How Much Are Lin-Manuel Miranda, Beyoncé and These 30 Oscar Nominees Worth?
The Academy Awards or “Oscars” are back for their 94th year with a regular host (or possibly co-hosts) after three years of simply running with a “Master of Ceremonies” and a largely pre-recorded program. Though the host(s) hasn’t been announced, the event promises to be a spectacular event after COVID-19 transformed the ceremony for the past few years. The event will be held at Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, where you can expect the red carpet, the glitzy outfits, and the paparazzi as usual.
Hollywood rarely disappoints with its glitz and grandeur, and here GOBankingRates takes a look at the wealthiest Oscar nominees, with data sourced from CelebrityNetWorth.
Coleman has made a career of strong, complex women, from “The Crown,” to “Fleabag,” and receives her nomination for Actress in a Leading Role in the movie “The Lost Daughter.” Her net worth is $6 million.
This is not the New Zealand director’s first Oscars rodeo–her first Best Director nomination came in 1993 for the film “The Piano.” This year, 2022, she’s nominated for Director, Writer of an Adapted Screenplay, and her film itself, “The Power of the Dog” is nominated for Best Picture. Her net worth is $10 million.
The actor with an every-man face has starred in such things as the TV show “Breaking Bad,” the acclaimed film “The Irishman” and now he is nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role for “Power of the Dog,” in which he stars alongside his real-life wife, fellow actor Kirsten Dunst. His net worth is $15 million.
The French Canadian film director who has wowed with such movies as “Arrival” and “Sicario” gets his second Oscars Nomination for Best Picture and Writing an Adapted Screenplay for his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel, “Dune.” His net worth is $16 million.
Best known for his brief stint as Spiderman, post-Tobey Maguire and pre-Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield is nominated for Actor in a Leading Role for the Netflix musical “Tick, Tick…BOOM!” His net worth is $16 million.
You’d probably recognize character actor J.K. Simmons’ face even if you’re not familiar with his name. The ubiquitous actor has starred in a wide variety of films and TV, from the prison show “Oz” to numerous Spiderman movies and a whole lot in between. This year he’s nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role for the film “Being the Ricardos.” His net worth is $20 million.
Finneas O’Connell is an emerging actor and musician who’s probably tired of being “best known” as musician Billie Eilish’s brother. Aside from a recurring role in the popular musical show “Glee,” he’s produced many music videos (including some of his sister’s) and is now nominated for Best Original Song for the James Bond movie “No Time to Die.” His net worth is $20 million.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is best known for quirky roles in indie films like “Secretary” and “Donnie Darko” (the latter she stars alongside brother Jake Gyllenhaal). But The Academy is recognizing Gyllenhaal for Writing an Adapted Screenplay for “The Lost Daughter,” based on the novel by Elena Ferrante. Gyllenhaal also directed the film. Her net worth is $25 million.
The former child star, whose break out role was in 1994’s “Interview with the Vampire” alongside Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, has had a three-decades-long career full of dramatic artsy films such as Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lars Von Trier’s “Melancholia.” She’s received her first Oscars nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role in Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog.” Her net worth is $25 million.
The composer and sometimes actor is best known for scoring such films as “There Will Be Blood” and “The Master.” He’s nominated for Original Score for “The Power of the Dog.” His net worth is $30 million.
The Spanish actor has had an illustrious career in his home country of Spain as well as in the U.S. He’s known for villains in such films as “No Country for Old Men” and “Skyfall.” He received his fourth Academy Award nomination for Actor in a Leading Role for playing TV icon “Ricky” Ricardo–husband and acting partner to “I Love Lucy’s” Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos.” His net worth is $30 million.
Guillermo del Toro
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is the master of quiet horror, and known for such films as “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” and the Academy Award Winning “Shape of Water.” This year he’s nominated for Best Picture again, for “Nightmare Alley.” His net worth is $30 million.
Established screenwriter Eric Roth, who won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for “Forrest Gump” in 1994 is back with a nomination for Writing an Adapted Screenplay for “Dune,” alongside Denis Villeneuve and Jon Spaihts. His net worth is $30 million.
The rising star of moody pop music, 20-year-old Billie Eilish, gets her first Academy Award nomination for her musical pipes, in the category of Original Song for the latest James Bond movie “No Time to Die,” alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell who co-wrote the song. Her net worth is $30 million.
The iconic British actor, famous for movies and TV ranging from “Sherlock” to starring as “Dr. Strange” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, earns his latest Academy Award nomination as the baddie in “The Power of the Dog.” He has earned one other nomination for Best Actor in “The Imitation Game.” His net worth is $40 million.
Dame Judi Dench is a well-regarded British actress with a career that spans more than 60 years with iconic roles in such films as “A Room With a View,” and the unforgettable “M” in several James Bond movies. She won an Oscar in 1999 for Best Supporting Actress in “Shakespeare in Love.” However, including she’s received her eighth nomination this year, for Actress in a Supporting Role in the movie “Belfast.” Her net worth is $45 million.
Though Chastain had many bit parts on TV since the early 2000s, her breakout role wasn’t until 2011’s “The Help.” Since then she’s made up for lost time, starring in numerous acclaimed movies such as “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Interstellar” and the mini-series, “Scenes From a Marriage.” She’s nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” Her net worth is $50 million.
