The Academy Awards show is widely considered to be the most prestigious ceremony in Hollywood. Every year, the Academy recognizes the best creative minds the film industry has to offer, and those who are lucky enough to nab a nomination in the acting categories often go on to become some of the world's biggest stars.
Regardless of who takes home the coveted statue, all nominees often become fixtures in Hollywood. That means you'll be seeing a lot more of these faces and learning many of the details about their lives – including what kind of cars they're driving. Answer Financial got a head start on this by digging up the vehicle choices for this year's nominees.
Celebrities love luxury
If there's one thing many of this year's Oscar nominees love, it's their luxury cars. That's especially true among the individuals in the Best Actor category. Frontrunners Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton, who have been nominated for their roles in "The Theory of Everything" and "Birdman," respectively, are fans of Audi. Redmayne was seen in a silver Audi Q7 SUV, while Keaton – a former cab driver – now gets behind the wheel of an Audi S4.
These actors may be the favorites in their race, but they still have to beat out competitors Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell and Benedict Cumberbatch. Cooper, nominated for his performance in "American Sniper," regularly drives a Mercedes G55 Wagon, while Carell, who received a nod for his role in "Foxcatcher," was previously spotted driving a Porsche.
Few low-key rides
Not every nominee chooses to get behind the wheel of a high-priced vehicle. Julianne Moore, who is the heavy favorite to win the prize for Best Actress thanks to her emotional performance in "Still Alice," prefers to drive a Toyota Prius. That's a far cry from some of her fellow nominees. Reese Witherspoon, who turned heads in "Wild," drives a Lexus RX, while "Two Days One Night" star Marion Cotillard owns a Jaguar XF. Rosamund Pike has similar taste. The "Gone Girl" actress has been seen in a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, according to Answer Financial.
Even if you can't afford the same expensive vehicles the stars have, you can still make sure you're driving a quality automobile. Not sure where to begin? Head to New Jersey State Auto Auction. The lot is home to hundreds of Carfax-certified used cars, and one of these vehicles could be the right investment for you.