“The Power of the Dog” Leads the Oscar Nominees

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Nominees for the 94th Academy Awards were announced yesterday, and as usual, it’s going to be a battle of movies you mostly haven’t seen.

“The Power of the Dog” leads the pack with 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Kirsten Dunst, and Best Supporting actor for her real-life husband Jesse Plemons.

“Dune” followed with 10 nods, including Best Picture. But other than that, it’s pretty much just up for technical awards.

Some first-time nominees include Dunst and Plemons, and Kristen Stewart for “Spencer”.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson got his first nomination for producing the documentary “Summer of Soul” . . . and Beyoncé got hers for the song “Be Alive” from the movie “King Richard”.

Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell are also first-timers for the theme to the Bond flick “No Time to Die”.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is up for Best Original song for “Dos Oruguitas” from the animated film “Encanto”, and if he wins, he’ll have the EGOT.

This year’s snubs included Lady Gaga and pretty much everyone involved in “House of Gucci”. . . which only got one nomination for Makeup and Hairstyling.

The Aretha Franklin movie “Respect” got shut out, even though some people expected to see Jennifer Hudson’s name in the mix.

“Licorice Pizza” and “Nightmare Alley” were both nominated for Best Picture, but neither movie saw its actors recognized.

And “Being the Ricardos” failed to get a Best Picture nod, even though Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem were both nominated for playing Lucy and Ricky.

Steven Spielberg didn’t get snubbed. He’s up for Best Director for “West Side Story”, making him the first director to be nominated across SIX DECADES. He’s been nominated eight times in all, and won twice.

Speaking of “West Side Story”, Ariana DeBose is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for playing Anita. Rita Moreno WON the Oscar in 1962 for playing that role in the original.

The Oscars will air on Sunday, March 27th on ABC. There WILL be a host this year, but he, she, or THEY haven’t been announced yet.

Check out the nominees . . .

Best Picture:

“Belfast”

“Coda”

“Don’t Look Up”

“Drive My Car”

“Dune”

“King Richard”

“Licorice Pizza”

“Nightmare Alley”

“The Power of the Dog”

“West Side Story”

Best Animated Feature Film:

“Encanto”

“Flee”

“Luca”

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best Director:

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”

Best Actor:

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:

Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter”

Penelope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers”

Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”

Best Supporting Actor:

Ciaran Hinds, “Belfast”

Troy Kotsur, “Coda”

Jesse Plemons, “The Power of the Dog”

J.K. Simmons, “Being the Ricardos”

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

Best Supporting Actress:

Jessie Buckley, “The Lost Daughter”

Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”

Judi Dench, “Belfast”

Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”

Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”

Best Documentary Feature:

“Ascension”

“Attica”

“Flee ”

“Summer of Soul”

“Writing with Fire”

Best Documentary (Short Subject):

“Audible”

“Lead Me Home”

“The Queen of Basketball”

“Three Songs for Benazir”

“When We Were Bullies”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

“Coda”

“Drive My Car”

“Dune”

“The Lost Daughter”

“The Power of the Dog”

Best Original Screenplay:

“Belfast”

“Don’t Look Up”

“King Richard”

“Licorice Pizza”

“The Worst Person in the World”

Best International Film:

“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)

Best Film Editing:

“Don’t Look Up”

“Dune”

“King Richard”

“The Power of the Dog”

“tick, tick . . . BOOM!”

Best Costume Design:

“Cruella”

“Cyrano”

“Dune”

“Nightmare Alley”

“West Side Story”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

“Coming 2 America”

“Cruella”

“Dune”

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

“House of Gucci”

Best Visual Effects:

“Dune”

“Free Guy”

“No Time to Die”

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the 10 Rings”

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”

Best Sound:

“Belfast”

“Dune”

“No Time to Die”

“The Power of the Dog”

“West Side Story”

Best Production Design:

“Dune”

“Nightmare Alley”

“The Power of the Dog”

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

“West Side Story”

Best Cinematography:

“Dune”

“Nightmare Alley”

“The Power of the Dog”

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

“West Side Story”

Best Original Score:

“Don’t Look Up”

“Dune”

“Encanto”

“Parallel Mothers”

“The Power of the Dog”

Best Original Song:

“Be Alive” (by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter). . . from “King Richard”

“Dos Oruguitas” (by Lin-Manuel Miranda) . . . from “Encanto”

“Down to Joy” (by Van Morrison) . . . from “Belfast”

“No Time to Die” (by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell) . . . from “No Time to Die”

“Somehow You Do” (by Diane Warren) . . . from “Four Good Days”

Best Short Film (Animated):

“Affairs of the Heart”

“Bestia”

“Boxballot”

“Robin Robin”

“The Windshield Wiper”

Best Short Film (Live Action):

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”

“The Dress”

“The Long Goodbye”

“On My Mind”

“Please Hold”

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