2022 Academy Awards nominations announced

2022 Academy Awards nominees were announced, on Tuesday, by actors Tracee Ellisa and Leslie Jordan. Nominees spanning 23 categories were published via a global live stream on Oscar.com and Oscars.org, besides the social media handles of motion picture academy (Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook).

The awards will be distributed on March 27th in Los Angeles.

Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog leads in number with 12 noms, including the best director, followed by Dennis Villenueve’s Dune with 10 noms and Belfast and West Side Story with 7 each.

The nomination came up with usual snubs and surprises.

The only Indian name is of the documentary Writing with fire directed by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas. It documents the story of India’s only Dalit Women-run newspaper ‘Khabar Lahariya’.

While the nominations were announced, two real-life couples- Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz along with Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst- received noms.

Along with the Japanese film Drive My Car, “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” from Bhutan is the only Asian movie in the International Feature category.

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;
Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”), Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”), Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”), Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (“Drive My Car”), Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”).

Lead 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”).

Lead 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”).

Supporting actor;
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”).

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”).

Adapted screenplay;
“CODA”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “The Lost Daughter”, “The Power of the Dog”.

Original screenplay;
“Belfast”, “Don’t Look Up”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “The Worst Person in the World”.

Animated feature;
“Encanto”, “Flee”, “Luca”, “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”.

International feature;
Japan, “Drive My Car”, Denmark, “Flee”, Italy, “The Hand of God”, Bhutan, “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom”, Norway, “The Worst Person in the World”

“Dune”, “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog”, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, “West Side Story”

Costume design;
“Cruella”, “Cyrano”, “Dune”, “Nightmare Alley”, “West Side Story”

Documentary feature;
“Ascension”, “Attica”, “Flee”, “Summer of Soul”, “Writing With Fire”

Documentary short subject
“Audible”, “Lead Me Home”, “The Queen of Basketball”, “Three Songs for Benazir”, “When We Were Bullies”


“Don’t Look Up”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “The Power of the Dog”, “Tick, Tick … Boom!”

Makeup and hairstyling;
“Coming 2 America”, “Cruella”, “Dune”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “House of Gucci”.

Music (original score);
“Don’t Look Up”, “Dune”, “Encanto”, “Parallel Mothers”, “The Power of the Dog”.

Music (original song);
“Be Alive” from “King Richard”, “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto”, “Down To Joy” from “Belfast”, “No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die”, “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days”.

Production design;
“Dune”, “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog”, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, “West Side Story”.

Short film (animated);
“Affairs of the Art”, “Bestia”, “Boxballet”, “Robin Robin”, “The Windshield Wiper”.

Short film (live-action);
“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”, “The Dress”, “The Long Goodbye”, “On My Mind”, “Please Hold”

“Belfast”, “Dune”, “No Time to Die”, “The Power of the Dog”, “West Side Story”

Visual effects;
“Dune”, “Free Guy”, “No Time to Die”, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, “Spider-Man: No Way Home”