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Poll: Oscars 2022 — Nominations That Broke Records

Which of these records broken or made or set to break at the 94th Academy Awards is the most fascinating?

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    Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog (2021)

    'The Power of the Dog' Became the First Film Directed by a Woman To Receive More Than Ten Nominations
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    Denzel Washington in The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

    Denzel Washington Broke His Own Record of Most-Nominated Black Actor

    Denzel Washington remains the Oscars' most most-nominated Black actor.

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    Jane Campion and Phil Jones in The Power of the Dog (2021)

    Female-Written Films Dominate Adapted Screenplay Category for the First Time Since 1992

    Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Lost Daughter) and Sian Heder (CODA) received adapted screenplay nominations for their respective films.

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    Cate Blanchett

    Cate Blanchett Broke Record for Actress in Best Picture Nominees

    Having starred in Don't Look Up (2021) and Nightmare Alley (2021), Cate Blanchett becomes the first actress in history to be in nine Best Picture nominees beating Olivia de Havilland's record of eight.

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    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi at an event for Drive My Car (2021)

    International Feature Film Receiving Nomination for Best Director for Fourth Year in a Row

    For the fourth consecutive year, the director of a film nominated in the International Feature Film category has also received a nomination in the Directing category. Ryûsuke Hamaguchi earned his first directing nomination for his film Drive My Car (2021) which also earned a Best Picture nomination.

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    Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, and Demi Singleton in King Richard (2021)

    Will Smith Becomes Ninth Person to be Nominated for Producing and Acting for Same Film

    Will Smith earned a nomination for lead actor in King Richard (2021) and for producing the film. The nominations make him the ninth person and second Black man to be nominated for both acting and producing the same film in the same year.

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    Ariana DeBose, Ana Isabelle, and Ilda Mason in West Side Story (2021)

    Ariana DeBose Could Be the First Openly Queer Woman of Color to Win an Acting Award

    If she wins the award for Best Supporting Actress, she would become the first openly LGBTQ women of color, more specifically, the first LGBTQ Black Latina actress to win an Oscar for Acting.

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    Kenneth Branagh at an event for Belfast (2021)

    Kenneth Branagh Becomes First Person to be Nominated in Seven Different Categories
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    Steven Spielberg and Rita Moreno in West Side Story (2021)

    Steven Spielberg Broke His Own Record for Best Picture Nominations

    After West Side Story (2021) was nominated for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards, Steven Spielberg broke his own record as the person with the most Best Picture nominations with 11.

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    Billie Eilish in Billie Eilish: No Time to Die (2020)

    'No Time to Die' Became the Sixth James Bond Movie To Be Nominated for Best Song
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    Jane Campion at an event for The Power of the Dog (2021)

    Jane Campion Is the First Woman To Receive Two Oscar Nominations for Best Director
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    Hans Zimmer

    Hans Zimmer Could Set a Record for Composer With the Longest Time Between Oscar Wins

    Hans Zimmer’s has earned 12 Best Score nominations, including his recent achievement for Dune (2021). If he wins an award this year, it'd be his first win since The Lion King (1994) which will have a 28-year gap between his wins.

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    Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal (2019)

    Riz Ahmed Becomes Fifth Person to be Nominated in Acting and Short Film Categories
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    Andy Nelson at an event for The Oscars (2013)

    Sound Mixer Andy Nelson Holds Record for Most Nominations in Sound Categories

    Sound mixer Andy Nelson now has a record of 22 nominations in the combined sound categories after earning a nomination for Best Sound for West Side Story (2021).

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    Flee (2021)

    'Flee' Became the First Film To Be Nominated for Best Animated Feature, Best International Feature and Best Documentary Feature
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    Ariana DeBose, Ana Isabelle, and Ilda Mason in West Side Story (2021)

    'West Side Story' Became the Second Adaptation of the Same Source Material for a Previous Best Picture Winner To Be Nominated for the Same Award

    First record holder is Mutiny on the Bounty (1962).

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    'Drive My Car' Is the First Japanese Film To Be Nominated for Best Picture
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    Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

    Ryusuke Hamaguchi Became the Third Japanese Director Nominated for Best Director
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    Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter (2021)

    'The Lost Daughter' Is the Third Film To Have Two Actors Nominated for Portraying the Same Character in the Same Movie

    Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley's acting nominations at the 94th Academy Awards mark the third time that two individuals were nominated for portraying the same character in the same movie.

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    Frank Rossi (Troy) in “CODA”

    Troy Kotsur Became the Second Deaf Actor To Be an Academy Award Nominee

    After Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986).

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    Kristen Stewart in Spencer (2021)

    The Nominations of Kristen Stewart and Ariana Debose Marked the First Time That Two Openly LGBT Actors Were Nominated in the Same Year
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    Steven Spielberg in West Side Story (2021)

    Steven Spielberg Is the First Director To Be Nominated for Best Director in Six Different Decades

    1. 1970s - Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

    2. 1980s - Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    3. 1990s - Schindler's List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    4. 2000s - Munich (2005)

    5. 2010s - Lincoln (2012)

    6. 2020s - West Side Story (2021)

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    Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (2019)

    Bhutan's First Nomination for Best International Film
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    Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, and Emilia Jones in CODA (2021)

    Coda Is the First Film From Apple Original Films To Be Nominated for Best Picture

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