Net worths of the 2017 Academy Award nominees
Oscar season is officially underway. At promptly 5:18 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Oscar nominations 2017 live stream kicked off, revealing those who will be honored at the Academy Awards this year. Several Academy members –including Oscar nominees and winners from past years– were on hand to assist Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs with the announcement, including Brie Larson and Jennifer Hudson.
Largely considered the biggest award show of the year, the Oscars are held annually at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif. Prior to the big day, Academy Award nominees attend a number of annual functions, including an annual luncheon, where a class photo is taken. The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on February 26 and will air on ABC.
Now that the Academy Awards nominations are in, it's time to find out which of your favorite stars will be vying for the golden statuette. Find out more about the entertainment industry heavyweights who will be honored at the 89th annual Oscars — including how much they are worth.
Best Actor Nominees
Taking on the role of Lee Chandler in "Manchester by the Sea" has earned Casey Affleck an Oscar nomination. This is his first Best Actor nod, but the second time he's been among the list of Oscar nominees. In 2008, he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work on "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."
Affleck won a Golden Globe for Best Actor this year for his work in "Manchester by the Sea."
Some of his other high-profile films include "Gone Baby Gone," "Out of the Furnace" and "Good Will Hunting." Casey Affleck's net worth is $10 million.
Andrew Garfield's net worth is $10 million, but this may be on the rise now that he's been nominated for his very first Oscar. Garfield's work as Desmond Doss in "Hacksaw Ridge" earned him the prestigious honor.
Best known as Spider-Man, a.k.a. Peter Parker from "The Amazing Spider-Man," he'll star in "Under the Silver Lake" later this year. This awards season has been busy for Garfield. He also received a Golden Globe nomination — among others — for "Hacksaw Ridge."
He already won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sebastian in "La La Land," so now it's time to see if Ryan Gosling will also land an Oscar. The 89th Academy Awards will be the second time he arrives as a nominee, as he also received a Best Actor nod in 2007 for "Half Nelson."
Ryan Gosling's net worth is $30 million, but this will likely increase if he keeps churning out hits. Some of his other top works include "The Big Short," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "Drive."
Viggo Mortenson's work as Ben in "Captain Fantastic" clearly impressed the Academy, because he's honored as one of this year's Oscar nominees. This is the second time he's been in the Best Actor category. The first was back in 2008 for his work on "Eastern Promises."
If you haven't seen any of his Oscar-nominated performances, you might recognize him as Aragorn from "The Lord of the Rings" franchise. Viggo Mortenson's net worth is $30 million.
By this point, Oscar nominations are nothing new for Denzel Washington, as this is his seventh. For the 89th Academy Awards, he's honored for his work as Troy Maxson in "Fences." The legendary actor currently has two Oscars in his collection — one for "Glory" and another for "Training Day."
He has more than five dozen films to his name, including "Remember the Titans," "Malcolm X" and "Flight." Denzel Washington's net worth is $190 million.
Best Actress Nominees
Isabelle Huppert is a first-time Academy Awards nominee. She's honored for her performance as Michele Leblanc in "Elle." Her work on the film already landed her a Golden Globe win.
If you haven't seen "Elle," you may recognize her from "Amour," "The Piano Teacher" and "I Heart Huckabees." Isabelle Huppert's net worth is $40 million.
She already received a Golden Globe nod for her work as Mildred in "Loving," and now Ruth Negga is one of the 2017 Oscar nominees.
Ruth Negga's net worth is $4 million, but her profile is on the rise, so this may increase her fortune. She's also currently starring on the television series "Preacher."
She won an Oscar for "Black Swan" in 2011, landed a nomination for "Closer" in 2005 and Natalie Portman is one of the Oscar nominees yet again. This time, she's honored for her performance as Jackie Kennedy in "Jackie."
Natalie Portman's net worth is $60 million, but a very busy 2017 may push this even higher. Later this year, you can catch her in "The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards," "Annihilation" and "Song to Song."
Fresh off her Golden Globe win for her work as Mia in "La La Land," Emma Stone will now see if she can keep the momentum going at the Oscars. This is the second time in two years she's been on the list of Academy Award nominees. In 2015, she received a nod for her work on "Birdman."
Some of her other high-profile projects include "The Help," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Crazy, Stupid, Love," in which she also starred alongside Ryan Gosling. Emma Stone's net worth is $18 million.
Many actresses hope to receive one Oscar nomination during their career, but Meryl Streep has now received a record-breaking 20 nods. This time, she's honored for her work as Florence Foster Jenkins in "Florence Foster Jenkins." Throughout the years, the iconic actress has garnered a total of three Oscar statuettes for "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Sophie's Choice" and "The Iron Lady."
Not surprisingly, her resume includes a slew of hits, such as "Into the Woods," "August: Osage County" and "The Devil Wears Prada." Meryl Streep's net worth is $75 million.
Best Supporting Actor Nominees
Playing the role of Juan in "Moonlight" has earned Mahershala Ali his first Oscar nomination. He also received a Golden Globe nod for his work on the film.
Mahershala Ali's net worth is $2 million, but this is likely on the rise. Seasoned in both television and film, he starred in two of the "The Hunger Games" movies and recently wrapped a starring role on "House of Cards."
Jeff Bridges has earned his seventh Oscar nomination for his work as Marcus Hamilton in "Hell or High Water." So far, his only Academy Award win is "Crazy Heart" in 2008, but this could be the year he finally adds to his collection.
The celebrated actor has starred in many hit films, including "The Big Lebowski," "True Grit" and "Iron Man." Years of hard work has boosted Jeff Bridges' net worth to $70 million.
"Manchester by the Sea" star Lucas Hedges has been nominated for his work as Patrick in the film. A newcomer on the scene, he already won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress for his work in the movie, among many other honors.
Some of his other works include "Moonrise Kingdom" and the television series "The Slap." Lucas Hedges' net worth is unknown.
Dev Patel has earned his first Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Saroo Brierley in "Lion." A critically acclaimed performance, he also received a Golden Globe nod for the film.
Best known for his work on "Slumdog Millionaire," he also starred in the series "The Newsroom." Dev Patel's net worth is $10 million.
The only Oscar nomination for "Nocturnal Animals" went to Michael Shannon, for his work as Bobby Andes. In 2009, he was honored in the same category with a nomination for "Revolutionary Road."
He has dozens of acting credits to his name, but some of his most notorious works include "Man of Steel," "Take Shelter" and a starring role on the series "Boardwalk Empire." Michael Shannon's net worth is $8 million.
Best Supporting Actress Nominees
Viola Davis is back among the Oscar nominees once again, this time for her work as Rose Maxson in "Fences." She's been nominated twice before — once in 2012 for "The Help" and in 2009 for "Doubt."
She currently stars as Annalise Keating on the series "How to Get Away With Murder." Viola Davis' net worth is $12 million.
"Moonlight" actress Naomie Harris has garnered her first Oscar nod for her performance as Paula in the film. She was also recognized with a Golden Globe nomination.
Some of her other popular works include "Skyfall," "28 Days Later..." and "Spectre." Naomie Harris' net worth is $4 million.
The role of Sue Brierley in "Lion" has earned Nicole Kidman her fourth Oscar nomination. So far, her only win came in 2003, for "The Hours," but this might be her big year.
Nicole Kidman's net worth is $130 million, which she's earned over a decades-long career. Some of her most high-profile films include "Moulin Rouge!" "Eyes Wide Shut" and "The Others."
This is Octavia Spencer's first Oscar nomination since her big win in 2012 for "The Help." Nominated for her work as Dorothy Vaughan in "Hidden Figures," tune into the 89th Academy Awards to see if she lands another win.
Her more than 20-year acting career includes many hit films, including "Fruitvale Station," "Insurgent" and lending her voice to "Zootopia." Octavia Spencer's net worth is $12 million.
Michelle Williams has landed her fourth Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Randi Chandler in "Manchester by the Sea." She hasn't yet taken home a gold statuette, but she's been honored for her work in "Brokeback Mountain," "Blue Valentine" and "My Week With Marilyn."
She rose to fame on the series "Dawson's Creek" and has since starred in many hit films, including "Shutter Island." Michelle Williams' net worth is $16 million.
Best Director Nominees
Denis Villeneuve has landed his first Oscar nomination for his directorial work on "Arrivals." Also the director of "Prisoners" and "Sicario," his next project is "Blade Runner 2049."
Some of his other directorial works include "Enemy" and "Incendies." Denis Villeneuve's is unknown.
He already has a Best Picture Oscar for "Braveheart," and now Mel Gibson's work on "Hacksaw Ridge," has put him in the running for Best Director. The 61-year-old, who has directed or starred in some of the top-grossing films of all time, also received a Golden Globe nomination for the film.
Likely best known as an actor, he's starred in a slew of hits, including "Lethal Weapon," "The Patriot" and "What Women Want." Mel Gibson's net worth is $425 million.
The 89th Academy Awards could be a career defining night for Damien Chazelle, as "La La Land" landed him two Oscar nominations — Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Already on fire, he won both categories at the 2017 Golden Globes.
This isn't his first time as an Oscar nominee — he also received a Best Adapted Screenplay nod in 2015 for "Whiplash." Damien Chazelle's net worth is unknown.
Kenneth Lonergan directed and wrote "Manchester By the Sea," and the finished product has earned him two Oscar nominations — Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. He was previously honored with a Best Original Screenplay Oscar nod for "Gangs of New York" and Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for "You Can Count on Me."
Some of his other writing works include "Analyze This" and "Analyze That." Net worth information for Kenneth Lonergan isn't currently available.
Also up for two Oscars at the 89th Academy Awards is Barry Jenkins. In addition to his Best Director nod for "Moonlight," he's also vying for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Relatively new on the scene, he directed the film "Medicine for Melancholy." The net worth of Barry Jenkins is unknown.
Best Original Song Nominees
Justin Hurwitz is making a splash as a first-time Oscar nominee, with a total of three nods. He wrote the music for both "La La Land" songs up for Best Original Song — "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars," with lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Hurwitz is also nominated for Best Original Score for "La La Land."
He also wrote the score for "Whiplash" and has a few writing credits to his name, including seven episodes of "The League." The net worth of Justin Hurwitz is unknown.
Proving there's really nothing he can't do, Justin Timberlake has landed his first Oscar nomination for his work on "Can't Stop the Feeling" from the "Trolls" movie. The nomination is shared with Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster.
The multitalented musician has more than 100 soundtrack credits on his resume. Also an accomplished actor, he voiced Branch in the "Trolls" movie and has starred in several other films, including "Inside Llewyn Davis," "In Time" and "The Social Network." Justin Timberlake's net worth is $230 million.
Sting is headed to the Oscars for the fourth time as a nominee. This year, he's honored for co-writing the music and lyrics for "The Empty Chair," from "The James Foley Story" — along with J. Ralph.
He has yet to win an Oscar, but each of the "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" singer's past nominations have been for Best Original Song. Sting's net worth is $300 million.
This is the first Oscar nomination for Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the music and lyrics for "How Far I'll Go," from the "Moana" soundtrack.
Also an actor, he's appeared in several films and television shows, including a starring role on the series "Do No Harm." Lin-Manuel Miranda's net worth is $10 million.
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