The 2022 Oscar Nominations Are Here

The 94th Annual Academy Awards Have Just Released Their 2022 Official Nominations. 

The 2022 Academy Awards just dropped their nominees and film enthusiasts are already scrambling to get their predictions in for the typical oscar party to secure bragging rights among their friends. 

The nominees this year were pretty predictable with Disney once again serving as the front runner for the animation and music category and Stephen Spielberg’s West Side Story remake receiving 7 nominations including best picture and best director. 

If West Side Story follows in its predecessor’s footsteps and wins the best picture, Stephen Speilberg will have a total of four Oscars and two in the best directing category. 

Some surprises that made the cut (or didn’t) were Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up A Netflix original disaster comedy starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and other critically acclaimed actors. 

McKay’s relatively newer film, which just premiered in December of 2021 was nominated for the best picture alongside Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and many other films that performed spectacularly at the box office. 

To the dismay and shock of many Wes Anderson fans, his 2021 film The French Dispatch received no nominations even after the film’s apparent success. 

Musical theater fans are raving at not only the number of nominations West Side Story secured but also are delighted to see that Andrew Garfield was nominated for best actor for his performance as Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick, BOOM! 

This news along with Disney’s Encanto receiving 3 nominations for best score, best original song, and best-animated feature is astounding for musical theater mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda even though In The Heights received no Oscar recognition. 

The 94th Annual Academy Awards will premiere on ABC on March 27th, 2022. Below is a full list of the nominees. 

Winners Announced: March 27, 2022
Held at: Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California
Hosts:  TBA
Eligibility Year: March 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

2022 Oscar Nominees

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
Ryúsuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car
Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
Best Actress in a Leading Role
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 in a Leading Role
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 in a Supporting Role
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 Actor in a Supporting Role
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 Original Screenplay
Belfast
Don’t Look Up
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
The Worst Person in the World
Best Adapted Screenplay
CODA
Drive My Car
Dune
The Lost Daughter
The Power of the Dog
Best Cinematography
Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story
Best Film Editing
Don’t Look Up
Dune
King Richard
The Power of the Dog
Tick, Tick… Boom!
Best Animated Feature Film
Encanto
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs. The Machine
Raya and the Last Dragon
Best Animated Short Film
Affairs of the Art
Bestia
Boxballet
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper
Best Live-Action Short Film
Ala Kachuu — Take and Run
The Dress
The Long Goodbye
On My Mind
Please Hold
Best International Feature Film
Drive My Car
Flee
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World
Best Documentary Feature
Ascension
Attica
Flee
Summer of Soul
Riding with Fire
Best Documentary Short Subject
Audible
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies
Best Original Score
Don’t Look Up
Dune
Encanto
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog
Best Original Song
King Richard
Encanto
Belfast
No Time to Die
Four Good Days
Best Sound
Belfast
Dune
No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story
Best Costume Design
Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story
Best Makeup 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
Honorary Academy Awards
Samuel L. Jackson – “Sam Jackson is a cultural icon whose dynamic work has resonated across decades and generations and audiences worldwide”
Elaine May – “For Elaine May’s bold, uncompromising approach to filmmaking, as a writer, director and actress”
Liv Ullmann – “Liv Ullmann’s bravery and emotional transparency has gifted audiences with deeply affecting screen portrayals”
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Danny Glover – “Glover’s decades-long advocacy for justice and human rights reflects his dedication to recognizing our shared humanity on and off the screen”