2022 Oscars: ‘The Power of the Dog’ leads with 12 nominations

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The nominees for the 2022 Oscars were announced on Tuesday 8 February by American actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan. Jane Campion’s Western drama, The Power of the Dog, leads the pack with 12 nominations. The film received nods in the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay categories amongst others.

For the first time ever, the Oscars have chosen 10 feature films as part of the Best Picture category. American actress Kristen Stewart earned her first Oscar nomination for her performance as Princess Diana in Spencer while Will Smith has landed his third nomination at the Oscars.

The 2022 Oscars are set to take place on 26 March 2022.

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TAKE A LOOK AT THE 2022 OSCAR NOMINEES

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 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 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 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 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 DIRECTOR 

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

BEST ORGINAL 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 (Joachim Trier & Eskil Vogt)

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 INTERNATIONAL FEATURE 

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 ORIGINAL SONG 

Be Alive— Beyoncé and Darius Scott (King Richard)

Dos Oruguitas — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

Down to Joy— Van Morrison (Belfast)

No Time to Die — Billie Eilish & Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)

Somehow You Do — Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE 

Encanto
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

BEST ANIMATED SHORT 

Affairs of the Art
Bestia
Boxballet
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 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 

Ascension
Attica
Flee
Summer of Soul
Writing With Fire

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT 

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

BEST COSTUME DESIGN 

Cruella (Jenny Beavan)

Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)

Dune (Jacqueline West)

Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)

West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN 

Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette)

Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)

The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)

West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci
Coming 2 America
Cruella
Dune

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

Dune (Greig Fraser)

Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)

The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)

West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

BEST SOUND 

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

BEST FILM EDITING 

Don’t Look Up (Hank Corwin)

Dune (Joe Walker)

King Richard (Pamela Martin)

The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)

Tick, Tick… Boom! (Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS 

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE 

Don’t Look Up (Nicholas Britell)

Dune (Hans Zimmer)

Encanto (Germaine Franco)

Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)

The Power of the Dog (Jonny Greenwood)

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