Never Too Late: The 10 Oldest First-Time Oscar Nominees of All Time

Never Too Late: The 10 Oldest First-Time Oscar Nominees of All Time
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Winning an Academy Award is one of the best things that can happen to a Hollywood actor, and sometimes talented performers are able to achieve this ultimate goal early in their careers, continuing to star in movies and shows under the prestigious moniker of "Academy Award Nominee."

However, sometimes great actors have to wait their entire careers to find themselves on the Oscar red carpet, because despite their long and prolific work, the academy has simply not noticed their careers.

Here are the 10 oldest first-time Oscar nominees, ranked by age:

Yes, it's shocking that iconic actors like Jonathan Pryce, Bill Nighy, and Christopher Plummer didn't receive an Oscar nomination until they were in their 70s, which sounds incredibly unfair, especially considering how prolific their careers were decades before the academy decided to nominate them.

Thankfully, all of the wonderful performers on this list have been recognized for their outstanding careers with Oscar nominations, and some of them have even managed to take home the golden statuette.

After all, older actors are just as talented and dedicated to their craft as younger ones, and if the material is right for their talents, they can easily prove all the naysayers wrong and eventually earn an Oscar nomination.

The Oscars 2024 will be held Sunday, March 10, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event is to start at 7 p.m. EST.