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'The Power of the Dog' and 'Dune' nab the most 2022 Oscar nominations

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons in <em>The Power of the Dog. </em>Both actors are up for Oscars this year.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons in The Power of the Dog. Both actors are up for Oscars this year.

Updated February 8, 2022 at 12:51 PM ET

It's awards season, baby! After the extremely subdued Golden Globesthis year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are doing the whole dog and pony show, complete with a rollout of this year's nominees. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan, the Academy named Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog and Denis Villeneuve's Dune as the big possible winners this year.

The Oscars are scheduled for March 27. The full list of nominees is below.

Best Picture

The Power of the Dog


West Side Story


Licorice Pizza

King Richard


Don't Look Up

Drive My Car

Nightmare Alley


Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Actress in a leading role

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers

Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Actor in a leading role

Will Smith, King Richard

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield, tick, tick... Boom!

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos

Actress in a supporting role

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Judi Dench, Belfast

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Actor in a supporting role

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos

Animated feature film



Mitchells vs. the Machines


Raya and the Last Dragon


Dune; Greig Fraser

Nightmare Alley; Dan Laustsen

The Power of the Dog; Ari Wegner

The Tragedy of Macbeth; Bruno Delbonnel

West Side Story; Janusz Kaminski

Costume design

Cruella, Jenny Beavan

West Side Story, Paul Tazewell

Nightmare Alley, Luis Sequeira

Cyrano, Massimo Cantini Parrini

Documentary (feature)




Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing with Fire

Documentary (short subject)


"Lead Me Home"

"The Queen of Basketball"

"Three Songs for Benazir"

"When We Were Bullies"

Film editing

Dune; Joe Walker

The Power of the Dog; Peter Sciberras

Don't Look Up; Hank Corwin

King Richard; Pamela Martin

tick, tick...BOOM!; Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

International feature film

Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Denmark, Flee

Italy, The Hand of God

Japan, Drive My Car

Norway, The Worst Person in the World

Makeup and hairstyling

Coming 2 America



The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Music (original score)

Don't Look Up, score by Nicholas Britell

Dune, score by Hans Zimmer

Encanto, score by Germaine Franco

Parallel Mothers, score by Alberto Iglesias

The Power of the Dog, score by Jonny Greenwood

Music (original song)

"Down To Joy" from Belfast

"Dos Oruguitas" from Encanto

"Somehow You Do" from Four Good Days

"Be Alive" from King Richard

"No Time To Die" from No Time to Die

Production design


Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

The Tragedy of Macbeth

The Power of the Dog

Short film (animated)

"Bestia," directed by Hugo Covarrubias

"Boxballet," directed by Anton Dyakov

"Robin Robin," directed by Daniel Ojari and Michael Please

"The Windshield Wiper," directed by Alberto Mielgo

Short film (live action)

"Ala Kachuu - Take and Run," directed by Maria Brendle

"The Dress," directed by Tadeusz Lysiak

"The Long Goodbye," directed by Aneil Karia

"On My Mind," directed by Martin Strange-Hansen

"Please Hold," directed by KD Davila



No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story


Visual effects


Free Guy

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Writing (adapted screenplay)

CODA; screenplay by Siân Heder

Drive My Car; screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe

Dune; screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth

The Lost Daughter; written by Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power of the Dog; written by Jane Campion and Thomas Savage

Writing (original screenplay)

Belfast; written by Kenneth Branagh

Don't Look Up; screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay and David Sirota

King Richard; written by Zach Baylin

Licorice Pizza; written by Paul Thomas Anderson

The Worst Person in the World; written by Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier

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Andrew Limbong is a reporter for NPR's Arts Desk, where he does pieces on anything remotely related to arts or culture, from streamers looking for mental health on Twitch to Britney Spears' fight over her conservatorship. He's also covered the near collapse of the live music industry during the coronavirus pandemic. He's the host of NPR's Book of the Day podcast and a frequent host on Life Kit.

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