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Jane Campion could make a new piece of Oscar history. Once an underdog, “CODA” could defy early expectations and earn a first Hollywood award. A British star could win the Best Actor award for his role as an American cowboy – if the American star does not win the role of the Scottish King Shakespeare. (Although they would have a hard time outselling Will Smith, the King in his own way.)
The 94th Academy Awards are scheduled to take place Sunday night, with the main ceremony scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. EST at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. (eight categories Awarded in a smaller event before the show.) This year’s awards will be given to films released between March 1 and December 31, 2021. Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes They are the hosts.
The nominees for the best picture areBelfast“kuda“do not search“driving my car“Dune“King Richard“Licorice pizza“nightmare alley“dog power” And the “West side story. Kyle Buchanan, Awards Season columnist for the New York Times, He thinks the biggest prize will be the showdown Between “The Power of the Dog”, which has long been a favorite and is the most-nominated movie of the night (with a score of 12), and “CODA,” a smaller drama that gained momentum after winning with… actorsAnd the the book And the Producers unions. Campion, Steven Spielberg, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryosuke Hamaguchi and Kenneth Branagh will compete for the director’s prize. Campion is a favourite, and the win for her would make this year the first time the Best Director Oscar went to women twice in a row. (Last year Chloe Chow won an award “Nomadland”; Campion has already made history by being the first woman to be nominated for Best Director twice.)
In the Best Actor category, Smith, a favorite for his starring role in “King Richard,” stands alongside Denzel Washington (for “The Tragedy of Macbeth”), and Benedict Cumberbatch (for his role as a decorative cowboy in “The Power of the Dog”) Javier Bardem and Andrew Garfield. The actress’s best race, perhaps the most open of the higher categories, is between Jessica Chastain, Olivia Colman, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Kristen Stewart.