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Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross Announce 2022 Oscar Nominees

On Tuesday, the complete list of nominees was announced from Hollywood amidst much anticipation following the 2021 award show changes

On Tuesday, Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross were in-person to reveal the 2022 Oscar nominees live from Los Angeles.

The Oscars made headlines in 2021 when it closed the broadcast with the Best Actor Award. The award show usually reserves Best Picture as the last award of the evening. The award was given to Anthony Hopkins for his role in The Father

What drew even more controversy was that viewers expected the change meant that Chadwick Boseman would win for his role in Black Bottom after his recent death.

ABC executive Rob Mills addressed the decision to switch up the order of the presentation.

“There was a lot of really great risks that some might view didn’t pay off,” Mills told Variety. “But it was just great to do something different and not know what was going to happen next — and not have those glazed eyes of, ‘Oh gosh, I’ve seen this before I know exactly what’s going to happen.'”

Mills noted that the changes didn’t only affect the final categories. The entire show had a different flow than previous years.  

“The whole show was mixed up,” he added. “I think the point was, sometimes you watch the show, and you feel like, ‘Gosh, I’ve seen this every year.’ So, it really was the, ‘Wow, I really don’t know what’s coming next.’ Some people were upset, some people loved it, and that was really the point that there was no apathy.”

It is unknown if the changes will remain in 2022 or if another shake-up is in store. The 94th Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday, March 27, at 8 pm ET.

Here is your complete list of nominees:

Best Picture



Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best Directing

Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

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 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 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 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 Original Screenplay


Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza 

King Richard

The Worst Person in the World

Best Adapted Screenplay


Drive My Car 


The Lost Daughter 

The Power of the Dog

Best Cinematography

Dune (Greig Fraser)

Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)

The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)

West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

Best 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 & Andrew Weisblum)

Best Original Song

“Be Alive” — Beyoncé Knowles and Darius Scott (King Richard)

“Dos Oruguitas” — Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)

“Down to Joy” — Van Morrison (Belfast)

“No Time to Die” — Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell (No Time to Die)

“Somehow You Do” — Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

Best Costume Design

Cruella (Jenny Beavan)

Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)

Dune (Jacqueline West)

Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)

West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Coming 2 America



Best Production Design

Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos & Patrice Vermette)

Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell & Shane Vieau)

The Power of the Dog (Grant Major & Amber Richards)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant & Nancy Haigh)

West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo & Adam Stockhausen)

Best Visual Effects


Free Guy

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

No Time to Die

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Sound



No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best Animated Feature Film




The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Animated Short Film

Affairs of the Art



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 


The Hand of God 

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World 

Best Documentary Feature




Summer of Soul

Writing With Fire

Best Documentary Short Subject


Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

Best 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)

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