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February 08, 2022


Screen Shot 2022-02-08 at 10.34.12 AM94th OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actor–comedian Leslie Jordan and actor, CEO and producer Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 94th Oscars® nominations today (February 8), via a global live stream on Oscar.comOscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media.

Jordan, Ross and several special guests announced the nominees in all 23 categories at 5:18 a.m. PST, live from Los Angeles, Times Square in New York City, Howard University in Washington, D.C., Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, MI, and Thaddeus M. Bullard Academy in Tampa, FL. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and International Feature Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi–branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. This year, the Academy saw its highest ever voter participation in the organization’s history, with members submitting ballots from 82 countries.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 23 categories beginning Thursday, March 17, through Tuesday, March 22.

The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Best animated feature film of the year

  • "Encanto" Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer
  • "Flee" Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • "Luca" Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
  • "The Mitchells vs. the Machines" Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht
  • "Raya and the Last Dragon" Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

Achievement in cinematography

Achievement in costume design

  • "Cruella" Jenny Beavan
  • "Cyrano" Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran
  • "Dune" Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan
  • "Nightmare Alley" Luis Sequeira
  • "West Side Story" Paul Tazewell

Achievement in directing

Best documentary feature

  • "Ascension" Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell
  • "Attica" Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry
  • "Flee" Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • "Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
  • "Writing with Fire" Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Best documentary short subject

  • "Audible" Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean
  • "Lead Me Home" Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk
  • "The Queen of Basketball" Ben Proudfoot
  • "Three Songs for Benazir" Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei
  • "When We Were Bullies" Jay Rosenblatt

Achievement in film editing

Best international feature film of the year

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • "Coming 2 America" Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer
  • "Cruella" Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon
  • "Dune" Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
  • "House of Gucci" Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original Score)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original Song)

  • "Be Alive" from "King Richard"
    Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • "Dos Oruguitas" from "Encanto"
    Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • "Down To Joy" from "Belfast"
    Music and Lyric by Van Morrison
  • "No Time To Die" from "No Time to Die"
    Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell
  • "Somehow You Do" from "Four Good Days"
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Best motion picture of the year

  • "Belfast" Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers
  • "CODA" Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers
  • "Don't Look Up" Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers
  • "Drive My Car" Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer
  • "Dune" Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers
  • "King Richard" Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers
  • "Licorice Pizza" Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers
  • "Nightmare Alley" Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers
  • "The Power of the Dog" Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers
  • "West Side Story" Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

Achievement in production design

  • "Dune" Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • "Nightmare Alley" Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
  • "The Power of the Dog" Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards
  • "The Tragedy of Macbeth" Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • "West Side Story" Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

Best animated short film

  • "Affairs of the Art" Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
  • "Bestia" Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz
  • "Boxballet" Anton Dyakov
  • "Robin Robin" Dan Ojari and Mikey Please
  • "The Windshield Wiper" Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

Best live action short film

  • "Ala Kachuu - Take and Run" Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
  • "The Dress" Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki
  • "The Long Goodbye" Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
  • "On My Mind" Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson
  • "Please Hold" K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

Achievement in sound

  • "Belfast" Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri
  • "Dune" Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
  • "No Time to Die" Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor
  • "The Power of the Dog" Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
  • "West Side Story" Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

Achievement in visual effects

  • "Dune" Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer
  • "Free Guy" Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick
  • "No Time to Die" Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould
  • "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver
  • "Spider-Man: No Way Home" Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick

Adapted screenplay

  • "CODA" Screenplay by Siân Heder
  • "Drive My Car" Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
  • "Dune" Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth
  • "The Lost Daughter" Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • "The Power of the Dog" Written by Jane Campion

Original screenplay

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.


October 12, 2016

Academy Unveils Record-Breaking 85 Foreign-Language Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences unveiled the official submissions of 85 countries for foreign-language Oscar consideration. That’s a record number for submissions. The previous record was 83 in 2014.


After screenings for voters, the Academy will announce a short list of nine foreign-language films in late December. The five nominees will be named Jan. 24, along with all the other Oscar nominations.

This year, Yemen is a first-time entrant.

