On February 8, 2022, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the nominees for the 94th annual Academy (Oscar) Awards.

The film “Power of the Dog” leads the way with a total of 12 nominations; “Dune” follows with a total of 10.

“Drive My Car”, “West Side Story”, “Belfast”, “Being the Ricardos”, “Licorice Pizza”, and “No Time to Die” also earned multiple nominations.

The streaming service Netflix leads the nominations of streaming services with 27.

While Spidey has smashed box office records, his latest film “Spider Man: No Way Home” has earned just a single nomination…and that was for the film’s visual effects.

While the world continues to re-adjust to the world according to Covid, the annual film awards are airing approximately a month later than normal on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The nominees for the 94th annual Academy Awards are:

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 in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Olivia Colman in “The Lost Daughter”
Penelope Cruz in “Parallel Mothers”
Nicole Kidman in “Being the Ricardos”
Kristen Stewart in “Spencer”

Best Actor:
Will Smith in “King Richard”
Denzel Washington in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Javier Bardem in “Being the Ricardos”
Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Power of the Dog”
Andrew Garfield in “tick, tick…BOOM”

Best Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson for “Licorice Pizza”
Kenneth Branagh for “Belfast”
Jane Campion for “The Power of the Dog”
Steven Spielberg for “West Side Story”
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi for “Drive My Car”

Best Original Screenplay:
“Licorice Pizza”
“Belfast”
“Don’t Look Up”
“King Richard”
“The Worst Person in the World”

Best Adapted Screenplay:
“The Power of the Dog”
“The Lost Daughter”
“CODA”
“Dune”
“Drive My Car”

Best Supporting Actor:
Ciaran Hinds in “Belfast”
Troy Kotsur for “CODA”
Kodi Smit-McPhee in “The Power of the Dog”
Jesse Plemons in “The Power of the Dog”
J.K. Simmons in “Being the Ricardos”

Best Supporting Actress:
Jessie Buckley in “The Lost Daughter”
Ariana DeBose in “West Side Story”
Kirsten Dunst in “The Power of the Dog”
Aunianue Ellis in “King Richard”
Judi Dench in “Belfast”

Best Cinematography:
“Dune”
“Nightmare Alley”
“The Power of the Dog”
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”
“West Side Story”

Best Costume Design:
“Cruella”
“Cyrano”
“Dune”
“Nightmare Alley”
“West Side Story”

Best Film Editing:
“Don’t Look Up”
“Dune”
“King Richard”
“tick, tick…BOOM!”
“The Power of the Dog”

Best Documentary Feature:
“Summer of Soul (or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)”
“Flee”
“Attica”
“Ascension”
“Writing with Fire”

Best Original Song:
“Be Alive” form “King Richard”
“Dos Orunuitas” from “Encanto”
“Down to Joy” from “Belfast”
“No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die”
“Somehow You Do” form “Four Good Days”

Best International Film:
“Drive My Car” from Japan
“Flee” from Denmark
“The Hand of God” from Italy
“The Worst Person in th World” form Norway
“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” from Bhutan

Best Animated Feature:
“Encanto”
“Flee”
“Luca”
“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”
“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best Animated Short Film:
“Affairs of the Art”
“Bestia”
“Boxballet”
“Robin Robin”
“The Windshield Wiper”

Best Original Music Score:
“Don’t Look Up”
“Dune”
“Encanto”
“Parellel Mothers
“The Power of the Dog”

Best Live Action Short Film:
“Ala Kachuu”
“Take and Run”
“The Dress”
“The Long Goodbye”
“On My Mind”
“Please Hold”

Best Short Subject Documentary:
“Audible”
“Lead Me Home”
“The Queen of Basketball”
“Three Songs for Benazir”
“When We Were Bullies”

Best Production Design:
“Dune”
“Nightmare Alley”
“The Power of the Dog”
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”
“West Side Story”

Best in Makeup and Hairstyling:
“Coming 2 America”
“Cruella”
“Dune”
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
“House of Gucci”

Best in Sound:
“Belfast”
“Dune”
“No Time to Die”
“The Power of the Dog”
“West Side Story”

Best in Visual Effects:
“Dune”
“Free Guy”
“No Time to Die”
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
“Spider-Man: No Way Home”