8 Hollywood players whose stock is surging as Oscar night approaches - actors, screenwriters, directors, and more
There's nothing better to help a Hollywood career than Oscar buzz.
Though you can make the argument that some of people in the race this year - like Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, and Mahershala Ali - are going to do just fine in their careers regardless if they get Oscar nominated (chances are very high all three of these people will), for others who are in contention this year, it marks the moment in their careers when they elevate their profile to the next level.
For some, being an Oscar contender means getting bigger projects and heftier pay days. For others, especially those in the below-the-line categories, getting nominated or winning a little gold statue can solidify a career.
Here are eight Hollywood players who are getting the most out of their Oscar buzz: