The Net Worths Of The 2015 Oscar Nominees

By on February 17, 2015 in ArticlesCelebrity News

With the 87th Academy Awards fast approaching, many are speculating about who will take home an Oscar this year. This year's Oscars will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and will air live on February 22, 2015 on ABC. Winning an Oscar is not only very good for an actor's career, it can also be VERY good for their bank account. Winning an Oscar pretty much allows the actor to instantly double his or her standard fee for future movies. But for now, let's take a look at the current net worths of each nominee from the four major acting categories…

Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher – $50 million

Steve Carell won a Golden Globe in 2006 and was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2006 and 2007.

Michael Keaton – Birdman – $15 million

Michael won a Golden Globe in 2015 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for Birdman.

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper – $60 million

Bradley Cooper was nominated for an Oscar for lead actor in 2013 for Silver Linings Playbook and for another in 2014 for supporting actor for American Hustle.

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything – $4 million

Eddie Redmayne won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama in 2015 for The Theory of Everything.

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game – $15 million

Benedict Cumberbatch was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama at the 2015 Golden Globes.

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Actress in a Leading Role

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night – $15 million

Marion Cotillard won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for La mome in 2008.

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything – $2 million

Felicity Jones was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Theory of Everything in 2015.

Julianne Moore – Still Alice – $40 million

Julianne Moore has been nominated for Academy Awards for leading actress in 2000 for The End of the Affair and in 2003 for Far from Heaven. She was also nominated for supporting actress in 1998 for Boogie Nights and in 2003 for The Hours. Moore won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Still Alice in 2015.

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl – $2 million

Rosamund Pike was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Gone Girl in 2015.

Reese Witherspoon – Wild – $80 million

Reese Witherspoon won an Academy Award in 2006 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for Walk the Line. Witherspoon was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for Wild in 2015.

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Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall – The Judge – $60 million

Robert Duvall earned just $36,000 for The Godfather. Duvall won an Academy Award in 1984 for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Tender Mercies. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Judge in 2015.

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood – $45 million

Ethan Hawke earned $12 million for Training Day, $4 million for Daybreakers, and $3 million for Assault on Precinct 13. Hawke was nominated for an Academy Award in 2002 for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Training Day. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Boyhood in 2015.

Edward Norton – Birdman – $70 million

Edward Norton was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Primal Fear in 1997 and Best Actor in a Leading Role for American History X in 1999. He was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Birdman at the Golden Globes in 2015.

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher – $20 million

Mark Ruffalo was nominated for an Academy Award for supporting actor for The Kids Are All Right in 2010. He was nominated for two Golden Globes in 2015 including for supporting actor in Foxcatcher.

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash – $5 million

J.K. Simmons was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2015 for supporting actor in Whiplash.

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Actress in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood – $24 million

Patricia Arquette was nominated for a Golden Globe for supporting actress in Boyhood in 2015.

Laura Dern – Wild – $12 million

Laura Dern was nominated for an Academy Award in 1992 for leading actress for Rambling Rose. She has won four Golden Globe Awards.

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game – $50 million

Keira Knightley was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for leading actress for Pride & Prejudice. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for supporting actress for The Imitation Game in 2015.

Emma Stone – Birdman $8 million

Emma Stone was nominated for a Golden Globe award for supporting actress for Birdman in 2015.

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods – $65 million

Meryl Streep won Academy Awards for supporting actress in 1980 for Kramer vs. Kramer, leading actress for Sophie's Choice in 1983, and leading actress for The Iron Lady in 2012. Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe for supporting actress in 2015 for Into the Woods.

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Articles Written by B. George Young
B. George Young is a freelance writer who was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from the University of Northern Arizona with a degree in humanities. George is an amateur DJ who spends lots of time watching sports. Follow him on Twitter.
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