2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

Shows like 'American Horror Story' and 'Downton Abbey' have developed some real talent.

2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars
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Isn't it fun when you recognize a TV star in a major motion picture? Everyone and their mother loves to play the "Wasn't he in ____?" game in front of the TV. In the old days, making the transiton from the small to big screen meant a major career bump. Now, it's still a big deal. But a lot of TV shows have caught up to film—writing-wise— so you see more crossover. TV actors really need to be able to act these days. So it's with little surprise we were able to spot a handful of TV stars in Oscar-nominated films in 2014. Here they are in no particular order:

  • 1

    Finn Wittrock

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: Unbroken
    Where you've seen him: American Horror Story

  • 2

    Luke Grimes

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: American Sniper
    Where you've seen him: True Blood

  • 3

    Jeremy Strong

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: The Judge
    Where you've seen him: The Good Wife

  • 4

    Thomas Sadoski

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: Wild
    Where you've seen him: The Newsroom

  • 5

    Melissa Benoist

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: Whiplash
    Where you've seen her: Glee

  • 6

    James Corden

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: Into the Woods
    Where you've seen him: The Wrong Mans (and soon, on The Late Late Show with James Corden)

  • 7

    Allen Leech

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: The Imitation Game
    Where you've seen him: Downton Abbey

  • 8

    Katherine Waterston

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: Inherent Vice
    Where you've seen her: Boardwalk Empire

  • 9

    Harry Lloyd

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: The Theory of Everything
    Where you've seen him: Game of Thrones

  • 10

    Isobelle Molloy

    2015 Oscar Movies Featuring Your Favorite TV Stars

    Appears in: Maleficent
    Where you've seen her: EastEnders

Managing Editor, Zimbio — entertainment writer, critic, and reporter since 2011. Bay Area. Origin: Shark City.
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