Tanya Seghatchian first Armenian to be nommed for Oscars Best Picture

British producer Tanya Seghatchian, who is of Armenian descent, has become the first Armenian to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Picture with “The Power of the Dog”, which many consider the frontrunner to win. If the film does win, she will be the first Armenian to win the top prize at the Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards, and Armenians turn out to have played an integral role in 27 of the 53 nominated films, the Armenian Film Society said.

The highlights also include Narbeh Mirzakhanian, who distributed four films that landed nominations, including “Licorice Pizza”, which is nominated for Best Picture, as well as “No Time To Dine”, House of Gucci”, and “Cyrano”.

Other Armenian credited for their contribution in this year’s Oscar-nominated films are:

BEING THE RICARDOS — Arman Hovsepian (Clearance Coordinator)

CODA — Armen Garo (Gio Salgado)

COMING 2 AMERICA — Houri Mahserejian (Costumer)

Mallory DeGolian (Food Stylist) —

CRUELLA Laura Geucherian (Head of Production, Company 3) —

CYRANO — Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

DON’T LOOK UP — Alexander Demarjian (Scenic Artist), Aram Maranian III (Propmaker), J.J. Ahigian (Fixtures Technician), Jack Tashdjian (Dailies Operator, Company 3), Brooke Goshtigian (Set Production Assistant), Roman Mitichyan (Rioting Patron/Stunts)

DUNE — Annie Dashtoyan (Creative Content Manager), Joao Bogossian (Compositor , DNEG), Emily Margorian (VFX Production Assistant)

ENCANTO– Ravi Cabot-Conyers (Antonio), Teny Issakhanian (Additional Storyboard Artist/Story Artist), Katherine Ipjian (Character Lighting Lead), Lena Ghokasian (Technology), Shant Hamayan (Engineering Services)

FREE GUY — Jeff Avigian (Police Officer), Vahagn Amirkhanyan (Matchmove Artist, ScanlineVFX),

FOUR GOOD DAYS — Ruzanna Kegeyan (Executive Producer), Aram Martirosyan (Grip), Arin Anjamian (Set Dresser), Berj Daniel Bedrosian (Construction Coordinator), Andy Grishikian (Grip), Pia Patatian (Vice President, Sales)

HOUSE OF GUCCI — Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM)

LICORICE PIZZA — Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM), Joe Chouchanian (Key Rigging Grip), Vic Chouchanian (Grip)

THE LOST DAUGHTER — Masoud Tosifyan (Musician)

THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES — Alex Avagimian (Storyboard Artist), Jake Panian (Visual Development Artist)

NIGHTMARE ALLEY — Laura Geucherian (Finishing Producer)

NO TIME TO DIE — Narbeh Mirzakhanian (VP of Distribution, MGM), Armenia Lardi Baghdighian (Set Decoration Coordinator, Italy), Claudia Kalindjian (Unit Publicist), Tigran Badalyan (Senior Compositor , ILM), Jack Kilyan (Paint & Roto Artist, Framestore)

THE POWER OF THE DOG — Tanya Seghatchian (Producer), John Trudgian (Animator)

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL — Stephen Derluguian (Colorist)

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON — Kayla Melikian (Voice), Teny Issakhanian (Story Artist), Jeff Atmajian (Orchestrator), Lena Ghokasian (Technology), Shant Hamayan (Engineering Services)

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS– Diva Abrahamian (Set Decoration Buyer), Jon Aghassian (Visualization Artist, The Third Floor), Christine Gatchalian (Lighting Artist, Trixter), Ara Khanikian (Visual Effects Supervisor/V, Rodeo FX), Teni Noravian (Digital Compositor, Weta Digital), Marcy Guiragossian (Set Production Assistant, Second Unit, San Francisco Unit), Tagui Chilyan (3D Stereoscopic Senior Production Coordinator, Marvel Studios)

SPENCER — Karl-Heinz Djoharian (Special Thanks)

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME — Houri Mahserejian (Costumer), Cara Marie Chooljian (Stunt Performer), Tagui Chilyan (3D Stereoscopic Production Coordinator, Marvel Studios), Sergey Kazaryan (Asset Artist, Folks VFX)

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) — Pat Shahabian (Additional Cinematography)

TICK, TICK…BOOM! — Dean Mozian (Digital Intermediate Producer), Suren Karapetyan (Second Assistant Camera “A” Camera)

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH — Roger Kupelian (Concept Artist)

WEST SIDE STORY — Emil Cheriyan (Layout Artist)

WHEN WE WERE BULLIES — Jon Bastian (Special Thanks)

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