Oscars nominations 2022: ‘King Richard,’ ‘West Side Story’ earn multiple nods

Will Smith and Aunjanue Ellis earned nominations for their “King Richard” roles, while Denzel Washington was recognized for his turn in “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

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Awards season is in full swing, and this morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially announced the nominations for the 94th Annual Academy Awards.

This year, the Academy announced the “biggest voter turnout in 94 years,” making today’s nominations announcement one of the most exciting yet. The film slate is filled with some major competition, with movies like King Richard, West Side Story and Dune earning Best Picture nominations after captivating audiences throughout the year.

Various performances stood out as well, including Will Smith as Richard Williams, father of Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard, Ariana DeBose as Anita, the iconic role Rita Oreno won an Oscar for in the original West Side Story, and more.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 21: The Oscars Experience is seen at the Academy Museum Opening Press Conference at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on September 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Elsewhere, Denzel Washington also earned a Best Actor nomination for his role in The Tragedy of Macbeth. Aunjanue Ellis, who had a stand out role opposite Smith in King Richard, has recieved a Best Supporting Actress nomination.

Check out the official nominations list below:

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 Director

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Ryúsuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car
Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best 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

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Cinematography

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

Best Film Editing

Don’t Look Up
Dune
King Richard
The Power of the Dog
Tick, Tick… Boom!

Best Animated Feature Film

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

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

Best International Feature Film

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

Best Documentary Feature

Ascension
Attica
Flee
Summer of Soul
Riding with Fire

Best Documentary Short Subject

Audible
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies

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Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Jon Bernthal, Tim White, Trevor White, Zach Baylin, Isha Price and Jon Mone attend the UK premiere of “King Richard” at Curzon Cinema Mayfair on November 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

Best Original Score

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

Best Original Song

King Richard
Encanto
Belfast
No Time to Die
Four Good Days

Best Sound

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

Best Costume Design

Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Best Production Design

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

Best Visual Effects

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

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