Disney Receives Twenty-Three Nominations for the 2022 Oscars

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The nominations for the 94th Oscars were presented this morning by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan, and streamed live online and via television.

Disney projects nabbed nominations in just about every of the 23 categories, with 20th Century Studio’s “West Side Story” and Searchlight Pictures’ “Nightmare Alley” receiving the most.

“West Side Story” received 7 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actress.

“Nightmare Alley” received four, including Best Picture, while “Encanto” received three, including Best Animated Feature Film.

Studio-wise 20th Century Studio and its independent arm Searchlight Pictures received 15 nominations for “West Side Story,” “Nightmare Alley,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised),” and “Free Guy,” which makes the Fox acquisition by Disney worth the money when it comes to awards.

Seven of the nominated films are available to stream now on Disney+ and Hulu.


For the Oscars, most categories are nominated by the members of the corresponding branch of eligible voters – actors nominate actors, etc. – but all members are eligible to select Best Picture and other film category nominees. All votes are tabulated by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. The award show will be televised live by ABC at 8pm ET/PT, as well as broadcast internationally.

Ready? Here is the complete list of the 23 nominations Disney received for the 94th Oscars. Let us know if you think they missed a nomination.


BEST PICTURE

  • Nightmare Alley (Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers)
  • West Side Story (Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers)

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Stephen Spielberg (West Side Story)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • Encanto
  • Luca
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, and David Dinerstein)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Nightmare Alley (Dan Laustsen)
  • West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

BEST SOUND

  • West Side Story (Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson, Tod A. Maitland and Shawn Murphy)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Encanto (Germaine Franco)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto (Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Cruella (Jenny Beavan)
  • Nightmare Alley (Luis Sequeira)
  • West Side Story (Paul Tazewell)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau)
  • West Side Story (Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • Cruella (Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, and Julia Vernon)
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleign)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Free Guy (Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, and Dan Sudick)
  • 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)