The 2022 Academy Award nominations are in, and to no surprise, Andrew Garfield has received a nomination for his performance as Jonathan Larson in Netflix’s tick, tick…BOOM!. Garfield will go up against Javier Bardem, Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Smith, and Denzel Washington for Best Performance by a Leading Actor.
tick, tick…BOOM! marks the directorial debut for Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. Written for the stage by Jonathan Larson originally as a rock monologue and penned for the screen by Steven Levenson, tick, tick…BOOM! tells the story of Jon (Garfield), a young theater composer in New York City. Jon, much like many others in the big city, dreams of writing the next great American musical. Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a performance that could launch his career or destroy it, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere, especially those close to him. With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and must figure out what he, like all of us, must do with the time given to him.
Garfield has received increasing attention in the last couple of months since the movie’s premiere on Netflix on November 12, 2021, due to his performance as the late Larson. Audiences and critics alike seem to agree that Garfield not only delivered an impressive performance in his first musical but that he was able to embody Larson in such a beautiful and impactful way. Garfield delivered an emotionally moving performance consistent with his history in the industry, and clearly, awards season is off to a great start in proving that. It has been highly
demanded anticipated that Garfield would be nominated for his first Oscar award since the movie has gained traction.
The nomination for tick, tick…BOOM! is Garfield’s second nomination for an Academy Award. He was previously nominated for another biopic-style performance due to his emotionally moving and intense performance as Desmond Doss in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.
You can see the full list of nominees, here.
tick, tick…BOOM! is available to stream now on Netflix.