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Oscar 2022: “The Power of the Dog” and “Dune” dominate the list of nominees

In a short but intense presentation of the nominees for the Oscar awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciencesthe productions that will compete this year for the coveted award were announced. Both the movie “The Power of the Dog” and “Dune” turned out to be the films with the most nominations, with 12 and 10, respectively including in the most important category of Best Film. Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 27 in Los Angeles.

The presenters Tracee Ellis Ross Y Leslie Jordan remotely announced the nominees for the 23 categories, among which the work done by the playwright with Puerto Rican roots stood out, Lin-Manuel Mirandawho is recognized within the category of Best song, for “Dos oruguitas”, of the movie “Charm”, from Disney. This is the second time that Miranda aspires to an Oscar, since in 2016 the song “How Far I’ll Go” from the animated film “Moana” was also among the finalists in the Best Song category.

In the same way, Ariana DeBosewhose father is Puerto Rican, She was nominated in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role as “Anita” in the movie “West Side Story”. The Puerto Rican Rita Moreno he won this award 60 years ago for the same role.

The most important category, Best Picture, included all the favorites such as “Belfast”, CODA”, “Don’t Look Up”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog” Y “West Side Story”.

As for the nominees for best directorthe list includes important names such as steven spielbergfor “West Side Story,” which is the eighth time he has been nominated in this category, winning it twice, and Paul Thomas Anderson, for “Licorice Pizza”, which has received three nominations in the category. complete the list Kenneth Branghfor “Belfast”, Jane Campionfor “The Power of the Dog” and Ryūsuke Hamaguchifor “Drive My Car”.

the category of best Actor presents a strong competition between all the recognized interpreters, which includes the Spanish Javier Bardemfor “Being the Ricardos”; benedict cumberbatchfor “The Power of the Dog”; Andrew Garfieldfor “Tick, Tick… Boom!”; Will Smithfor “King Richard”; Denzel Washington, for “The Tragedy of McBeth.” This is the fourth time Bardem has been nominated for an Oscar, winning Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for “No Country for Old Men.” Similarly, Washington has been nominated 10 times for an Oscar, winning twice for Best Actor for his roles in “Glory” (1989) and “Training Day” (2001). The rest of the candidates had also been previously nominated.

Coincidentally, Bardem’s wife, Penelope Cruzwas also nominated, this time in the category of best actress for her role in the Spanish-language film “Madres Paralleles,” by Pedro Almodovar. She is her third nomination for an Oscar for her, winning the award for Best Actress for “The Favorite”, in 2019. She is accompanied in this category by the actresses Jessica Chastainfor “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”; Olivia Colemanfor “The Lost Daughter”; Nicole Kidman, for “Being the Ricardos”; Y Kristen Stewart, for “Spencer”. Both Coleman and Kidman have won Oscars for their roles in the films “The Favorite” (2018) and “The Hours” (2002), respectively.

On the other hand, in the category of Best Supporting Actor, the list is divided between a veteran and several debutants in these awards. The list includes Ciarán Hindsfor “Belfast”, Troy Kotsur, by “CODA”, Jesse Plemonsfor “The Power of the Dog”; J K Simmonsfor “Being the Ricardos” and Kodi Smit-McPhee, for “The Power of the Dog”. Simmons is the only one to have been nominated twice, winning the same category in 2015 for his work in the movie “Whiplash.”

In terms of the category of Best Supporting Actresswhere DeBose appears as a favorite, is accompanied by jessie buckleyfor “The Lost Daughter”; Judi Denchfor “Belfast”; Kirsten Dunst, for “The Power of the Dog”; Y Aunjanue Ellis, for “King Richard”. This is the eighth Oscar nomination for Dench, who won the award in the same category for his role in “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999.

List of nominees for the 94th Annual Academy Awards

Best film

“Belfast”, “CODA”, “Don’t Look Up”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog”, “ West Side Story”.


Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”; Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”; Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza”; Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”; Steven Spielberg, “Westside Story.”


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 McBeth.”


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

Supporting actor

Ciarán Hinds, “Belfast”; Troy Kotsur, “CODA”; Jesse Plemons, “The Power of the Dog”; JK Simmons, “Being the Ricardos”; Kodi Smit-McFee, “The Power of the Dog.”

Supporting Actress

Jessie Buckley, “The Lost Daughter”; Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”; Judi Dench, “Belfast”; Kristen Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”; Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard.”


“Dune”, “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog”, “The Tragedy of McBeth”, “West Side Story”.

Adapted script

“CODA”, “Drive My Car”, “Dune”, “The Lost Daughter”, “The Power of the Dog”.

Original screenplay

“Belfast”, “Don’t Look Up”, “King Richard”, “Licorice Pizza”, “The Worst Person in the World”.

original music

“Don’t Look Up”, Nicholas Britell; “Dune”, Hans Zimmer; “Charm”, Germaine Franco; “Parallel Mothers”, Alberto Iglesias; “The Power of the Dog”, Johnny Greenwood.

Original song

“Be Alive” by “King Richard”, Dixson and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter; “Two little caterpillars” from “Encanto”, Lin-Manuel Miranda; “Down to Joy” from “Belfast”, Van Morrison; “No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die”, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell; “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days”, Diane Warren.

Costume Design

“Cruella”, “Cyrano”, “Dune”, “Nighmare Alley”, Luis Sequeira; “West Side Story”.

Visual effects

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

Short film

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”, “The Dress”, “The Long Goodbye”, “On My Mind”, “Please Hold”.

animated short film

“Affairs of the Art”, “Beast”, “Boxballet”, “Robin Robin”, “The Windshield Wiper”.

Documentary short film

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

Documentary feature film

“Ascension”, “Attica”, “Flee”, “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”, “Writing with Fire”.

international feature film

“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) .


“Don’t Look Up”, “Dune”, “King Richard”, “The Power of the Dog”, “Tick, Tick… Boom!”.

animated tape

“Encanto”, “Flee”, “Luca”, “The Mitchells Vs. The Machines”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”.

Production design

“Dune”, “Nightmare Alley”, “The Power of the Dog”, “The Tragedy of McBeth”, “West Side Story”.

Make up and hairstyle

“Coming 2 America”, “Cruella”, Dune”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, “House of Gucci”.


“Belfast”, “Dune”, “No Time to Die”, “The Power of the Dog”, “West Side Story”.


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