Nicole Kidman up for best actress Oscar, Power of the Dog tops nominations list

2022-02-08 20:49:20


And cinematographer Greig Fraser has continued his rise into Hollywood’s upper echelons by being nominated for the sci-fi blockbuster Dune. With an impressive filmography over the past decade that includes Zero Dark Thirty, Foxcatcher, Lion, Rogue One, Vice, The Mandalorian and the coming The Batman, he has previously been nominated for an Oscar for Lion.

Delayed Oscars ceremony

A largely virtual awards season added some unpredictability to this year’s nominations, which are occurring later than usual.

To make way for the Olympics, the Oscars will be held on March 27 and will return to their usual venue, the Dolby Theatre.


In pulling from films released in myriad ways, these Oscar nominations reflect a tumultuous pandemic year for Hollywood that began with many theatres shuttered and ended with Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: No Way Home smashing box-office records.

In between, much of the normal rhythm of the movie business was transformed, as studios pushed some of the biggest movies of the year to streaming services in a bid to lure subscribers. Films including Dune (despite the objections of its director), Pixar’s Luca and King Richard were among those that went straight to homes.

As COVID-19 cases surged in the last two months due to the Omicron variant, much of Oscar season also turned virtual. Last year, the pandemic led the academy to host a delayed Oscars in a socially distanced ceremony at Los Angeles’ Union Station. Ratings plummeted to an all-time low of 9.85 million viewers.

This year, the academy has yet to map out plans for its show, except it will include a host for the first time since 2018.

For better or worse, the Academy Awards will also be without its usual lead-in. The Golden Globes in January were an untelevised non-event after NBC said it wouldn’t air them, while the beleaguered Hollywood Foreign Press reformed itself after ethics and diversity criticism.

List of nominees

Best picture nominees: 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 actress nominees: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye; Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter; Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers; Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos; Kristen Stewart, Spencer.

Best actor nominees: Will Smith King Richard; Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos; Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog; Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick … Boom!; Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth.

Best best supporting actress nominee 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 supporting actor nominees: Ciarán Hinds Belfast; Troy Kotsur, CODA; Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog; Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog; J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos.

Best animated feature nominees: Encanto; Flee; Luca; The Mitchells vs. the Machines; Raya and the Last Dragon.

Best documentary feature nominees: Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised); Flee; Attica; Ascension; Writing With Fire.

Best best director nominees: Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza; Kenneth Branagh, Belfast; Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog; Steven Spielberg, West Side Story; Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car.

Best music (original score) nominees: Don’t Look Up; Dune; Encanto; Parallel Mothers; The Power of the Dog.

Best music (original song) nominees: Be Alive from King Richard; Dos Oruguitas from Encanto; Down to Joy from Belfast; No Time To Die from No Time to Die; Somehow You Do from Four Good Days.

Best costume design nominees: Cruella; Cyrano; Dune; Nightmare Alley; West Side Story.

Best production design nominees: Dune, Nightmare Alley; The Power of the Dog; The Tragedy of Macbeth; West Side Story.

Best original screenplay nominees: Belfast; Don’t Look Up; King Richard; Licorice Pizza; The Worst Person in the World.

Best adapted screenplay nominees: CODA; Drive My Car; Dune; The Lost Daughter; The Power of the Dog.

Best original screenplay nominees: Belfast; Don’t Look Up; King Richard; Licorice Pizza; The Worst Person in the World.

Best cinematography nominees: 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.

Best editing nominees: Don’t Look Up, Hank Corwin; Dune, Joe Walker; King Richard, Pamela Martin; The Power of the Dog, Peter Sciberras; Tick, Tick … Boom!, Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum.

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

Best visual effects nominees: Dune, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer; Free Guys, Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick; No Time To Die, Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould; Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver; Spider-Man: No Way Home, Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick.

Best international feature film nominees: Drive My Car (Japan); Fleed (Denmark); The Hand of God (Italy); Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan); The Worst Person in the World (Norway).

Best short film (animated) nominees: Affairs for the Art, Joanna Quinn and Les Mills; Bestia, Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Diaz; Boxballet, Anton Dyakov; Robin Robin, Dan Ojari and Mikey Please; The Windshield Wiper, Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez.

Best short film (live action) nominees: Ala Kachuu – Take and Run, Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger; The Dress, Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki; The Long Goodbye, Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed; On My Mind, Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson; Please Hold, K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse.

– with AP

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