2022 Oscars nominations announced

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An Oscar Statue is displayed at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball press preview at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, in Hollywood, California, on January 31, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
An Oscar Statue is displayed at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball, 2020. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Olivia Colman, Andrew Garfield and Sir Kenneth Branagh are among the British stars to nominated for Oscars in 2022.

Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan, the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards today.

The ten films nominated for Best Picture are Belfast, CODA, Don't Look Up, Drive My Car, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, The Power of the Dog, and West Side Story.

New Zealand director Jane Campion — The Power of the Dog — made history by becoming the first female director to land two Best Directing nominations for the first time ever. Only seven women directors have ever been nominated in the Academy's 94 year history.

The Power of the Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)
The Power of the Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)

Her film landed the most nominations with 12 including nods for Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Dune follows with 10, while West Side Story and Belfast both picked up seven nominations. King Richard picked up six.

Yahoo UK named The Power of the Dog the best film of 2021.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Andrew Garfield will compete for Best Actor with Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Javier Bardem. Olivia Colman will compete with Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Kristen Stewart for Best Actress.

(L to R) Jamie Dornan as
(L to R) Jamie Dornan as "Pa", Caitriona Balfe as "Ma", Jude Hill as "Buddy", and Lewis McAskie as "Will" in director Kenneth Branagh's BELFAST (Rob Youngson / Focus Features)

Dame Judi Dench picked up her seventh Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Belfast, while Sir Kenneth Branagh was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Directing for the same film.

The 94th Oscars will take place on 27 March. A host has yet to be confirmed.

Read more: The Power of The Dog dominates Critic's Circle awards

This year’s eligibility period was shortened to 10 months.

To be eligible for best picture consideration films must have submitted a confidential Academy Representation and Inclusion Standards entry as part of the submission requirements.

The nominees for the 94th Academy Awards

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 Directing

Steven Spielberg took on his first musical with 'West Side Story'. (Niko Tavernise/20th Century Studios)
Steven Spielberg took on his first musical with 'West Side Story'. (Niko Tavernise/20th Century Studios)

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in The Power Of The Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix © 2021)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in The Power Of The Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix © 2021)

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

Kristen Stewart plays Princess Diana in new biopic film 'Spencer'. (STX Films)
Kristen Stewart plays Princess Diana in new biopic film 'Spencer'. (STX Films)

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 Supporting Actor

(L to R) Ciarán Hinds stars as
(L to R) Ciaran Hinds stars as "Pop" and Judi Dench stars as "Granny" in director Kenneth Branagh's BELFAST (Focus Features)

Ciaran 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 Supporting Actress

The Power of the Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)
The Power of the Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)

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 Original Screenplay

King Richard will be released nationwide on 19th November 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures
King Richard will be released nationwide on 19th November 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures

Belfast, Written by Kenneth Branagh

Don't Look Up, Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & 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, Joachim Trier

Best Adapted Screenplay

Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter (Netflix)
Olivia Colman in The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

CODA, Screenplay by Siân Heder

Drive My Car, Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

Dune, Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth

The Lost Daughter, Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power Of The Dog, Written by Jane Campion

Best Animated Feature Film

The Madrigal family come together once again at the conclusion of 'Encanto'. (Disney)
The Madrigal family come together once again at the conclusion of 'Encanto'. (Disney)

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines

Raya And The Last Dragon

Best International Feature Film

Drive My Car

Flee

The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

Best Documentary Feature

Ascension

Attica

Flee

Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing With Fire

Best Documentary Short Subject

Audible

Lead Me Home

The Queen Of Basketball

Three Songs For Benazir

When We Were Bullies

Best Live Action Short Film

Ala Kachuu- Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold

Best Animated Short Film

A still from Robin Robin (Netflix)
A still from Robin Robin (Netflix)

Affairs Of The Art

Bestia

Boxballet

Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

Best Original Score

DON'T LOOK UP (L to R) JENNIFER LAWRENCE as KATE DIBIASKY, LEONARDO DICAPRIO as DR. RANDALL MINDY. Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2021
DON'T LOOK UP (L to R) JENNIFER LAWRENCE as KATE DIBIASKY, LEONARDO DICAPRIO as DR. RANDALL MINDY. Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2021

Don't Look Up

Dune

Encanto

Parallel Mothers

The Power Of The Dog

Best Original Song

Billie Eilish in the music video for her Bond theme song No Time To Die. (MGM/Eon/Universal)
Billie Eilish in the music video for her Bond theme song No Time To Die. (MGM/Eon/Universal)

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 Sound

No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)
No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

Belfast

Dune

No Time To Die

The Power Of The Dog

West Side Story

Best Production Design

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure Dune (Warner Bros)
Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure Dune (Warner Bros)

Dune

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Cinematography

Denzel Washington in The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple TV+)
Denzel Washington in The Tragedy of Macbeth (Apple TV+)

Dune

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Jessica Chastain transforms into Tammy Faye (YouTube/Searchlight)
Jessica Chastain transforms into Tammy Faye (YouTube/Searchlight)

Coming 2 America

Cruella

Dune

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye

House Of Gucci

Best Costume Design

Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney's live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. (© 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc)

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Best Film Editing

Don't Look Up

Dune

King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Tick, Tick...BOOM!

Best Visual Effects

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios)
Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios)

Dune

Free Guy

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi

Spider-Man: No Way Home