The film The Power of the Dogby Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, leads the race for the 94th edition of the Oscars with 12 nominations in total, announced on Tuesday February 8 the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the prestigious awards. .
Dark and psychological Western, The Power of the Dog is notably in the running in the categories of best film, best director, best actor, best female supporting roles (Kirsten Dunst) and male. He is followed by Dunes (ten nominations), Belfast and Wis side story (seven nominations each). The Oscars will be presented on March 27 in Los Angeles.
Ten films in the running for best feature film
Kenneth Branagh is one of five nominees in the Best Director category thanks to his film Belfastimmersed in black and white in his childhood at the heart of the violence in Northern Ireland at the end of the 1960s. With seven nominations, Belfast is on par with the musical film remake West Side Story by master Steven Spielberg, also selected by the jury.
The last two nominees for the Best Director Oscar are Paul Thomas Anderson, for Licorice Pizza, and the Japanese Ryusuke Hamaguchi for Drive My Car which, although subtitled, is also present in the category of best feature film.
Blockbusters like Spider-Man: No Way Home and the last James Bond, on the other hand, failed to make a place for themselves. The red and blue superhero has to settle for a meager nomination for special effects, while Dying can wait leaves with three technical nominations. To promote diversity, the Academy of the Oscars had however this year set the number of films in the running for the best feature film at ten.
Will Smith elected, Lady Gaga disappointed
Unsurprisingly, the ever-popular Will Smith was selected for his role in The Williams Method, where he plays the coaching father of champions Serena and Venus Williams. He will find Benedict Cumberbatch, Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth), Andrew Garfield (the musical Tick, Tick… Boom!) and Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos).
Disappointment among actresses for Lady Gaga, whose film House of Gucci only has one nomination, for make-up. The lucky winners are Jessica Chastain (In the eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Kristen Stewart (spencer), Penelope Cruz (Madres Paralelas) and Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos).
the list of the main appointments
For the Best Picture Oscar: Belfast; CODA; Don’t Look Up: Cosmic Denial; Drive My Car; Dunes; The Williams Method; Licorice Pizza; Nightmare Alley; The Power of the Dog; West Side Story.
For the Best Director Oscar: Kenneth Branagh (Belfast); Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car); Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza); Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog); Steven Spielberg (West Side Story).
For the Best Actress Oscar: Jessica Chastain (In the eyes of Tammy Faye); Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) ; Penelope Cruz (Madres Paralelas); Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos); Kristen Stewart (spencer).
For the Best Actor Oscar: Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos); Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog); Andrew Garfield (Tick, tick…BOOM!); Will Smith (The Williams Method); Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth).
For the Oscar for best international film: Drive My Car (Japan); Flee (Denmark); God’s hand (Italy) ; The school at the end of the world (Bhutan); Julie (in 12 chapters) (Norway).
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Oscars 2022: “The Power of the Dog” leads the race, find all the nominations