Oscars 2022: Actress in a Leading Role nominee Penélope Cruz goes for chic glamour

Penélope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem put on a cosy display during the Oscars arrivals at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Sunday.

Actress In a Leading Role nominee Penélope, 47, went for chic glamour in a floor-length halter neck black gown with cut-out detail.

The loosely pleated skirt rested gently on the ground behind her as she stood hand-in-hand with a dapper-looking Javier, 53. 

Glitz: Nominee Penélope Cruz, 47, went for chic glamour in a halter neck black gown with cut-out detail alongside husband Javier Bardem, 53, during the Oscars arrivals on Sunday

Penélope wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty facial features and accessorised with a pair of dazzling diamond earrings.

Javier dressed all in black, opting for a smart suit which he teamed with a crisp shirt.

He wore a pair of perfectly polished shoes which reflected the bright lights at the venue. 

In style: Penélope wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty facial features and accessorised with a pair of dazzling diamond earrings

In style: Penélope wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty facial features and accessorised with a pair of dazzling diamond earrings

The couple have been married since 2010 and they share children Luna, eight, and Leo, 11, together.

Penélope is nominated for the Actress in a Leading Role prize for her role as Janis in Parallel Mothers.

In Parallel Mothers, Penélope’s character Janis finds herself bonded with the much younger Ana (Milena Smit) when both single women find themselves in the hospital as they prepare to give birth.

Parallel Mothers: Penélope shares a maternity suite with troubled teenager Ana (Milena Smit, above with Cruz), who has a neglectful actress mother and a completely absent father

Parallel Mothers: Penélope shares a maternity suite with troubled teenager Ana (Milena Smit, above with Cruz), who has a neglectful actress mother and a completely absent father

The go on to form a strong bond together as they prepare to grow into motherhood. 

The 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony has returned to its regular venue of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California after being held at Union Station last year.

In a rather bold move, the show will be hosted by a trio of stars in Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes as it has gone without a host over the last three years.

Loved-up: put on a cosy display during the Oscars arrivals at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

Loved-up: put on a cosy display during the Oscars arrivals at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

The trio have made history as it is the first time there is an all-female host line-up as they are also the first emcees since 2018.  

 Netflix’s Power Of The Dog led nominations with 12 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director and recognition for all of its top actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Campion, a nominee for 1993′s The Piano, became the first woman to ever be nominated twice for best director. 

Out for the night: Javier dressed all in black, opting for a smart suit which he teamed with a crisp shirt

Out for the night: Javier dressed all in black, opting for a smart suit which he teamed with a crisp shirt

Last year, Chloé Zhao became just the second woman to ever win the award. Campion’s director of photography, Ari Wegner, also became the second woman ever nominated for Best Cinematography.

Dune followed closely behind with 10 nominations spread out largely in the technical categories that rewarded the gargantuan craft of Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, yet unexpectedly bypassed Villeneuve’s direction. 

The Warner Bros. release debuted simultaneously in theaters and — against the strenuous objections of its director — on HBO Max.

With The Power Of The Dog and Dune, the nominees for best picture are: Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car, Licorice Pizza, King Richard, Nightmare Alley and West Side Story.

Family affair: The couple have been married since 2010 and they share children Luna, eight, and Leo, 11, together

Family affair: The couple have been married since 2010 and they share children Luna, eight, and Leo, 11, together

No streaming service has ever won Best Picture, but half of the 10 nominees were released by streamers. This year, the odds may be better than ever that Netflix — which led all studios with 27 nominations — or another service will finally break through.

Apple TV+ notched its first best-picture nomination with the deaf drama CODA, which also made history as Supporting Actor nominee Troy Kotsur became only the second deaf actor ever nominated as his CODA co-star Marlee Matlin was the first in 1987.

Netflix backed The Power of the Dog and Adam McKay’s apocalyptic comedy Don’t Look Up. And both King Richard and Dune launched on HBO Max. Even the academy for the first time ruled out hard-copy DVD screeners for its members, who instead could watch submissions on the academy’s streaming platform.

It is also set to be a night of great musical performances as Beyonce and Billie Eilish are set to perform but outspoken vaccine skeptic Van Morrison is skipping Hollywood’s biggest night.

Star quality: Penélope is nominated for the Actress in a Leading Role prize for her role as Janis in Parallel Mothers

Star quality: Penélope is nominated for the Actress in a Leading Role prize for her role as Janis in Parallel Mothers

All three performers are nominated for Best Song along with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Diane Warren, whose songs will also be performed on the broadcast.

Pop superstar Beyonce’s Oscar-nominated ballad Be Alive was penned for tennis biopic King Richard, which stars Will Smith as the father of tennis greats Serena and Venus Williams.

Hollywood trade publication Variety reported that Beyonce will perform live from the tennis courts in Compton where the sisters played as children. 

Eilish and her brother Finneas will perform No Time To Die from the recent James Bond movie.

But while Morrison, who wrote Down to Joy for Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white childhood drama Belfast, was invited to perform at the star-studded gala, he ‘will not attend the Oscars due to his tour schedule,’ organizers said.

The singer, known as ‘Van the Man’ to his fans, is due to tour England in late March, before arriving in the US next month for further dates.

Return to normal: The 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony has returned to its regular venue of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California after being held at Union Station last year

Return to normal: The 94th annual Academy Awards ceremony has returned to its regular venue of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California after being held at Union Station last year

Morrison’s high-profile criticism of pandemic restrictions — including three anti-lockdown ‘protest songs’ — and opposition to vaccine mandates had led to questions about whether he would be welcomed at the Oscars.

