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Oscar nominations 2022: The Year of the Dog

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The nominations for the 94th Annual Academy Awards were announced yesterday morning with Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog topping the list with 12 Oscar nods.

Dune followed closely behind with 10 nominations, a sign that the academy is attempting to cater to public opinion rather than just the opinions shared between film critics.

House of Gucci was completely left out of the list, with Lady Gaga failing to receive an acting nomination. The singer previously won in 2019 for best original song.

Oscar favourite Olivia Coleman was nominated as best actress for her performance in The Lost Daughter, along with her co-star Jesse Buckley for best-supporting actress.

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog Image credit: Netflix

Indie film CODA secured a nomination for best picture. The story is a coming of age story about a hearing ‘child of deaf adults’ who learns she loves to sing.

Jane Campion is now the first woman to secure a best director nomination twice after being recognised in 1994 for the piano.

In Best Original Song, Lin Manuel-Miranda’s ‘We Don’t Talk about Bruno’ did not secure a place despite the song topping UK charts for 3 weeks. Instead, Encanto‘s other submission ‘Dos Oruguitas’ is in the running.

The Academy awards will air 27th March 2022.

You can read the full list of nominations below.

Best Costume Design

Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Coming 2 America
Cruella
Dune
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci

Best production design
Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

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

Best original score
Don’t Look Up
Dune
Encanto
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog

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

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
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 animated feature
Encanto
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells Vs the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

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

Best cinematography
Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
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 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 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)
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

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


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