Yalitza Aparicio
Nominated for: Best Actress, Roma

What's next: TBD

Breakout star Yalitza Aparicio was cast in Alfonso Cuarón's acclaimed Netflix drama despite never having acted before. Her captivating and powerful performance as Cleo, a live-in housekeeper to a middle-class family, earned her a historic Oscar nomination for Best Actress — she's the only Indigenous woman ever to receive the nod. Aparicio currently has no upcoming projects slated, but that's sure to change, especially if she decides to continue acting.