Oscars: Who were the big winners at the 2022 Academy Awards?

It was an evening of historic wins, big laughs – and an unsettling altercation

Jacob Stolworthy
Sunday 12 March 2023 13:53 GMT
Oscars 2022: Biggest moments from this year's academy awards

The 2022 Oscars were quite the ride.

In a dramatic ceremony that saw Will Smith hit Chris Rock on stage, sci-fi epic Dune swept the board with the most prizes.

Apple TV+ movie Coda was the surprise Best Film winner, beating off competition from former favourite, Netflix’s The Power of the Dog.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye’s Jessica Chastain took home the gong for Best Actress, and Smith won for King Richard. Watch his tearful acceptance speech here.

Ahead of the 2023 ceremony, find the full list of 2022 Oscar winners below.

Best Picture



Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car


King Richard

Licorice Pizza

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler in ‘West Side Story’ (20th Century Studios/Moviestore/Shutterstock)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye WINNER

Olivia ColmanThe Lost Daughter

Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen StewartSpencer

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos

Benedict CumberbatchThe Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield – tick, tick… BOOM!

Will SmithKing Richard WINNER

Denzel WashingtonThe Tragedy of Macbeth

Denzel Washington in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ (Apple TV+)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Ciarán Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA WINNER

Jesse PlemonsThe Power of the Dog

JK Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Jessie BuckleyThe Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story WINNER

Judi DenchBelfast

Kirsten DunstThe Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

Best Director

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Paul Thomas Anderson Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog WINNER

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Steven SpielbergWest Side Story

Bradley Cooper, Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim in ‘Licorice Pizza' (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures)

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Belfast – Kenneth Branagh WINNER

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 Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

CODA – Siân Heder WINNER

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 International Feature Film

Drive My Car


The Hand of God

Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

The Worst Person in the World

Hidetoshi Nishijima and Toko Miura in ‘Drive My Car’ (Sideshow/Janus Films)

Best Animated Feature Film

Encanto WINNER



The Mitchells vs the Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Documentary Feature




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

Writing with Fire

Best Film Editing

Don’t Look Up


King Richard

The Power of the Dog

tick, tick... BOOM!

Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Don’t Look Up’ (NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX)

Best Cinematography


Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Music (Original Score)

Don’t Look Up



Parallel Mothers

The Power of the Dog

Best Music (Original Song)

“Be Alive” – King Richard

“Dos Oruguitas” – Encanto

“Down to Joy” – Belfast

“No Time to Die” – No Time to Die WINNER

“Somehow You Do” – Four Good Days

Best Sound



No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

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

Daniel Craig as Bond in ‘No Time to Die' (MGM)

Best Production Design


Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

Best Costume Design

Cruella WINNER



Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Coming 2 America



The Eyes of Tammy Faye WINNER

House of Gucci

Jared Leto in ‘House of Gucci' (MGM/Universal)

Best Animated Short Film

Affairs of the Art



Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper WINNER

Best Live Action Short Film

Ala Kachuu – Take and Run

The Dress

The Long Goodbye WINNER

On My Mind

Please Hold

Documentary Short Subject


Lead Me Home

The Queen of Basketball WINNER

Three Songs for Benazir

When We Were Bullies

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