Oscars 2022 Nominations: Lady Gaga is Snubbed in a Closely-Watched Category While 'The Power of the Dog' Leads - Arts & Culture

While other awards have clear frontrunners, Best Leading Actress is a toss up.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its nominations for the 2022 Oscars.

READ ALSO: ​​2021 Recap: All The Award-Winning Or Critically-Acclaimed Films And Stars Of The Past Year

The 94th Academy Awards are set to be held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on March 27.

Netflix’s The Power of the Dog leads the pack with 12 nominations.

Pleasant surprises include international films scoring multiple nominations in major categories. 

On top of the International Feature Film category, Drive My Car is in the race for Best Picture, Directing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay) while The Worst Person in the World is considered among the best for Writing (Original Screenplay).

Flee chose to fight. It made Academy history for being the first title to be nominated for Animated Feature Film, Documentary (Feature), and International Feature Film at the same time.

Right in time for Valentine’s, power couple Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst both accepted their first Oscar nominations for Actor and Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively, in Power of the Dog.

The most controversial “snub” was Lady Gaga in House of Gucci, as the Academy wasn’t so gaga for her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani.

Gaga, however, had received the New York Film Critics Circle’s distinction for Best Actress. She was also the only actress this year to have picked up nominations at the BAFTAs, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards—a key indicator in Oscars campaigns.

Here is the full list of nominees in the upcoming Oscars 2022.

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

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

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

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

Animated Feature Film




The Mitchells Vs. The Machines 

Raya And The Last Dragon 


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

Costume Design

Cruella—Jenny Beavan

Cyrano—Massimo Cantini Parrini And Jacqueline Durran

Dune—Jacqueline West And Robert Morgan

Nightmare Alley—Luis Sequeira

West Side Story—Paul Tazewell


Belfast—Kenneth Branagh

Drive My Car—Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Licorice Pizza—Paul Thomas Anderson

The Power Of The Dog—Jane Campion

West Side Story—Steven Spielberg

Documentary (Feature)




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

Writing With Fire

Documentary (Short Subject)


Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

Film Editing

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

International Feature Film

Drive My Car—Japan


The Hand Of God​​—Italy

Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom—Bhutan

The Worst Person In The World—Norway

Makeup And Hairstyling

Coming 2 America—Mike Marino, Stacey Morris, and Carla Farmer

Cruella—Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, and Julia Vernon

Dune—Donald Mowat, Love Larson, and Eva Von Bahr

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye—Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleigh

House Of Gucci—Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock, and Frederic Aspiras

Music (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

Music (Original Song)

Be Alive from King Richard; Music and Lyric by Dixson and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

Dos Oruguitas from Encanto; Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Down To Joy from Belfast; Music and Lyric by Van Morrison

No Time To Die from No Time To Die; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’connell 

Somehow You Do from Four Good Days; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Best Picture 



Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

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

Short Film (Animated)

Affairs of the Art



Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

Short Film (Live Action)

Ala Kachuu-Take And Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold


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

Visual Effects

Dune—Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, and Gerd Nefzer

Free Guy—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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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

Writing (Original Screenplay)

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

Banner Photo via Oscars website

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