For Throwback Thursday we figured we’d honor all the Best Actor and Best Actress nominees for this year’s Academy Awards! Enjoy a stroll down photogenic memory lane with those the Oscars deem to have been the best of the best in cinema over the last year.
Christian Bale for American Hustle:
As Irving Rosenfeld, Christian Bale plays a con man who assists a FBI agent in his attempt to entrap government officials.
Amy Adams for American Hustle:
Amy Adams plays Sydney Prosser, a con artist who persuades a small-time operator to expand the scope of his scams.
Bruce Dern for Nebraska:
Bruce Dern portrays Woody Grant, a difficult older man who is convinced that he has won a million dollars in a magazine sweepstakes.
Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine:
As Jasmine, Cate Blanchett portrays a formerly wealthy woman who moves in with her sister after the break-up of her marriage.
Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street:
Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jordan Belfort, a successful stockbroker who becomes involved in a fraudulent securities exchange deal.
Sandra Bullock for Gravity:
Sandra Bullock portrays Ryan Stone, a medical engineer who finds herself stranded in space during her first shuttle mission.
Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave:
As Solomon Northup, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays a free black man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
Dame Judi Dench for Philomena:
Judi Dench plays Philomena, a woman searching for the child she was forced to give up for adoption years ago.
Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club:
Matthew McConaughey plays Ron Woodroof, a man diagnosed with HIV who finds a way to obtain the drugs that the government and the pharmaceutical companies are refusing to supply.
Meryl Streep for August: Osage County:
The 86th Academy Awards hosted by Ellen DeGeneres will air Sunday night on ABC at 8:30 PM EST with live red carpet coverage beginning at 7:00 PM EST.
Best of luck to all the nominees!