2022 Oscar Nomination Snubs and Surprises: ‘Don’t Look Up,’ Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and More


The 2022 Oscar Nominations are here. Netflix’s ,“The Power of the Dog,” led with 12 nominations while “Dune” followed with 10 nods.

While some nominations were no surprise others have us scratching our heads.  Here are our Top 5 snubs and surprises:

Snub: Lady Gaga was passed over for “House of Gucci” and her “A Star is Born” co-star was similarly snubbed for his role in “Licorice Pizza.”

Snub: “Just Look Up,” the hilarious song co-written by Ariana Grande for Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up” didn’t make the best song category.

Surprise: Kristen Stewart was left out in the cold for SAG Award and BAFTA nominations but scored an Oscar nod for her role as Princess Diana.

Snub: The Oscars showed no R.ES.P.E.C.T. for Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin in Respect.

Snub:  “Spiderman: No Way Home” There was a push to get the Marvel hit film nominated for Best Picture, but it didn’t make the cut. The movie and Shang-Chi both earned nods for Best Visual Effects.

And here are our top 5 interaction reactions to Lady Gaga’s snub:

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2022 Oscar Nominations:

Best Picture

  • Belfast

  • The Power of the Dog

  • King Richard

  • Licorice Pizza

  • Dune

  • CODA

  • Don’t Look Up

  • West Side Story

  • Drive My Car

  • Nightmare Alley

Best Director

  • Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

  • Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

  • Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Best Actor

  • Will Smith – King Richard

  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

  • Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… Boom!

  • Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos

Best Actress

  • Penelope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

  • Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

  • Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

  • Kristen Stewart – Spencer

Best Supporting Actor

  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

  • Troy Kotsur – CODA

  • Ciarán Hinds – Belfast

  • Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog

  • J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Best Supporting Actress

  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story

  • Judi Dench – Belfast

  • Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog

  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter

Best Animated Feature

  • Encanto

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines 

  • Flee

  • Luca

  • Raya and the Last Dragon 

Best Score

  • Dune – Hans Zimmer

  • The Power of the Dog – Jonny Greenwood

  • Encanto – Germaine Franco

  • Don’t Look Up – Nicholas Britell

  • Parallel Mothers – Alberto Iglesias

Best Song

  • No Time to Die – “No Time to Die” – Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

  • Encanto – “Dos Oruguitas” – Lin-Manuel Miranda

  • King Richard – “Be Alive” – Beyonce

  • Belfast – “Down to Joy” – Van Morrison

  • Four Good Days – “Somehow You Do” – Diane Warren


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