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Oscars 2022: The Nominations

by Andrew J. Salazar
Rows of Golden Oscars as they're being ready to be handed out. Read the official 2022 Oscar nominations below.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced their nominations for the 94th Academy Awards. As revealed by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan, the 2022 Oscar nominations are full of plenty of much-welcomed surprises and snubs as usual. After the Academy revealed that this year’s nominations had the highest voter turnout in Oscar history thus far, with ballots turned in from 82 countries, a change of tide was expected. And so it came for some new landmark achievements have just been made.

For starters, Jane Campion made history as the first woman to have received 2 nominations for Best Director thus far, and The Power of the Dog‘s Ari Wegner also became the second woman ever to receive a nomination for Best Cinematography. CODA‘s Troy Kotsur is now also the first deaf artist to ever be nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category. A slew of fan-favorite performers have just received their first Oscar nominations ever as well, including Kristen Stewart and Beyoncé. In terms of snubs, House of Gucci didn’t show up in any of the above-the-line categories, meaning no spotlight for Lady Gaga, Jared Leto, or Ridley Scott this time around. Despite Dune having a large presence, Denis Villeneuve didn’t make the cut in Best director either.

The Power of the Dog earned the most nominations with 12, followed by Dune (10), Belfast (7), West Side Story (7), King Richard (6), Drive My Car (4), Nightmare Alley (4), Drive My Car (4), and Don’t Look Up (4). Read on to find to see the entire final nominations for the 2022 Oscars! You can also check out the final winners for the 2022 Golden Globes, Critics Choice, BAFTAs, SAG Awards, and our very own DiscussingFilm Critics Awards.

Oscar Nominations 2022

Best Picture

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

Best 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 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)

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 Supporting Actor

Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
Troy Kotsur (CODA)
Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)
J.K. Simmons (Being the Ricardos)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

Best Director

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

Original Screenplay

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

Adapted Screenplay

CODA (Sian Heder)
Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe)
Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve)
The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)

Animated Feature

The Mitchells vs the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Documentary Feature

Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Writing with Fire

International Feature

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)


Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)
Dune (Joe Walker)
King Richard (Pamela Martin)
The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)


Dune (Greig Fraser)
Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)
The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

Original Score

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

Production Design

Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette)
Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)
The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)
The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)
West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)

Costume Design

Cruella (Jenny Beavan)
Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)
Dune (Jacqueline West)
Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)


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


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

Makeup and Hairstyling

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci
Coming 2 America

Original Song

“Be Alive” (King Richard)
“Dos Oruguitas” (Encanto)
“Down to Joy” (Belfast)
“No Time to Die” (No Time to Die)
“Somehow You Do” (Four Good Days)

Live-Action Short

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

Documentary Short

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

Animated Short

Affairs of the Art
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper

The Final Award Winners of 2022:

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