9 Names You’re Going To Hear During Awards Season (and Who They Are)

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As Awards Seasons prepares to be in full-swing with the Golden Globes starting things off, there are a bevy of names, phrases and people you’re going to be hearing (about) on a loop. The Golden Globes are like the EMMYs and Oscars combined– you get TV and movies at the same time. This year’s nominees feature a slew of names you know by heart– Nicole Kidman, Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Emma Stone, Helen Mirren, Jessica Lange and Robert De Niro to name a few, but there are a few others to learn.

Though Oscar nominations haven’t been announced and the EMMYs are always during the wrong part of the year, you’ll still be hearing about these proper nouns whether they are nominated or not. Maybe even more so, if certain people aren’t nominated.

9 Names You’re Going To Hear During Awards Season (and Who They Are):


9. Saoirse Ronan

Ronan starred Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.” You may recall she starred in “Brooklyn” a few years ago, but “Lady Bird” was so critically-acclaimed it landed Ronan a gig hosting “Saturday Night Live.” She’s Irish and no one can pronounce her name.

8. Daniel Kaluuya

Kaluuya starred in “Get Out” alongside Allison Williams. You should also note that “Get Out” is also nominated for a Golden Globe as a comedy, which people are not happy about.

7. Kumail Nanjiani

Nanjiani is the star of the hit movie “The Big Sick,” which is in talks to be nominated for an Oscar. He’s been a main cast member on HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” and he provides the voice of Prismo on the animated series “Adventure Time.” He actually wrote “The Big Sick” himself, alongside his wife, Emily Gordon.

6. Hong Chau

Chau was born in Thailand at a refugee camp before her family made their way to New Orleans. Chau was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in “Downsizing,” but also had a small part in “Big Little Lies.”

5. Timothée Chalamet

At 22 Chalamet has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including “Homeland.” He’s got a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his work in “Call Me By Your Name,” with Armie Hammer. In a banner year for Chalamet he also had a role in “Lady Bird.”

4. Greta Gerwig

Gerwig wrote and directed “Lady Bird,” though she was not nominated for Best Director at the Golden Globes. The movie is mostly based on Gerwig’s teenage years in the early 2000s in Sacramento and one of the big storylines you’ll love to repeat is that she couldn’t afford the rights to certain songs for the film, but knew how important they were to the story, so she wrote the artists and asked to use them for free.

3. Gal Gadot

Gadot is one of those actresses that seemingly appeared out of thin air, but if you saw her in “Wonder Woman,” you probably wondered why you haven’t seen more of her. “Wonder Woman” wasn’t nominated for a Golden Globe, which many fans weren’t happy about, but it is in talks to win an Oscar. Before starting her acting career, Gadot was crowned Miss Israel in 2004 (where she was born and raised), and then she spent two years in the Israel Defense Forces as a combat instructor. Then, she pursued modeling and acting, and it really worked to her advantage. Obviously.

2. Armie Hammer

Hammer has a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor in “Call Me By Your Name,” but you might recognize him from his role in “The Social Network,” or “The Lone Ranger.”

1. Tatiana Maslany

The movie based on a Boston Marathon Bombing survivor, “Stronger,” wasn’t nominated for a Golden Globe, but Tatiana Maslany is in talks to be nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress working opposite of Jake Gyllenhaal. She also starred in the TV series “Orphan Black” through which she won a Primetime Emmy Award.