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The Oscars 2022: The Academy announces nominations

The Oscars 2022 is just around the corner, and now The Academy has announced its nominations. Time to see who was picked, and who was snubbed

The Oscars 2022: nominations

The Oscars, the most prestigious awards ceremony in the movie industry, is drawing ever nearer. On Sunday March 27, 2022, movie fans all over the world will tune in to the big show to see which films, filmmakers, and performers take home the little gold statue, and who leaves empty handed. But, before that happens, we need to know who is nominated in each category.

Today, The Academy of Motion Picture Picture Arts and Sciences, the awards body behind The Oscars, announced its nominations for the 94th Academy Awards ceremony. After months of festivals and awards season drama, it all comes down to this, as The Academy members have cast their votes to determine who is in the running for the various awards on the big night.

Will the streaming service giant Netflix score big with its sombre drama movie The Power of the Dog? How many nominations does the epic science fiction movie Dune have? And, has the MCU‘s action movie Spider-Man: No Way Home sneaked into the running? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the nominations covered for you below.

Best picture:

  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Drive My Car
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Best director:

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
  • Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
  • Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Best lead actor:

  • Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
  • Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick…Boom!
  • Will Smith – King Richard
  • Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best lead actress:

  • Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
  • Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
  • Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
  • Kristen Stewart – Spencer
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Best supporting actor:

  • Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
  • Troy Kotsur – CODA
  • Jesse Plemmons – The Power of the Dog
  • J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

Best supporting actress:

  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
  • Judi Dench – Belfast
  • Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

Best adapted screenplay:

  • Siân Heder – CODA
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe – Drive My Car
  • Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth – Dune
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
  • Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Best original screenplay:

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
  • Adam McKay, David Sirota – Don’t Look Up
  • Zach Baylin – King Richard
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
  • Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier – The Worst Person in the World

Oscars 2022: nominations

Best cinematography:

  • Greig Fraser – Dune
  • Dan Laustsen – Nightmare Alley
  • Ari Wegner – The Power of the Dog
  • Bruno Delbonnel – The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Janusz Kamiński – West Side Story

Best animated feature film: 

  • Encanto
  • Flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells vs The Machines
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

Best animated short film:

  • Affairs of the Art
  • Bestia
  • Boxballet
  • Robin Robin
  • The Windshield Wiper

Best costume design:

  • Cruella
  • Cyrano
  • Dune
  • Nightmare Alley
  • West Side Story

Oscars 2022: nominations

Best original score:

  • Nicholas Britell – Don’t Look Up
  • Hans Zimmer – Dune
  • Germaine Franco – Encanto
  • Alberto Iglesias – Parallel Mothers
  • Jonny Greenwood – The Power of the Dog

Best sound:

  • Belfast
  • Dune
  • No Time to Die
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Best original song: 

  • Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson – Be Alive (King Richard)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – Dos Oruguitas (Encanto)
  • Van Morrison – Down to Joy (Belfast)
  • Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell – No Time to Die (No Time to Die)
  • Diane Warren – Somehow You Do (Four Good Days)

Best documentary feature:

  • Ascension
  • Attica
  • Flee
  • Summer of Soul (or When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)
  • Writing With Fire

Oscars 2022: nominations

Best documentary short:

  • Audible
  • Lead Me Home
  • The Queen of Basketball
  • Three Songs for Benazir
  • When We Were Bullies

Best film editing:

  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • The Power of the Dog
  • Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best international feature film:

  • Drive My Car (Japan)
  • Flee (Denmark)
  • The Hand of God (Italy)
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan)
  • The Worst Person in the World (Norway)

Oscars 2022: nominations

Best make-up and hairstyling:

  • Coming 2 America
  • Cruella
  • Dune
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • House of Gucci

Best production design:

  • Dune
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • West Side Story

Best visual effects:

  • Dune
  • Free Guy
  • No Time to Die
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best live-action short film:

  • Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
  • The Dress
  • The Long Goodbye
  • On My Mind
  • Please Hold