The Power Of The Dog Leads Nominees Oscars in 2022

Oscar fever officially started with the nominations of the 94th Academy Awards announced today. The list of nominees for this year's Oscars is not likely to be criticized as being 'Oscars too White with a wide number of nominees that include Will Smith and Denzel Washington for Best Actor, Ryusuke Hamaguchi for Best Director, and many more. "The Power Of The Dog, directed by Jane Campion, leads the nominations with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch as well as Two Best Supporting Actor nominations from Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee as well as an Best Actress Supporting Actress nod for Kirsten Dunst. Dune has 10 nominations , while West Side Story and Belfast are next with seven nominations; King Richard, which is starring Will Smith, has six nominations. Judi Dench, who's 87 is the oldest candidate to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress She is being nominated for her role as Kenneth Branagh's Belfast. Ariana DeBose has been nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role on screen as Anita on Steven Spielberg's adaptation of West Side Story, a part that won Rita Moreno the Oscar in the film of 1961.

An Indian documentary on Dalit women journalists called Writing With Fire has been nominated for the Best Documentary Feature.

It was reported that the Oscar nominations were made public by Black-ish's star Tracee Ellis Ross and actor-comedian Leslie Jordan; some awards were announced by a wide range of guests including actress Phylicia Rashad and wrestling star Titus O'Neil and even a group of firefighters. This year the Oscars will be held on the 27th of March on the 27th of March at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre.

Last year, the Oscars ceremony was held at in a Los Angeles train station with no host. One of the highlights for the upcoming Oscars is that they will host the ceremony this year for the first time in 2018 the by the news organization AFP. In the year 2019 the comedy legend Kevin Hart pulled out of hosting the Academy Awards after homophobic tweets which he posted a few years prior came back to haunt him. Since the time the Oscars have been hostless.

And, Tamil film Koozhangal, directed by PS Vinothra, was India's official entry into the Academy Awards 2022. The film did not be included on the shortlist. The Suriya's Jai Bhim and Mohanlal's Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham were officially included in the lengthy list of films that could be eligible to compete for the Oscars 2022.

The last Oscars ceremony might be remembered more because of what it didn't include than for the things it did have without a host, no luncheon for nominees and no live performances for songs nominated.

However, in 2022, the Academy Awards saw a return to the old formula, starting at the top of the line with the red carpet that was positioned outside the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The glitzier look seemed to be trending also, with plenty of celebrities choosing bright, vibrant colours or top-to-toe glitter.

Zendaya is seen here at the Oscars on the 27th of March 2022 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Zoe Kravitz attends the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on the 27th of March 2022. The event took place in Hollywood, California.

The tennis player and film producer Venus Williams attends the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022.

She and her sister Serena shared their family's tale as part of "King Richard," which was nominated for the best picture Oscar.

There were many significant firsts for the time the 94th Academy Awards returned to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday evening -- however, they were overshadowed by one shocking incident that occurred in which Will Smith walked up on the stage and smacked Chris Rock after Rock made an ode to Smith's spouse, Jada pinkett Smith.

And, within 30 minutes, Smith gave an emotional speech after he won his first Oscar for Best Actor. In a quote that appeared to refer to his conduct, Smith said that Richard Williams who he played in the film "King Richard," was an "fierce defender of his family," and apologized to the Academy as well as his fellow nominated actors.

The biggest winner of the evening came from "CODA," a coming-of-age film with three Deaf actors. The film was awarded Best Picture, and Troy Kotsur became the first Deaf man to receive the acting Oscar. The award was received by the crowd, who raised their hands to show a gesture of silence..

"This is an amazing journey, I can't believe I'm here," Kotsur stated. The film also won an early Best Picture Oscar for a streaming service, Apple+.

Other notable wins include Ariana DeBose who is the first queer woman of color to be awarded the award for Best Supporting Actress. DeBose was recognized for her performance as Anita on "West Side Story," exactly the same role Rita Moreno won for 60 years ago.

While "The Power of the Dog" had the most nominations, with 12, its one major award was awarded to the director Jane Campion. The award for Best Actress went to Jessica Chastain for her role in "In the Eyes of Tammy Faye."

"Dune" was also a major winner, winning seven awards including the Best Cinematography.

In the very first time in a number of years the Oscars show featured hosts -- three in actual fact including Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes sharing hosting duties.

"This year, the Academy hired three women to host because it's cheaper than hiring one man," Schumer joked.

In the middle of Sunday's show the show held the moment of silence in honor of the ongoing battle in Ukraine. "We collectively as a global community can do more," read a statement on the screen. "We ask you to support Ukraine in any way you are able."

In what could be interpreted as a disappointment this heartwarming film "CODA" took home the Academy Award for Best Picture. Lady Gaga and Liza Minelli presented the evening's most prestigious award as well as the honor was accepted by directors and the cast of the film, who had the interpreters for sign language at the forefront.

"CODA" won in all three categories for which it was nominated The categories included Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Troy K.

"CODA" (which stands for Child of Deaf Adults) is the story of the lives of a Deaf family which includes Kotsur as well as Marlee Matlin as parents, and how their hearing daughter reaches a certain age and is faced with the dilemma of deciding between a more independent life or remaining with the family.

The victory is also a huge win for the streaming industry by Apple TV+ becoming the first streaming service to bring on the Oscar in the category of Best Picture.