Andrew Garfield, Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman among Brits leading Oscar nominations

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Andrew Garfield, Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Dame Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh lead the British charge at the Oscars, after bagging nominations for this year’s awards.

Garfield bags a best actor nomination for musical tick, tick… BOOM!, while Cumberbatch gets a nod for Netflix western Power Of The Dog.

Previous winner Olivia Colman gets recognition in the best actress group for The Lost Daughter, alongside supporting actress and Irish star Jessie Buckley.

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Benedict Cumberbatch on The Power Of The Dog

British acting royalty Dame Judi Dench is up for her supporting role in Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, as is Ciaran Hinds, while the film gets a nomination in the original screenplay, best film and directing categories.

But it is Power Of The Dog, with a cast headed up by Cumberbatch, that leads the nominations with 12, with the likes of Kodi Smit-McPhee and Kirsten Dunst being up in the supporting actor categories, while Jane Campion is nominated for best director.

Belfast and The Power Of The Dog go up against an expanded best picture group, which includes climate-satire Don’t Look Up, sci-fi epic Dune and tennis biopic King Richard.

CODA, Drive My Car, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley and West Side Story also feature in the group.

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Elsewhere, after his BAFTA snub, Steven Spielberg get into the Oscars directing category for his remake of West Side Story, with Ariana DeBose continuing her award season success by bagging another supporting actress nomination.

However, Rachel Zegler, who was widely tipped for a best actress nomination at the age of just 20, misses out.

Dune, which has the most BAFTA nominations this year, also continues is surprise run of fortune with the Academy, getting a number of nominations at this year’s Oscars, largely in the technical categories.

You can watch the Oscars live on Sky Cinema in the early hours of 28 March.

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