• The 2022 Oscars will be awarded at the end of March
  • The nominees for the ceremony have now been announced
  • Kristen Stewart and Steven Spielberg up for major awards

"And the Oscar goes to..." will soon be heard once again! On February 8, the nominees for the 2022 Oscars were announced. Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan hosted the short broadcast, reading out the list of contenders and joined by film fans in between segments. 

Kristen Stewart received her first Oscar nomination for Spencer, while Lady Gaga was shockingly not nominated for her performance in House of Gucci. Steven Spielberg received a nod for directing West Side Story, with the film itself nominated for Best Picture. Check out the full list of films and performers recognized by the Academy here!

The 2022 Oscars: here are this year's big nominees

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 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
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Benedict Cumberbatch at the Showtime Emmy Eve Nominees Celebration in Los Angeles

BEST ACTRESS

  • Jessica Chastain - The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Olivia Coleman - The Lost Daughter
  • Penélope Cruz - Parallel Mothers
  • Nicole Kidman - Being the Ricardos
  • Kristen Stewart - Spencer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Ciaran 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 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 DIRECTOR

  • Kenneth Branagh - Belfast
  • Hamaguchi Ryusuke - Drive My Car
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Dylan Brown - Licorice Pizza
  • Steven Spielberg - West Side Story

Also interesting:

BEST ANIMATED FILM  

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

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM 

  • Drive My Car - Japan
  • Flee - Denmark
  • The Hand of God - Italy
  • Lunana - Happiness Lies in the Himalayas - Bhutan
  • The Worst Person in the World - Norway
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Steven Spielberg in 1994

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Belfast
  • Don't Look Up
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Worst Person in the World

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 

  • CODA
  • Drive My Car
  • Dune
  • The Lost Daughter
  • The Power of the Dog

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • "Be Alive" - King Richard (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson)
  • "Dos Oruguitas" - Encanto (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
  • "Down to Joy" - Belfast (Van Morrison)
  • "No Time to Die" - No Time to Die (Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell)
  • "Somehow You Do" - Four Good Days (Diane Warren)

It remains to be seen exactly how the event will run this year. However, it is likely that the Academy will probably take a different path than the 2021 Oscars, which confused viewers after the order of several categories was changed. Tune in on March 27 to find out which of these nominees will take home a golden statuette!