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The 2022 Academy Award Nominations Are Out, So Here's A Look At Roles That Have Been Played By The Actors Who Are Up For An Oscar This Year

The nominees have given some amazing performances in their career journeys.

The 2022 Academy Award nominees have been announced, and some amazing actors are up for Oscars this year.

Will Smith smiles at the "Bel-Air" premiere, Penélope Cruz poses at the premiere of "Competencia Oficial," Troy Kotsur poses at the 2021 Gotham Awards

Here's a look at the nominated actors in their first role, their most popular role, and their most recent role.

Best Actor nominees:

Will Smith's first film role was Manny in Where the Day Takes You.

Will Smith appears in the trailer for "Where the Day Takes You"

Will's most popular role is Jay in Men in Black.

Will Smith wears a suit and sunglasses in "Men in Black"

Will's last role was Richard Williams in King Richard.

Will Smith stars as Richard Williams in the trailer for "King Richard"

Javier Bardem's first role was Pablo in Segunda enseñanza.

Javier Bardem appears in the opening credits for "Segunda enseñanza"

Javier's most popular role is Anton in No Country for Old Men.

Javier Bardem plays Anton in an outdoor scene from "No Country for Old Men"

Javier's last role was Desi Arnaz in Being the Ricardos.

Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz talks to Lucille Ball on set in "Being the Ricardos"

Benedict Cumberbatch's first role was Jeremy in Fields of Gold.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Jeremy talks to a coworker

Benedict's most popular role is Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing in "The Imitation Game"

Benedict's last role was Doctor Strange in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Benedict Cumberbatch speaks to Peter Parker in the "Spider-Man: No Way Home" trailer

Andrew Garfield's first role was Jack in Boy A.

Andrew Garfield stars as Jack in "Boy A"

Andrew's most popular role is Spider-Man/Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Andrew Garfield appears as Peter Parker/Spider-Man

Andrew's last role was Spider-Man/Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Andrew Garfield makes his entrance as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

Denzel Washington's first role was Robert at age 18 in Wilma.

Denzel Washington as Robert sits in a park in "Wilma"

Denzel's most popular role is Alonzo in Training Day.

Denzel as Alonzo speaks to Jake on the side of the freeway

Denzel's last role was Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Denzel Washington stars as Macbeth

Best Actress nominees:

Jessica Chastain's first role was Carolyn Stoddard in Dark Shadows.

Jessica Chastain appears in "Dark Shadows" in 2005

Jessica's most popular role is Maya in Zero Dark Thirty.

Jessica Chastain wears some sunglasses as she portrays Maya in "Zero Dark Thirty"

Jessica Chastain's last role was Mace in The 355.

Jessica Chastain is shown in the trailer for "The 355"

Olivia Colman's first role was Joanna in Confetti.

Olivia Colman smiles in the "Confetti" trailer

Olivia's most popular role is Queen Anne in The Favourite.

Olivia Colman sits during a scene from "The Favourite"

Olivia's last role was Leda in The Lost Daughter.

Olivia Colman stars as Leda in "The Lost Daughter"

Penélope Cruz's first role was Silvia in Jamón, Jamón.

Penélope Cruz walks along a dirt road in "Jamón, Jamón"

Penélope's most popular role is Maria Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

Penélope Cruz smokes during a scene in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

Penélope's last role was Graciela Rivera in The 355.

Penélope Cruz appears in the "355" trailer as Graciela Rivera

Nicole Kidman's first role was Helen in Bush Christmas.

Nicole Kidman sits in a field as Helen in a scene from "Bush Christmas"

Nicole's most popular role is Satine in Moulin Rouge!.

Nicole Kidman as Satine listens to Christian in "Moulin Rouge!"

Nicole's last role was Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos.

Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball acts on set with Desi in "Being the Ricardos"

Kristen Stewart's first role was Sam in The Safety of Objects.

Kristen Stewart as Sam listens to Randy in "The Safety of Objects"

Kristen's most popular role is Bella in Twilight.