Paul Thomas Anderson
The quirky filmmaker of such films as “Magnolia,” “Punch Drunk Love,” and “There Will Be Blood” are back with another Oscar nomination for Directing, Writing an Original Screenplay and Best Picture for his film, “Licorice Pizza.” His net worth is $60 million.
The British actor famous for both stage and film performances, who could pull off “Hamlet” as easily as a role in “Harry Potter” is no stranger to the Oscars. He’s been nominated five times, including for this year’s film “Belfast” for Best Directing, Writing of an Original Screenplay, and Best Picture. His net worth is $60 million.
Screenwriter and producer Adam McKay has an eclectic range of films under his belt, ranging from comedies like “Anchorman” to Marvel movie “Antman.” This time he won himself an Oscar nomination for Writing an Original Screenplay and Best Picture for his satire with a series edge, “Don’t Look Up.” His net worth is $70 million.
Though “K-Stew” became a household name after the “Twilight” vampire movies, she’s worked hard to make a name for herself with more serious films such as “Seberg.” Her acting caught the Academy’s eyes with her first-ever Oscars nomination for portraying the doomed Princess Diana in “Spencer.” Her net worth is $70 million.
The Spanish actress has had a thriving career for over thirty years, first in her home country of Spain and even more so in the U.S. Known for a wide repertoire of movies ranging from “Vanilla Sky” to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and many more, her fourth Oscar nomination, for Actress in a Leading Role, is for the movie “Parallel Mothers.” She won her first Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role in 2008’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.” Her net worth is $75 million.
Irish musician Van Morrison’s music has graced plenty of movie soundtracks in his long career. However, this year he receives his first-ever Oscar nomination for Original Song in the movie “Belfast.” His net worth is $90 million.
The acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton” may have put Lin-Manuel Miranda on the map, but it’s his Original Song in the animated musical film “Encanto” that has earned his first Academy Award nomination. His net worth is $90 million.
Songwriter Diane Warren has been producing hits since the 1980s when several of her songs made it onto the “Ghostbusters” soundtrack. Since then she’s written a number of songs for big movies such as “Armageddon,” “Moulin Rouge” and hundreds of others. This year, she receives her 13th nomination for Original Song, in the movie “Somehow You Do.” Her net worth is $100 million.
Since starring as Jake in the TV show “Sex and the City” in the 1990s, Bradley Cooper’s career has skyrocketed. He’s had roles in numerous movies, from “The Hangover,” to “Hustle” to the voice of Rocket in “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies. This year marks his sixth Academy Award nomination (as a producer) for Best Picture, “Nightmare Alley.” His net worth is $100 million.
Composer and musician Hans Zimmer has been writing award-winning musical scores since the early 1980s, starting with “Moonlighting.” This will be his 11th Academy Award nomination, for his Original Score of the movie “Dune.” He won an Oscar for “The Lion King” in 1994. His net worth $200 million.
In the last few years, Australian actress Nicole Kidman is working harder than ever, in more movies and TV shows than it seems possible for one woman to do, from TV’s “Big Little Lies” and “Nine Perfect Strangers” to “The Prom.” Kidman earns her fifth Academy Award nomination for taking on a role that many actresses might find daunting: playing Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos.” She won Actress in a Leading Role in 2003 for her role as Virginia Woolf in “The Hours.” Her net worth is $250 million.
Denzel Washington may be one of the most recognized and respected actors in Hollywood. His four-decade-long career has included dozens of memorable films, From “Malcolm X” to “The Equalizer.” This is the 9th nomination for the actor, who is also a two-time Academy Award Winner for his roles in “Glory” and “Training Day.” His net worth is $280 million.
Actor Will Smith popped onto the entertainment scene as a teen in the late 80s with “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince” and has gone on to be one of the highest-earning and adventurous actors of his generation. Known for movies like “Men in Black” and “I, Robot” the actor earns his third Academy Award nomination for Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Picture for “King Richard.” His net worth is $350 million.
Beyonce is such a star, between making music, acting, designing fashion and fragrances, and more, it’s a wonder she has time to do it all. But she still made time for her first Academy Award nomination for her Best Original Song in “King Richard.” Her net worth is $500 million.
Many of the most beloved and admired movies of the past four decades are thanks to iconic director and filmmaker, Steven Spielberg. From “E.T.” to “Schindler’s List” to “Transformers” and more, Spielberg’s name is synonymous with quality entertainment. This year, his adaptation of “West Side Story” earns him his 15th nomination, for Directing and Best Picture. He has three other Academy Award wins under his belt. His net worth is a whopping $8 billion.
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Methodology: For this piece, GOBankingRates looked at the nominees in the following categories: Best Picture, Directing, Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Actor in a Supporting Role, Writing (Original Screenplay), Writing (Adapted Screenplay), Music (Original Score) and Music (Original Song). From these categories GOBankingRates listed the individual nominees, the movie and category they were nominated for, as well as their net worth as of March 21, 2022, as sourced from CelebrityNetWorth.com. All data was collected and is up to date as of March 21, 2022. Nominations List: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2022