Oscars 2022: Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman And Dame Judi Dench Lead British Nominees

Sir Kenneth Branagh and Andrew Garfield are also up for Academy Awards this year.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench and Olivia Colman
Benedict Cumberbatch, Dame Judi Dench and Olivia Colman

Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Olivia Colman, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Kenneth Branagh are among the British stars who have landed Oscar nominations this year.

This year’s Academy Award contenders were announced back in February, with Benedict receiving a nod for his role as a cruel rancher in Jane Campion’s western The Power Of The Dog, which leads the pack with 12 nominations.

However, he faces stiff competition from frontrunner Will Smith, who is nominated for his turn as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard.

They are nominated alongside Andrew Garfield for his turn as Rent playwright Jonathan Larson in tick, tick…Boom!, Javier Bardem for Being The Ricardos and Denzel Washington for The Tragedy Of Macbeth.

Andrew Garfield in tick, tick... BOOM!
Andrew Garfield in tick, tick... BOOM!
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Olivia Colman, who won the best actress Oscar in 2019 for her role in The Favourite, has landed her second nomination in that category for her role as a mother reflecting on her past in The Lost Daughter.

She also picked up a supporting nod last year for her turn in The Father.

The former Broadchurch star will compete for the Best Actress gong against Kristen Stewart for her performance as Diana, Princess of Wales in Spencer, Jessica Chastain for The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, Penelope Cruz for Parallel Mothers and Nicole Kidman for Being The Ricardos.

Dame Judi and Ciaran Hinds have both landed nominations for their performances in Sir Kenneth’s autobiographical film Belfast.

The black-and-white film, inspired by the actor’s childhood in Northern Ireland, has also landed the filmmaker best director and best original screenplay nominations, while the film is in the running for best picture, with a total of seven nods.

Sir Kenneth Branagh
Sir Kenneth Branagh
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Ciaran, who was born in Belfast, is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category alongside The Power Of The Dog’s Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons, Troy Kotsur for Coda, and JK Simmons for Being The Ricardos.

Dame Judi is nominated for the Best Supporting Actress prize alongside Irish actor Jessie Buckley for The Lost Daughter, Ariana DeBose for West Side Story, Aunjanue Ellis for King Richard, and Dunst for The Power Of The Dog.

The 94th Oscars will take place on March 27 in Los Angeles. See the full list of nominees here.

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