Oscar Nominations 2022

Ellie Sheller

The Oscar nominations are here! Many milestones were achieved with these groundbreaking nominations. “The Power of the Dog” and “Dune” were the most nominated films, with 12 nominations for “The Power of the Dog” and 10 nominations for “Dune”. This made Jane Campion the only woman to “ever be nominated for best director twice”, after her nomination for “The Piano” in 1994, says CNN. Ari Wegner became the second woman to ever be nominated for best cinematography, for her work in “The Power of the Dog”. Another milestone reached was for Steven Spielberg. As the director and producer of “West Side Story”, Spielberg has now “produced 11 films that have been nominated for best picture”, says CNN. Spielberg has also now been nominated for best director in 6 different decades. Actor Denzel Washington has received his 10th Oscar nomination for his performance in the film “The Tragedy of Macbeth”. Iconic actress Kristen Stewart has finally received her first ever Oscar nomination for her performance as Princess Diana in “Spencer”. Beyoncé has also received her first Oscar nomination for her original song in the film “King Richard”. Troy Kotsur became the first deaf male actor to be nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “CODA”. And Ryusuke Hamaguchi is the first Japanese director to be nominated for an Oscar since Akira Kurosawa! 


Now for the Oscar snubs… Surprisingly, Ruth Negga was not nominated for best supporting actress for her astonishing performance in the film “Passing”. Shockingly, “The Green Knight”, “The French Dispatch”, and “The Harder They Fall” were all nominated for 0 Oscars. And not so shockingly, “Dear Evan Hansen” was also nominated for 0 Oscars. Thankfully, Jared Leto was not nominated for his unbearable performance in “House of Gucci”. Another huge surprise was that Lady Gaga was not nominated for her performance in “House of Gucci”. And finally, Denis Villeneuve was unfortunately not nominated for best director for his film “Dune”. The Oscars take place on Sunday, March 27th. The hosts for this year’s Oscars will be Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer.