This year’s best actor race is a mix of previous winners and nominees with a few new faces, according to Variety’s Awards Editor Clayton Davis and Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley.

Among those who already have won Oscars and find themselves back in the race this year: Denzel Washington tackling Shakespeare in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Nicolas Cage on a search for his beloved animal in “Pig,” Leonardo DiCaprio trying to save the world in “Don’t Look Up,” Javier Bardem channeling Desi Arnaz in “Being the Ricardos,” Mahershala Ali in dual roles in “Swan Song” and Joaquin Phoenix as an uncle looking after his nephew in “C’mon C’mon.”

Previous nominees include: Will Smith as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in “King Richard,” Andrew Garfield embodying Jonathan Larson in “Tick, Tick … Boom!,” Benedict Cumberbatch as a vindictive rancher in “The Power of the Dog,” Bradley Cooper as a con man in “Nightmare Alley,” Adam Driver as heir to a fortune in “House of Gucci,” Jake Gyllenhaal in the claustrophobic thriller “The Guilty” and Riz Ahmed as a marine on the run in “Encounter.”

Actors who would be landing their first nomination are: Peter Dinklage as the lovesick lead in “Cyrano,” Simon Rex as a former porn star in “Red Rocket,” Clifton Collins Jr. as an aging horseman in “Jockey” and Cooper Hoffman, making his acting debut in “Licorice Pizza.”