Oscar Winning 2017 Emmy Nominees

by urbanemovies | created - 20 Jul 2017 | updated - 14 Sep 2017 | Public

Which past Oscar winner and current Emmy nominee most deserves to win in their 2017 Emmy category?

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1. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

Emmy Nom: Guest Actor-Comedy Series, Saturday Night Live (1975)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actor, Forrest Gump (1994)
and Best Lead Actor, Philadelphia (1993)

Tom Hanks: Awards Resume

2. Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...

Emmy Nom: Best Actress-Miniseries or Movie, Big Little Lies (2017)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actress, The Hours (2002)

Nicole Kidman: Awards Resume

3. Geoffrey Rush

Actor | The King's Speech

Geoffrey Roy Rush was born on July 6, 1951, in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, to Merle (Bischof), a department store sales assistant, and Roy Baden Rush, an accountant for the Royal Australian Air Force. His mother was of German descent and his father had English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. ...

Emmy Nom: Best Actor-Miniseries or Movie, Genius (2017)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actor, Shine (1996)

Geoffrey Rush: Awards Resume

4. Jessica Lange

Actress | Tootsie

Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...

Emmy Nom: Best Actress-Miniseries or Movie, Feud (2017)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actress, Blue Sky (1994)
and Best Supporting Actress, Tootsie (1982)

Jessica Lange: Awards Resume

5. Robert De Niro

Actor | Raging Bull

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

Emmy Nom: Best Actor-Miniseries or Movie, The Wizard of Lies (2017)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actor, Raging Bull (1980)
and Best Supporting Actor, The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Eobert DeNiro: Awards Resume

6. Susan Sarandon

Actress | Thelma & Louise

Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, NY, to homemaker Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, an advertising executive. She is of Italian descent on her mother's side and English, Irish, Welsh, and German on her father's.

After the 1968 Democratic convention ...

Emmy Nom: Best Actress-Miniseries or Movie, Feud (2017)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actress, Dead Man Walking (1995)

Susan Sarandon: Awards Resume

7. Ron Howard

Actor | Arrested Development

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors. From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Apollo 13 (1995) to the hit comedies Parenthood (1989) and Splash (1984), he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.

Howard ...

Emmy Noms: Best Directing-Miniseries, Movie or Special, Genius (2017) and Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016)

Oscar Winner: Best Picture
and Best Director, A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Ron Howard: Awards Resume

8. Steven Zaillian

Writer | Searching for Bobby Fischer

Steven Zaillian was born on January 30, 1953 in Fresno, California, USA as Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian. He is a writer and producer, known for Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993), Schindler's List (1993) and A Civil Action (1998).

Emmy Noms: Best Directing-Limited Series, Movie or Special, The Night Of (2016) and Best Writing-Limited Series, Movie or Special, The Night Of (2016)

Oscar Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay, tt0108052/

Steven Zaillian: Awards Resume

9. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), ...

Emmy Nom: Best Lead Actress-Drama Series, How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

Oscar Winner: Best Supporting Actress, Fences (2016)

Viola Davis: Awards Resume

10. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

Emmy Nom: Best Actress-Miniseries or Movie, Westworld (2016)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actor, The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Anothy Hopkins: Awards Resume

11. Kevin Spacey

Actor | The Usual Suspects

Kevin Spacey Fowler, better known by his stage name Kevin Spacey, is an American actor of screen and stage, film director, producer, screenwriter and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in...

Emmy Nom: Best Lead Actor-Drama Series, House of Cards (2013)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actor, American Beauty (1999)
and Best Supporting Actor, The Usual Suspects (1995)

Kevin Spacey: Awards Resume

12. Reese Witherspoon

Actress | Wild

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose ...

Emmy Nom: Best Actress-Miniseries or Movie, Big Little Lies (2017)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actress, Walk the Line (2005)

Resse Witherspoon: Awards Resume

13. Kevin Kline

Actor | Wild Wild West

Kevin Kline was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to Margaret and Robert Joseph Kline, who owned several stores. His father was of German Jewish descent and his mother was of Irish ancestry. After attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Kline studied at the Juilliard School in New York. In 1972, ...

Emmy Nom: Best Voice-Over Performance, Bob's Burgers (2011)

Oscar Winner: Best Supporting Actor, A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

Kevin Kline: Awards Resume

14. Fisher Stevens

Actor | Short Circuit

Fisher Stevens moved from his native Chicago to New York at the age of 13 to pursue an acting career. He tried, unsuccessfully, to get any kind of job and was, he recalls, even rejected as extra for a Crest commercial.

When his acting teacher, Dan Fauci, lost the lease to his teaching studio, he ...

Emmy Nom: Best Directing-Nonfiction Program, Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)

Oscar Winner: Best Feature Documentary, The Cove (2009)

Fisher Stevens: Awards Resume

15. Meryl Streep

Actress | August: Osage County

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

Emmy Nom: Best Narrator, Five Came Back (2017)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actress, The Iron Lady (2011), Best Lead Actress, Sophie's Choice (1982)
and Best Supporting Actress, Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Meryl Streep: Awards Resume

16. Ezra Edelman

Producer | O.J.: Made in America

Ezra Edelman is a producer and director, known for O.J.: Made in America (2016), Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (2010) and Brooklyn Dodgers: The Ghosts of Flatbush (2007).

Emmy Nom: Best Documentary or Nonfiction Special, 13th (2016)

Oscar Winner: Best Feature Documentary, O.J.: Made in America (2016)

Erza Edelman: Awards Resume

17. Jane Fonda

Actress | Klute

Born in New York City to legendary screen star Henry Fonda and Ontario-born New York socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw, Jane Seymour Fonda was destined early to an uncommon and influential life in the limelight. Although she initially showed little inclination to follow her father's trade, she was ...

Emmy Nom: Best Lead Actress-Comedy Series, Grace and Frankie (2015)

Oscar Winner: Best Lead Actress, Coming Home (1978)
and Best Lead Actress, Klute (1971)

Jane Fonda: Awards Resume

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