Netflix & ‘Dune’ Dominate The Oscar Nominations For 2022
— Updated on 16 May 2024

Netflix & ‘Dune’ Dominate The Oscar Nominations For 2022

— Updated on 16 May 2024
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Let’s face it. Award season isn’t even a shadow of what it used to be. In recent times, ceremonies that once captivated audiences around the world have either been postponed or downgraded to a lame Twitter thread in the face of COVID-19, such as the case of January’s Golden Globes. Yet another unintended consequence of the ongoing global pandemic involves the productions which have actually been completed, screened, and enjoyed themselves; not to say we’ve been exclusively served the B-tier flicks, although one does tend to wonder how much more the industry would have flourished without the stifling circumstances imposed by ‘rona. Still, as we approach that time of the year once again, we find ourselves reflecting on modern culture’s most accessible form of art through the 2022 Oscar nominations (results still TBA).

Jane Campion has made history as the first woman to receive two Best Director Oscar nominations across her entire career (in 1994 for The Piano and now again in 2022). The New Zealand director’s The Power of the Dog starring Benedict Cumberbatch leads the race with an impressive total of 12 nominations, trailed closely by Denis Villeneuve’s all-star affair in Dune with 10 nominations. Between this, Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up securing a spot within the Best Picture category, as well as the dual nods for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tick, Tick… Boom!, Netflix should be happy enough to (almost) forget their share price woes.

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Will Smith has been nominated for Best Actor for the first time in 15 years for his performance as Richard Williams – father to tennis superstars Serena & Venus Williams – in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s King Richard. Denzel Washington, on the other hand, makes a rather unsurprising appearance after the phenomenal display witnessed in Joel Coen’s Shakespearian adaptation, The Tragedy of Macbeth. And because, you know… this is a Coen brother we’re talking about.

And as for the matter of Kristen Stewart, the indie darling has managed to earn her very first Oscar nom for portraying Princess Diana in Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, written by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight. What’s really caught everyone’s attention, however, is a snub of the highest order. As anyone who saw Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza will tell you, the absence of musician-turned-thespian Alana Haim is nothing short of a glaring omission in the Best Actress category.

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on March 27th, wherein the very best of film released between March 1st and December 31st of 2021 will be celebrated – check out the 2022 Oscar nominations list below and stay tuned for when we eventually update you on the winners.

Oscar Nominations & Results (2022)

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 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 Actress in a Leading Role

  • 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 in a Leading Role

  • 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 in a Supporting 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

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
  • Troy Kotsur – CODA
  • Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog
  • J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

Best Original Screenplay

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
  • Adam McKay & David Sirota – Don’t Look Up
  • Zach Baylin – King Richard
  • Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
  • Eskil Vogt & Joachim Trier – The Worst Person in the World

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Siân Heder – CODA
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe – Drive My Car
  • Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, & Eric Roth – Dune
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
  • Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Best Cinematography

  • Greig Fraser – Dune
  • Dan Lausten – Nightmare Alley
  • Ari Wegner – The Power of the Dog
  • Bruno Delbonnel – The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Janusz Kaminski – West Side Story

Best Film Editing

  • Hank Corwin – Don’t Look Up
  • Joe Walker – Dune
  • Pamela Martin – King Richard
  • Peter Sciberras – The Power of the Dog
  • Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum – Tick, Tick… Boom!

Best Animated Feature Film

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

Best Animated Short Film

  • Affairs of the Art
  • Bestia
  • Boxballet
  • Robin Robin
  • The Windshield Wiper

Best Live-Action Short Film

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

Best 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)

Best Documentary Feature

  • Ascension
  • Attica
  • Flee
  • Summer of Soul
  • Writing with Fire

Best Documentary Short Subject

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

Best Original Score

  • Nicholas Britell – Don’t Look Up
  • Hans Zimmer – Dune
  • Germaine Franco – Encanto
  • Alberto Iglesias – Parallel Mothers
  • Jonny Greenwood – The Power of the Dog

Best Original Song

  • ‘Be Alive’ from King Richard — Music & Lyric by DIXSON, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • ‘Dos Oruguitas’ from Encanto — Music & Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • ‘Down to Joy’ from Belfast — Music & Lyric by Van Morrison
  • ‘No Time to Die’ from No Time to Die — Music & Lyric by Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
  • ‘Somehow You Do’ from Four Good Days — Music & Lyric by Diane Warren

Best Sound

  • Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather, & Niv Adiri – Belfast
  • Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, & Ron Bartlett – Dune
  • Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey, & Mark Taylor – No Time to Die
  • Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie, & Tara Webb – The Power of the Dog
  • Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson, & Shawn Murphy – West Side Story

Best Costume Design

  • Jenny Beavan – Cruella
  • Massimo Cantini Parrini, & Jacqueline Durran – Cyrano
  • Jacqueline West & Robert Morgan – Dune
  • Luis Sequeira – Nightmare Alley
  • Paul Tazewell – West Side Story

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

  • Mike Marino, Stacey Morris, & Carla Farmer – Coming 2 America
  • Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, & Julia Vernon – Cruella
  • Donald Mowat, Love Larson, & Eva von Bahr – Dune
  • Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, & Justin Raleigh – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock, & Frederic Aspiras – House of Gucci

Best Production Design

  • Dune  – Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • Nightmare Alley  – Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
  • The Power of the Dog – Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth – Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • West Side Story – Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

Best Visual Effects

  • Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, & Gerd Nefzer – Dune
  • Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, & Dan Sudick – Free Guy
  • Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, & Chris Corbould- No Time to Die
  • Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker, & Dan Olive -, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein, & Dan Sudick – Spider-Man: No Way Home

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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