Live Poll: Oscars 2020 — Biggest Veteran New Category Splash?

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Which of these select prior Oscar nominees who secured a first-time nomination in a new category made the biggest splash with their 2020 Oscar nomination?

See the partial list of Oscar-nominated veterans making a foray into a new category here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls093895446/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/xTu0me0MmD0/


Robert De Niro The Irishman Robert De Niro
Best Film (producing), The Irishman
First Oscar nomination for Robert De Niro of TriBeCa Productions in the producing category. He was previously nominated in the acting categories for Silver Linings Playbook, Cape Fear, Awakenings, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver, and The Godfather: Part II.

Quentin Tarantino Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino
Best Film (producing), Once Upon a Time ...in Hollywood
First Oscar nomination for Quentin Tarantino of A Band Apart Productions in the producing category. He was previously nominated in the directing category for Inglourious Basterds, and Pulp Fiction, as well as, in the writing category for Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, and Pulp Fiction.

Sam Mendes 1917 Sam Mendes
Best Film (producing), 1917 Best Original Screenplay, 1917
First Oscar nominations for Sam Mendes of Neal Street Productions in the producing and writing categories. He was previously nominated in the Best Director category for American Beauty.

Tom Hanks A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Tom Hanks
Best Supporting Actor, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
First Oscar-nomination for Tom Hanks in the Best Supporting Actor category. He was previously nominated in the Best Actor category for Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Philadelphia and Big.

Todd Phillips Joker Todd Phillips
Best Director, Joker Best Film (producing), Joker
First Oscar nominations for Todd Phillips of Joint Effort Productions in the directing and producing categories. He was previously nominated in the Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay category for Borat.

Taika Waititi Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi
Best Film (producing), Jojo Rabbit Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, Jojo Rabbit
First Oscar nominations for Taika Waititi of Hungry Man Productions in the writing and producing categories. He was previously nominated in the short film category for Two Cars, One Night.

Adam Driver Marriage Story Adam Driver
Best Lead Actor, Marriage Story
First Oscar-nomination for Adam Driver in the Best Actor category. He was previously nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for BlacKkKlansman.

Noah Baumbach Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
Best Film (producing), Marriage Story
First Oscar-nomination for Noah Baumbach in the producing category. He was previously nominated in the writing category for The Squid and the Whale.

Margot Robbie Bombshell Margot Robbie
Best Supporting Actress, Bombshell
First Oscar-nomination for Margot Robbie in the Best Supporting Actress category. She was previously nominated in the Best Actress category for I, Toyna.

James Mangold Ford v Ferrari James Mangold
Best Film (producing), Ford v Ferrari
First Oscar-nomination for James Mangold in the producing category. He was previously nominated in the writing category for Logan.
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Todd Phillips, I guess. It isn't easy to break into Best Director.
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Please correct a typo in #9: Best Actress category for I, Tonya.
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