Genre Geeks: 10 Actors in Upcoming Sci-Fi/Horror Films Hoping for Oscar Attention

Every year a slew of award-worthy performances in genre movies go unrecognized, primarily from notable actors attempting to challenge their craft. Studios small and grandiose even incorporate their stars’ radical transformations into their respective marketing campaigns.

A concerted effort is put forth by all, and yet the Academy doesn’t budge for recognition’s sake. Hoping to enlighten the skeptics are ten actors who have yet to cross that Oscar-nomination bridge. Below you’ll find an assembly containing a mix of veterans, recent breakthrough performers and seasoned artists rearing for a comeback.

10Rosa Salazar for “Alita: Battle Angel”

9Kimberly Elise for “Ad Astra”

8Linda Cardellini for “The Curse of La Llorona”

7Winston Duke for “Us”

6John Goodman for “Captive State”

5Bill Skarsgård for “It: Chapter 2”

4Chris Evans for “Avengers: Endgame”

3Daisy Ridley in “Star Wars: Episode IX”

2Tessa Thompson in “Men In Black: International”

1David Oyelowo for “Relive”