Here are the records and premieres that could be broken at this year’s Oscars

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The 22 Oscars won by The Lord of the Rings sit on a table. (Photo credit Dean Treml/AFP via Getty Images)

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According to VegasInsider, a number of records could be broken at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, which will take place in March. Additionally, there could also be a litany of Oscar firsts, including Netflix winning its first Best Picture Oscar with “The Power of the Dog” and “Don’t Look Up” nominated.

Here are some other firsts and records that could be set at this year’s ceremony.

  • Netflix could win its first Best Picture Oscar
  • ‘The Power of the Dog’ could tie the record for most Oscar wins in one night with 11
  • ‘CODA’ Could Be the First Best Picture Winner With a Mostly Deaf Cast
  • This could be the first time a woman has won Best Director two years in a row (Jane Campion is nominated for ‘The Power of the Dog’ and Chloe Zhao won last year for ‘Nomadland’)
  • A couple could win Oscars for acting performances in the same year, as both Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem are nominated and Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons are nominated.
  • This could be the first time a lead and supporting actress has won for playing the same character Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley played Leda in ‘The Lost Daughter’
  • Spanish actress could win Best Performance by an Actress Oscar as Penelope Cruz is nominated for ‘Parallel Mothers’
  • Australian Actress Could Win Lead Actress Oscar Twice As Nicole Kidman Is Nominated For ‘Being The Ricardos’
  • This could be the first time an openly LGBTQ actress has won the Leading Actress Oscar as Kristen Stewart is nominated for ‘Spencer’
  • On-Screen Couple Could Win Same Year Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Are Nominated for ‘Being the Ricardos’
  • A supporting actress could win for the first time for the same role that won an Oscar in the past, as Ariana DeBose is nominated for ‘West Side Story’ as Anita
  • Male Actor Could Win For First Time In American Sign Language Acting Performance As Troy Kotsur Is Nominated For ‘CODA’
  • Denzel Washington, already the most nominated black actor in Oscar history, could tie for the most wins by a male actor at age three
  • A Japanese Movie Could Win Best Picture For The First Time As ‘Drive My Car’ Is Nominated; Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who directed the film, could be the first Japanese director to win the Best Director award
  • ‘Flee’, nominated for Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Short and Best International Feature, may be first to win all three in same year
  • ‘West Side Story’ could be the first adaptation of a film that once won Best Picture to win again
  • Italy could break its own record for most international feature film wins with 15 with ‘Hand of God’ nominated.

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