Mickey Rourke is widely expected to earn his first Oscar nomination for The Wrestler
I hope you’ll take a few moments to check out a new gallery that I’ve prepared for my Los Angeles Times blog “The Feinberg Files” that features 25 actors or actresses who are in contention for their first career Oscar nod this year. Each entry features a photo of the performer, a write-up about his or her role, and a piece of trivia.
Some are old familiar faces (Richard Jenkins, Melissa Leo, Frank Langella), some are well-known stars (Kate Beckinsale, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Mickey Rourke), and some you may never have even heard of before (Rosemarie DeWitt, Sally Hawkins, Taraji P. Henson, David Kross, Dev Patel, Brandon Walters, Elsa Zylberstein).
One thing they have in common, based on what we’ve seen or heard: all give great performances that are worth checking out in this gallery and then in theaters.