Daniel Day-Lewis received the Best Actor Oscar in 2012 for his spot on performance in the movie Lincoln. Of the twenty Best Actor/Actress, Best Supporting Actor/Actress nominees for 2012 fourteen were from the U.S. five were from New York, three California, one each from Pennsylvania, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and one born in Italy while parents were stationed there.
The Best Actor Recipient/Nominee Academy List was the same as the SAG List except that Joaquin Phoenix was on the Academy List and John Hawkes was on the SAG List. Best Supporting Actor Recipient/Nominee Academy List was different from the SAG List. Christopher Waltz received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar but was not on the SAG List-Javier Bardem was on the SAG List. Tommy Lee Jones received the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor. The Best Actress Recipient/Nominee Academy List was the same except that Emmanuelle Riva was on the Academy List and Marion Cotillard was on the SAG List. The Best Supporting Actress Recipient/Nominee Academy List was different from the SAG list in that Maggie Smith and Nicole Kidman were on the SAG List and Amy Adams and Jackie Weaver were on the Academy List.
Six Degrees to Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
Daniel Day Lewis worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2002 movie Gangs of New York. Leonardo DiCaprio worked with 2012 Best Actress Nominee Naomi Watts in the 2011 movie J Edgar. Naomi Watts worked with 2012 Best Actor Nominee Hugh Jackman in the 2013 film Movie 43. Hugh Jackman worked with Terrence Howard in the 2013 movie Prisoners. Terrence Howard worked with Jamie Foxx in the 2004 movie Ray. Jamie Foxx worked with Best Actor Nominee 2012 Bradley Cooper in the 2010 movie Valentine’s Day. Bradley Cooper worked with Best Actress 2012 Jennifer Lawrence in the 2012 movie Silver Linings Playbook. Jennifer Lawrence worked with Robert DeNiro in the 2012 movie Silver Linings Playbook. Robert DeNiro worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1993 movie This Boy’s Life.
Emmanuel Riva Best Actress Nominee 2012 worked with Isabelle Huppert in the 2012 movie Amour. Isabelle Huppert worked with 2012 Best Actress Nominee Jessica Chastain in the 2013 movie The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her. Jessica Chastain worked with Chiwetel Ejifor in the 2015 movie The Martian. Chiwetel Ejifor worked with 2012 Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis in the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. Quvenzhané Wallis worked with Michael Fassbender in the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. Michael Fassbender worked with Kate Winslet in the 2015 movie Steve Jobs. Kate Winslet worked with 2012 Best Actor Nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the 2000 movie Quills. Joaquin Phoenix worked with Mark Wahlberg in the 2007 movie We Own the Night. Mark Wahlberg worked with 2012 Best Actor Nominee Denzel Washington in the 2013 movie Two Guns. Denzel Washington worked with Samuel L. Jackson in the 1990 movie Mo’ Better Blues. Samuel L. Jackson worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2012 movie Django Unchained.