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‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Dune,’ ‘Belfast’ and ‘West Side Story’ lead Oscar nominations


Ariana DeBose in “West Side Story,” and Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Power of the Dog.” Both movies were nominated for best picture and DeBose was nominated for best supporting actress.

By Brooks Barnes and Nicole Sperling


The Netflix western “The Power of the Dog” was showered with 12 Oscar nominations Tuesday, the most of any movie this year, with “Dune” close behind with 10 and “West Side Story” and “Belfast” each receiving seven.


They were all nominated for best picture, a field that will have 10 slots at the 94th Academy Awards, scheduled for March 27 on ABC. The other best picture nominees are “Don’t Look Up,” “Licorice Pizza,” “CODA,” “King Richard,” “Nightmare Alley” and, in a surprise, the Japanese film “Drive My Car.”


The little-seen “Drive My Car,” an introspective drama about a widowed theater director and the young woman who drives him to rehearsals, had a strong showing, receiving four nominations in total, including one for Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi. He also surprised with an adapted screenplay nod. The nominations for the critically beloved film are illustrative of the international diversification of the Academy’s membership in recent years.


As always, Hollywood will talk as much about those who did not get nominated as those who did. Denis Villeneuve, the force behind “Dune,” was considered a lock for a directing nomination but was overlooked. Lady Gaga (“House of Gucci”) was snubbed in the best actress category. And in documentary feature, “The Rescue,” from previous Oscar winners Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin (“Free Solo”), was left out.


The Oscars have emerged as a fight between New Hollywood and Old Hollywood, with streaming services pushing hard for nominations — and thus validation in the eyes of the cinema establishment — and the cinema establishment so far holding the line. “Belfast,” “West Side Story,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Nightmare Alley,” “Dune” and “King Richard” all hail from traditional studios.


But Netflix and Apple TV+ made strong inroads.


Two Netflix films, “The Power of the Dog” and “Don’t Look Up,” made the best picture cut. Netflix was hoping to place three films in the race this year, which would have put the company on par with Miramax in its heyday. But voters denied a slot to the service’s “Tick, Tick … Boom!”


Apple TV+ came on strong, with “CODA,” a romantic drama about the only hearing member of a deaf family, giving the tech giant its first best picture nomination. “CODA” also received a nomination for Sian Heder’s screenplay and Troy Kotsur’s supporting performance. The black-and-white “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” another Apple TV+ movie, received nominations for best actor (Denzel Washington), cinematography and production design. Apple TV+ only started competing at the Oscars last year, when it got two nominations in low-profile categories (and lost).


Amazon Prime Video’s “Being the Ricardos” received three nominations, with Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman among the lead acting nominees and — in a surprise — J.K. Simmons recognized for his role as “I Love Lucy” actor William Frawley.


2022 Oscars Nominees List


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 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”

Penélope 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”


Original Screenplay

“Belfast”

“Don’t Look Up”

“King Richard”

“Licorice Pizza”

“The Worst Person in the World”


Adapted Screenplay

“CODA”

“Drive My Car”

“Dune”

“The Lost Daughter”

“The Power of the Dog”


Animated Feature

“Encanto”

“Flee”

“Luca”

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

“Raya and the Last Dragon”


Production Design

“Dune”

“Nightmare Alley”

“The Power of the Dog”

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

“West Side Story”


Costume Design

“Cruella”

“Cyrano”

“Dune”

“Nightmare Alley”

“West Side Story”


Cinematography

“Dune”

“Nightmare Alley”

“The Power of the Dog”

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

“West Side Story”


Editing

“Don’t Look Up”

“Dune”

“King Richard”

“The Power of the Dog”

“Tick, Tick … Boom!”


Makeup and Hairstyling

“Coming 2 America”

“Cruella”

“Dune”

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

“House of Gucci”


Sound

“Belfast”

“Dune”

“No Time to Die”

“The Power of the Dog”

“West Side Story”


Visual Effects

“Dune”

“Free Guy”

“No Time to Die”

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

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”


Score

“Don’t Look Up”

“Dune”

“Encanto”

“Parallel Mothers”

“The Power of the Dog”


Song

“Be Alive” (“King Richard”)

“Dos Oruguitas” (“Encanto”)

“Down to Joy” (“Belfast”)

“No Time To Die” (“No Time to Die”)

“Somehow You Do” (“Four Good Days”)


Documentary Feature

“Ascension”

“Attica”

“Flee”

“Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”

“Writing With Fire”


International Feature

“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom,” Bhutan

“Flee,” Denmark

“The Hand of God,” Italy

“Drive My Car,” Japan

“The Worst Person in the World,” Norway


Animated Short

“Affairs of the Art”

“Bestia”

“Boxballet”

“Robin Robin”

“The Windshield Wiper”


Documentary Short

“Audible”

“Lead Me Home”

“The Queen of Basketball”

“Three Songs for Benazir”

“When We Were Bullies”


Live-Action Short

“The Dress”

“The Long Goodbye”

“On My Mind”

“Please Hold”

“Ala Kachuu — Take and Run”

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