The ceremony taking place Sunday in Hollywood requires nominees, guests and press to be vaccinated, although performers and presenters are reportedly able to attend without proof of vaccine if they undergo rigorous testing.

Miranda’s Dos Oruguitas from Disney animated movie Encanto will be performed by Sebastian Yatra.

Best known for creating Broadway sensation Hamilton, Miranda will attain the coveted and rare EGOT status for winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award if he wins on Sunday.

Warren’s song Somehow You Do from Four Good Days — which will be performed by Reba McEntire — is her 13th Oscar nomination, but she has never won.

Also performing at the Oscars will be an all-star band including Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, and DJ D-Nice.

There will also be many A-list presenters including Bill Murray, Lady Gaga, Kevin Costner, Samuel L. Jackson, Zoë Kravitz, Lupita Nyong’o. Anthony Hopkins, Lily James, Daniel Kaluuya, and Mila Kunis.

As if that already wasn’t enough John Leguizamo, Simu Liu, Rami Malek, Rosie Perez, Chris Rock, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes, Uma Thurman, John Travolta, Yuh-jung Youn, Ruth E. Carter, Halle Bailey, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Jamie Lee Curtis, Woody Harrelson, Shawn Mendes, Tyler Perry, Tracee Ellis Ross, Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White will also be taking to the stage.

One controversy which sprang up earlier this week, however was West Side Story star Rachel Zegler not being invited to the ceremony despite her film being nominated for seven awards. 

Zegler, 20, created a bit of a firestorm on social media as she revealed over the weekend that she will not be in attendance at The Oscars despite being the lead – Maria Vasquez – for the Steven Spielberg directed flick. 

She posted on Instagram Sunday that she tried to go but ‘it doesn´t seem to be happening’ and that she will be rooting for West Side Story from her couch.

‘I hope some last minute miracle occurs and I can celebrate our film in person but hey, that´s how it goes sometimes, I guess,’ Zegler continued on Instagram. ‘Thanks for all the shock and outrage – I´m disappointed, too. But that’s OK. So proud of our movie.’

However, on Tuesday it was reported by The Hollywood Reporter that she had been invited to present. 

 

OSCARS 2022: WINNERS

 BEST PICTURE 

Belfast (Focus Features)

Coda (Apple) – WINNER

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Drive My Car (Janus Films/Sideshow)

Dune (Warner Bros)

King Richard (Warner Bros)

Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

The Power Of The Dog (Netflix)

West Side Story  (20th Century Studios)

On the saddle: Power Of The Dog received several nominations including Best Picture

On the saddle: Power Of The Dog received several nominations including Best Picture

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter 

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story – WINNER

Judi Dench – Belfast 

Kirsten Dunst- The Power Of The Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard 

  

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast 

Troy Kotsur – Coda – WINNER

Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog

J.K Simmons – Being The Ricardos 

Kodi Smitt-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

 

COSTUME DESIGN 

Cruella (Jenny Beavan) – WINNER

Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)

Dune (Jacqueline West)

Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)

West Side Story (Paul Tazewell) 

 

Jumping for joy: West Side Story was nominated for Best Costume Design

Jumping for joy: West Side Story was nominated for Best Costume Design

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND 

Belfast 

Dune – WINNER

No Time To Die 

The Power Of The Dog 

West Side Story 

 

ORIGINAL SCORE

Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)

Dune (Hans Zimmer) – WINNER

Encanto (Germaine Franco)

Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)

The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

 CODA (Sian Heder) – WINNER

Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe)

Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve)

The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)

The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)

Loud and clear: Coda was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay

Loud and clear: Coda was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

 Belfast (Kenneth Branagh) – WINNER

Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay & David Sirota)

Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)

King Richard (Zach Baylin)

The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt)

 

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Affairs Of The Heart 

Bestia 

Box Ballet 

Robin Robin 

The Windshield Wiper – WINNER

 

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM 

Ala Kachuu — Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye – WINNER

On My Mind

Please Hold

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM 

Drive My Car – WINNER

Flee

The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

 Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette) – WINNER

Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)

The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)

West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)

 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 – WINNER

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Ace? Will Smith is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard

Ace? Will Smith is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for King Richard

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

 

DIRECTING 

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story  

At the helm: Jane Campion is nominated in the Best Director category for Power Of The Dog

At the helm: Jane Campion is nominated in the Best Director category for Power Of The Dog

 

FILM EDITING 

Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)

Dune (Joe Walker) – WINNER

King Richard (Pamela Martin)

The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)

Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)

 

 

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Coming 2 America 

Cruella 

Dune 

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye – WINNER

House Of Gucci

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 

Encanto – WINNER

Flee 

Luca 

The Mitchells VS The Machine 

Raya And The Lost Dragon 

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Be Alive — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)

Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

Down to Joy — Van Morrison (Belfast)

No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die) – WINNER

Somehow You Do— Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

  

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Audible

Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball – WINNER

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Attica

Flee

Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – WINNER

Writing with Fire

 

VISUAL EFFECTS 

Dune – WINNER

Free Guy 

No Time To Die 

 Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home 

Stunning: Dune earned nods in both the Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography categories

Stunning: Dune earned nods in both the Best Visual Effects and Best Cinematography categories 

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY 

 Dune (Greig Fraser) – WINNER

Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)

The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)

West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

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