Edward confirms to Bella that he is a vampire in the woods

Kristen's last role was Diana in Spencer.

Kristen Stewart wears a plaid tweed blazer and white turtleneck as she portrays Princess Diana

Best Supporting Actress nominees:

Jessie Buckley's first role was Moll in Beast.

Jessie Buckley is shown as Moll in the "Beast" trailer

Jessie's most popular role is Rose-Lynn in Wild Rose.

Jessie Buckley wears gold hoop earrings and a hair bandana as Rose-Lynn in "Wild Rose"

Jessie's last role was young Leda in The Lost Daughter.

Jessie Buckley smiles as young Leda in "The Lost Daughter"

Judi Dench's first role was Miss Humphries in The Third Secret.

Judi Dench plays an art shop assistant in "The Third Secret"

Judi's most popular role is Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love.

Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth speaks to a crowd in "Shakespeare in Love"

Judi's last role was Granny in Belfast.

Judi Dench as Granny sits on a bus in "Belfast"

Ariana DeBose's first role was Daphne in Seaside.

Ariana DeBose as Daphne meets with her mother in "Seaside"

Ariana's most popular role is Alyssa in The Prom.

Ariana DeBose as Alyssa discusses prom with Emma in their school gym

Ariana's last role was Anita in West Side Story.

Ariana DeBose as Anita gets ready to dance in "West Side Story"

Kirsten Dunst's first role was Claudia in Interview With the Vampire.

Kirsten Dunst stars as young vampire Claudia

Kirsten's most popular role is Mary Jane in Spider-Man.

Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane runs into Peter Parker in "Spider-Man"

Kirsten's last role was Rose in The Power of the Dog.

Kirsten Dunst as Rose sits at the dinner table

Aunjanue Ellis's first role was Nikki in Girls Town.

Aunjanue Ellis as Nikki hangs out with a friend in "Girls Town"

Aunjanue's most popular role is Jo in Men of Honor.

Aunjanue Ellis as Jo talks to Carl in the library

Aunjanue's last role was Oracene 'Brandy' Williams in King Richard.

Aunjanue Ellis in King Richard

Best Supporting Actor nominees:

Ciarán Hinds' first role was Lot in Excalibur.

Ciarán  Hinds, as Lot  in "Excalibur," sits on a horse and wears shining armor

Ciarán's most popular role is Aberforth Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Ciarán Hinds as Aberforth Dumbledore talks with Harry Potter about his brother, Albus

Ciarán's last role was Pop in Belfast.

Ciarán Hinds as Pop talks to Buddy in the "Belfast" trailer

Troy Kotsur's first role was Troy in Doc.

Troy demonstrates sign language to students in "Doc"

Troy's most popular role is Troy in Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye.

Troy Kotsur communicates with police officers in "Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye"

Troy's last role was Frank in CODA.

Troy Kotsur as Frank sits at the dinner table

Jesse Plemons' first role was Ox in Like Mike.

Ox bullies Calvin in "Like Mike"

Jesse’s most popular role is Chuckie in The Irishman.

Jesse Plemons as Chuckie sits in a courtroom in "The Irishman"

Jesse's last role was Paul in Antlers.

Jesse Plemons as Paul tells Julia about their investigation

J.K. Simmons' first role was Siskel in The Ref.

J.K. Simmons plays Siskel "The Ref"

J.K.'s most popular role is Fletcher in Whiplash.

J.K. Simmons as Fletcher critiques Andrew's drumming

J.K.'s last role was J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

J.K. Simmons plays news host J. Jonah Jameson in "Spider-Man: No Way Home"

Kodi Smit-McPhee’s first role was Raimond in Romulus, My Father.

Kodi Smit-McPhee as Raimond sits on the porch

Kodi’s most popular role is Owen in Let Me In.

Kodi Smit-McPhee as Owen lies down in bed

Kodi’s last role was Peter in The Power of the Dog.

Kodi Smit-McPhee as Peter delivers a plate of food