The 2022 Academy Awards are not too late to learn about the craziest awards season in recent history.
Filmmaker David Fincher’s biopic on screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and the making of Citizen Kane, Mank, received the most nominations (10) out of the 23 possible (Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried).
Choe Zhao’s honors season feature Nomadland did well, scoring seven nominations and awards after his major wins at the Golden Globes. Several films that were scolded by the Golden Globes, most notably Minari, ended up receiving high marks.
When nominated for his performance in Minari, Steven Yeun made history as the first Asian American to receive a Best Actor nomination. Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Yuh-Jung Youn were among the film’s five wins. Sound of Metal, Judas, and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, and The Father all featured Minari actors Riz Ahmed, Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Aaron Sorkin, Olivia Colman, and Anthony Hopkins, who were all associated with the company for a total of six assignments each.
Following Ma Rainey’s death, Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous Best Actor nomination for his work in the film. Additional recognition for his performance came from the Golden Globes. Viola Davis became the most nominated Black performer in Oscar history after being recognized for her role as the film’s titular character and winning the Best Actress Oscar.
This year’s Oscar nominations were announced by Grammy winner Nick Jonas and his wife, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. The two-part introduction is being broadcast live on Oscars.org, Oscars.com, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Winners will be announced at the Oscars ceremony on Sunday, April 25. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, ABC will air live coverage.