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Oscars 2022: Enjoyable info and trivia about Hollywood’s greatest evening

Oscars 2022: Enjoyable info and trivia about Hollywood’s greatest evening

Impress your folks with these enjoyable info in regards to the Academy Awards forward of the Oscars on Sunday.

LOS ANGELES — The 94th Academy Awards are virtually right here, and issues might feel and look extra regular when the Oscars are handed out this yr because the COVID-19 pandemic turns into extra of a background thought for Hollywood.

For one, this yr’s ceremony will return to the Dolby Theater, the awards’ house venue for the final 20 years, after a short stint at Los Angeles’ Union Station final yr. Amy Schumer, Regina Corridor and Wanda Sykes will host the occasion, after three years of the present going ahead with no host. 

Brush up in your Oscar data earlier than the large occasion with some trivia and info about Hollywood’s greatest evening this yr. 

A historic evening for Jane Campion

Nominated for greatest director for “The Energy of the Canine,” Jane Campion has turn out to be the primary girls to ever be nominated greater than as soon as for the award, following her 1994 nomination for “The Piano.” Will probably be Campion’s first Oscar, if she wins. 

Troy Kotsur trailblazes for Deaf group

For his function in Apple TV Plus’ “CODA,” Troy Kotsur has been nominated for greatest supporting actor, turning into the primary male actor who’s deaf to ever obtain an Oscar nomination. 

If he wins, nonetheless, he won’t be the primary deaf individual to win an Oscar. That distinction goes to his co-star Marlee Matlin, who received greatest actress in 1987 for her function in “Youngsters of a Lesser God.”

Denzel Washington breaks his personal file

Denzel Washington has prolonged his file because the most-nominated Black actor in Oscars historical past. His tenth nomination is for his portrayal of the titular character in “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”  

Thought of the twenty first century’s biggest actor by The New York Occasions, Denzel beforehand received greatest supporting actor in 1990 for his function in “Glory,” and went on to win greatest actor in 2002 for his function in “Coaching Day.”

Cate Blanchett’s high-profile profession

With credit in 9 greatest image contenders, Cate Blanchett has now appeared in additional greatest picture-nominated movies than any actress in historical past. This yr she is featured in two of these movies: Guillermo del Toro’s psychological thriller “Nightmare Alley” and the political satire movie “Do not Look Up.”

Blanchett beforehand received greatest supporting actress in 2005 whereas starring alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Aviator,” and she or he went on to to win greatest actress within the 2013 comedy-drama “Blue Jasmine.”

An evening of anticipation for movie star {couples}

For the primary time ever in Oscars historical past, two {couples} acquired nominations in all 4 performing classes. 

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are nominated for greatest supporting actress and greatest supporting actor, respectively, having co-starred collectively in “Energy of the Canine.”  

Nevertheless, they will not be competing towards the opposite couple: Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. Bardem is nominated for greatest actor in “Being the Ricardos” and Cruz for greatest actress in “Parallel Moms.”

A could-be historic evening for Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the mastermind behind “Hamilton,” is simply an Oscar away from turning into an EGOT, which is somebody who has received the 4 main awards in present enterprise: an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. 

Fortunately for Miranda, that would very nicely be the case on Sunday, as his tune “Dos Oruguitas” from Disney’s “Encanto” is likely one of the contendors. 

Miranda was beforehand nominated for an Oscar in 2017 for “How Far I am going to Go” from Disney’s “Moana,” however misplaced the prize to “Metropolis of Stars” from “La La Land.” 

Kenneth Branagh joins the ranks of few

“Belfast” author, director and producer Kenneth Branagh notched a spot in Academy Awards historical past in 2022 because of the movie’s greatest image and greatest authentic screenplay nod. 

He is now the one individual ever to be nominated in seven Oscar classes, having beforehand been nominated for greatest director (“Henry V”), actor (“Henry V”), greatest supporting actor (“My Week With Marilyn”), greatest tailored screenplay (“Hamlet”) and greatest live-action quick (“Swan Tune”).

Branagh can be now one in all simply three stars who’ve been nominated in all the foremost Oscar fields: greatest image, director, lead or supporting actor, authentic screenplay and tailored screenplay. He shares that honor with George Clooney and Warren Beatty.

One other worldwide greatest image contender

“Drive My Automobile” is the primary greatest image nominee contender from Japan and the second Japanese-language contender after “Letters from Iwo Jima.” It’s the 14th greatest image contender that was not primarily filmed in English.

Increasingly more worldwide and non-English movies have earned greatest image nominations over the previous few years, with South Korea’s “Parasite” in 2020 turning into the primary non-English entry to win the award. 

Time is of the essence

In an effort to shorten the published size, eight of the awards this yr can be offered earlier than the dwell televised occasion and can be later edited into the present: animated quick movie, documentary quick topic, movie modifying, dwell motion quick movie, make-up and hairstyling, authentic rating, manufacturing design and sound. 

The same transfer had been tried in 2019 however was reversed after being negatively acquired. This yr’s choice has additionally confronted backlash, with Steven Spielberg telling Deadline: “All of us come collectively to make magic, and I’m unhappy that we’ll all not be on dwell tv watching magic occur collectively.”

The statuette’s “actual title” is not Oscar

The Oscar statuette’s official title is the Academy Award of Advantage. The stable bronze statuette of a knight holding a crusader’s sword and standing on prime of a reel of movie is 13.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 kilos. 

The origins of its nickname are unclear, however based on the Academy Awards website, the favored story is that Margaret Herrick, the Academy librarian and eventual government director, mentioned the statuette seemed like her uncle Oscar. The nickname was formally adopted in 1939, nevertheless it was broadly known as an Oscar lengthy earlier than.

High nominees will even go away as “Lord” or “Woman” of Glencoe

Though not formally a part of the ceremony, one a lot talked-about part of the evening are the luxurious “everybody wins” goodie luggage given to contenders within the prime classes. 

This yr’s presents are as lavish as ever, totaling about $140,000, based on Forbes. A number of the gadgets stars will go house with: gold-flaked pretzels, reward playing cards for botox companies, and even a plot of Scottish land. Beneath Scottish legislation, that signifies that the nominees can technically now be known as “Lord” or “Woman” Glencoe, referring to the village in Scotland from which the land has been bought. 

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