Major firsts to know from the Oscar nominations
Get ready for new Beyoncé memes. The 28-time Grammy winner just snagged her first Oscar nomination for “Be Alive,” a song in the film “King Richard,” which has also earned star Will Smith a Best Actor nomination.
Driving the news: Nominations for next month’s Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan.
Among other notable nominees, per CNN:
- Troy Kotsur (“CODA”) has become the first deaf man to earn an acting nomination. He’s up for Best Supporting Actor.
- Denzel Washington earned his 10th Academy Award nomination, solidifying his title as the most-nominated Black actor in Oscar history. He is up this year for Best Actor in “The Tragedy of Macbeth” from A24 Films.
- Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”) is now the first woman to be nominated for Best Director more than once.
- Ari Wegner (also “The Power of the Dog”) could become the first female cinematographer to win an Oscar. There’s only been one other woman (Rachel Morrison) nominated.
Bonus numbers: Half of the 10 best picture nominations were released by streaming services, AP reports.
- Netflix has the most nominations of any studio with 27 total nods.
When to watch: The 94th Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday, March 27 at 8 pm ET on ABC.
What to watch: Ratings. Last year’s show plummeted to a record low.