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Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Beyoncé & Questlove among Oscar nominees

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The nominations for the 94th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday, and Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Beyoncé and Questlove are among the nominees.

As expected, Smith scored a Best Actor nomination for his starring role as the father of Venus and Serena Williams in the film King Richard. His co-star, Aunjanue Ellis, also received a nod for Best Supporting Actress for playing the tennis icons’ mother, Oracene Price.

Washington, already a two-time Oscar winner, was nominated for Best Actor for his role as the title character in The Tragedy of Macbeth, director Joel Coen‘s take on the classic Shakespeare play.

Meanwhile, the Beyhive is losing their minds over the fact that Beyoncé received her first-ever Oscar nomination for co-writing the song “Be Alive,” for the movie King Richard. She shares the nomination with her co-writer, Dixson.

In addition, Questlove received his first Oscar nomination, for his documentary Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). It spotlights the New York City’s 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a six-week event that featured everyone from Stevie Wonder and Nina Simone to Gladys Knight & The Pips and Mahalia Jackson.

The 94th Annual Academy Awards air March 27 live on ABC.

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