'Dune' & More Lead 2022 Oscar Nominations


| LAST UPDATE 02/10/2022

By Tiana Blanco
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The Oscar nominations for this year's award ceremony have officially been dropped. With various different genres gaining recognition, there are numerous movies on the roster. Here's which ones have a chance at taking home the win.

Leading with 12 nominations is The Power of the Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Dunst. But, being the film with the most nominations isn't their only accomplishment. The movie's director, Jane Campion, broke a record as being the first female to be recognized more than one time for best director. And she wasn't the only director to break records this year. Steven Speilberg's West Side Story is up for 7 awards, making it his 11th movie nominated for best picture. He's also set a new record as the first individual to be nominated for best director through 6 decades. What an achievement!

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It's also worth mentioning that Denzel Washington was nominated for his role in The Tragedy of Macbeth. Marking his 10th nominee, the role earned him a spot as most Oscar-nominated Black actor. Next, coming in with a high total of 10 total nods is Dune, which was included in the categories of the best picture, best costume design, best sound, best original score, best-adapted screenplay, best film editing, and more. We'd be surprised if this movie doesn't take home at least one award! The actors up against the award for Best Lead are Javier Bardem for his role in Being the Ricardos, Andrew Garfield for tick, tick...BOOM!, Will Smith for his role on King Richard, Benedict Cumberbatch for The Power of the Dog, and, as previously mentioned, Denzel Washington.

And while many great movies were mentioned, there were also many artists who were nominated. Including Beyonce, who's up for her very first Oscar for best song original song, Be Alive, that was featured in the film King Richard. Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell are also up for winning in the same category for their Bond movie single, No Time to Die. While there haven't been any announcements for who will be hosting the 2022 Oscars, we do know that it will be airing on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Check out the rest of the nominations on Oscar's website. And, of course, stay tuned.

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