Emma Stone stole hearts and earned a Golden Globe nominations for her role in ‘Easy A.’
Andrew Garfield first turned heads for his performance in ‘The Social Network.’
Ryan Gosling made us swoon for the first time when he took on the role of Noah in ‘The Notebook’ and swept Rachel McAdams’ character off her feet.
Casey Affleck’s big breakout role came in his brother Ben Affleck’s movie ‘Good Will Hunting.’
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Natalie Portman rose to superstardom when she starred as Padme in ‘Star Wars: Episode 1 — The Phantom Menace’ in 1999. Today, she’s an Oscar winner and nominated in 2017 for ‘Jackie.’
Octavia Spencer made us laugh and cry playing the beloved Minny Jackson in ‘The Help,’ which earned the actress her first Oscar.
Michael Shannon’s performance in ‘8 Mile’ put him on the map. He’s now up for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Nocturnal Animals.’
Dev Patel put himself on the map with his incredible performance in 2008’s ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ his first feature film role. He’s back this awards season and nominated for his role in ‘Lion.’
Mahershala Ali is the winner of awards season. He’s swept every ceremony because of his amazing performance in ‘Moonlight.’ He’s the perfect leading man, and it’s hard to believe he was just a supporting character on ‘House of Cards.’
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Nicole Kidman is one of Hollywood’s greatest actresses. Her breakout role was in 1990 alongside ex Tom Cruise in ‘Days of Thunder.’ Seventeen years later, she’s an Oscar winner and 3-time nominee.
Viola Davis earned her first Oscar nomination for her role in ‘Doubt,’ and she’s been a household name ever since. The ‘HTGAWM’ star is favored to win Best Supporting Actress for ‘Fences.’
Long before she was a 4-time Oscar nominees, Michelle Williams played fan fave Jen Lindley on ‘Dawson’s Creek.’ (REX Shutterstock)
Naomie Harris’ breakout role was playing Calypso in the second and third ‘Pirates’ movies. She’s nominated in 2017 for her role in ‘Moonlight.’