Oscars 2016

From Bryan Cranston to the Weeknd: Oscar First-timers to Watch Out For

These first-time Oscar nominees – including such Hollywood fixtures as Rachel McAdams and Bryan Cranston – are the ones to watch at this year's awards ceremony

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH

One of the most beloved film actresses, with memorable roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Last Exit to Brooklyn and Margot at the Wedding, 54-year-old Leigh has been long overdue for an Oscar nom. The actress is up for her role as an Old West criminal in The Hateful Eight. "I did not expect, at this time of my life, to make a film with Quentin Tarantino and make a film that was that revelatory for me as an actor," she told Entertainment Weekly.