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The 2022 Oscar nominations have been announced with ‘The Power of the Dog’ leading nominees

2022 oscar nominations

It's time to get excited as the 2022 Oscar nominations have finally been announced. Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog leads the charge with 12 nominations, followed closely by Dune with 10, and Belfast and West Side Story scored seven nominations a piece. Autobiographical film King Richard received six nominations including Best Picture. Australian actors Nicole Kidman and Kodi Smit-McPhee are both nominated for their roles in Meet the Ricardos and The Power of the Dog, as Kristen Stewart received the first nomination of her career for her portrayal of the late Princess of Wales in Spencer.

For 2022, the nominations are a surprisingly mixed bag, with multiple omitted nominees considered to be a safe bet. Lady Gaga, nominated for every major award in the lead up to the Oscars, has not been nominated for her role in House of Gucci, while Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch similarly missing out on what was considered a guarantee for the visual and sound-focussed categories. Read on for the full list of the 2022 Oscar nominations.

Best Picture

Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best Director

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

Best 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)

Best Costume Design

Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

Best Sound

No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Best Original Score

Don’t Look Up
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog

Best Adapted Screenplay

Coda (Sian Heder)
Drive My Car (Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe)
Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve)
The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)

Best Original Screenplay

Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)
Don’t Look Up (Adam McKay, David Sirota)
Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
King Richard (Zach Baylin)
The Worst Person in the World (Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier)

Best Animated Short

Affairs of the Art
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper

Best Live Action Short

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run
The Dress
The Long Goodbye
On My Mind
Please Hold

Best Supporting Actor

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 Film Editing

Don’t Look Up
King Richard
The Power of the Dog
tick, tick… BOOM!

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Coming 2 America
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci

Best Animated Feature

The Mitchells Vs the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Documentary Feature

Summer of Soul
Writing With Fire

Best Documentary Short

Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies

Best Original Song

Be Alive (King Richard)
Dos Oruguitas (Encanto)
Down to Joy (Belfast)
No Time to Die (No Time to Die)
Somehow You Do (Four Good Days)

Best Cinematography

Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best International Feature

Drive My Car
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World

Best Production Design

Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best Visual Effects

Free Guy
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
No Time to Die
Spider-Man: No Way Home

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