(Cnn in Spanish) – The countdown to the Oscar Awards 2022which will be broadcast live this March 27 from 9:00 p.m. for CNNChile. Like every year, some films broke records, while more than one person broke barriers. From the second nomination to a deaf actor, to the most nominated black actor in history, here are some of the news that the long-awaited ceremony will bring.
Denzel Washington continues to make history
The iconic actor, known for his roles in movies like Training day Y Malcolm Xjust get your tenth Academy Award nominationthis time as best actor in The Tragedy of Macbethwhat makes it the most nominated black actor in Oscar historybreaking his own record.
Before Tuesday’s nominations were announced, Washington was already the most nominated black actor in history, receiving his ninth nomination in 2018 for his work in Roman J. Israel, Esq.. However, despite this achievementWashington has not won the award in 20 years. Equally, already owns two Oscar statuettes for their work: The first for gloryat the 1990 awards, and the second for Training dayin 2002.
This year Washington manages to have been nominated for the Academy Awards in every decade since 1980being the first for Best Supporting Actor in 1988 for cryfreedom.
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However, Historically, the Oscars haven’t been kind to black actors.. Although Sidney Poitier became the first black man to win Best Actor in 1964 for Lilies of the Field, Washington was only second in 2002. While, only one black woman has ever won Best Actress: Halle Berry in 2002 for his work on Monster’s Ball.
Lin-Manuel Miranda approaches the “EGOT”
The American composer, lyricist, actor, singer, playwright and producer of Puerto Rican origin is celebrating his Oscar nomination for the song he wrote for the Disney movie Charm.
Miranda is nominated for the theme two caterpillarswhich has brought him one step closer to potentially becoming a member of the elite group.”EGOT“, referred to stars who have won Emmy Awards, grammys, Oscar and Tony. Additionally, Andrew Garfield is nominated for Best Actor for Tick, Tick… Boom!, directed precisely by Miranda.
Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz make history
The couple formed by the actor and director Javier Bardemwith Penelope Cruz, the first Spanish actress to be nominated for an Oscar, continues to be successful. With Academy Award nominations, she has become the sixth married couple in history to achieve nominations in the acting categories in the same year.
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While Bardem earned his Best Actor nomination for his role as Desi Arnaz in Being the RicardosCruz reached hers for the role of Janis in parallel mothers.
The second deaf actor to receive a nomination
This year, the American Troy Kotsur He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in CODAthus becoming the first deaf man to earn an acting nomination and the second nominee for deaf actor after his co-starthe actress Marlee Matlin who won the statuette in 1986 by Children of a Lesser God.
Three of the central roles in CODA were for deaf actors: Matlin, probably America’s most famous active deaf actress., Kotsur as her gruff fisherman husband, and Daniel Durant, who plays her son.
The power of streaming
the oscars will rely heavily on films that have reached audiences primarily through streaming. To the two Netflix titles, Don’t Look Up Y The Power of the Dogthe latter with no more and no less than 12 nominations, were joined by codafrom Apple TV+, and king richard Y duneswhich premiered simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.