the vice president.

None of the Best Actress Nominees have won before

This year is an exciting one for the Best Actress category. One reason is none of the nominees have won before.

The nominations are Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Glenn Close for The Wife, Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and Yalitza Aparicio for Roma.

Close is a real contender in this category given she has been nominated six times for an Oscar before this but never won. She has been sweeping up awards this season for her role in The Wife.

Best Supporting Actor Nominees

The Supporting Actor race this year includes Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman, Sam Rockwell for Vice, Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born and Mahershala Ali for Green Book.

Mahershala Ali won for Moonlight

Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali | David J Hogan/Getty Images

Ali previously won for his performance of Juan in Moonlight in 2016. It was another nomination for supporting so he is up again in the same category. The win made Oscar history since he is the first Muslim actor to win an acting ward at the show.

He could make history again because if he wins he’ll be the fastest Black actor to win multiple Oscars. But he isn’t the only person to have already won that is up in his category.

Sam Rockwell won for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Rockwell is up for playing George W. Bush in Vice. He is on a hot streak giving he won just last year for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

The nomination is definitely a positive nod to Rockwell’s work in the political drama. But he is going up against some tough competition this year especially with Elliott who was nominated for the first time this year.

Best Supporting Actress Nominees

The Best Supporting Actress nominees this year include Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz for The Favourite, Amy Adams for Vice, Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, and Maria de Tavira for Roma.

Emma Stone won for La La Land

Emma Stone
Emma Stone | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Emma Stone is one of the few who has won before in this category for playing Mia in La La Land. Her Oscar run this year is interesting considering she is going up against her co-star who also previously won.

Rachel Weisz won for The Constant Gardener

Rachel Weisz
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Weisz is the other actress in the Supporting Actress category who previously won for supporting in The Constant Gardener in 2005. The movie shows a man trying to find out a secret behind his wife’s murder starring Ralph Fiennes.

Although Stone and Weisz are the only ones to win, they aren’t the most nominated. Amy Adams has been nominated for an Oscar six times now.

So this year Christian Bale, Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz are up for their second Oscars. It should be interesting to see if they’ll get it or if someone else will win their first award.

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