Oscar 2022 nominations announced

And the nominees are …

The 2022 Academy Awards are almost upon us — the night when A-list actors, singers and other members of the Hollywood elite will descend upon the steps of the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles next month.

While the telecast is set to air on March 27 on ABC, the nominations were announced by Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross on Feb. 8.

The pair revealed the nominees across 23 categories in the announcement, which streamed on the Oscars website and the Film Academy’s social media accounts.

Nominations voting ended on Feb. 1.

It was disclosed last month that the Oscars ceremony would finally have a host after three years of going host-less. The last time a celeb graced the stage to crack awkward monologue jokes and make fun of the nominees was in 2018, when Jimmy Kimmel took the gig.

Comedian Kevin Hart was slated to host back in 2019, however, he stepped down within days after controversy stemming from his past homophobic tweets. That year’s ceremony went on without a host and the ratings boosted and had much critical praise. The show was even a half-hour shorter than previous years’ four-hour telecasts.

The Academy is leaning towards having multiple hosts take the stage together this year. There is no word yet on who will be hosting the celebration of the film spectacular.

The show tweeted out a poll last month where they asked fans who they would like to see as host. “If we asked you who would you want to host the Oscars, and this is strictly hypothetical, who would it hypothetically be?” 

Responses included three-time Oscar nominee Angela Lansbury as well as music and Twitter legend Dionne Warwick and four-time Emmy nominee Laverne Cox.

The Oscars have continuously been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and modified film eligibility has still been in effect. Direct-to-digital releases and additional flexibility for theatrical runs are part of rules still enforced. The eligibility period ended on Dec. 31, 2021.

This list of 2022 Oscar nominations will be updated in real time.

Best Picture

Actor in a Leading Role

Actress in a Leading Role

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”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Ciarán Hinds, “Belfast”Troy Kotsur, “Coda”Jessie Plemmons, The Power of the DogJK Simmons, “Being the Rciardos”Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”

Best Director

Best Original Score

“Don’t Look Up”“Dune”“Encanto”“Parallel Mothers”“The Power of the Dog”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“Coda”“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 Original Song

International Feature Film

Best Animated Feature

Best Animated Short Film

Live Action Short Film

Costume Design

“Cruella”“Cyrano”“Dune”“Nightmare Alley”“West Side Story”

Best Documentary

Best Cinematography

Best Film Editing

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Production Design

Best Sound

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

Best Visual Effects

Best Documentary (Short Subject)