The Best Actress nominees are: Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”; Olivia Colman, “The Lost Girl”; Penelope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers”; Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”; Kristen Stewart, ‘Spencer’
This year’s Oscar nominees have been announced.
The Best Picture nominees are: “Belfast”; “CODA”; “Don’t look up”; “Driving my car”; “Dunes”; “King Richard”; “Licorice Pizza”; “Alley of Nightmares”; “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story”.
The Best Actress nominees are: Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”; Olivia Colman, “The Lost Girl”; Penelope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers”; Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”; Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”.
The nominees for Best Actor are: Will Smith, “King Richard”; Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog” and Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick. Boom!” and Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”.
The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are: Jessie Buckley, “The Lost Daughter”; Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”; Judi Dench, “Belfast”; Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog” and Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”.
The nominees for Best Supporting Actor are: Ciaran Hinds, ‘Belfast’; Troy Kotsur, “CODA”; Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”; Jesse Plemons, “The Power of the Dog” and JK Simmons, “Being the Ricardos”.
Actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan read the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards live on multiple platforms, including Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the academy’s social media accounts, and on “Good Morning America” from ABC.
The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: ‘Encanto’; “To flee”; “Luca”; “The Mitchells vs. the Machines” and “Raya and the Last Dragon”.
The documentary feature nominees are: “Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”; “To flee”; “Attica”; “Ascension” and “Writing with Fire”.
The nominees for Best Director are: Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza”; Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”; Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”; Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story” and Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”.
The nominees for Best Original Score are: “Don’t Look Up”; “Dunes”; “Delighted” ; “Parallel Mothers” and “The Power of the Dog”.
The costume design nominees are: “Cruella”; “Cyrano” ; “Dunes”; “Alley of Nightmares”; “West Side Story.”
The nominees for the original screenplay are: “Belfast”; “Don’t look up”; “King Richard”; “Licorice Pizza” and “The Worst Person in the World”.
The Adapted Screenplay nominees are: “CODA”; “Driving my car”; “Dunes”; “The Lost Girl”; and “The Power of the Dog”.
A largely virtual awards season has added some unpredictability to this year’s nominations, which are happening later than usual. To make way for the Olympics, the Oscars will be held on March 27 and will return to their usual venue, the Dolby Theatre.
Pulling movies released in multiple ways, these Oscar nominations reflect a tumultuous pandemic year for Hollywood that began with the closure of many theaters and ended with the box office records of “Spider-Man: No Way Home from Sony Pictures.
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In the meantime, much of the movie industry’s normal pace has been transformed as studios push some of the year’s biggest movies to streaming services in a bid to attract subscribers. Movies like “Dune” (over its director’s objections), “Luca” and Pixar’s “King Richard” were among those that went straight into homes.
As Covid-19 cases have increased over the past two months due to the omicron variant, much of the Oscars season has also gone virtual. Last year, the pandemic led the academy to hold a delayed Oscars at a socially distanced ceremony at Union Station in Los Angeles. Ratings dropped to a record low of 9.85 million viewers.
This year, the academy has yet to make any plans for its show, except that it will include a host for the first time since 2018. For better or worse, the Oscars will also be without their usual introduction. The Golden Globes in January were an untelevised non-event after NBC said it would not air them in 2022 while Hollywood’s beleaguered foreign press reformed after criticism over ethics and diversity.
Other changes were more subtle but potentially impactful. For the first time, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ruled out print DVD screens for its members, who could instead watch submissions on the academy’s streaming platform.