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The Academy Awards 2022

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Best Picture Nominees

Photos are from Internet Movie Database (IMDB). All movies are for mature audiences.

A young boy and his working-class Belfast family experience the tumultuous late 1960s. Only in theaters or check it out from our catalog.


Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Director - Kenneth Branagh; Best Supporting Actor - Ciarán Hinds, Best Supporting Actress - Judi Dench, Best Original Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Original Song - “Down To Joy,” music and lyrics by Van Morrison.

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music. Only on Apple TV.


Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor - Troy Kotsur and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Two low-level astronomers must go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet Earth. Only on Netflix.


Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Music Score, and Best Editing.

After his wife's unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of "Uncle Vanya" in Hiroshima. There, he begins to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Only in theaters.


Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Director - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. Only in select theaters or check it out from our catalog.

Nominated for 10 Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Original Music Score, Best Sound, Best Sound Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects.

A look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching from their father Richard Williams. Only in theaters, HBO Max, or check it out from our catalog.


Nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actress - Aunjanue Ellis, Best Original Screenplay, Best Orginial Song, “Be Alive” music and lyrics by Dixson and Beyoncé, and Best Film Editing.

The story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and going through the treacherous navigation of first love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Only in theaters.


Nominated for 3 Academy Awards: Best Director - Paul Thomas Anderson, and Best Original Screenplay.

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is. Only on HBO Max, Hulu, or check it out from our catalog.


Nominated for 4 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.

Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love. Only on Netflix.


Nominated for 12 Academy Awards including Best Director - Jane Campion, Best Supporting Actors - Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, Best Supporting Actress - Kirsten Dunst, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Original Music Score, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Production Design.

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, "West Side Story" explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Only in theaters or check it out from our catalog.


Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Director - Steven Spielberg, Best Supporting Actress - Ariana DeBose, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Production Design.

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20 Years of Best Picture Winners

Best Actor Nominees

Javier Bardem in Being the Ricardos as Desi Arnaz
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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog as Phil Burbank
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Will Smith in King Richard as Richard Williams
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Andrew Garfield in Tick, Tick... Boom! as Jonathan Larson
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Denzel Washington in The Tragedy of Macbeth as Macbeth
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Oscar-worthy Performances - Best Actor

Best Actress Nominees

Jessica Chastain in The Eyes of Tammy Faye as Tammy Faye
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Olivia Coleman in The Lost Daughter as Leda
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Penélope Cruz in Parallel Mothers as Janis
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Nicole Kidman in Being the Ricardos as Lucille Ball
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Kristen Stewart in Spencer as Lady Diana
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Oscar-worthy Performances - Best Actress

Best Animated Feature Film

Photos are from Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

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