A diverse range of films have been nominated but there is a surprising snub in store.
The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced. And there are no real surprises once again. The films that have been the critics’ darlings have all seen their names announced. The acting nods we all thought we would see have gone the same way. Apart from one. In a shock snub, Lady Gaga has NOT been nominated for Best Actress. That is a HUGE slap in the face for the actress/ singer. Personally, I would have said that she was going to walk away with the statuette for her performance in ‘House Of Gucci.’ But it’s not to be. In another surprise, Denis Villeneuve hasn’t been nominated for Best Director for ‘Dune’, another nomination I would have said was a shoo-in.
AND THE NOMINEES ARE…
Here are the main nominations for this year’s awards. My predictions as to who will win what are in capitals:
Dune, Coda, BELFAST, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Don’t Look Up, West Side Story, The Power Of The Dog, Drive My Car, Nightmare Alley.
Jane Campion, Steven Spielberg, KENNETH BRANAGH, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Paul Thomas Anderson.
Kristen Stewart, OLIVIA COLEMAN, Nicole Kidman, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz
Will Smith, Andrew Garfield, Denzel Washington, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, Javier Bardem
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
KIRSTEN DUNST, Aunjanue Ellis, Ariana DeBosse, Jessie Buckley, Judi Dench
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K Simmons, Troy Kotsur, CIARAN HINDS, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BELFAST, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Don’t Look Up, The Worst Person In The World
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Dune, Coda, Drive My Car, The Lost Daughter, THE POWER OF THE DOG
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Dune, ENCANTO, Don’t Look Up, Parallel Mothers, The Power Of The Dog
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
NO TIME TO DIE (BILLIE EILISH), Be Alive (Beyonce), Dos Oruguitas (Sebastian Yatra), Down To Joy (Van Morrison), Somehow You Do (Diane Warren)
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Flee, Luca, ENCANTO, Raya And The Last Dragon, The Mitchells Vs The Machines
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dune, Shang-Chi, No Time To Die, Spider-Man: No Way Home’, FREE GUY
DUNE, West Side Story, Nightmare Alley, The Power Of The Dog, The Tragedy Of Macbeth
The 94th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 27th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
Do you agree with the nominations? What do you think will win? Have any of the nominations surprised you? Let us know your thoughts!
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!