16 Oscar Nominees Who Also Made Their Mark on Television (PHOTOS)

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Bryan Cranston

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Bryan Cranston

The Best Actor nominee plays blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo, but to us, he'll always be epic antihero Walter White from Breaking Bad. Or beleagured funny-dad Hal from Malcolm in the Middle. Or "dentist to the stars" Tim Whatley from Seinfeld. Regardless, you can currently catch him as animated superhero Titanium Rex on Crackle's SuperMansion.

Brie Larson

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Brie Larson

She's a Best Actress nominee (not to mention Golden Globe winner) for her role as Ma in Room, but she honed her acting chops on Showtime's United States of Tara as Kate Gregson, daughter of a mom with multiple personalities (above left). You might also remember her as Abed's (Danny Pudi) dream girl Rachel on Community, though less likely to recall her playing Bob Saget's daughter on the short-lived Raising Dad.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio

The front-runner for Best Actor (for his turn as vengeful Hugh Glass in The Revenant)  might finally land his Oscar this year. But never forget that the Hollywood A-lister got his start in the early '90s as homeless kid Luke Brower on Growing Pains.

Kate Winslet

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Kate Winslet

It's hardly an awards season without a nomination for Winslet—her Best Supporting Actress nod (for her role as Apple's Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs) is her seventh shot at an Oscar, and she's already won the Golden Globe for the same part. The movie star also took home an Emmy when she tried her hand at television; she played the titular struggling mom in HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (above left).

Matt Damon

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Matt Damon

A Best Actor nominee for his turn as stranded astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian, Damon's always been more movie star than TV presence. But that just means his guest spots —namely as Liz Lemon's (Tina Fey) unfortunately-named pilot-boyfriend Carol on 30 Rock—seem extra special. Still, he's usually just being himself when on the small screen, whether that's as producer of filmmaking reality show Project Greenlight, or hamming it up with late night hosts. (See: Jimmy Kimmel and "F--king Matt Damon")

Michael Fassbender

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Michael Fassbender

He's up for Best Actor after his turn as the titular Steve Jobs, but he lent his talent to TV in 2001 as Sgt. Burton "Pat" Christenson in HBO's World War II miniseries Band of Brothers.

Charlotte Rampling

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Charlotte Rampling

Up for Best Actress after playing devastated wife Kate Mercer in 45 Years, Rampling had a creepier turn on TV as Dexter's psychopath expert Dr. Evelyn Vogel. More recently, she's been lesbian barrister Jocelyn Knight on Broadchurch.

Mark Rylance

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Mark Rylance

He's claimed Best Supporting Actor nominations at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes for his work as Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Tom Hanks' Bridge of Spies. But he also got nods from both the Globes and the 2015 Emmys for his part as Thomas Cromwell in PBS miniseries Wolf Hall.

Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Jennifer Jason Leigh

She's a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her role as fugitive Daisy Domergue in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight. On television, she's been not-so-dead mom Kara Wallace Clark on ABC's soapy Revenge  (above left) and not-so-perfect sister Jill Price-Gray on Showtime's Weeds.

Tom Hardy

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Tom Hardy

The Best Supporting Actor nominee (for playing murderous John Fitzgerald opposite DiCaprio in The Revenant) was Jewish gangster Alfie Solomons in Season 2 of BBC's Peaky Blinders (above left). We'll see him again on the small screen when he stars as James Keziah Delaney, the revenge-driven head of a shipping empire, in Taboo; the miniseries, written by Hardy and his father, is set to air on FX later this year.

Rachel McAdams

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Rachel McAdams

The Best Supporting Actress nominee has been lauded for her turn as journalist Sacha Pfeiffer in Spotlight, but she might rather forget her recent foray into television as tough cop Ani Bezzerides (above left) in the widely panned second season of HBO's True Detective.

Adam McKay

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Adam McKay

The Best Director nominee (for the financial/housing crisis film The Big Short) made his mark on television as head writer for Saturday Night Live.

Tom McCarthy

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Tom McCarthy

McCarthy played unethical journalist Scott Templeton in Season 5 of The Wire; now, he's a Best Director nominee for his work on the true story of the Boston Globe's reporting on the Catholic Church sex-abuse scandal in Spotlight.

Drew Goddard

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Drew Goddard

The Best Adapted Screenplay nominee (for the Matt Damon-driven The Martian) is the executive producer of Netflix's Daredevil. His TV writing credits also include eps of Buffy the Vampire SlayerAngel and Alias.

Josh Singer

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Josh Singer

The writer, nominated for Best Screenplay for Spotlight, was co-executive producer for Fringe (starring Joshua Jackson, above right), as well as a writer for Lie to MeLaw & Order: SVU and The West Wing.

Nick Hornby

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Nick Hornby

The British author is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Irish immigrant drama Brooklyn; his novel About a Boy got two seasons on NBC in the hands of show creator Jason Katims.

Chris Rock

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Chris Rock

He's not a nominee, but he'll be front and center as the host of this year's show. The comedian has plenty of TV cred as the creator (and narrator) of Everybody Hates Chris, and an executive producer of Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell. And he recently took a turn guest starring on Empire, as prison villain Frank Gathers.

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Full List of 2016 Oscar Nominees

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Director
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Original Screenplay
Spotlight — Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Inside Out — Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
Bridge of Spies — Matt Charman, Joel & Ethan Coen
Straight Outta Compton — Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff
Ex Machina — Alex Garland

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short — Adam McKay and Charles Randolph
Brooklyn — Nick Hornby
Carol — Phyllis Nagy
Room — Emma Donoghue
The Martian — Drew Goddard

Film Editing
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)

Original Score
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Animated Film
Anomalisa
Boy And The World
Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Cinematography
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Mad: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Documentary Feature
Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone
Winter On Fire: Ukraine

Documentary Short
Body Team 12
Chau, Bbeyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Makeup/Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Original Song
"Earned It," 50 Shades of Gray
"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction
"Simple Song #3," Youth
"Til It Happens to You," The Hunting Ground
"Writing's on the Wall," Spectre

Animated Short
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Live Action Short
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be OK
Shock
Sutter

Sound Editing
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Bridge Of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens