Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
The veteran actor earns his sixth Oscar nod and first in the supporting category (he won back-to-back lead actor trophies in 1994 and 1995 for his performances in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump,” respectively). This year, Hanks took home the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes and earned Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations for his portrayal of beloved television personality Mister Rogers.
Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”
This marks the 82-year-old Hopkins’ fifth Oscar nomination, with one win in 1992 for “The Silence of the Lambs.” The veteran actor also was nominated for Golden Globe and BAFTA awards for his portrayal of the conservative Pope Benedict XVI for the Netflix dramedy.
Al Pacino, “The Irishman”
Working nearly nonstop since the late ’60s, Pacino collects his ninth Oscar nomination and fourth in the category. It’s his first Oscar nod since taking home the lead actor trophy in 1993 for “Scent of a Woman.” Pacino also earned recognition from the Golden Globes, SAG and BAFTA for his performance as labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa.
Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”
With two previous nominations in the category (and one win, for 1990’s “Goodfellas”) Pesci returns to the Oscar race thanks to his turn as Russell Bufalino, the crime boss of a notable Pennsylvania crime family in Scorsese’s epic. He was also nominated for Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA awards for the part.
Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
It’s the seventh nomination, and fourth for acting, for Pitt, who plays an aging stunt double in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth (and allegedly penultimate) directorial outing. The performance also earned him BAFTA and SAG nods. An Oscar winner for producing “12 Years a Slave,” Pitt has yet to take home an acting Oscar but has already claimed a Golden Globe for the role.