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How Grammys, other recent events affect Oscar race – The Hollywood Reporter

by Stewart Cole

Best actor

Coleman Domingo (Rustin)

The actor received public praise from Walter Naegle, the life partner of the late Bayard Rustin: “You have brought the spirit of Bayard to a global audience – intelligence, integrity, compassion and commitment, all driven by the joy of life ».

Best Actress

Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)

The flamboyant 37-year-old, who, for her turn as Molly in the Martin Scorsese drama, became the first Native American to be nominated for an acting Oscar, was described by The New Yorker on February 4.

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Ruffalo (Poor)

The actor and fan favorite who is nominated for an Oscar for the fourth time (his previous nominations were for You can count on me, The kids are fine and Foxcatcher) will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 8.

Best Original Score


Ludwig Göransson's score won for Visual Media Soundtrack Album at the Grammys on February 4, beating out his Black Panther: Wakanda Forever scores and another 2024 Oscar contender, John Williams Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Best Original Song

“Why was I made?” Barbie

The Billie Eilish and Finneas tune won Grammys for Song of the Year (beating, among others, Dua Lipa's “Dance the Night” from the same film) and Best Song Written for Visual Media (“I'm Just Ken” and “Dance the Night” were also nominated).

Best Documentary Short

Nai Nai & Wài Pó

Disney+ held a Lunar New Year celebration for the Los Angeles premiere of Sean Wang's portrait of his Chinese immigrant grandparents. The 17-minute short film previously won the 2023 Documentary Short Award at AFI Fest.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 7 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to register.

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