Music Stars and the Academy Awards

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Will Smith (Nominated)

These days, most people probably think of Will Smith more as an actor than a rapper, and it’s in large part thanks to performances like the two he gave in his Oscar-nominated roles. Each time, the nomination came in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role category, with 2002’s Ali and 2007’s Pursuit of Happyness, respectively. 

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