Predicting this year’s Oscar nominations is like groping your way through a cave in the dark, as opposed to the usual brightly-lit path where the leading award winners are lined up.
In a typical year, movies and actors would have risen to the top of the field by now. But with the Golden Globes canceled but not canceled and Critics’ Choice Awards Postponed to March As of January because of the Omicron variant, who knows what’s going on in the minds of Oscar voters?
Between January 27 and February 1, 9,847 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be able to vote for 276 films eligible for the 94th annual Academy Awards. They tend to prefer biographies, serious dramas and historical epics. But that doesn’t mean that a blockbuster like Spider-Man: No Way Home or the James Bond movie No Time to Die, which almost single-handedly revived slumping box office sales at the end of last year, can’t do. do not sneak in.
So fire up your waffle griddle, pour in the coffee, and settle in for some drama. Unlike the ceremony, which is known to have exceeded four hours in March in Hollywood, there is little distraction between the reading of 120 records in 23 categories – and no musical performances. Everything will probably take no more than half an hour.
Here’s what you can expect on Tuesday.
What time should I set my alarm?
First, make sure you have the right day: Tuesday’s nomination announcement is set to 08:18 East, 05:18 Pacific. Sharp.
Where can I watch the announcement?
You can watch the live broadcast at oscar.com, oscars.orgsocial media platforms of the academy (excitement, YouTube, Facebook) or on national broadcast and streaming news programs such as ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “ABC News Live”.
Why aren’t the nominations announced at night like the Oscars?
With so many candidates on the West Coast, you’d think the academy wouldn’t do it at dawn, when many members are still asleep. But early morning disclosure allows everyone involved to take advantage of the deadlines of the daily news cycle. It is also tradition. Just go with it.
I haven’t woken up this early since high school. Can I post it on YouTube later?
Yes, technically, but good luck avoiding spoilers. Catching live is much more fun.
Who will present?
Tuesday’s announcement will be hosted by sitcom actress Leslie Jordan, best known for her roles in “Will & Grace” and “Murphy Brown”, and “blackish” star Tracee Ellis Ross.
What should I pay attention to?
after them Directors Guild nominations, “Belfast”, “Dune”, “Licorice Pizza”, “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” are safe bets in the best picture category. But now that the academy has decided that there will be 10 nominations no matter what (up to 10 in past years), we may be in for some surprises.
In the best director category, she would be the only female director to be nominated more than once if Jane Campion had given her nod for the Netflix western “The Power of the Dog.” And if Spielberg joins in with “West Side Story,” we could be in a rematch of their 1994 duel when Spielberg’s Holocaust drama “Schindler’s List” beats Campion’s period classic “The Piano.”
Also in the game: If 90-year-old Rita Moreno is nominated for best supporting actress—not a sure thing given this year’s overcrowded category—she could be the oldest actress to be nominated for an Academy Award. Beyoncé could also earn her first Oscar nomination in the best original song category for “Being Alive,” for “King Richard,” which she wrote with Dixson.
Who do we think will cut it?
Kyle Buchanan, our projectionist, columnistEstimate a best actor nomination for Benedict Cumberbatch’s standout performance, and a supporting actor nod for debuting star Kodi Smit-McPhee, both in “The Power of the Dog.” He also thinks Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”), Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Lady Gaga (“House of Gucci”) will be nominated for best actress, while Ariana DeBose will be the favorite supporting actress. “West Side Story” category.
But she also predicts some surprising things: a Spielberg best director, condescending with the underperforming “West Side Story” at the box office, and a supporting actress nomination for Judi Dench in “Belfast.”
Can we talk about Bruno?
No no no. Studios had to present their choices before TikTok darling was a surprise hitand Disney chose another song from “Encanto,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.Dos Oruguitas“Instead. But if it’s any consolation, you can spend three and a half minutes listening to this. Miranda impressionist Recreate how the demo track, in which Miranda sings all 10 episodes, sounds.