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the Academy Award for Best Director to date: Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010 and last year’s winner, Chloe Zhao, for Nomadland, which is why we’re cheering for Campion. Other frontrunners include Steven Spielberg, who is very closely attached to the Academy, Denis Villeneuve for Dune, Kenneth Branagh for Belfast and PaulThomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza.The directors whose films are strong contenders in the category of international feature film, but also for the best screenplay Oscar, include Ryusuke Hamaguchi for Drive My Car and Asghar Farhadi for A Hero. Best actor Prior to the start of the awards season, Will Smith seemed to be a dead cert forKingRichard, butmost of the other awards ended up going to Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog. On his side, Smith has so far secured the Golden Globe in the category of best actor in a drama film, and if there’s anyone who could spoil the party for these two, that would certainly be AndrewGarfield for Tick, Tick… Boom! Other contenders include Javier Bardem(Being theRicardos), Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Peter Dinklage (Cyrano). Other top-tier hopefuls include Nicolas Cage for Pig and Simon Rex for Red Rocket. Best actress Until the Golden Globes were awarded, Kristen Stewart appeared as though she would prove invincible in this category for her role in Pablo Larrain’s Spencer. Then the award ceremony happened, and Nicole Kidman took the best actress award for her leading role in the dramaBeing theRicardos.Three days later, when the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild were announced, Stewart wasn’t even among the nominations. Kidman was. Before these two events, Kristen had already secured a total of Osim Priče sa zapadne strane Stivena Spilberga, po broju nagrada se izdvaja i ostvarenje Keneta Brane Belfast Apart fromSteven Spielberg’s West Side Story, other works that stand out in terms of number of awards won include Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast Films» Filmovi | 27 19 prestigious awards. Apart from Kristen and Nicole, other top contenders in this category includeOlivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), LadyGaga (House of Gucci), Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza). Best supporting roles The best supporting actor category has one clear favourite for now, and that’s Cody Smit-McPhee for The Power of the Dog, with other actors proving barely able to win anything against him. However, we should mention two actors from Belfast, Jamie Dornan and Ciarán Hinds, as well as CODA’s Troy Kotsur. When it comes to best supporting actress, the situation also appears increasingly certain, with the top nominee firmly established in the form of Golden Globe winner Ariana DeBose for West Side Story. Other actresses likely to be among the nominations include Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog), Ruth Negga (Passing) and Caitríona Balfe (Belfast). Foto: Profimedia / TT News Agency / Alamy Foto: Profimedia / Katrina Jordan / ddp USA