Net worths of the 2018 Academy Award nominees

The 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood — and it's an interesting year to say the least. "The Shape of Water" was nominated for every category except one and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" managed to take two spots in the same category.

Several Oscar winners from years gone by are back for more, but there are also plenty of new faces vying for a win among this year's many Oscar-nominated films. Here's a look at the nominees heading into the upcoming Academy Awards and how much they're worth.

Click through to find out how winning an Oscar can make these actors' net worths skyrocket.

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2018 Academy Award nominees net worths

Actor in a Leading Role

This year's competition for Actor in a Leading Role includes legends like Denzel Washington, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman — as well as a pair of relative newbies whose recent stellar performances earned them recognition on the global stage all before they reached the age of 30.

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Timothée Chalamet Net Worth: Unknown

"Call Me By Your Name"

Timothée Chalamet earned a 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination not only for his role in "Call Me By Your Name," but also as part of the cast of "Lady Bird." The former earned him not just an Academy Award nomination, but a Golden Globe nomination, as well. Other notable works by the young actor include his role in "Interstellar" and Showtime's "Homeland." His net worth is currently unknown but is expected to rise to match his recent success. 

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Daniel Day-Lewis Net Worth: $50 million

"Phantom Thread"

When Daniel Day-Lewis announced in 2017 that he would retire from acting to try his hand in the world of fashion, the industry lost what was undoubtedly one of its greatest talents. Day-Lewis won Oscars for his roles in "Lincoln," "There Will Be Blood" and "My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown." He was also nominated for his roles in "Gangs of New York" and "Lincoln."

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Daniel Kaluuya Net Worth: Unknown

"Get Out"

Daniel Kaluuya's performance in "Get Out" earned him not just an Oscar nod, but two SAG Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations, as well. Although he's racked up 40 credits, Kaluuya — whose net worth is unknown — is a relative newcomer. The Associated Press ranked him among the publication's list of Breakthrough Entertainers of 2017. 

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Gary Oldman Net Worth: $40 million

"Darkest Hour"

Gary Oldman's performance in "Darkest Hour" already earned him a SAG Award and a coveted Golden Globe award — and he's going for a sweep at the Academy Awards. Since 1982, Oldman has racked up nearly 100 credits, including critical and commercial successes like "JFK," "True Romance," "Murder in the First" and "The Dark Knight." 

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Denzel Washington Net Worth: $220 million

"Roman J. Israel, Esq."

One of the biggest leading men in Hollywood history, Denzel Washington's list of visits to the Academy Awards is longer than some actors' entire resumes. Washington won Oscars for "Training Day" and "Glory" and was nominated for six more Academy Awards, including, "Malcolm X," "Cry Freedom" and "The Hurricane." 

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Actress in a Leading Role

All five women nominated in the Actress in a Leading Role category are seasoned Hollywood veterans. All five have already earned nominations, wins or both at major awards ceremonies like the Oscars, SAG Awards and the Golden Globes. Four of the five movies in this category are also nominated for Best Picture. 

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Sally Hawkins Net Worth: $1.5 million

"The Shape of Water"

Sally Hawkins' lead role in "The Shape of Water" is just one of 13 nominations the Guillermo del Toro film received — and it's not Hawkins' first trip to the Oscars. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in 2014 for her performance in "Blue Jasmine." The Golden Globe-winning actress has 52 credits dating back to 1996 for roles on both the big and small screens. 

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Frances McDormand Net Worth: $16 million

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Frances McDormand is no stranger to awards shows. She won an Oscar in 1997 for her leading role in "Fargo," but she earned her first nomination nearly a decade earlier in 1989 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role thanks to her part in "Mississippi Burning." McDormand has already earned a SAG Award and a Golden Globe for her lead role in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." 

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Margot Robbie Net Worth: $8 million

"I, Tonya"

Margot Robbie earned nominations for both a SAG Award and a Golden Globe for her role in "I, Tonya." Although she has credits dating back to 2008, her breakout role came in 2013 with "The Wolf of Wall Street." She demonstrated her acting range when she played Harley Quinn in 2016's "Suicide Squad," which has spinoffs keeping her busy through 2019.

