The Oscars ceremony, the North American Film Awards, is set for today, with Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” leading the nominations, a version in which Hollywood tries to recover pre-pandemic normalcy.
Jane Campion’s film, a psychological ‘Western’ starring Benedict Cumberbatch and premiered on the Netflix platform, has 12 nominations and comes up with a trail of awards at the Oscars, namely Golden Globes, BAFTAs (United Kingdom), directors union and various critic associations in the United States.
However, last week the Producers Association broke this consensus with the awarding of the top prize for the Apple TV platform to “CODA – No Ritmo do Coração” by Cian Heder, which tells the story of a deaf family in which teenage Ruby is the only member who can hear. could.
Both were nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture with “Belfast”, “Don’t Look Up”, “Drive My Car”, “King Richard: Beyond the Game”, “Dune”, “Licorice Pizza”, “West” has gone. Side Story” and “Nightmare Alley – Lost Souls Alley”.
In relation to “Nightmare Alley” by Guillermo del Toro, Portuguese-Canadian designer Luis Sequera has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Wardrobe.
Up for the Oscars for Best Achievement are Jane Campion, Kenneth Branagh, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Steven Spielberg.
Among the general number of Oscar nominees, two non-English films also stand out: the Japanese production “Driving My Car” and the Danish production “Flea”.
“Drive My Car” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi has been nominated for four Oscars, namely Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Film and Best Adapted Screenplay.
“Flea – Em Fuga” by Jonas Pohar Rasmussen has been nominated for Best International Film, Best Documentary and Best Animated Film.
The Oscar nominees for Best Leading Actor are Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”), Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick… Boom!”), Will Smith (“King Richard: Beyond the Game”) ) and Denzel. Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”).
In the women’s section, Jessica Chastain (“Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”), Penelope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”), Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Kirsten Stewart (“Spencer”) Huh. ,
After an edition full of hurdles due to COVID-19, the 94th edition will today be free of some restrictions, although a PCR test is required for everyone entering the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (California).
Presentation of the ceremony, which will be broadcast on RTP, will be presented by Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes.
To expedite the ceremony and improve the audience, some awards in the Art Direction, Sound and Original Soundtrack categories will be given on a deferred basis, despite protests in Hollywood.