Nominations are in for the 94th Annual Academy Awards, and Broadway favorites are among this year's nominees.
Ariana DeBose is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her turn as Anita in West Side Story, capping off a successful awards season that has already seen the Bronx Tale and Summer star win a Golden Globe and receive nominations for BAFTA, SAG, Critics' Choice, and NAACP Image Awards, among others. DeBose's nomination follows Rita Moreno's historic 1961 Oscar win, playing the same role in the earlier film adaptation of the Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents musical.
DeBose's nomination is part of an excellent showing for Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, which along with getting a Best Picture nomination has received nods for Best Director (Spielberg), Costume Design (Tony winner Paul Tazewell), Cinematography (Janusz Kamiński), Sound (Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson, and Shawn Murphy), and Production Design (Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo).
Lin-Manuel Miranda received a Best Song nomination for his "Dos Oruguitas" from Encanto, a nod that could achieve EGOT status—PEGOT, actually—for the Pulitzer-winning Hamilton writer and star. Disney's Encanto was also nominated for Best Animated Feature and Original Score (Germaine Franco).
Miranda's screen adaptation of Jonathan Larson's biomusical tick, tick...BOOM! was recognized, with Broadway alum Andrew Garfield getting a nomination for Best Actor for his performance as Larson. The Netflix release also received a nod for Film Editing (Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum).
West Side Story and tick, tick...BOOM! were not the only theatrical films earning nominations this year. Tony winner Denzel Washington was nominated for Lead Actor for his performance in The Tragedy of Macbeth, which also received nominations for Cinematography (Bruno Delbonnel) and Production Design (Stefan Dechant and Nancy Haigh); and Cyrano, adapted from the 2018 Off-Broadway musical, was nominated in Costume Design (Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran).
Other stage vets receiving nominations include Dame Judi Dench in Supporting Actress for Belfast, Jessica Chastain in Lead Actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Nicole Kidman in Lead Actress for Being the Ricardos, J.K. Simmons for Supporting Actor in Being the Ricardos, Maggie Gyllenhaal for Adapted Screenplay for The Lost Daughter, and Kenneth Branagh in Director and Original Screenplay for Belfast.
Nominations were announced by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan February 8. The ceremony will take place March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California and be broadcast live on ABC. For the full list of nominations, visit Oscars.org.