At the beginning of February, the nominations for the 23 categories of the 94th Oscars awards were revealed, and we’ll see the results at the in-person ceremony next Sunday, March 27.

One of the most anticipated Sundays of the year is finally here: the night of the Oscars awards. This year, Jane Campion’s film The Power of the Dog is in the lead with twelve nominations (almost the most-nominated film in Oscars history). While talent like Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) stands out in the category of Best Actress, among the nominees for Best Actor there are two stand outs: Will Smith for King Richard (who could join the Oscar-winning group of Black actors) and Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog. In addition, the Spaniards Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem have earned nominations for Madres paralelas and Being the Ricardos, respectively, becoming one of the few married couples to have achieved an Oscar nomination in the same year.

At the beginning of February, the nominations for the 23 categories of the 94th Oscars awards were revealed, and we’ll see the results at the in-person ceremony next Sunday, March 27. This year two Mexicans have been nominated: Guillermo del Toro for his film noir The Alley of Lost Souls and Carlos López Estrada for the animated film Raya and the Last Dragon. The director from Guadalajara’s film is competing for Best Picture along with the likes of Belfast from Kenneth Branagh, Dune from Denis Villeneuve Love without Barriers from Steven Spielberg, Licorice Pizza from Paul Thomas Anderson; CODA: Signs of the Heart from Sian Heder, King Richard: A Winning Family by Reinaldo Marcus Green, Don’t Look Up from Adam McKay and Drive My Car from Ryusuke Hamaguchi and the aforementioned The Power of the Dog.

Jane Campion’s film, in addition to being the most nominated, also managed to get its actors into the nominations for their respective categories. The director from New Zealand thus becomes the first woman to win a second nomination for Best Direction (the first was for The Piano in 1994). The odds are in her favor after receiving the Best Director award at the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards as well as the Critics’ Choice Awards. Another highlight of this year is Beyoncé’s first nomination for her song “Be Alive,” which is up for Best Original Song. Start placing your bets!

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