Oscar nominations 2022: Kenneth Branagh breaks record as Belfast nominated for seven awards

Strong show for the Irish with Belfast’s nominations and Jessie Buckley up for Best Supporting Actress in The Lost Daughter – but disappointment at no nominations for Caitriona Balfe or Ruth NeggaWith three direct nominations, Branagh has now beaten current record for nominations in most categories over a careerVan Morrison is nominated for Best Original Song

Denise Calnan

Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast has scooped seven nominations for the Oscars 2022 awards with nods for Original Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture as well as Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

Judi Dench has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Branagh’s Belfast and Ciarán Hinds has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

Hinds, who was born in Belfast, is nominated in the best supporting actor category alongside The Power Of The Dog’s Smit-McPhee and Plemons, Troy Kotsur for Coda, and JK Simmons for Being The Ricardos.

It will be a surprise to many that Caitriona Balfe has missed out on a nomination. She has already picked up nominations at the Bafta, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the British Independent Film Awards, the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice for her part in Belfast.

Instead Balfe’s co-star Dame Judi Dench was a surprise inclusion in the contenders.

Van Morrison has a nomination for Best Original Song for “Down To Joy” from Belfast. He’s up against Beyoncé, who’s nominated for co-writing “Be Alive” from King Richard and Billie Eilish who is nominated for her Bond theme “No Time To Die,”

Having received Oscar nods in director, picture and screenplay, Branagh has now beaten the current record for nominations in most categories over a career.

The title, with six, is currently shared by Walt Disney, Alfonso Cuarón and George Clooney.

Killarney actress Jessie Buckley has picked up a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her part in The Lost Daughter.

Limerick actress Ruth Negga also missed out despite being hotly tipped for her part in Rebecca Hall’s Passing. Negga received a best actress nomination five years ago for Loving.

There was disappointment for other big names too, including Lady Gaga who had also been widely tipped to land a best actress nomination for her performance in House Of Gucci. The category will be contested by Jessica Chastain for The Eyes Of Tammy Faye and Penelope Cruz for Parallel Mothers, whose inclusion had looked less certain.

Newcomers Rachel Zegler, the star of West Side Story, and Licorice Pizza’s Alana Haim also missed out on a spot among the contenders for the gong.

There was also disappointment for Leonardo DiCaprio, who failed to land a best actor nod for Don’t Look Up, despite recognition from Bafta last week, while Bradley Cooper and Ben Affleck both missed out on supporting nominations for Licorice Pizza and The Tender Bar despite strong showings and precursor events.

The Power Of The Dog is  the frontrunner with nominations, including best picture, while stars Kirsten Dunst, her partner Jesse Plemons and co-star Kodi Smit-McPee, are all recognised in supporting categories.

The 94th Oscars will take place on March 27.


Performance by an actor in a leading role

Javier Bardem in "Being the Ricardos"

Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Power of the Dog"

Andrew Garfield in "tick, tick...BOOM!"

Will Smith in "King Richard"

Denzel Washington in "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Ciarán Hinds in "Belfast"

Troy Kotsur in "CODA"

Jesse Plemons in "The Power of the Dog"

J.K. Simmons in "Being the Ricardos"

Kodi Smit-McPhee in "The Power of the Dog"

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Jessica Chastain in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"

Olivia Colman in "The Lost Daughter"

Penélope Cruz in "Parallel Mothers"

Nicole Kidman in "Being the Ricardos"

Kristen Stewart in "Spencer"

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Jessie Buckley in "The Lost Daughter"

Ariana DeBose in "West Side Story"

Judi Dench in "Belfast"

Kirsten Dunst in "The Power of the Dog"

Aunjanue Ellis in "King Richard"

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

"Dune" Greig Fraser

"Nightmare Alley" Dan Laustsen

"The Power of the Dog" Ari Wegner

"The Tragedy of Macbeth" Bruno Delbonnel

"West Side Story" Janusz Kaminski

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

"Belfast" Kenneth Branagh

"Drive My Car" Ryusuke Hamaguchi

"Licorice Pizza" Paul Thomas Anderson

"The Power of the Dog" Jane Campion

"West Side Story" Steven Spielberg

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

"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 and Andrew Weisblum

Best international feature film of the year

"Drive My Car" Japan

"Flee" Denmark

"The Hand of God" Italy

"Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" Bhutan

"The Worst Person in the World" Norway

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)

"Don't Look Up" Nicholas Britell

"Dune" Hans Zimmer

"Encanto" Germaine Franco

"Parallel Mothers" Alberto Iglesias

"The Power of the Dog" Jonny Greenwood

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

"Belfast" Written by Kenneth Branagh

"Don't Look Up" Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota

"King Richard" Written by Zach Baylin

"Licorice Pizza" Written by Paul Thomas Anderson

"The Worst Person in the World" Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

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