Nominations for the 94th Annual Oscars® are out and this year’s slate is filled with a diverse list of actors and actresses and films.

Good Morning America simultaneously broadcast the 94th Oscar Nominations

Actor–comedian Leslie Jordan and actor, CEO and producer Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 94th Oscars® nominations today via a global live stream on, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media via Good Morning America on ABC.  Jordan, Ross and several special guests announced the nominees in all 23 categories live from Los Angeles, Times Square in New York City, Howard University in Washington, D.C., Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, MI, and Thaddeus M. Bullard Academy in Tampa, FL.

Nominations for 94th Oscars Are Out

This year the Academy had its highest ever voter participation in the organization’s history, with members submitting ballots from 82 countries.  Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 23 categories beginning Thursday, March 17, through Tuesday, March 22. Below is a partial list of the nominees. For the complete list of nominees visit


Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
  • Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!
  • Will Smith, King Richard
  • Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
  • Penélope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
  • Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
  • Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Supporting Actress

  • Jessie Buckley, The Last Daughter
  • Ariana Debose, West Side Story
  • Judi Dench, Belfast
  • Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
  • Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

 Best Supporting Actor

  • Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
  • Troy Kotsur, CODA
  • Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog
  • J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

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

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 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 RichardMusic and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • “Dos Oruguitas” from EncantoMusic and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • “Down To Joy” from BelfastMusic and Lyric by Van Morrison
  • “No Time To Die” from No Time to DieMusic and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
  • “Somehow You Do” from Four Good DaysMusic 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
Socially Sparked

This year’s Oscar Nominees represent a diverse list of actors and actresses threaded with several veterans up for the Golden Statue.  It’s so fabulous to see the Best Motion Picture Category returning to 10 Nominees as this was an incredibly loaded year of wonderful films.  Whoever takes home the Oscar, make sure to watch and be Socially Sparked! The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. Forever Socially Sparked! Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01