Fleea Danish animated film telling the true story of the perilous escape of a young gay Afghan refugee to Europe, made Oscar history by being nominated in three distinct categories: best international film, best animated film and best documentary.
Flee uses drawings to tell the story of the director’s childhood friend, Jonas Poher Rasmussen, while preserving his anonymity.
“That way, he can share his story and still meet people without suffering from preconceived ideas. These people will not know his innermost secrets, his traumas.explains the author.
Some homes are more likely than others to one day have an Oscar above the fireplace in the living room, like these couples of famous artists who achieve the feat of each getting a nomination.
This year, it is the case for Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz, in the running respectively for Being the Ricardos and Madres Paralelas. This is their fourth nomination each and they have both been awarded once before.
“I’m very happy for my nomination, but it wouldn’t have made sense without his, because it wouldn’t have been a celebration, and the fact that the two arrived at the same time seems magical”commented on Tuesday Javier Bardem during a press conference in Madrid.
Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons also enter this closed club, as supporting roles this time, and are starring in the same film, The Power of the Dog. This is their first nomination for both.
Other famous couples have shared this joy in the past: Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt in 1932, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner in 1954, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1967, and Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach in 2020.
The master Steven Spielberg once again entered the legend on Tuesday: he became with his remake of West Side Story the producer with the most nominations under his belt in the Best Feature category, eleven in total.
At the same time, he picked up his eighth directorial nomination, tied with Billy Wilder and just one point behind Martin Scorsese and William Wyler.
New Zealander Jane Campion has become with The Power of the Dog the first woman to receive two Best Director Oscar nominations, 28 years later The Piano Lesson.
Record again for Kenneth Branagh, the first artist in the history of the Oscars to have been selected in seven different categories during his career, thanks to his nominations Tuesday for the best original screenplay and the best feature film. It has never been awarded an Academy Award before.
Premiere for Beyoncé and Billie Eilish
Queen of Pop Beyoncé (The Williams Method) and young prodigy Billie Eilish (Dying can wait) both earned their first Oscar nominations on Tuesday, in the Best Original Song category.
They rub shoulders with rock veteran Van Morrison (Belfast) as well as the singer-songwriter Diane Warren, for whom this is the thirteenth nomination but who has never managed to impose herself.
The game will be tight again this year in the presence of Lin-Manuel Miranda, in contention with his Spanish-speaking title Dos Oruguitas written for the Disney cartoon Encanto, the fantastic Madrigal family. Miranda holds within reach the grand slam coveted by all American artists, the famous EGOT (Emmy Award for television, Grammy Award for music, Oscar for cinema and Tony for theater).
Snub for Gaga?
The absence of a popular actress from Oscar nominations never goes unnoticed, but Lady Gaga’s was seen as the ultimate insult by her most hardcore fans.
The pop diva passed to the cinema is reputed to have devoted body and soul to her role in House of Gucci, where she plays the wife of a wealthy heir to the Italian fashion world.
” Gaga did write an 80-page biography of Patrizia, was haunted by a swarm of possessed flies, studied animals, hired a psychiatric nurse, and spoke in an Italian accent for nine months, all to get snubbed by the Oscars. »is indignant an admirer on Twitter.
Others, more mocking, questioned the finesse of the star’s interpretation in this film and made fun of the boundless energy she deployed in interviews as part of her Oscar campaign.
“If Gaga is snubbed that means she might stick to the music”rejoiced another.
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Oscars 2022: the documentary “Flee” on a gay refugee nominated three times