Oscars Nominations 2022: This Year’s List of Nominees 

Andrew Garfield, Will Smith, Kristen Stewart and Benedict Cumberbatch make this year’s nominations list. 

The nominees for the 94th Academy Awards were announced this morning by actors Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross. This year’s highly rated features, including The Power of the Dog, Dune, West Side Story and Belfast, led the nominations list, with The Power of the Dog receiving 12 nominations for its production and performance–the most out of every film. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most nominated pictures were produced by and released on popular streaming services: Netflix, HBOMax and AppleTV+, to name a few. 

Although some names were left out of the nominations–Lady Gaga for House of Gucci, Rachel Zegler for West Side Story and Denis Villeneuve for directing Dunethe best actor/actress lists weren’t filled with disappointments. Previous Oscar nominees, such as Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick…Boom!) and Will Smith (King Richard), were featured in the category, plus some new names to the nominations list. Kristen Stewart, who received her first Oscar nomination for her role in Spencer, is now one of three openly gay performers to receive the “Best Actress in Leading Role” nominee. 

The 2022 Oscars will be televised, and hosted in-person on March 27th at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. View the full list of nominees below. 

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Actor in 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 


Actress in 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 





Kenneth Branagh 


Drive My Car 

Ryusuke Hamaguchi


Licorice Pizza

Paul Thomas Anderson


The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion


West Side Story 

Steven Spielberg 


Best Picture


Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers



Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers


Don’t Look Up 

Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers


Drive My Car 

Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer



Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers


King Richard 

Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers


Licorice Pizza 

Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers


Nightmare Alley 

Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers


The Power of the Dog 

Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers


West Side Story 

Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers


Actor in a Supporting Role

Ciarán Hinds



Troy Kotsur 



Jesse Plemons

The Power of the Dog


J.K. Simmons

Being the Ricardos 


Kodi Smit-McPhee

The Power of the Dog


Actress in a Supporting Role

Jessie Buckley

The Lost Daughter


Ariana DeBose

West Side Story


Judi Dench



Kirsten Dunst

The Power of the Dog


Aunjanue Ellis 

King Richard


Costume Design 


Jenny Beavan



Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran



Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan


Nightmare Alley

Luis Sequeira


West Side Story 

Paul Tazewell




Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather, Niv Adiri



Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Ron Bartlett


The Power of the Dog

Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie, Tara Webb


West Side Story

Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Bryan Chumney, Andy Nelson, Shawn Murphy 


Original Score 

Don’t Look Up

Nicholas Britell



Hans Zimmer



Germaine Franco 


Parallel Mothers 

Alberto Iglesias


The Power of the Dog

Jonny Greenwood


Adapted Screenplay


Screenplay by Siân Heder


Drive My Car

Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe



Screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth


The Lost Daughter

Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal


The Power of the Dog

Written by Jane Campion 


Original Screenplay 


Written by Kenneth Branagh 


Don’t Look Up 

Screenplay by Adam McKay

Story by Adam McKay and David Sirota


King Richard

Written by Zach Baylin


Licorice Pizza

Written by Paul Thomas Anderson


The Worst Person in the World

Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier


Animated Short Film 

Affairs of the Art

Joanna Quinn and Les Mills



Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz 



Anton Dyakov


Robin Robin

Dan Ojari and Miley Please


The Windshield Wiper

Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez


Live Action Short Film

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger


The Dress

Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki 


The Long Goodbye 

Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed


On My Mind

Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson 


Please Hold

K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse


Film Editing

Don’t Look Up

Hank Corwin



Joe Walker


King Richard

Pamela Martin


The Power of the Dog

Peter Sciberras


Tick, Tick…Boom!

Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum 


Makeup and Hairstyling

Coming 2 America

Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer



Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon



Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva Von Bahr


The Eyes of Tammy Faye 

Linda Lowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh


House of Gucci

Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras


Animated Feature Film 


Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer



Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte de la Gournerie 



Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren


The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht 


Raya and the Last Dragon 

Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter del Vecho


Original Song

“Be Alive”

From King Richard

Music and lyric by Dixson and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter


“Dos Oruguitas”

From Encanto

Music and lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda 


“Down to Joy”

From Belfast

Music and lyric by Van Morrison 


“No Time to Die”

From No Time to Die

Music and lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell


“Somehow You Do”

From Four Good Days

Music and lyric by Diane Warren


Documentary Short Subject


Matt OGens and Geoff McLean


Lead Me Home

Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk 


The Queen of Basketball

Ben Proudfoot


Three Songs for Benazir

Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei 


When We Were Bullies

Jay Rosenblatt


Documentary Feature 


Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell



Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry 



Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte de la Gournerie


Summer of Soul (..Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein


Writing With Fire

Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh 


Visual Effects


Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer


Free Guy 

Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick


No Time To Die

Charlie Noble, Joel Gree, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould


Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver


Spider-Man: No Way Home

Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick 




Greig Fraser


Nightmare Alley

Dan Lausten 


The Power of the Dog

Ari Wegner


The Tragedy of Macbeth 

Bruno Delbonnel


West Side Story

Janusz Kaminski 


Production Design


Production Design by Patrice Vermette

Set Decoration by Zsuzsanna Sipos 


Nightmare Alley

Production Design by Tamara Deverell

Set Decoration by Shane Vieau 


The Power of the Dog

Production Design by Grant Major

Set Decoration by Amber Richards


The Tragedy of Macbeth 

Production Design by Stefan Dechant

Set Decoration by Nancy Haigh


West Side Story

Production Design by Adam Stockhausen

Set Decoration by Rena DeAngelo


International Feature Film

Drive My Car






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