The nominations were revealed this afternoon by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan after months of speculation about who will – and won’t – make the cut.
Here’s everything we learned from today’s announcement.
Who has been nominated for the 64th Academy Awards?
The full list of nominees is as follows (this will be updated as the nominees are announced):
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Ryūsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!
Will Smith-King Richard
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog
JK Simmons – Being the Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
The Worst Person in the World
Best Animated Feature Film
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Best Music (Original Song)
“Be Alive” (King Richard)
“Two Caterpillars” (Charm)
Down to Joy (Belfast)
“No Time to Die”
“Somehow You Do” (Four Good Days)
Best International Feature
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World
Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Wing Kachuu – Take and Run
Best Music (Original Score)
Which films have received the most nominations?
Jane Campion’s western The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, leads the pack with 12 nominations.
Denis Villenauve’s sci-fi epic Dune closely follows with 10 nods, while Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story are tied with seven each.
Are there any notable snubs?
The big loser is the divisive (to say the least) House of Gucci which failed to live up to initial hype – with Lady Gaga a particularly notable absence.
In the Best Picture category, Tick…Tick…Boom! would appear to be unlucky to miss out on the likes of King Richard, Drive My Car, and Don’t Look Up.
Meanwhile, nine-time nominated Bradley Cooper plays a major role in two of the Best Picture nominees – Licorice Pizza and Nightmare Alley – but has failed to convert either into a solo nomination.
And Denis Villeneuve missed out on an expected Best Director nod, beaten to the shortlist by the director of the favorite for Best International feature, Drive My Car’s Ryusuke Hamaguchi.
When will the winners be announced at the Oscars awards ceremony?
The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 27, live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood at 5pm local time – meaning it will start at 1am UK time.
The host of the ceremony has yet to be announced and it is expected it will last around three hours.
The Oscars are usually screened live for UK viewers on Sky Cinema and Now TV.
Who are the favourites?
Jane Campion’s Power of the Dog is favorite for both Best Picture and Best Director, although Belfast has some momentum and shouldn’t be discounted.
The Best Actor trophy seems destined to be claimed by Will Smith for King Richard, while Best Actress seems to be a three-way shootout between early favorite Kristen Stewart, Nicole Kidman and Olivia Coleman.
Kenneth Branagh should provide some British success in the Best Original Screenplay category.
Who are ‘The Academy’?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is made up of more than 10,000 members who are artists, filmmakers, and executives working in film.
These members vote for the eventual winners of the Oscars each year, while the Academy also supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
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