Oscars 2016: Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list of highest paid nominees
Jennifer Lawrence is not only the youngest person to garner four Academy Award nominations — she’s also the most bankable.
Ahead of Sunday’s Academy Awards, Forbes noted that Lawrence is this year’s highest paid Oscar nominee, pulling in an estimated $52 million pre-tax between June 2014 and June 2015 and putting her in the top spot on the publication’s annual list of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood.
Lawrence, nominated for her role in Joy, is competing in the Best Actress category against Cate Blanchett (Carol), Saoirse Ronan (Brookyln), Brie Larson (Room), and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years). None of Lawrence’s fellow nominees, or the five nominees in the supporting actress category (Rooney Mara, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Rachel McAdams, and Jennifer Jason Leigh), hit the $6 million cut-off to make the annual list, Forbes notes.
Sandra Bullock, who received an Oscar nomination for 2014’s Gravity, was the last actress to rank at the top of Forbes’ list while scoring a nod from the Academy. But Forbes notes that Lawrence’s distinction is different, as she ranked at the top of the list before landing her Oscar nod for Joy. And while Lawrence is theoretically outranked overall by Avengers star Robert Downey Jr., who brought in $80 million pre-tax for the year, the actor is not nominated for this year’s Academy Awards, which makes Lawrence the highest paid nominee of the season.