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Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Penélope Cruz, Beyoncé, & Lin-Manuel Miranda Among The 2022 Oscars Nominations!
Tuesday, Feb 8, 2022


Oscars season is here and this year’s diverse list of contenders is certainly one to watch!

The 94th academy awards announced today by Black-ish’s star Tracee Ellis Ross and Call Me Cat star and Instagram influencer Leslie Jordan did the duties. The Jane Campion-directed The Power of the Dog leads with 12 noms while Denis Villeneuve’s Dune trails with 10, and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast are tied with 7—all will go toe-to-toe in the Best Picture category.

With a more diverse list of noms this year, the best actor category recognized two of the biggest stars, Will Smith for King Richard and Denzel Washington for The Tragedy of Macbeth. Aunjanue Ellis also snagged a nom for Best Supporting Actress along with Ariana DeBose for West Side Story. Additionally, CODA‘s Troy Kotsur is the first deaf actor to receive an Oscar nom.

Also worth noting, it looks like the Oscars will be date night for lovebirds Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons who both earned their first noms for their performance in The Power of the Dog, and Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem who also received their first noms for Parallel Mothers and Being the Ricardos, respectively.

TOPSHOT – Spanish actress Penelope Cruz (L) and her husband Spanish actor Javier Bardem pose on May 9, 2018 during a photocall for the film “Todos Lo Saben (Everybody Knows)” at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images)


On the musical tip, Beyoncé earns her first Oscars nom for King Richard’s “Be Alive,” which will battle for Best Original Song against No Time to Die’s Billie Eilish and Encanto’s “Dos Oruguitas” by Lin-Manuel Miranda.


The Oscars will air on Sunday, March 27th on ABC. See below for the full 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

Ryusuke 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

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Adam McKay (screenplay) / Adam McKay and David Sirota (story), Don’t Look Up

Zach Baylin, King Richard

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier, The Worst Person in the World

Best Adapted Screenplay

Sian Heder, CODA

Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, Drive My Car

Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, Dune

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best Cinematography

Greg Fraser, Dune

Dan Laustsen, Nightmare Alley

Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog

Bruno Delbonnel, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Janusz Kaminski, West Side Story

Best Film Editing

Don’t Look Up


King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best Animated Feature Film




The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Animated Short Film

Affairs of the Art



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 (Japan)

Flee (Denmark)

The Hand of God (Italy)

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan)

The Worst Person in the World (Norway)

Best Documentary Feature




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

Writing With Fire

Best Documentary Short Subject


Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

Best Original Score

Nicholas Britell, Don’t Look Up

Hans Zimmer, Dune

Germaine Franco, Encanto

Alberto Iglesias, Parallel Mothers

Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog

Best Original Song

“Be Alive,” Dixson and Beyoncé – King Richard

“Dos Oruguitas,” Lin-Manuel Miranda – Encanto

“Down to Joy,” Van Morrison – Belfast

“No Time to Die,” Billie Eilish and Finneas – No Time to Die

“Somehow You Do,” Diane Warren – Four Good Days

Best Sound



No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best Costume Design




Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Coming 2 America



The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Best Production Design


Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Visual Effects


Free Guy

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home


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