The five nominees grossed less than half of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
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The five highest paid actors nominated for this year's Oscars have raised a total of $ 41 million in the last 12 months - less than half of the $ 87,5 million won by actor Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) last year. Of these, Viola Davis entered the list of the highest paid actresses, thanks to her TV role in How To Get Away With Murder, not her candidacy for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
The highest paid Oscar nominee, Sacha Baron Cohen, bridges the gap between commercially popular films and films that are considered remarkable. He is nominated for two awards: The first is for his role as political activist Abbie Hoffman in the drama The Trial of Chicago 7, and the other is the screenplay for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, a sequel to the successful 2006 comedy Borat, of which Amazon earned more than $ 70 million.
The statuettes he claims for the two films may be the same, but the same does not apply to the money he earned from them: He earned about $ 20 million for the sequel to Borat and $ 1 million for his role in The Trial of the Chicago 7. The profit gap between the two films shows the direction the film industry has taken for decades: Make a blockbuster film for a lot of money or a prestige film for art. In rare cases, as in the case of Borat films, these two options overlap.
An Oscar is often a combination of publicity and prestige, which increases the chances of winning in the future. An example is Angelina Jolie, who last year was the second highest paid actress with $ 35,3 million. Prior to her award for her role in Girl, Interrupted, her participation in various films was not so profitable in terms of money and prestige. So from the Oscars until 2004, her remuneration for each role reached $ 10 million and is constantly increasing.
Here are the top five nominees for this year's Oscars:
5. Daniel Kaluuya: $ 3 million
Daniel Kaluuya is a BW Award favorite for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah. Both he and his co-star, LaKeith Stanfield, earned the same amount of money for their work on the film, but Kaluuya raised an extra amount for an XBox commercial based on his role in Get Out.
4. Glenn Close: $ 4,5 million
Although Hillbilly Elegy may have failed to be a critical favorite, as Netflix hoped, one of the film's stars, Glenn Close, managed to win an Oscar nomination. Actress and co-star Amy Adams grossed about 10% of her Netflix production budget. Also, the revenue she raised from the film Four Good Days contributed to Glenn Close.
3. Chadwick Boseman: $ 5 million
The late actor, who died at the age of 43 due to bowel cancer, won the nomination for his role in the movie Ma Rainney's Black Bottom. He was best known for his role as T'Challa in Black Panther and Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.
2. Viola Davis: $ 7 million
Davis may earn a lot from TV roles such as Annalize Keating in How to Get Away with Murder, but also from L'Oreal's advertising campaign, but she gets fewer checks for more prestigious works. Forbes estimates that she received $ 3 million for her role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, for which she is a candidate.
1. Sacha Baron Cohen: $ 22 million
Amazon grossed over $ 70 million for the borat Subsequent Moviefilm mockumentary, with actor, director and screenwriter Baron Cohen taking a big chunk of the pie.