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2022 Oscar Winners: Ariana DeBose, “Dune” and more

by Stewart Cole

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Jane Campion could do a new part in the history of the Oscars. “CODA”, once an outsider, could defy first expectations and win the top award in Hollywood. And a British star could win the Best Actor award for his role as an American cowboy – if an American star does not win it to play a Shakespearean Scottish sinful king. (Although everyone will have a hard time overcoming Will Smith, a king in their own way.)

The 94th Academy Awards kicked off at 8 p.m. Sunday EST at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Eight categories were awarded in a smaller event before the show. This year ‘s awards recognize films that were released from March 1 to December 31, 2021. Hosts are Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes.

Nominations for Best Picture are “Belfast”, “CODA”, “Don’t Look Up”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Nightmare Alley”, ” The Power of the Dog “and” West Side Story “. New York Times’s season’s columnist Kyle Buchanan believes the top prize will be a showdown between “Dog Power”, which has long been a favorite and is the movie with the most nominations of the night (received 12 ). and “CODA”, a smaller-scale drama that has momentum since the victories of the guilds of actors, writers and producers. Campion, Steven Spielberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Kenneth Branagh will compete for the directorial award. Cambion is the favorite, and a victory for her would make this year the first time that the Oscar for best director has gone to women twice in a row. (Chloé Zhao won “Nomadland” last year; Campion has already made history as the first woman to be nominated twice for Best Director.)

In the Best Actor category, Smith, who is the favorite for his starring role in “King Richard”, is next to Denzel Washington (for “The Macbeth Tragedy”), Benedict Cumberbatch (for his role as ungrateful Cowboys in “The Power of the Dog”), Javier Bardem and Andrew Garfield. The Best Actress race, perhaps the most open of the top categories, is between Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Kristen Stewart.

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