2022 Oscar nominations announced: Ariana DeBose, Andrew Garfield, and more

The Academy Awards will take place on March 27.


The nominations for the 2022 Academy Awards came out on February 8, announced by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan on a livestream. Multiple movie musicals received nominations, including Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake; Lin-Manuel Miranda's directorial debut, tick, tick... BOOM!, and the upcoming Cyrano, based on the same-named 2018 musical about Cyrano de Bergerac.

Of these movie musicals, West Side Story received the most nominations at seven, including Best Picture and Best Director for Spielberg. Ariana DeBose, who has appeared on Broadway in musicals like Hamilton and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita. She follows in the footsteps of Rita Moreno, who won an Oscar for playing the same role in the 1961 West Side Story film. 

West Side Story was also nominated in the costume design, sound, cinematography, and production design categories. The film already won at the Golden Globe Awards, where it secured Best Picture — Comedy or Musical and acting awards for Ariana DeBose (Best Supporting Actress) and Rachel Zegler (Best Leading Actress, as Maria).

tick, tick... BOOM! received two nods: the movie was nominated for Excellence in Film Editing, and Andrew Garfield, a Tony Award winner for his performance in Angels in America on Broadway, received a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of Rent composer Jonathan Larson. In January, Garfield won a Golden Globe Award for the role.

tick, tick... BOOM! is not Miranda's only project up for Oscars this year. Encanto, the animated Disney Pixar musical film for which Miranda wrote the music and lyrics, received three nominations: Best Animated Film, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song, for "Dos Orugitas." If Miranda wins an Oscar for either tick, tick... BOOM! or Encanto, he will achieve the rare EGOT status, having won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award.

Cyrano received one nomination for Best Costume Design.

In addition to the movie musical nominations, multiple stage actors received nominations for non-musical film work. Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor in the title role in The Tragedy of Macbeth, which was also nominated for Best Cinematography. (A new stage production of Macbeth is also coming to Broadway this spring, starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga.) Broadway veteran Dame Judi Dench and Jessie Buckley, who is currently starring in Cabaret in London, are going up against DeBose in the Best Supporting Actress category for their work in Belfast and The Lost Daughter, respectively.

The theme of this year's Academy Awards is "Movie Lovers Unite," and multiple guest presenters joined Ross and Jordan in announcing categories of nominations. These included the New York Fire Department and Phylicia Rashad, currently on Broadway in Skeleton Crew.

Below is the full list of 2022 Oscar 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 Actress

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

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 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 Supporting Actor

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 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 Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Cinematography

Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best Animated Film

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

Best Original Score

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

Best Original Song

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

Best Costume Design

Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Coming 2 America
Cruella
Dune
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci

Best Editing

Don't Look Up
Dune
King Richard
The Power of the Dog
tick, tick… BOOM!

Best Visual Effects

Dune
Free Guy
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Production Design

Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best Sound

Belfast
Dune
No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Best International Film

Drive My Car
Flee
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World

Best Documentary

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 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