Albania, “Chromium” — Bujar Alimani
Algeria “The Well” — Lotfi Bouchouchi
Argentina, “The Distinguished Citizen” — Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Australia, “Tanna” — Bentley Dean, Martin Butler
Austria, “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe” — Maria Schrader
Bangladesh, “The Unnamed” — Tauquir Ahmed
Belgium, “The Ardennes” — Robin Pront
Bolivia, “Sealed Cargo” — Julia Vargas Weise
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Death in Sarajevo” — Danis Tanovic
Brazil, “Little Secret” — David Schurmann
Bulgaria, “Losers” — Ivaylo Hristov
Cambodia, “Before the Fall” — Ian White
Canada, “It’s Only the End of the World” — Xavier Dolan
Chile, “Neruda” — Pablo Larraín
China, “Xuan Zang” — Huo Jianqi
Colombia, “Alias Maria” — José Luis Rugeles
Costa Rica, “About Us” — Hernán Jiménez
Croatia, “On the Other Side” — Zrinko Ogresta
Cuba, “The Companion” — Pavel Giroud
Czech Republic, “Lost in Munich” — Petr Zelenka
Denmark, “Land of Mine” — Martin Zandvliet
Dominican Republic, “Sugar Fields” — Fernando Báez
Ecuador, “Such Is Life in the Tropics” — Sebastián Cordero
Egypt, “Clash” — Mohamed Diab
Estonia, “Mother” — Kadri Kõusaar
Finland, “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki” — Juho Kuosmanen
France, “Elle” — Paul Verhoeven
Georgia, “House of Others” — Rusudan Glurjidze
Germany, “Toni Erdmann” — Maren Ade
Greece, “Chevalier” — Athina Rachel Tsangari
Hong Kong, “Port of Call” — Philip Yung
Hungary, “Kills on Wheels” — Attila Till
Iceland, “Sparrows” — Rúnar Rúnarsson
India, “Interrogation” — Vetri Maaran
Indonesia, “Letters from Prague” — Angga Dwimas Sasongko
Iran, “The Salesman” — Asghar Farhadi
Iraq, “El Clásico” — Halkawt Mustafa
Israel, “Sand Storm” — Elite Zexer
Italy, “Fire at Sea” — Gianfranco Rosi
Japan, “Nagasaki: Memories of My Son” — Yoji Yamada
Jordan, “3000 Nights” — Mai Masri
Kazakhstan, “Amanat” — Satybaldy Narymbetov
Kosovo, “Home Sweet Home” — Faton Bajraktari
Kyrgyzstan, “A Father’s Will” — Bakyt Mukul, Dastan Zhapar Uulu
Latvia, “Dawn” — Laila Pakalnina
Lebanon, “Very Big Shot” — Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
Lithuania, “Seneca’s Day” — Kristijonas Vildziunas
Luxembourg, “Voices from Chernobyl” — Pol Cruchten
Macedonia, “The Liberation of Skopje” — Rade Šerbedžija, Danilo Šerbedžija
Malaysia, “Beautiful Pain” — Tunku Mona Riza
Mexico, “Desierto” — Jonás Cuarón
Montenegro, “The Black Pin” — Ivan Marinović
Morocco, “A Mile in My Shoes” — Said Khallaf
Nepal, “The Black Hen” — Min Bahadur Bham
Netherlands, “Tonio” — Paula van der Oest
New Zealand, “A Flickering Truth” — Pietra Brettkelly
Norway, “The King’s Choice” — Erik Poppe
Pakistan, “Mah-e-Mir” — Anjum Shahzad
Palestine, “The Idol” — Hany Abu-Assad
Panama, “Salsipuedes” — Ricardo Aguilar Navarro, Manolito Rodríguez
Peru, “Videophilia (and Other Viral Syndromes)” — Juan Daniel F. Molero
Philippines, “Ma’ Rosa” — Brillante Ma Mendoza
Poland, “Afterimage” — Andrzej Wajda
Portugal, “Letters from War” — Ivo M. Ferreira
Romania, “Sieranevada” — Cristi Puiu
Russia, “Paradise” — Andrei Konchalovsky
Saudi Arabia, “Barakah Meets Barakah” — Mahmoud Sabbagh
Serbia, “Train Driver’s Diary” — Milos Radovic
Singapore, “Apprentice” — Boo Junfeng
Slovakia, “Eva Nová” — Marko Skop
Slovenia, “Houston, We Have a Problem!” — Žiga Virc
South Africa, “Call Me Thief” — Daryne Joshua
South Korea, “The Age of Shadows” — Kim Jee-woon
Spain, “Julieta” — Pedro Almodóvar
Sweden, “A Man Called Ove” — Hannes Holm
Switzerland, “My Life as a Zucchini” — Claude Barras
Taiwan, “Hang in There, Kids!” — Laha Mebow
Thailand, “Karma” — Kanittha Kwunyoo
Turkey, “Cold of Kalandar” — Mustafa Kara
Ukraine, “Ukrainian Sheriffs” — Roman Bondarchuk
United Kingdom, “Under the Shadow” — Babak Anvari
Uruguay, “Breadcrumbs” — Manane Rodríguez
Venezuela, “From Afar” — Lorenzo Vigas
Vietnam, “Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass” — Victor Vu, director
Yemen, “I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced” — Khadija Al-Salami

Of special interest is Satybaldy Narymbetov's Kazakhstan entry “Amanat,” an epic historic drama that spans three epochs of Kazakh history.


The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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