Oscar nominations 2022: The full list of nominees

The Oscars 2022 nominations have been announced.

This year’s race was officially launched with the announcement of all the films, actors and directors set to battle it out on 27 Marc.

Films in contention include Jane Campion’s The Power of the DogDenis Villeneuve’s dunesSteven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Ryūsuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car.

In terms of actors, Will Smith (king richard), Ariana DeBose (West Side Story) and Andrew Garfield (tick, tick… BOOM!) have all been nominated.

Best Pictures



Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car


king richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in ‘West Side Story’

(20th Century Studios/Moviestore/Shutterstock)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Coleman – The Lost Daughter

Penelope 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

Denzel Washington in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Ciarán Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA

Jesse Plemons- The Power of the Dog

JK Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

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 Director

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson- Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion- The Power of the Dog

Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg- West Side Story

Bradley Cooper, Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim in ‘Licorice Pizza’

(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Belfast – Kenneth Branagh

Don’t Look Up – Adam McKay, David Sirota

king richard – Zach Baylin

Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson

The Worst Person in the World – Eskil Vogt, Joachim Troer

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

CODA – Sian Heder

Drive My Car –Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

dunes –Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth

The Lost Daughter – Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power of the Dog – Jane Campion

Best International Feature Film

Drive My Car


The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toko Miura in ‘Drive My Car’

(Sideshow/Janus Films)

Best Animated Feature Film




The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Documentary Feature




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

Writing with Fire

Best Film Editing

Don’t Look Up


king richard

The Power of the Dog

tick, tick… BOOM!

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Don’t Look Up’


Best Cinematography


Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Music (Original Score)

Don’t Look Up



Parallel Mothers

The Power of the Dog

Best Music (Original Song)

“Be Alive” – king richard

“Two Little Caterpillars” – Charm

“Down to Joy” – Belfast

“No Time to Die” – No Time to Die

“Somehow You Do” – Four Good Days

Best Sound



No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best Visual Effects



No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Daniel Craig as Bond in ‘No Time to Die’


Best Production Design


Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

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

Jared Leto in ‘House of Gucci’


Best Animated Short Film

Affairs of the Art



robin robin

The Windshield Wiper

Best Live Action Short Film

Wing Kachuu – Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

please hold

Documentary Short Subject


Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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