Oscars 2022 nominations

LOS ANGELES — Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are one step closer to having their dreams of winning an Oscar come true following Tuesday’s nomination ceremony by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

This year, compared to previous years, 10 films were nominated for best picture with “The Power of the Dog” leading the way with 12 nominations, followed by “Dune” with 10 nominations.

Jane Campion became the first woman to be nominated for best director twice. She was nominated in 1993 for “The Piano.”

“Flee” also made Oscar history after being nominated for best animated feature, best documentary feature and best international feature.

Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz add to a short list of husbands and wives who have been nominated in leading acting categories in the same year. Speaking of power couples, Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst, who are also married, were nominated for their supporting roles for “The Power of the Dog.” 

Below is the full list of nominations: 

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

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza”

Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”

Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”

Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”

Best Actress

Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”

Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter”

Penélope Cruz, “Parallel Mothers”

Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”

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 Actor

Ciaran Hinds, “Belfast”

Troy Kotsur, “CODA”

Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”

J.K. Simmons, “Being the Ricardos” 

Jesse Plemons, “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”

Best Original Screenplay

“Belfast,” Kenneth Branagh

“Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay, David Sirota

“King Richard,” Zach Baylin

“Licorice Pizza,” Paul Thomas Anderson

“Worst Person in the World,” Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

Best Adapted Screenplay

“CODA,” Siân Heder

“Drive My Car,” Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

“The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal

“The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion

“Dune,” Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, and Eric Roth 

Best Cinematography

“Dune,” Greig Fraser

“Nightmare Alley,” Dan Laustsen

“The Power of the Dog,” Ari Wegner

“The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Bruno Delbonnel

“West Side Story,” Janusz Kaminski

Best Animated Film




“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best Score

“Don’t Look Up,” Nicholas Britell

“Dune,” Hans Zimmer

“Encanto,” Germaine Franco

“The Power of the Dog,” Jonny Greenwood

“Parallel Mothers,” Alberto Igelsias 

Best Original Song

“Down to Joy” from “Belfast” 

“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto”

“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days”

“Be Alive” from “King Richard”

“No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die”

Best International 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 Documentary Film




“Summer of Soul” 

“Writing with Fire” 

Best Production Design

“Dune,” Patrice Vermette (production designer), Zsuzsanna Sipos (set decorator)

“Nightmare Alley,” Tamara Deverell (production designer), Shane Vieau (set decorator)

“The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Stefan Dechant (production designer), Nancy Haigh (set decorator)

“The Power of the Dog,” Grant Major (production design), Amber Richards (set decorator) 

“West Side Story,” Adam Stockhausen (production designer), Rena DeAngelo (set decorator)

Best Film Editing

“King Richard,” Pamela Martin 

“Don’t Look Up,” Hank Corwin

“Dune,” Joe Walker

“The Power of the Dog,” Peter Sciberras

“Tick, Tick… Boom!” Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum 

Best Costume Design

“Cruella,” Jenny Beavan

“Cyrano,” Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran

“Dune,” Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan

“Nightmare Alley,” Luis Sequeira

“West Side Story,” Paul Tazewell

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Coming 2 America,” Mike Marino, Stacy Morris and Carla Farmer

“Cruella,” Nadia Stacey, Carolyn Cousins

“Dune,” Donald Mowat, Love Larson, Eva von Bahr

“The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh

“House of Gucci,” Jana Carboni, Giuliano Mariano, Göran Lundström

Best Sound



“No Time to Die”

“The Power of the Dog”

“West Side Story”

Best Visual Effects


“Free Guy”

“No Time to Die”

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

Best Animated Short

“Affairs of the Art”



“Robin Robin”

“The Windshield Wiper”

Best Documentary-Short


“Lead Me Home” 

“The Queen of Basketball” 

“Three Songs for Benazir” 

“When We Were Bullies” 

Best Live-Action Short

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”

“The Dress” 

“The Long Goodbye”

“On My Mind” 

“Please Hold” 

To qualify for Oscar consideration, a film must have either opened between March 1, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, and run for seven consecutive days in a theater in Los Angeles County, New York City, the Bay Area, Chicago, Miami or Atlanta. Drive-in theaters are considered qualifying venues.

A film can also qualify if it debuted on a streaming or on-demand service, if it was also made available through the Academy Screening Room member site within 60 days.

A total of 276 feature films have met the criteria, according to the Academy. The Oscar ceremony is set for March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.