Oscar Nominees 2023 Then Vs.  Now

Oscar Nominees 2023 Then Vs. Now

Today, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2023 Oscar nominees!

From Best Actor nominees like Austin Butler and Best Supporting Actress nominees like Angela Bassett, the nominations seem pretty valid and are based on their mind-blowing performances.

This incredible list got me thinking about the talented acting nominees and how far they’ve come since they started in the business.

So, here are the actors nominated for the 2023 Oscars at the beginning of their careers vs. today, and the roles for which they are nominated:

Cate Blanchett is nominated for her role as Lydia Tár in TAR.

Here’s what Cate Blanchett looked like at the start of her acting career in the mid-’90s:

And this is what Cate Blanchett looks like in 2023:

Cate Blanchett in the mid-90s vs. 2023:


Michelle Yeoh is nominated for her role as Evelyn Quan Wang in Everything everywhere at once.

This is what Michelle Yeoh looked like at the start of her acting career in the mid-’80s:

And this is what Michelle Yeoh looks like in 2023:

Michelle Yeoh in the mid-80s vs. 2023:


Ana De Armas is nominated for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blond.

This is what Ana de Armas looked like at the start of her acting career in the mid-2000s:

And this is what Ana de Armas looks like in 2023:

Ana de Armas in the mid-2000s vs 2023:


Michelle Williams is nominated for her role as Mitzi Schildkraut-Fabelman in The Fabelmans.

Here’s what Michelle Williams looked like at the start of her acting career in the mid-’90s:

And this is what Michelle Williams looks like in 2023:

Michelle Williams in the mid 90’s vs. 2023:


Andrea Riseborough is nominated for her role as Leslie Rowlands in to leslie.

This is what Andrea Riseborough looked like at the start of her acting career in the late 2000s:

And this is what Andrea Riseborough looks like in 2023:

Andrea Riseborough in the late 2000s vs. 2023:


Brendan Fraser is nominated for his role as Charlie in The whale.

This is what Brendan Fraser looked like at the start of his acting career in the early ’90s:

And this is what Brendan Fraser looks like in 2023:

Brendan Fraser in the early 90s vs. 2023:


Austin Butler is nominated for his role as Elvis Presley in Elvis.

This is what Austin Butler looked like at the start of his acting career in the late 2000s:

And this is what Austin Butler looks like in 2023:

Austin Butler in the late 2000s vs. 2023:


Colin Farrell was nominated for his role as Pádraic Súilleabháin in The Banshees of Inisherin.

This is what Colin Farrell looked like at the start of his acting career in the late ’90s:

And this is what Colin Farrell looks like in 2023:

Colin Farrell in the ’90s vs. 2023:


Paul Mescal is nominated for his role as Calum Paterson in After the sun.

This is what Paul Mescal looked like at the start of his acting career in 2020:

And this is what Paul Mescal looks like in 2023:

Paul Mescal in 2020 vs. 2023:


Bill Nighy is nominated for his role as Mr. Rodney Williams in Living.

This is what Bill Nighy looked like at the start of his acting career in the ’80s:

And this is what Bill Nighy looks like in 2023:

Bill Nighy in the ’80s vs. 2023:


Angela Bassett is nominated for her role as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

This is what Angela Bassett looked like at the start of her acting career in the early ’90s:

And this is what Angela Bassett looks like in 2023:

Angela Bassett in the early 90s vs. 2023:


Hong Chau is nominated for her role as Liz in The whale.

This is what Hong Chau looked like at the start of her acting career in the early 2010s:

And this is what Hong Chau looks like in 2023:

Hong Chau in the early 2010s vs. 2023:


Jamie Lee Curtis is nominated for her role as Deirdre Beaubeirdre in Everything everywhere at once.

This is what Jamie Lee Curtis looked like at the start of her acting career in the late ’70s:

And this is what Jamie Lee Curtis looks like in 2023:

Jamie Lee Curtis in the late 70s vs. 2023:


Kerry Condon is nominated for her role as Siobhán Súilleabháin in The Banshees of Inisherin.

This is what Kerry Condon looked like at the start of her acting career in the early 2000s:

And this is what Kerry Condon looks like in 2023:

Kerry Condon in the early 2000s vs. 2023:


Stephanie Hsu is nominated for her role as Joy Wang in Everything everywhere at once.

This is what Stephanie Hsu looked like at the start of her acting career in the 2010s:

And this is what Stephanie Hsu looks like in 2023:

Stephanie Hsu in the 2010s vs. 2023:


Ke Huy Quan is nominated for his role as Waymond Wang in Everything everywhere at once.

This is what Ke Huy Quan looked like at the start of his acting career in the mid-’80s:

And this is what Ke Huy Quan looks like in 2023:

Ke Huy Quan in the mid-1980s vs. 2023:


Brian Tyree Henry is nominated for his role as James Aucoin in raised causeway.

This is what Brian Tyree Henry looked like at the start of his acting career in the mid-2010s:

And this is what Brian Tyree Henry looks like in 2023:

Brian Tyree Henry in the mid-2010s vs. 2023:


Barry Keoghan is nominated for his role as Dominic Kearney in The Banshees of Inisherin.

This is what Barry Keoghan looked like at the start of his acting career in the early 2010s:

And this is what Barry Keoghan looks like in 2023:

Barry Keoghan in the early 2010s vs. 2023:


Judd Hirsch is nominated for his role as Boris Schildkraut in The Fabelmans.

This is what Judd Hirsch looked like at the start of his acting career in the ’70s:

And this is what Judd Hirsch looks like in 2023:

Judd Hirsch in the 1970s vs. 2023:


And finally: Brendan Gleeson is nominated for his role as Colm Doherty in The Banshees of Inisherin.

This is what Brendan Gleeson looked like at the start of his acting career in the ’90s:

And this is what Brendan Gleeson looks like in 2023:

Brendan Gleeson in the 90s vs. 2023:


You can check out the full list of Oscar 2023 nominees here.

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