Another year, another round of Oscar nominations.
The Oscars 2022 will be taking place next month, but before then, there was the small case of finding out the films that will be duking it out for the top awards, including Best Picture.
Following on from the impressive Bafta nominations, which were announced last week, all eyes were on the Academy to deliver the goods.
This year’s awards season has seen nominations for Jane Campion’s The Power of the DogDenis Villeneuve’s dunes and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.
Other films in contention at the Academy Awards include Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My CarAdam McKay’s Don’t Look Up and Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast.
Follow along with live updates from the 2022 Oscar nominations below
The Oscars 2022 will take place in Los Angeles on 27 March.
Film fans have welcomed the nomination of the Japanese drama Drive My Car for Best Picture, Best Director, Adapted Screenplay, as well as International Feature.
Many people, however, are pointing out the fact that despite Drive My Car receiving nods in many of the major categories, none of the film’s stars were feted with an acting nomination.
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 15:29
Cinematography remains the only category for which a woman has never won an Oscar.
Ari Wegner – who was nominated for her work on The Power of the Dog – could finally change that.
The Australian cinematographer has previously worked on films including Zola, In Fabricand Lady Macbeth.
This year, Wegner is up against Greig Fraser (dunes), Dan Laustsen (Nightmare Alley), Bruno Delbonnell (The Tragedy of Macbeth), and Janusz Kaminski (West Side Story).
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 15:24
West Side Story star Ariana DeBose is overjoyed with her nomination.
Shortly after the nominees were announced, DeBose took to social media to share her happily baffled reaction to the news.
“WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?!” wrote the actor. “Once I compose myself I’ll have real words to say. But until then…”.
DeBose’s nod was one of seven that West Side Story picked up this year.
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 15:18
Troy Kotsur is the second ever deaf person to be nominated for an Oscar.
The actor – who received a nod for his role in CODA – follows in the footsteps of his co-star Marlee Matlin, who previously won an Academy Award for her role in 1986 romance Children of a Lesser God.
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 15:16
After failing to secure a Bafta node for her role in The Lost Daughter Last week, Olivia Colman has landed an Oscar nomination instead.
“Oh my god yes. I’m SO EXCITED!!! And with Maggie [Gyllenhaal] and Jessie [Buckley], and our fellow nominees, this feeling right now is bloody brilliant. Thank you thank you thank you thank you xxxxxx,” said the actor in a statement.
Colman’s co-star Buckley is up for her first ever Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category.
Donnie Darko star Maggie Gyllenhaal also secured her a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay with The Lost Daughterthe actor’s directorial debut.
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 15:11
Branagh – who received nods for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture for his film Belfast – has shared a statement reacting to the nominations.
“It’s a long way from the streets of Belfast to the Academy Awards. Today, I think of my mother and father, and my grandparents – how proud they were to be Irish, how much this city meant to them. They would have been overwhelmed by this incredible honor – as am I,” said the actor and director.
I have added that “it’s a hell of a day for my family, and the family of our film”.
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 15:02
Tick, Tick… Boom! Director Lin-Manuel Miranda has celebrated a whole host of nominees, taking to Twitter to applaud Ariana DeBose, Paul Tazewell and Questlove on their nominations.
The filmmaker, however, saved the highest praise for his Tick, Tick… Boom! editing team, and lead star Andrew Garfield.
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 14:59
With BelfastKenneth Branagh has broken an Oscar record with seven nominations in seven different categories.
Annabel Nugent8 February 2022 14:55
If you’re after a place where you can read a full list of the nominations in one place, feast your eyes on the below:
Jacob Stolworthy8 February 2022 14:37
Also, Billie Eilish has been nominated for “No Time to Die” despite it being released a million years ago.
Jacob Stolworthy8 February 2022 14:35
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.