Carey Mulligan (Maestro)

**Carey Mulligan**: A Maestro of Talent

Carey Mulligan: A Maestro of Talent

Bradley Cooper’s latest film, Maestro, showcases Carey Mulligan's exceptional talent in a mesmerizing duet performance. Mulligan shines as Felicia Montealegre, displaying a range of emotions with just her eyes and delivering captivating dialogue with her co-star. With previous nominations for An Education and Promising Young Woman, Mulligan is a force to be reckoned with.

Watch it: Stream Maestro on Netflix

Emma Stone (Poor Things)

Emma Stone: A Touch of Twisted Brilliance

Already an Oscar winner for La La Land, Emma Stone delivers another stellar performance in Poor Things. Her portrayal of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by a mad scientist, is both twisted and childlike, showcasing Stone's versatility as an actress. With nominations for Birdman and The Favourite, Stone is a strong contender for another Academy Award.

Watch it: Rent or buy Poor Things on Apple TV or Prime Video

The Reader's Guide

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction): Charismatic Scene-Stealer

In American Fiction, Sterling K. Brown shines as Cliff, a divorced and openly gay character who brings charisma and depth to the screen. Known for stealing scenes with his charm, Brown's performance in this film marks his first Oscar nomination, following three Emmy nods for This Is Us.

Watch it: Buy American Fiction on iTunes or Prime Video

Robert De Niro (Killers of the Flower Moon): The Villainous Icon

In Killers of the Flower Moon, Robert De Niro embodies the greedy and amoral schemer William Hale with captivating intensity. With his eighth acting nomination, De Niro continues to impress audiences with his unforgettable performances, having previously won Oscars for The Godfather Part II and Raging Bull.

Watch it: Stream Killers of the Flower Moon on Apple TV+

Robert Downey Jr. (Oppenheimer): The Nuanced Star

Robert Downey Jr. surprises critics with his nuanced portrayal of Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer, showcasing his acting prowess beyond the Iron Man franchise. A Golden Globe winner for the role, Downey proves he's back and better than ever, with previous nominations for Chaplin and Tropic Thunder.

Watch it: Stream Oppenheimer on Peacock

Ryan Gosling (Barbie): The Ken We Need

In Barbie, Ryan Gosling brings Ken to life with his effortless charm and comedic timing, adding a dose of humor to the year's box office sensation. With previous Oscar nominations for Half Nelson and La La Land, Gosling continues to impress with his versatile performances.

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Mark Ruffalo (Poor Things): The Anchor of Realism

Mark Ruffalo's performance in Poor Things anchors the absurdity of the film with his knack for realism and believability. With his fourth Oscar nomination, Ruffalo continues to deliver powerful performances that resonate with audiences, following previous nods for The Kids Are All Right, Foxcatcher, and Spotlight.

Watch it: Rent or buy Poor Things on Apple TV or Prime Video

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer): The Perfect Fit

In Oppenheimer, Emily Blunt shines as Kitty, bringing the character's complexities and flaws to life with a raw and touching performance. Surprisingly, this is Blunt's first Oscar nomination, showcasing her talent as a versatile actress.

Watch it: Stream Oppenheimer on Peacock

Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple): The Revelation

Danielle Brooks delivers a standout performance as Sofia in The Color Purple, captivating audiences with her toughness and vulnerability. With her first Oscar nod, Brooks showcases her talent beyond her role in Orange Is the New Black, leaving a lasting impact on viewers.

Watch it: Stream The Color Purple on Max

America Ferrera (Barbie): The Warmth in Gloria

America Ferrera brings warmth and depth to the character of Gloria in Barbie, adding a layer of empathy to the film. With her first Oscar nomination, Ferrera shines as a Mattel employee and single mom who connects with the audience through her heartfelt performance.

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Jodie Foster (Nyad): The Heart of the Film

Jodie Foster delivers a heartfelt performance as Bonnie in Nyad, capturing the essence of friendship and loyalty in the face of adversity. With two Oscars and five nominations under her belt, Foster continues to impress with her versatile and compelling performances.

Watch it: Stream Nyad on Netflix

Da'Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers): The Emotional Anchor

Da'Vine Joy Randolph's portrayal of Mary Lamb in The Holdovers is a haunting and emotional performance that resonates with audiences. With a Golden Globe, Critic's Choice Award, and BAFTA Award already in hand, this marks Randolph's first Oscar nomination, showcasing her talent as a standout actress.

Watch it: Stream The Holdovers on Peacock

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