The 94th Academy Awards in 2022

The 94th Academy Awards ceremony took place on March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. 

The Oscars have remained hostless since 2019 when comedian Kevin Hart stepped down following backlash he faced.

Due to a series of old homophobic tweets that had resurfaced.

Kimmel is the last celebrity to host the Oscars, having fronted the ceremony in 2018.

As per the publication, the 2019 hostless awards attracted more viewers than Kimmel’s broadcast the year prior, bringing in viewership of 29.56 million.

That figure decreased in 2020 to 23.64 million before drastically falling last year to 10.4 million.

Multiple hosts are going to feature in this year’s Oscars, on 27th March 2022.At the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Who will host the 2022 Oscars?

Not only is the 2022 ceremony returning to hosting ways, but it’ll also feature three hosts: Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall. This is the first time three women have taken on the gig.

Who are the 2022 Oscar nominees?

Best Picture



Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best Actress

Jessica ChastainThe Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia ColmanThe Lost Daughter

Penelope CruzParallel Mothers

Nicole KidmanBeing the Ricardos

Kristen StewartSpence

Best Actor

Javier BardemBeing the Ricardos

Benedict CumberbatchThe Power of the Dog

Andrew GarfieldTick, Tick… Boom!

Will SmithKing Richard

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Supporting Actress

Jessie BuckleyThe Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBoseWest Side Story

Kirsten DunstThe Power of the Dog

Aunjanue EllisKing Richard

Judi DenchBelfast

Best Supporting Actor

Ciarán HindsBelfast

Troy KotsurCODA

Jesse PlemonsThe Power of the Dog

J.K. SimmonsBeing the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPheeThe Power of the Dog

Best Director

Kenneth BranaghBelfast

Ryusuke HamaguchiDrive My Car

Paul Thomas AndersonLicorice Pizza

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Steven SpielbergWest Side Story

Best Original Screenplay

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Adam McKay and David Sirota, Don’t Look Up

Zach Baylin, King Richard

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt, The Worst Person in the World

Best Adapted Screenplay

Siân Heder, CODA

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, Drive My Car

Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth, Dune

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best Costume Design




Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Best Sound



No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Best Film Editing

Don’t Look Up


King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Tick, Tick … Boom!

Best Animated Feature Film




The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Raya and the Lost Dragon

Best Animated Short Film

Affairs of the Art



Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

Best Live Action Short Film

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye

On My Mind

Please Hold

Best Original Score

Don’t Look UpNicholas Britell

DuneHans Zimmer

EncantoGermaine Franco

Parallel MothersAlberto Iglesias

The Power of the DogJonny Greenwood

Best Cinematography

DuneGreig Fraser

Nightmare AlleyDan Laustsen

The Power of the DogAri Wegner

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Bruno Delbonnel

West Side StoryJanusz Kamiński

Best Documentary Feature




Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Writing With Fire

Best Documentary Short Subject


Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

Best International Feature Film

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)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Coming 2 America



The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Best Original Song

Be Alive from King Richard, music and lyric by DIXSON and Beyonce 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 Production Design


Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Visual Effects


Free Guy

No Time to Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Spider-Man: No Way Home



Eligibility for the 2022 Oscar contenders is still determined by the special, pandemic-era rules put in place in 2020.