No Oscar on these fellows' mantels -- yet

ANTHONY MACKIE
“The Hurt Locker”

  • No previous Oscar nom.
  • Appeared in “Notorious” as Tupac and in Oscar winner “Million Dollar Baby.”
  • Appeared in five films in 2006 including “Half Nelson,” “Freedomland” and “We Are Marshall.”

CHRISTIAN MCKAY
“Me and Orson Welles”

  • Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2001.
  • His portrayal of Welles received high praise after the pic unspooled at the Toronto Film Festival.
  • Has mostly appeared in British episodic television.

ALFRED MOLINA
“An Education”

  • No previous Oscar nom.
  • Has appeared in two Shakespeare adaptations: “As You Like It” and next year’s “The Tempest.”
  • Made his mark with U.S. auds in Sally Field starrer “Not Without My Daughter.”

PETER SARSGAARD
“An Education”

  • No previous Oscar nom.
  • Received Golden Globe supporting actor nomination for his role in “Shattered Glass.”
  • Set to star alongside Tom Cruise in next year’s “Knight and Day.”

STANLEY TUCCI
“The Lovely Bones”

No previous Oscar nom.

  • Has been nominated for five Emmys, winning two (“Monk,” “Winchell”)
  • Also appeared with “Lovely Bones” co-star Susan Sarandon in “Shall We Dance.”

    CHRISTOPH WALTZ
    “Inglourious Basterds”

    • No previous Oscar nom.
    • Is set to star alongside Seth Rogan and Cameron Diaz in “The Green Hornet.”
    • Starred in U.K. TV series “Goldeneye” as a German spy.
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