Oscar 2022: Nominations


This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced.


Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” leads the awards race with 12 nominations. “Dune”, “Belfast”, “King Richard” and “West Side Story” follow.

“The Power of the Dog” received nominations in the “big” categories for best film, best direction for Campion and acting for the protagonist Benedict Cumberbatch. Kirsten Dunst is also nominated for the second female role, while it is noteworthy that two actors from the cast of the film are nominated for the second male role, with Jessie Plemmons and Kodi Smit-McPhee claiming the award.

It should be noted that Campion again won the Academy Award for Best Director in 1994 for “The Piano”, making her the first woman to be nominated twice for Best Director. Last year, Chloé Zhao became the second woman to win an Oscar in history. Campion’s director of photography, Ari Wegner, also became the second woman ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. The only woman to see her name nominated was Rachel Morrison for “Mudbound”.

Campion’s film puts Netflix on an Oscar trajectory, as it has two Oscar-nominated productions for Best Picture, “The Power of the Dog” and the popular “Don’t Look Up.” To date, the film has never won the award for streaming service, but this year the odds are high as half of the 10 nominees come from a streaming platform – Apple won its first nomination in the Best Photography category with the drama “CODA”, and “King Richard” and “Dune” – despite the director’s protests – debuted simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.

Second in the nominations – having received 10 – but not in the categories of acting and directing is “Dune”. The film’s nominations largely concern the technical categories. “Belfast” and “West Side Story” received seven nominations, and “King Richard” received six nominations.

The notable surprises are the absence of Pedro Almodóvar and Denis Villeneuve from the directing category. Other (expected) surprises: Lady Gaga whose role in “House of Gucci” was ignored in the category of best female performance, and the movie “Spider-Man: No Way Home” by Sony Pictures which, although it set a ticket record won only one nomination, for visual effects.

A big but pleasant surprise was the presence of “Drive My Car” from Japan. Looking at the nominations, it is clear that it was a good year for foreign films. “Drive My Car” received four nominations in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best International Film and Best Adapted Screenplay, and “Flee” from Denmark won nominations for Best Documentary, Animation and International Film.

The 94th Academy Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 27th.

The candidacies in detail

Best Movie

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


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

First Male Role

Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield, Tick Tick Boom
Will Smith, King Richard
Denzel Washington, Tragedy of Macbeth

First Female Role

Jessica Chastain, Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Adapted Scenario

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


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

B ‘Female 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

Second Male Role

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
Troy Katsur, CODA
Jessie Plemmons, The Power of the Dog
JK Simmons, Being the Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog


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


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


Nightmare Alley
West Side Story


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


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

Art Direction

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

International Film

Japan, Drive My Car
Denmark, Flee
Italy, The Hand of God
Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Norway, The Worst Person in the Worldspan

Animation movie

The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Documentary – Feature

Summer of Soul
Writing with Fire

Documentary – Short

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

Visual effects

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

Short Film – Animation

Affairs of the Art
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper

Short Film – Live Action

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


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

Hairstyles and Makeup

Coming 2 America
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci

This article was originally published on: https://www.clickatlife.gr/

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