Ten of the 19 performers nominated for the Academy Awards in 2020 are Broadway veterans, four of them Tony winners. Click on the photographs below to learn details.
Antonio Banderas, nominated for best performance by an actor in a leading role for “Pain and Glory.” 2003 Tony nominee for the musical “Nine.”
Adam Driver, nominated for best performance for an actor in a leading role in “Marriage Story.” (Here he Charlie the theater director singing Sondheim’s “Being Alive” in a theater bar in New York.) Three time Broadway veteran, 2019 Tony nominee for “Burn This”
Tom Hanks, supporting actor for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. 2013 Tony nominee for Lucky Guy.
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce in “Two Popes,” Pryce Hopkins nominated for supporting actor, Pryce leading actor. Hopkins appeared once on Broadway in Equus. Pryce is a five-time Broadway veteran, and a two-time Tony winner, for Comedians and Miss Saigon.
Al Pacino, nominated for supporting actor for The Irishman. 12-time Broadway veteran, three-time Tony nominee, two-time winner
Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, actress in a leading role; also for original song Stand Up, from Harriet. 2016 Tony winner for The Color Purple — and both Emmy winner and Grammy winner for Color Purple spinoffs.
Scarlett Johansson, nominated for two 2020 Oscars, as leading actress in Marriage Story and as supporting actress in Jojo Rabbit. Two-time Broadway veteran, 2010 Tony winner for A View from the Bridge
Kathy Bates, supporting actress in Richard Jewell. Four-time Broadway veteran, 1983 Tony nominee for ‘Night Mother.
Saoirse Ronan, leading actress Little Women. Performed on Broadway in The Crucible in 2016.
Not performers but we can’t possibly leave them out: Kristen Anderson Lopez and Bobby Lopez, They are open for an Oscar for original song, for Into the Unknown for Frozen II. Bobby is a three-time Broadway veteran, two-time Tony winner and two-time EGOT winner. His wife Kristen is a two-time Broadway veteran and Tony nominee for Frozen.
This is probably somebody we could leave out. Quentin Tarantino, nominated as best direct for Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, performed on Broadway in Wait Until Dark in 1998, as the the main villain.