Oscars: Watch Six of This Year's Acting Nominees Accept Their First Academy Award

1:55 PM 2/12/2016

by Natalie Stone

Only six of this year's 20 acting nominees have previously won an Oscar.

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Twenty actors and actresses are in contention to win an Oscar at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, but only six have previously won for a former nomination.

Watch Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Matt Damon, Eddie Redmayne, Kate Winslet and Christian Bale accept their first golden statuette.

  • Cate Blanchett

    The actress won her first Academy Award in 2005.

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    Cate Blanchett, nominated for best actress for her performance in Carol, won her first Oscar in 2005: a best supporting actress Academy Award for The Aviator.

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    The actress won her first Academy Award in 2013.

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    Jennifer Lawrence, nominated for best actress for her performance in Joy, won her first Oscar in 2013: a best actress Academy Award for Silver Linings Playbook.

  • Matt Damon

    The actor won his first Academy Award in 1998.

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    Matt Damon, nominated for best actor for his performance in The Martian, won his first Oscar in 1998 alongside co-nominee Ben Affleck: a best writing, screenplay written directly for the screen Academy Award for Good Will Hunting.

  • Eddie Redmayne

    The actor won his first Academy Award in 2015.

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    Eddie Redmayne, nominated for best actor for his performance in The Danish Girl, won his first Oscar in 2015: a best actor Academy Award for The Theory of Everything.

  • Kate Winslet

    The actress won her first Academy Award in 2009.

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    Kate Winslet, nominated for best supporting actress for her performance in Steve Jobs, won her first Oscar in 2009: a best actress Academy Award for The Reader.

  • Christian Bale

    The actor won his first Academy Award in 2011.

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    Christian Bale, nominated for best supporting actor for his performance in The Big Short, won his first Oscar in 2011: a best supporting actor Academy Award for The Fighter.

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