Two Australian actors
have been nominated for Oscars of best-supporting actor and best actress, respectively, while The Energy of the Canine has lead nominations 12.
In the nominations that were announced on Tuesday Jane Campion's gothic western won nominations for best picture, best director, and all of its top actors, including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Australian Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Nicole Kidman has been nominated for her fifth Oscar Nomination.
For her role as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos, the Academy Award-winning actress has been nominated for Best Lead Actress.
If she wins, it will be her second Oscar, having won best actress for her work in The Hours in 2002.
"WOW! I'm so overwhelmed! When the nominations came in, I was enjoying breakfast with my family. What a beautiful way to find out! "Kidman said about her nomination.
In 2001, Kidman was also nominated for the award of Moulin Rouge and in 2010 for Rabbit Hole.
Smit-McPhee, a little-known South Australian, was nominated for best supporting actor for his breakout role in the film, for which he won a Golden Globe earlier this year.
Smit-McPhee, who is only 25, would be the second-youngest person to ever receive the award if he succeeds at the 94th Academy Awards.
The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Smit-McPhee, was also named the best film at the Golden Globes.
Smit-McPhee said, "Where do I even begin...I'm simply elated." "This is beyond even my wildest dreams."
Published on: April 21, 2022