Podcast ‘The Best Movies: Countdown to Gold’: Roeper’s Best Actress Pick

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The best actress nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards have two previous winners.

Will your Oscar have company on the night of February 9? Or will a new woman come to call herself an Oscar-winning actress?

Here’s how the Academy has recognized each nominee for their performance in the past:

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Cynthia Erivo is nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Harriet” for the 2020 Academy Awards.
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Nominated for the first time

Scarlett Johansson

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Scarlett Johansson is nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Marriage Story” for the 2020 Academy Awards.
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Nominated for the first time

Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan is nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Little Women” for the 2020 Academy Awards.
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  • 2008, “Atonement” – Nominated
  • 2016, “Brooklyn” – Nominated
  • 2018, “Lady Bird” – Nominated

Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron is nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Bombshell” for the 2020 Academy Awards.
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  • 2004, “Monster” – Won
  • 2006, “North Country” – Nominated

Renee Zellweger

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Renée Zellweger is nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Judy” for the 2020 Academy Awards.
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  • 2002, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” – Nominated
  • 2003, “Chicago” – Nominated
  • 2004, “Cold Mountain” won
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