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Full list of Oscars 2022 nominees: 'Writing With Fire' is the first pan-India independent production to make it to the final nomination

By Muskaan Fayaz Sahaf
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The full list of Oscars 2022 nominees

Ground Report | New Delhi: Full list of Oscars 2022 nominees: 'Writing With Fire' is the first pan-India independent production to make it to the final nomination in this category. In December, it made it to the Oscars shortlist - out of 15 films from a pool of 138.

Delhi-based filmmakers Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh's documentary, 'Writing with Fire' has also won an Oscar nomination. It made it to the last-five list to compete for the 94th Academy Awards in the Best Documentary Feature category.

'Writing With Fire' is probably the first pan-India independent production to make it to the final nomination in this category. In December, it made it to the Oscars shortlist - out of 15 films from a pool of 138.

The Academy Awards ceremony will return to its longtime home at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 27, after the venue was moved in the wake of COVID-19 last year.

Ghosh told The Indian Express, “We are extremely happy. This is a huge moment for us and for Indian cinema. This is the first time an Indian documentary has been nominated for an Academy Award, hence creating history. The film is about fearless Dalit women journalists redefining what it means to be powerful, which is the story of the modern Indian woman."

The documentary film, whose journey began six years ago, and which spotlights the newspaper run by Dalit women in Bundelkhand, 'Khabar Lahariya', mapping its transition from print to digital, is making headlines since winning the Special Jury (Impact for Change) and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in January last year. He has won 28 international awards since.

Thomas-Ghosh's film production agency, Black Ticket Films, "is invested in the power of non-fiction storytelling. As filmmakers, Rintu and I have always been interested in amplifying stories of resilience and hope,” Ghosh said earlier.

In the past, "The House that Ananda Built" by Fali Bilimoria in 1969 and "An Encounter with Faces" by KK Kapil and Vidhu Vinod Chopra in 1979 have been nominated for best documentary (short film), and the British filmmaker of Indian-born Asif Kapadia 'Amy' won Best Documentary Feature in 2016.

Full list of Oscars 2022 nominees

Best Picture

  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Don't Look Up
  • Drive My Car
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Nightmare Alley
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story

Best Directing

  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

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)

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)

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

  • Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
  • Judi Dench (Belfast)
  • Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • CODA (Sian Heder)
  • Drive My Car (Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe)
  • Dune (Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve)
  • The Lost Daughter (Maggie Gyllenhaal)
  • The Power of the Dog (Jane Campion)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)
  • Don't Look Up (Adam McKay and David Sirota)
  • Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • King Richard (Zach Baylin)
  • The Worst Person in the World (Joachim Trier)

Animated Feature Film

  • Encanto
  • Flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

Animated Short Film

  • Affairs of the Art
  • Bestia
  • Boxballet
  • Robin Robin
  • The Windshield Wiper

Costume Design

  • Cruella (Jenny Beavan)
  • Cyrano (Massimo Cantini Parrini)
  • Dune (Jacqueline West)
  • 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)


  • Belfast
  • Dune
  • No Time to Die
  • The Power of the Dog
  • West Side Story


  • Dune (Greig Fraser)
  • Nightmare Alley (Dan Lausten)
  • The Power of the Dog (Ari Wegner)
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth (Bruno Delbonnel)
  • West Side Story (Janusz Kaminski)

Documentary Feature

  • Ascension
  • Attica
  • Flee
  • Summer of Soul
  • Writing With Fire

Documentary Short Subject

  • Audible
  • Lead Me Home
  • The Queen of Basketball
  • Three Songs for Benazir
  • When We Were Bullies

Film Editing

  • Don't Look Up (Hank Corwin)
  • Dune (Joe Walker)
  • King Richard (Pamela Martin)
  • The Power of the Dog (Peter Sciberras)
  • Tick, Tick... Boom! (Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum)

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

  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • House of Gucci
  • Coming 2 America
  • Cruella
  • Dune

Music (Original Song)

  • Be Alive -- Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Darius Scott (King Richard)
  • Dos Oruguitas -- Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto)
  • Down to Joy -- Van Morrison (Belfast)
  • No Time to Die -- Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell (No Time to Die)
  • Somehow You Do -- Diane Warren (Four Good Days)

Production Design

  • Dune (Zsuzsanna Sipos and Patrice Vermette)
  • Nightmare Alley (Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau)
  • The Power of the Dog (Grant Major and Amber Richards)
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth (Stefan Dechant and Nancy Haigh)
  • West Side Story (Rena DeAngelo and Adam Stockhausen)

Visual Effects

  • Dune
  • Free Guy
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • No Time to Die
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

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