Every Marvel Cinematic Universe actor who’s been nominated for an Oscar

It does not matter what superpowers you may have, you cannot stop the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The popular comic book franchise led by the indefatigable Kevin Feige has grown to include has grown to include 30 feature films following the release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” the final film of Phase Four. The MCU has been just as busy on the small screen too with “Moon Knight” and “Ms. Marvel” in 2022.

With each passing movie and TV show, the MCU only adds to its already insane level of talent and the number of actors who’ve both appeared in the MCU and been nominated for an Oscar at least once in their career increases as well. Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham and four-time nominee Ethan Hawke co-starred in “Moon Knight” as the voice of the god Khonshu and the villain Arthur Harrow, respectively. Meanwhile Charlize Theron, who has three nominations and one win to her name, joined the MCU when she made a brief appearance in the mid-credits scene of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” as the comic book character Clea. “Thor: Love and Thunder” added two more Oscar-winning stars in Christian Bale and Russell Crowe

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And now, in 2023, the MCU hit a new milestone: Angela Bassett became the first actor to receive an Oscar nomination for an MCU film after she scored a Best Supporting Actress bid for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She was already a Best Actress nominee for 1993’s “Whats Love Got to Do with It.” This year’s class also includes three first-time nominees who are already in the MCU: Kerry Condon, a Best Supporting Actress nominee for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” has voiced F.R.I.D.A.Y. in several MCU films. Best Supporting Actor favorite Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) will be in Season 2 of “Loki.” His “Everything Everywhere” co-stars and fellow nominees Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu have appeared in an MCU film together, 2021’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Quan is up against two MCU stars who were in the same film, “Eternals'” Brian Tyree Henry and Barry Keoghan, who were nominated for “Causeway” and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” respectively.

We’ve pulled together the entire list of actors who’ve appeared on screen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and who also have at least one Oscar nomination to their name in any category. It’s a long list, and it could grow longer any second, as we’ve seen already. So let’s take a look at the list and revisit their Oscar-nominated (and in some cases, Oscar-winning) work in the gallery above.

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