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Saoirse Ronan Net Worth: $2.5 million

"Lady Bird"

"Lady Bird" has been good to Saoirse Ronan this awards season. Two of her four total SAG Award nominations over the years are the result of her role in the film — and it also earned her a Golden Globe. Ronan received Academy Award nominations for her lead role in 2015's "Brooklyn" and her supporting role in 2008's "Atonement." She also received Golden Globe  nominations for both. 

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Meryl Streep Net Worth: $90 million

"The Post"

Hollywood royalty with credits dating back more than 40 years, Meryl Streep needs no introduction at the Academy Awards. She won Oscars for "Sophie's Choice," "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "The Iron Lady," and was nominated 18 others times. Meryl Streep, whose role in "The Post" also earned her a Golden Globe nomination, has a net worth of $90 million. 

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Actor in a Supporting Role

The Best Actor in a Supporting Role category is dominated in 2018 by familiar faces who have been Hollywood mainstays for decades. One peculiarity about this year's Oscars is that two of the five nominations in this category are for supporting roles in the same movie. 

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Willem Dafoe Net Worth: $30 million

"The Florida Project"

"The Florida Project" earned Willem Dafoe not just an Oscar nomination, but also a nomination for a SAG Award and a Golden Globe. Although he was nominated for an Academy Award for 2001's "Shadow of a Vampire," his first Oscar nod came in 1987 with his role in "Platoon." Dafoe, whose 120 credits include several "Spider-Man" films, has a net worth of $30 million. 

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Woody Harrelson Net Worth: $65 million

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

Woody Harrelson's first two Oscar nominations were for "The Messenger" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt," but he's also received accolades for a laundry list of now-classic films. His resume includes "White Men Can't Jump," "Indecent Proposal," "No Country for Old Men" and the "Hunger Games" franchise. Harrelson is no slouch on the small screen either, with key roles in shows like "Cheers" and "True Detective."

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Richard Jenkins Net Worth: $8 million

"The Shape of Water"

"The Visitor" already earned Richard Jenkins one Oscar nomination, and now, thanks to "The Shape of Water," he's got another under his belt. The actor — whose role in "The Shape of Water" also earned him a Golden Globe nomination, a Primetime Emmy Award and four SAG Award nominations — has 110 credits spanning several genres, earning acclaim for movies like "Step Brothers," "Let Me In" and "The Cabin in the Woods." 

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Christopher Plummer Net Worth: $20 million

"All the Money in the World"

With a whopping 212 credits dating back to 1953, Christopher Plummer is one of Hollywood's most enduring actors. This decade, however, has been one of the very best in his entire career. Plummer was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 and won an Academy Award in 2012 for his supporting role in "Beginners." He's up for another Oscar this year for his role in "All the Money in the World."

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Sam Rockwell Net Worth: $15 million

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is the source of Sam Rockwell's first Oscar nomination, but the film also earned the actor a Golden Globe and two SAG Awards. He's got a net worth of $15 million, thanks to nearly four decades worth of credits in films like "Frost/Nixon," "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and "The Green Mile." 

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Actress in a Supporting Role

This year's Best Actress in a Supporting Role category features a diverse and talented field dominated by actresses who have already won several awards for their movies, music and television shows. Three of the five actresses are nominated for roles in films that also received nods for Best Picture. 

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Mary J. Blige Net Worth: $20 million

"Mudbound"

Crossover star Mary J. Blige relied on both her musical and acting talent to leverage not one but two Academy Award nominations for "Mudbound" — the other is for Best Song. The movie also earned her two SAG Award nominations and two Golden Globe nominations, the latter of which were also for both Blige's music and acting. The five-time Grammy Award winner has a net worth of $20 million. 

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Allison Janney Net Worth: $4 million

"I, Tonya"

After winning a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her role in "I, Tonya," Allison Janney is on track to go three-for-three if she can bring home an Academy Award. A star of both the big and small screens, Janney has received acclaim for her role in "The West Wing" and, like Mary J. Blige, she was recognized for her role in "The Help." Janney has a net worth of $4 million. 

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Lesley Manville Net Worth: Unknown

"Phantom Thread"

Lesley Manville's net worth is unknown, but she's certainly no stranger to success in show business. Her resume, which bursts with nearly 100 credits dating back to 1974, includes titles like "Maleficent" and "Another Year." She's also had roles in more than 60 television series, miniseries and TV movies.

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Laurie Metcalf Net Worth: $8 million

"Lady Bird"

"Lady Bird" earned Laurie Metcalf her first Oscar nomination, her third Golden Globe nomination — the other two were for "Roseanne, which earned Metcalf a pretty penny — and her second and third SAG Award nominations. Metcalf also won three Primetime Emmys and was nominated for seven others thanks to parts in shows like "Monk," "Third Rock From the Sun" and "The Big Bang Theory." 

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Octavia Spencer Net Worth: $12 million

"The Shape of Water"

This will be Octavia Spencer's third trip to the Academy Awards. She won an Oscar for her role in "The Help" in 2012 and was nominated for "Hidden Figures" in 2017. She's also won three SAG Awards and a Golden Globe. Spencer has more than 120 credits dating back to "A Time to Kill" in 1996. 

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Best Picture

The granddaddy of all Oscars is the Academy Award for Best Picture. This year's crop of candidate movies includes two World War II films, several movies that have already won other awards and the rare horror movie nomination in the coveted category. A lot of these films are still raking in money in theaters, but several are already amongst the highest-grossing films of the year

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“Call Me by Your Name”

Domestic Box Office Total: $9,135,264

Called "a gorgeous, intoxicating love story" by Entertainment Weekly, "Call Me by Your Name" has been nominated for four Oscars: Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Song. 

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“Darkest Hour”

Domestic Box Office Total: $41,085,957

According to Deadline, Gary Oldman spent 200 hours in the makeup chair to become Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" — but his efforts just might pay off. The publication is calling him the "Oscar Best Actor frontrunner" for the movie, which received a total of six Oscar nominations. 

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“Dunkirk”

Domestic Box Office Total: $188,045,546

Although he's the mind behind films like "Inception," "Memento," "Interstellar" and "The Dark Knight," Christopher Nolan has struggled for recognition at the Academy Awards, according to The Insider — or at least he used to. Best Picture is just one of eight Oscar nods "Dunkirk" earned this year.

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“Get Out”

Domestic Box Office Total: $175,686,870

It's been called a thriller, horror movie and a comedy, but no matter what box the genre-morphing "Get Out" ends up in, the Jordan Peele-directed film that addresses race in America is already a winner at the box office and remained popular long after its debut. The film was nominated for four Oscars. 

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“Lady Bird”

Domestic Box Office Total: $39,167,960

According to People, "Lady Bird" represents writer Greta Gerwig's transition from Indie film superstar to a mainstream success story. An established writer and actress, Gerwig is now just the second female to be nominated for Best Director since 2009. "Lady Bird" racked up an impressive five Oscar nominations. 

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“Phantom Thread”

Domestic Box Office Total: $6,385,599

"Phantom Thread," which will likely be Daniel Day-Lewis' bon voyage film, received six Oscar nominations, including Best Director. The New Yorker gushed that the film represents "the best food movie in ages." 

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“The Post”

Domestic Box Office Total: $45,763,616

The credits that run at the end of "The Post" include famed names like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg. With a talent pool like that, it's no wonder the film earned two Academy Award nominations. Its well-timed subject matter also didn't hurt. The movie explores the journalists who exposed the Pentagon papers at a time when government secrecy and the media are in the real-life spotlight. 

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“The Shape of Water”

Domestic Box Office Total: $30,441,204

Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is the 800-pound gorilla in this year's pool of nominees. The movie received 13 Oscar nominations after already winning a Golden Globe and earning two SAG Award nominations. The Wall Street Journal is calling the human-amphibian love story "an early front-runner in the Oscar race." 

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Domestic Box Office Total: $32,254,616

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" is nominated for seven Academy Awards, including two in the Best Supporting Actor category alone. It already took home four Golden Globes and was nominated for two others, and it also won three SAG Awards and was nominated for one more.

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Methodology: All actors' net worth information was sourced from Celebrity Net Worth as of Jan. 24, 2018. All domestic box office totals were sourced from Box Office Mojo and reflect the lifetime domestic gross earnings for the films as of Jan. 22, 2018. 

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