Oscar nominations announced Tuesday

94th Academy Awards to be held March 27 with several films projected to win multiples



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Charlize Harding, Staff Writer

The nomination announcement for the 94th Academy Awards  was held Tuesday and hosted by actor Leslie Jordan, and fans have been caught by surprise by some of the category nominations.
In the “Best Picture” category, the nominations are:

“Belfast,” producers: Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas

“CODA,” producers: Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger

“Don’t Look Up,” producers: Adam McKay and Kevin Messick

“Drive My Car,” producer: Teruhisa Yamamoto

“Dune,” producers: Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter

“King Richard,” producers: Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith

“Licorice Pizza,” producers: Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson

“Nightmare Alley,” producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper

“The Power of the Dog,” producers: Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman , Iain Canning and Roger Frappier

“West Side Story,” producers: Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger

In the “Best Director” category, the nominations are:

Kenneth Branagh from “Belfast”

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi from “Drive My Car”

Paul Thomas Anderson from “Licorice Pizza”

Jane Campion from “The Power of the Dog”

Steven Spielberg from “West Side Story”

In the “Best Lead Actor” category, the nominations are:

Javier Bardem from “Being the Ricardos”

Benedict Cumberbatch from “The Power of the Dog”

Andrew Garfield from “Tick, Tick… Boom!”

Will Smith from “King Richard”

Denzel Washington from “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

In the “Best Lead Actress” category, the nominations are:

Jessica Chastain from “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Olivia Colman from “The Lost Daughter”

Penélope Cruz from “Parallel Mothers”

Nicole Kidman from “Being the Ricardos”

Kristen Stewart from “Spencer”

In the “Best Supporting Actor” category, the nominations are:

Ciarán Hinds from “Belfast”

Troy Kotsur from “CODA”

Jesse Plemons from “The Power of the Dog”

J.K. Simmons from “Being the Ricardos”

Kodi Smit-McPhee from “The Power of the Dog”

In the “Best Supporting Actress” category, the nominations are:

Jessie Buckley from “The Lost Daughter”

Ariana DeBose from “West Side Story”

Judi Dench from “Belfast”

Kirsten Dunst from “The Power of the Dog”

Aunjanue Ellis from “King Richard”

In the “Best Adapted Screenplay” category, the nominations are:

“CODA,” screenplay done by Siân Heder

“Drive My Car,” screenplay done by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

“Dune,” screenplay done by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth

“The Lost Daughter,” written by Maggie Gyllenhaal

“The Power of the Dog,” written by Jane Campion

In the “Best Original Screenplay” category, the nominations are:

“Belfast,” written by Kenneth Branagh

“Don’t Look Up,” screenplay by Adamn Mckay; story by Adam Mckay and David Sirota

“King Richard,” written by Zach Baylin

“Licorice Pizza,” written by Paul Thomas Anderson

“The Worst Person in the World,” written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

In the “Best Cinematography” category, the nominations are:

Greig Fraser, “Dune”

Dan Laustsen, “Nightmare Alley”

Ari Wegner, “The Power of the Dog”

Bruno Delbonnel, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Janusz Kaminski, “West Side Story”

In the “Best Animated Feature Film” category, the nominations are:

“Encanto,” Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer

“Flee,” Jonas Pher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge, Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

“Luca,” Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines,” Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albercht

“Raya and the Last Dragon,” Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

In the “Best Animated Short Film” category, the nominations are:

“Affairs of the Art,” Joanna Quinn and Les Mills

“Bestia,” Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz

“Boxballet,” Anton Dyakov

“Robin Robin,” Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

“The Windshield Wiper,” Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

In the “Best Costume Design” category, the nominations are:

Jenny Beavan, “Cruella”

Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran, “Cyrano”

Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan, “Dune”

Luis Sequeira “Nightmare Alley”

Paul Tazewell, “West Side Story”

In the “Best Original Score” category, the nominations are:

Nicholas Britell, “Don’t Look Up”

Hans Zimmer, “Dune”

Germaine Franco, “Encanto”

Alberto Iglesias, “Parallel Mothers”

Jonny Greenwood, “The Power of the Dog”

In the “Best Sound” category, the nominations are:

“Belfast,” Denise Yarde, Simon Chasse, James Mather and Niv Adiri

“Dune,” Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett

“No Time to Die,” Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor

“The Power of the Dog,” Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb

“West Side Story,” Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

In the “Best Original Song” category, the nominations are:

“Be Alive” from “King Richard,” music and lyrics done by Dixson and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Dos Orguitas” from “Encanto” music and lyric done by Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down To Joy” from “Belfast,” music and lyric done by Van Morrison

“No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die,” music and lyric done by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days,” music and lyric done by Diane Warren

In the “Best Documentary Feature” category, the nominations are:

“Ascension,” Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell

“Attica,” Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry

“Flee,” Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

“Summer of Soul(…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robbery Fyvolent and David Dinerstein

“Writing With Fire,” Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

In the “Best Documentary Short Subject” category, the nominations are:

“Audible,” Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean

“Lead Me Home,” Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk

“The Queen of Basketball,” Ben Proudfoot

“Three Songs for Benazir,” Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei

“When We Were Bullies,” Jay Rosenblatt

In the “Best Film Editing” category, the following have been nominated:

Hank Corwin, “Don’t Look Up”

Joe Walker, “Dune”

Pamela Martin, “King Richard”

Pete Sciberras, “The Power of the Dog”

Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum, “Tick, Tick… Boom!”

In the “Best International Feature Film” category, nominations are:

“Drive My Car,” Japan

“Flee,” Denmark

“The Hand of God,” Italy

“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom,” Bhutan

“The Worst Person in the World,” Norway

In the “Best Makeup and Hairstyling” category, the nominations are:

“Coming 2 America,” Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer

“Cruella,” Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon

“Dune,” Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh

“House of Gucci,” Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

In the “Best Product Design” category, the nominations are:

Production design: Patrice Vermette; set decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos, “Dune”

Production design: Tamara Deverell; set decoration: Shane Vieau, “Nightmare Alley”

Production design: Grant Major; set decoration: Amber Richards, “The Power of the Dog”

Production design: Stefan Dechant; set decoration: Nancy Haigh, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Production design: Adam Stockhausen; set decoration: Rena DeAngelo, “West Side Story”

In the “Best Visual Effects” category, the nominations are:

“Dune,” Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer

“Free Guy,” Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaizidis and Dan Sudick

“No Time to Die,” Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” Christopher Townsend, Joe Farell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver

“Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick


In the “Best Live Action Short Film” category, the nominations are:

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run,” Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger

“The Dress,” Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki

“On My Mind,” Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson

“Please Hold,” K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

Some have been shocked, to say the least, by some of these nominations.

The film, “The Power of the Dog,” dominated the list with 12 nominations whereas “Dune” only has 10.

Another nomination that rattled fans is “Tick, Tick… Boom!” Some had expected this musical to be nominated more than twice. That being said, it was no surprise that Andrew Garfield was nominated for his role in it.

The Academy Awards will be held on March 27, hosted by veteran director Glenn Weiss at 8 p.m. The Oscars will be televised live on ABC and can be streamed on www.oscar.com, www.oscars.org, the Academy’s Twitter, YouTube and Facebook accounts.

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