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The Oscars are finally coming home (COVID-permitting, of course). After a socially distant, intimate ceremony in an unfamiliar venue (Los Angeles' Union Station), awards season's most prestigious night is returning to its longtime digs, the Dolby Theater in the heart of Hollywood on Sunday, March 27 at 8 pm EST.

And the highly-anticipated, in-person show will roll out the (red) carpet for all of your favorite stars, including top contenders like Nicole Kidman for her part in Being the Ricardos, Ariana DeBose in West Side Story, and Kristen Stewart for her riveting performance as Princess Diana in Spencer, vying for the most coveted recognition of the year.

Last year, Chloé Zhao and her critically acclaimed film Nomadland won big, with Zhao making history as the first woman of color and of Asian decent (second woman total!) to win the Best Director category. This year The Power of the Dog leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by Dune with 10, and Belfast and West Side Story with seven each.

Check out this year's full list of nominations, below.

BEST PICTURE

Belfast

Coda

Don't Look Up

Drive My Car

Dune

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

BEST DIRECTOR

Kenneth Branaugh, Belfast

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

BEST 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

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Coleman, The Lost Daughter

Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart, Spencer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Troy Kotsur, Coda

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Judi Dench, Belfast

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Coda, Siân Hader

Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe

Dune, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth

The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Belfast, Kenneth Branaugh

Don't Look Up, Adam McKay and story by Adam McKay and David Sirota

King Richard, Zach Baylin

Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson

The Worst Person in the World, Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Raya and the Lost Dragon

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dune, Greig Fraser

Nightmare Alley, Dan Lausten

The Power of the Dog, Ari Wegner

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Bruno Delbonnel

West Side Story, Janusz Kaminski

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Coming 2 America

Cruella

Dune

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side story

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Don't look Up

Dune

Encanto

Parallel Mothers

The Power of the Dog

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Be Alive" from King Richard

"Dos Oruguitas" from Encanto

"Down to Joy" from Belfast

"No Time to Die" from No Time to Die

"Somehow You Do" from Four Good Days

BEST SOUND MIXING

Belfast

Dune

No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dune

Free Guy

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Attica

Flee

Summer of Soul (... Or When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)

Writing With Fire

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Drive My Car

Flee

The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Affairs of the Art

Bestia

Boxballet

Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

FILM EDITING

Don't Look Up

Dune

King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Tick, Tick ... Boom!

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Audible

Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Ala Kachuu - Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold