2022 Oscar nominations announced

By Adrienne Vogt, Melissa Macaya, Aditi Sangal and Mike Hayes, CNN

Updated 4:56 p.m. ET, February 8, 2022
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9:37 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

"The Power of the Dog" leads with 12 nominations

From CNN's Megan Thomas

Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank, left, and Jesse Plemons as George Burbank appear in "The Power of the Dog."
Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank, left, and Jesse Plemons as George Burbank appear in "The Power of the Dog." (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)

A few films that arrived exclusively in theaters during the pandemic received some Oscar nominations love on Tuesday. "The Power of the Dog," starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is leading the slate with 12 nominations.

"Belfast," "West Side Story" and "Licorice Pizza" all received nominations as those in contention for best picture.

Actors Leslie Jordan and Tracee Ellis Ross announced the nominees this morning for the 94th Academy Awards, which are set to take place on Sunday, March 27.

See a list of full nominees here.

9:37 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

This Oscar nominee could become the first woman to win the cinematography category 

Ari Wegner, director of photography, left, and Jane Campion, director and producer, work on the set of "The Power of the Dog."
Ari Wegner, director of photography, left, and Jane Campion, director and producer, work on the set of "The Power of the Dog." (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)

Cinematography is the only category that still exists for which a woman has never won an Academy Award.

Ari Wegner, nominated for her work in "The Power of the Dog," could make history.

Here's a look at the nominees in this category:

  • Greig Fraser, "Dune"
  • Dan Laustsen, "Nightmare Alley"
  • Ari Wegner, "The Power of the Dog"
  • Bruno Delbonnel, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
  • Janusz Kaminski, "West Side Story"
8:55 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

These are the 2022 Oscar nominations for best picture

Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, left, and Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides in "Dune"
Josh Brolin as Gurney Halleck, left, and Timothee Chalamet as Paul Atreides in "Dune" (Chiabella James/Warner Bros.)

These are the Academy Award nominations for 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"

8:56 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

Here are the Oscar nominees for best actress

Kristen Stewart in "Spencer"
Kristen Stewart in "Spencer" (Netflix)

Here are the actresses nominated this year for best actress:

  • Jessica Chastain, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"
  • Olivia Colman, "The Lost Daughter"
  • Penélope Cruz, "Parallel Mothers"
  • Nicole Kidman "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kristen Stewart, "Spencer"

8:45 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

One of these directors will bring home the Oscar

Here are the nominees to win the 2022 Academy Award in the directing category:

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

8:43 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

These are the Oscar nominees for best actor

Will Smith in "King Richard"
Will Smith in "King Richard" (Chiabella James/Warner Bros.)

These actors will vie for the 2022 Academy Award:

  • Javier Bardem, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, "Power of the Dog"
  • Andrew Garfield, "Tick, Tick...Boom!"
  • Will Smith, "King Richard"
  • Denzel Washington, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

8:41 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

"Encanto" and "Luca" among 2022 Oscar nominees for animated feature film

"Encanto"
"Encanto" (Disney)

The 2022 Oscar nominees for animated feature film were just announced. Here's a look at the nominees:

  • "Encanto"
  • "Luca"
  • "Flee"
  • "The Mitchells vs the Machine"
  • "Raya and the Last Dragon"
8:42 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

Here are the 2022 Oscar nominees for original song

The nominees for 2022 Academy Award for original song include:

  • "Be Alive" from "King Richard"
  • "Dos Oruguitas" from "Encanto"
  • "Down to Joy" from "Belfast"
  • "No Time to Die" from "No Time to Die"
  • "Somehow You Do" from "Four Good Days"
8:38 a.m. ET, February 8, 2022

These are the 2022 Oscar nominees for supporting actor

Ciarán Hinds in "Belfast"
Ciarán Hinds in "Belfast" (Rob Youngson/Focus Features)

The Academy Award nominees for best supporting actor include:

  • Ciarán Hinds, "Belfast"
  • Troy Kotsur, "Coda"
  • Jesse Plemons, "The Power of the Dog"
  • JK Simmons, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, "The Power of the Dog"