It’s that time of year again, when Hollywood royalty don their diamonds, designer dresses and dapper tuxedos to stroll down the red carpet and answer questions about who they’re wearing and who they think will win Best Picture.
The Academy Awards, often called the Oscars, are the most important awards in Hollywood. The winners for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards will be announced on Sunday, February 9, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Let’s look at some of this year’s nominees.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been Hollywood royalty for two decades now. This year he’s nominated for best lead actor for his performance in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Leo has won about 100 various awards, including an Oscar for best lead actor in 2016.
He has enough real estate to house them all, with homes throughout southern California, New York City, and even an entire island in Belize.
He owns side by side homes in the Hollywood Hills. One home he often rents to friends and celebrities for about $70,000 per month!
The other home he seems to visit more often, but since he owns so many, he doesn’t spend much time at any one location.
He does spend a lot of time in New York, and he owns a condo in the “green” Riverhouse Condominiums, which he purchased for $8 million.
Of course, he can jet to his private island in Belize whenever New York or LA aren’t cutting it for the superstar. Since 2015, he’s been constructing an eco-friendly resort hotel, but the final completion keeps being delayed.
The Spanish heartthrob has been acting in movies since the 1980s, but this year he earned his first Academy Award nomination, for best lead actor in the movie Pain and Glory.
After his divorce from Melanie Griffith, he moved away from Hollywood, all the way to Cobham, in the United Kingdom. He lives with his girlfriend in a $3 million dollar home in the small village outside London, and he says he has found more happiness and focus there, which is more important than ever after his recent heart attack.
Anthony Hopkins has been acting for more than half a century, and has earned both critical and popular success. He’s so successful that the British actor was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1993. He has been nominated five times and won one Oscar. This year, he’s been nominated for a best supporting actor for his work in The Two Popes, which was released on Netflix.
Anthony has spent much of his time recently in California. He has a home in Malibu; however, in early 2019, the home was in real danger of falling down a cliff as a result of erosion. The home next door wasn’t so lucky, and all that’s left is a pile of rubble.
Anthony bought a new residence in late 2018. Actually, he bought two homes right next to each other, paying $12.6 million total for the pair.
Scarlet Johansson has had a banner year. Continuing to star in Avenger movies, she’s made bank. More importantly for her career, she’s been nominated for two Academy awards. She earned a nomination for best actress for her work in the film Marriage Story and best supporting actress for her work in Jojo Rabbit.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Scarlett has an affinity for New York. She has an apartment in the city, which she’s had since at least 2012.
In 2018, she bought a mansion in Palisades, New York, for about $4 million.
She has a home in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, which she bought in late 2014 for $3.9 million.
Laura Dern has been a part of Hollywood since birth, being born into an acting family. She has been starring in films since 1985. She has several Golden Globe awards and other accolades. She has received three Academy Award nominations, the third one this year for best supporting actress in the film Marriage Story.
Laura and her husband live in Los Angeles in a home they bought in 2006 for about $5.5 million from actress Lori Laughlin. The 3,800 square foot home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Kathy Bates has been around Hollywood for decades, making a name for herself in Misery in 1990 and never looking back. She won an Oscar for this breakout role, and has been nominated multiple times for awards. This year, she has been nominated for best supporting actress for her work in Richard Jewell.
She has owned the same home in Los Angeles since 2001, when she bought the eight bedroom, four bathroom home for just under $3 million. It has a spa, sun room and plenty of room for another Oscar, should she win on February 9.
These are just a few of the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards, but if any of them win, we can be sure they’ll be finding room in one of their mansions for the newest member of their family: Oscar!