The majority of actresses nominated this year have one big thing in common: they’ve been nominated before.
The array of talent is truly amazing. Every actress in the supporting category has been nominated in the past. Two of them have won Academy Awards in the lead category. Three of those nominated for leading actress have been down the red carpet before, two for supporting and one for lead. The other two in leading roles are up for the award for the first time – and they just happen to be the youngest and the oldest nominees in that category in Oscar history.