94th Academy Awards nominations

The 94th Oscar nominations were full of surprises in both satisfying and disappointing ways, but when there are only five nominees in most categories, it’s almost guaranteed that a few favorites will miss the cut.

Jane Campion’s gothic western “The Power of the Dog” led nominations to the 94th Academy Awards, where streaming services more than ever before swept over Hollywood’s top honors. Campion’s film landed a leading 12 nominations, including nods for best picture, best director and all of its top actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

“Dune” followed closely behind with 10 nominations.

Nominees for best picture are:

  • "Belfast"
  • "CODA"
  • "Don’t Look Up"
  • "Drive My Car"
  • "Dune"
  • "King Richard"
  • "Licorice Pizza"
  • "Nightmare Alley"
  • "West Side Story"
  • "The Power of the Dog"

The AP takes a look at some of the biggest shocks and upsets, including Kristen Stewart snagging her first ever Oscar nod after missing out on several key nominations for her turn as Princess Diana, and the exclusion of Denis Villeneuve in the best directing category despite the fact that “Dune” was the second most nominated film of the bunch.

Nominees for Directing are:

  • "Belfast" – Kenneth Branagh
  • "Drive My Car" – Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • "Licorice Pizza" – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • "The Power of the Dog" – Jane Campion
  • "West Side Story" – Steven Spielberg

Nominees for Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Jessica Chastain, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"
  • Olivia Colman, "The Lost Daughter"
  • Penelope Cruz, "Parallel Mothers"
  • Nicole Kidman, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kristen Stewart, "Spencer"

Nominees for Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Javier Bardem, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Power of the Dog"
  • Andrew Garfield, "Tick, Tick… Boom"
  • Will Smith, "King Richard"
  • Denzel Washington, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

The nominees for best supporting actress are:

  • Jessie Buckley, "The Lost Daughter"
  • Ariana DeBose, "West Side Story"
  • Judi Dench, "Belfast"
  • Kirsten Dunst, "The Power of the Dog"
  • Aunjanue Ellis, "King Richard"

Nominees for Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Ciaran Hinds, "Belfast"
  • Troy Kotsure, "Coda"
  • Jesse Plemons, "The Power of the Dog"
  • J.K. Simmons, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, "The Power of the Dog"

Nominations to the 94th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan on multiple platforms, including Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the academy’s social media accounts and on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Among the favorites going in were “Dune,” Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white coming-of-age drama “Belfast” and Jane Campion’s gothic western “The Power of the Dog.” The Oscars will be held March 27 on ABC, WDIO-DT.