Oscars 2022: the musical nominations – Regard en Coulisse

The list of nominations for the 94e Academy Awards ceremony (Oscars of the cinema) has just been revealed. What about musical films?

In the wake of its success at the Golden Globes, the West Side Story by Steven Spielberg is named seven times Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose, Best Sound, Best Sets, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design. The name of Rita Moreno had circulated for a time among the bookmakers, but the Academy must have considered that her role as Valentina, after all very secondary, did not justify a nomination… Even if this recent remake of the musical by Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim does not will therefore not be able to match the phenomenal score of ten statuettes of the iconic 1961 film directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, it is all the same a very good omen for this feature film of very high quality. Spielberg becomes the first director to be nominated over a period spanning six decades : since his first nomination in 1978 for Dating of the Third Kindhe has been nominated eight times and has already won the Best Director Oscar twice (Schindler’s List in 1994 and We have to save the soldier Ryan in 1999).

Already a Golden Globe winner, Andrew Garfield is nominated in the Best Actor category for his impressive portrayal of Johnathan Larson in Tick, Tick… ​​Boom! The film directed by Lin-Manuel Mirandaadapted from the almost autobiographical musical by Larson (the creator of Rent), is also in competition for the Oscar for Best Editing.

Just like the Golden Globes, Encanto is in the running in three categories: Best Animated Film, Best Film Music (Germaine Franco) and Best Original Song for “Dos oruguitas”, signed Lin-Manuel Miranda. Yet it’s another song by the same composer and lyricist that has gone viral: “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”. It must be said that we never get tired of it…

With this appointment, Lin-Manuel Miranda joins the closed club of EGOT, those who have been nominated for at least one Emmy, one Grammy, one Oscar and one Tony. Only the Oscar is missing from his list. If he wins it, he will enter the even more closed circle of EGOT winnersalongside in particular Richard Rodgers, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Andrew Lloyd Webber – they are currently sixteen strictly speaking , that is to say to have won the various statuettes in competing categories; honorific rewards are therefore excluded.

Finally, let’s note the nomination in the category Best decorations of Cyranoa musical film by Joe Wright with Peter Dinklage.

The results will be announced during the ceremony which will take place on March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

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Oscars 2022: the musical nominations – Regard en Coulisse