1. Don Cheadle
Cheadle is back with a nomination for his role on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” as Marty Kaan. He’s up for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy, or Musical. Watch his acceptance speech from the Golden Globes last year when he took home the trophy!
2. Viola Davis
The fantastic Viola Davis is killing it on TV in her role as Annalise Keating in the Shonda Rimes produced (and mega hit) “How To Get Away With Murder.” The two-time Academy Award nominee is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama. Watch this riveting clip from the ABC show.
3. Quvenzhane Wallis
After becoming the first person born in the 21st century to earn an Oscar nomination, Wallis is still a critics fave! She’ll be on the red carpet as a nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical in her role as Annie in the remake. Watch her interview with GMA about the film and her favorite school subject!
4. David Oyelowo
This a well-deserved industry nod for Oyelowo. He’s up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
for his role as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the film Selma. You may also recognize from the Lee Daniels’ The Butler. He played Oprah’s son!
“Selma” is a touching film made in tribute to the historic Selma, AL march of the Civil Rights Movement in 1965. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the cast includes Cuba Gooding, Jr., Carmen Egojo (as Coretta Scott King), Niecy Nash and Tessa Thompson (from Dear White People), David Oyelowo as MLK,and Oprah Winfrey, who’s also one of the executive producers. Let’s keep our fingers crossed it wins Best Motion Picture, Drama.
6. The LEGO® Movie
We know you heard Morgan Freeman’s voice in there! The LEGO Movie is up for Best Animated Feature Film!
7. Gina Rodriguez
We’re keeping our eyes on this actress! Rodriguez currently stars in the CW series, “Jane the Virgin,” which she’s been receiving lots of acclaim for. This year is her first nomination ever (for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical) and she’s also CW’s first Latino lead.