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Oscars 2022: The Winners

by Diego Andaluz
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The 94th Academy Awards are finally here after quite the chaotic awards season. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made way for plenty of much-welcomed surprises in this year’s Oscar nominations, but it’s time to see if the final results will reflect the sentiment. Academy CEO Dawn Hudson revealed earlier this week that this Oscars ceremony had the highest voter turnout in Academy history thus far, with approximately 9,487 members across 82 countries and 17 branches being eligible to vote. This makes this latest batch of Oscar winners especially interesting, to say the least.

Speaking of Oscar history, a Best Director win for Jane Campion could mark the first time women take back-to-back wins in the category ever. A win for CODA‘s Troy Kotsur would also mark the first Oscar given to a deaf actor in the Supporting Actor category. A slew of fan-favorite performers are up for their first potential Oscar trophies as well, including Kristen Stewart and Beyoncé. The much-talked-about #DuneSweep is expected to come true too, with the majority of technical awards – from Best Sound to Visuasl effects – seemingly all but in the bag.

The Power of the Dog is up for the most awards with 12 nominations, 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). Unfortunately, despite some of this fantastic, much-deserved awards recognition, the Academy is moving forward with their decision to cut 8 categories from the live broadcast in an effort to boost ratings. A choice that has been met with tons of blowback, the Oscar winners for Documentary Short, Editing, Makeup/Hairstyling, Original Score, Production Design, Animated Short, Live-Action Short, and Sound winners will sadly not have their due time in the spotlight this year, but you’ll be the first to find out who they are right here on DiscussingFilm. Read on to see the full list of winners from 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!

Winners from the 2022 Oscars

Best Picture

Belfast
CODA – WINNER
Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
Dune
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) – WINNER
Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) – WINNER
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) – WINNER
Judi Dench (Belfast)
Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Best Supporting Actor

Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
Troy Kotsur (CODA) – WINNER
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) – WINNER
Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)
Drive My Car (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi)

Original Screenplay

Belfast (Kenneth Branagh) – WINNER
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) – WINNER
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

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

Documentary Feature

Ascension
Attica
Flee
Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – WINNER
Writing with Fire

International Feature

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

Editing

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

Cinematography

Dune (Greig Fraser) – WINNER
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) – WINNER
Encanto (Germaine Franco)
Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)
The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood) 

Production Design

Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette) – WINNER
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) – WINNER
Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)
Dune (Jacqueline West)
Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)

VFX

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

Sound

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Original Song

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

Live-Action Short

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

Documentary Short

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

Animated Short

Affairs of the Art
Bestia
Boxballet
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper – WINNER

The Final Award Winners of 2022:

Follow Awards Editor Diego Andaluz on Twitter: @thediegoandaluz

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