Netflix goes into the Oscars race with the most nominations

Deepak Gupta February 8, 2022
Updated 2022/02/08 at 9:10 PM

No studio can match Netflix in 2022 when it comes to the number of Oscar nominations. The streaming service had already led the list in the previous two years. Netflix has a total of 27 nominations this year, up from 35 in 2021 and 24 in 2020.

“The Power of the Dog” and “Don’t Look Up” alone can be found 16 times in the list of nominees. With twelve nominations, Jane Campion’s (67) drama is the absolute favorite among all competitors at the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022. The satire with Leonardo DiCaprio (47) can dust off up to four awards. Three nominations go to the drama “Frau im Dunkeln”.

In all important categories

The nominees can be found in almost all important categories. Six Netflix movie stars alone are listed in the Lead and Supporting Actor categories – Benedict Cumberbatch (45), Jesse Plemons (33) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (25) for men, as well as Olivia Colman (48), Jessie Buckley (32 ) and Kirsten Dunst (39) for women.

In addition to “Belfast”, “CODA”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Nightmare Alley” and “West Side Story”, “The Power of the Dog” and “Don ‘t Look Up” also has the chance to win an award in the top category “Best Film”. Campion’s drama also competes in the Best Director category against Kenneth Branagh (61, “Belfast”), Ryusuke Hamaguchi (43, “Drive My Car”), Paul Thomas Anderson (51, “Licorice Pizza”) and Steven Spielberg (75, “West Side Story”).

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