2017 Oscar nominations are out, which means it’s time for the nominees' secrets and scandals to be exposed! Click through to find out what Hollywood’s most esteemed actors don’t want you to know!
Mel Gibson: Nominated for Best Director - Hacksaw Ridge
Who could forget Mel’s long rap sheet? Mel’s return to the Oscar stage is being pegged an epic comeback as the once disgraced actor has mustered through his EXTREMELY scandalous past: domestic violent claims, multiple public outbursts, including a few racist rants (all caught on tape), a DUI arrest and alcohol abuse issues. One of Mel’s most recent scandals is the birth of his ninth child from his 26-year old girlfriend! Mel’s 61. #Scandalous
Casey Affleck: Nominated for Best Actor – Manchester by the Sea
Casey’s dark secret was safe while he was just the younger brother of Ben Affleck. However, as soon as he became a possible Oscar hopeful, Casey’s shady past was exposed. RadarOnline.com reported back in December that the 41-year-old father of two was once sued by two former female employees for allegedly sexually harassing them on set.
Emma Stone: Nominated for Best Actress – La La Land
A family affair! Not only did Emma have a topless photo scandal back in 2014, but her brother, Spencer, was caught and given a citation for urinating in public in 2012.
Denzel Washington: Nominated for Best Actor – Fences
Cheater, cheater! Denzel had his fair share of cheating rumors, but when photos of him with another woman — that wasn’t his wife — were being shopped around to different publications in 2013, the rumors turned into a full-blown scandal!
Meryl Streep: Nominated for Best Actress – Florence Foster Jenkins
Streep vs. Trump. Who could forget Mr. President's tweets after Meryl’s Golden Globe acceptance speech turned into a Trump bashing? “Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes,” he tweeted. “She is a Hillary flunky who lost big.”
Hidden Figures: Nominated for Best Picture
Or should we say Hidden Fences? The name flub that was once pegged as simplyJenna Bush Hagar’s major TV mistake has become an actual ongoing scandal. On Tuesday, just hours after nominations were released, two major news outlets listed the film as Hidden Fences on their sites (Buzzfeed tweeted the incorrect name, while The Today Show published it to their site). #ThatsNotMyName
Nicole Kidman: Nominated for Best Supporting Actress -Lion
Marriage drama! Nicole and husband Keith Urban’s picture perfect marriage isn’t what it seems. Closer magazine recently reported Keith and Nicole were caught in a bitter red carpet fight during the Australian premiere of her film, Lion. Divorce rumors have also surrounded the couple for a while now as it was alleged Keith cheated on his wife last year.
Justin Timberlake: Nominated for Best Original Song - “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
Oh, Justin! It was the unauthorized voting selfie seen around the world. Justin nearly got himself arrested after taking a selfie in a voting booth. #MajorNoNo