Oscar 2005: Acting Nominations–First Timers Dominate Four Categories

In 2005, of the 20 actors nominated for Oscars in the four categories, 14 thespians (70 percent) were first-timers.

Best Actors: 4 of the 5

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Heath Ledger, David Strathairn

Best Actress: 3 of the 5

Felicity Huffman, Keira Knightley, Reese Witherspoon

Supporting Actor: 4 of the 5

George Clooney, Matt Dillon, Paul Giamatti, Jake Gyllenhaal

Supporting Actress: 3 of the 5

Amy Adams, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams