Disney's Encanto.

A Colombia-inspired movie likely to win an Academy Award

“Encanto”, a Disney Movie based on García Márquez book, earns three Oscar nominations. The Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro is in competition too.


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The Oscar nominations in 23 categories were announced by the actor Leslie Jordan and the producer Tracee Ellis Ross in a livestream on the Oscars official website and the Academy’s digital platforms. 

The most-nominated movie was The Power of the Dog” directed by Jane Campion. The movie scored a leading 12 nominations including Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Director and Best Picture. 

The movie “Dune”, directed by Denis Villeneuve,  follows “The Power of the Dog” with 10 nods; meanwhile “Belfast” has earned seven. This movie, directed by Kenneth Branagh, is competing for Best Picture against “CODA”, “Don’t Look Up,” “Drive my car,”  “Dune,” “King Richard,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Nightmare Alley,” “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story.” 

Latin American representation

“Encanto'' is a Disney movie based on the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez's book One hundred years of solitude and inspired by Colombia. This film, directed by Jared Bush and Byron Howard, was nominated in three categories: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Song (listen here) and Best Original Score (listen here). 

The film is not the only one that Latin America will have at the 94th Oscars. Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro is in competition too with “Nightmare Alley.” This movie was nominated for Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Picture and Best Production Design. 

Two Spanish actors nominated

The Spanish actress Penélope Cruz was nominated for her role in the Almodóvar film “Parallel Mothers.” In the same category, the Academy nominated Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”); Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”), Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Kristen Stewart for her performance in “Spencer.” 

Cruz’s husband, Javier Bardem, was also nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in the film “Being the Ricardos.” Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”), Andrew Garfield ( “Tick, Tick ... Boom!”) and Denzel Washington  (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) were also nominated in the same category. 

Here are the nominees of the 2022 Oscars: 

- Actor in a Supporting Role

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” 

- Actress in a Supporting Role

Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”

Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”

Jessie Buckley, “The Lost Daughter”

Judy Dench, “Belfast”

Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”

- Animated Short Film

“Affairs of the Art”



“Robin Robin”

“The Windshield Wiper”

- Costume Design

“Cruella,” Jenny Beavan

“Cyrano,” Massimo Cantini Parrini & Jacqueline Durran

“Dune,” Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan

“Nightmare Alley,” Luis Sequeira

“West Side Story,” Paul Tazewell

- Live Action Short Film

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”

“The Dress”

“The Long Goodbye”

“On My Mind”

“Please Hold”

- Music (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

- Sound



“No time to die”

“The Power of the Dog”

“West Side Story” 

- Best Adapted Screenplay

“CODA,” Siân Heder

“Drive My Car,” Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

“Dune”, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth

“The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal

“The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion

Best Original Screenplay

“Belfast,” Kenneth Branagh

“Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay, David Sirota

“King Richard,” Zach Baylin

“Licorice Pizza,” Paul Thomas Anderson

“The Worst Person in the World,” Eskil Vogt, Joachim Troer

- Best Animated Feature Film




“Raya and the Last Dragon”

“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”

- Best 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

- Directing

Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza”

Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”

Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”

- 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 Film Editing

“Don’t Look Up”


“King Richard”

“The Power of the Dog”

“Tick, Tick … Boom!”

- 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)

- Makeup and Hairstyling

“Coming to America” 



“The Eyes of Tammy Faye” 

“House of Gucci”

- Best Original Song

“Be Alive” (“King Richard”), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson

“Dos Oruguitas” (“Encanto”), Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down to Joy” (“Belfast”), Van Morrison

“No Time to Die” (“No Time to Die”), Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

“Somehow You Do” (“Four Good Days”), Diane Warren

- Production Design


“Nightmare Alley” 

“The Power of the Dog”

“The Tragedy of Macbeth”

“West Side Story”

- Visual Effects


“Free Guy” 

“No Time to Die” 

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” 

“Spider-Man: No Way Home”

The names of the winning actors, actresses, and filmmakers will be revealed at the 94th Oscars ceremony scheduled to take place on March 27 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. 


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