Oscar Nominations 2022

A definitive year in the calendar, the Academy Awards brings the whole film industry together to celebrate the past year of cinematic greatness.

This year sees the Awards take place on 27th March and yesterday the nominees were announced. Leading the way for Netflix is Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, which has gathered up the most nominations, with a grand total of 12 – including Best Picture, Directing, Adapted Screenplay, Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Supporting Actor nominations from the film also include Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Supporting Actress for Kirsten Dunst. With the news, Campion is the first woman to be nominated twice for Directing, previously for 1993’s The Piano.

Next, Dune picked up a hefty 10 nominations too after last week’s BAFTA nominations lead with 11. Specifically, the film is leading the way with technical awards (Visual Effects, Cinematography, Sound), Villeneuve’s film secured a Best Picture nod, as well as Adapted Screenplay.

West Side Story secured seven nominations, including Best Picture, Directing, Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose, Cinematography, and Sound. Away from the musical world is Belfast with seven nominations too. The personal tale is up for Best Picture, Kenneth Branagh is nominated for Directing and Original Screenplay, and there are Supporting Actor nominations for Ciarán Hinds and Judi Dench.

Rounding out the frontrunners is King Richard, the big-screen depiction of a young Venus and Serena Williams, and the father who coached them to sporting glory. It’s up for six awards, including Best Picture and Original Screenplay, with a Leading Actor nomination for Will Smith and a Supporting Actress nomination for Aunjanue Ellis. Also competing for Best Picture are CODA, Adam McKay’s apocalyptic satire Don’t Look Up, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza plus Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley.

However, most notable of all is Drive My Car – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s acclaimed Japanese drama is a rare international film to break into the Best Picture pack, also receiving a nomination for Hamaguchi himself for Directing, plus Adapted Screenplay and International Feature Film.

Elsewhere, there were several pleasing nominations in the wake of BAFTA last week – Kristen Stewart is up for Leading Actress for her role as Princess Diana in Spencer, while Andrew Garfield is in the Leading Actor race after singing up a storm as Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick… Boom!. In that category, there is Denzel Washington for his lead role in The Tragedy Of Macbeth. Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley were nominated for The Lost Daughter (in Leading Actress and Supporting Actress). Lastly, another surprise is CODA where Troy Kotsur has become the first deaf actor to be nominated for an Oscar.

In the superhero spheres, there were nominations in the Visual Effects category for Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings. No Time To Die secured technical categories as Visual Effects and Sound, plus a nomination for Billie Eilish in the Original Song competition. Disney sees three with three nominations for Encanto, including Animated Feature Film, Original Score, and Original Song. Moreover in the animation specific films, The Mitchells Vs. The Machines features in Feature Film category.One last final surprise in the nominations arrives in the form of Flee, a mix of style, subject and form found secured it for Animated Feature Film, Documentary, and International Feature Film which is a first for any film ever.

We all cannot wait to see the awards on the 27th March and to celebrate all nominations for their outstanding contribution to film.


List Of Nominees:


Best Picture



Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power Of The Dog

West Side Story


Best Director

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion – The Power Of The Dog

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story


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 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 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

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

JK Simmons – Being The Ricardos


Best Adapted Screenplay

CODA – Siân 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


Best 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


Best Costume Design

Cruella – Jenny Beavan

Cyrano – Massimo Cantini Parrini

Dune – Robert Morgan & Jacqueline West

Nightmare Alley – Luis Sequeira

West Side Story – Paul Tazewell


Best 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



Best Sound



No Time To Die

The Power Of The Dog

West Side Story


Best Animated Feature Film




The Mitchells Vs. The Machines

Raya And The Last Dragon


Best Cinematography

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


Best Documentary Feature




Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing With Fire


Best Film Editing

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


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)


Best Makeup and Hairstyling



The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

House Of Gucci

Coming 2 America


Best Original Song

“Be Alive” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter & Darius Scott (King Richard)

“Dos Oruguitas” — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

“Down to Joy” — Van Morrison (Belfast)

“No Time to Die” — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time To Die)

“Somehow You Do” — Diane Warren (Four Good Days)


Best 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


Best Visual Effects


Free Guy

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

No Time To Die

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


Best Documentary Short Subject


Lead Me Home

The Queen Of Basketball

Three Songs For Benazir

When We Were Bullies


Best Animated Short Film

Affairs Of The Art



Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

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