Leslie Jordan announced the nominations with the help of “movie fans” in several cities around the US. Some major snubs and surprises kept the announcement interesting, and will no doubt make for some interesting campaigns ahead of the March 27 ceremony.Related: Oscar predictions: Queerty’s top picks for the 2022 Academy Awards nominationsMost notably, the Academy snubbed director Denis Villeneuve for a Best Director nomination, despite Dune landing 10 nominations.Lady Gaga also missed a spot in the Best Actress category for her no-holds-barred performance in House of Gucci, as did previous winner Jennifer Hudson, for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Respect.
Meanwhile, actress Kristen Stewart scored a Best Actress nod for her work in Spencer, the movie’s sole nomination.Blockbusters No Time to Die and Spider-Man: No Way Home also were absent in the Best Picture category, while the divisive Nightmare Alley and Don’t Look Up both grabbed nominations.Related: Kristen Stewart fans are pissed at Lady GagaOn the other hand, fans of singers Billie Eilish and Beyoncé both have reason to rejoice, as the singers each grabbed nominations for Best Original Song.Supporters of queer representation celebrated nominations for The Power of the Dog, the aforementioned Stewart in Spencer, and out-actress Ariana DeBose’s nomination for Best Supporting Actress in West Side Story.Now, the tweets…Me to the Oscars after they snubbed Lady Gaga pic.twitter.com/5nEgXhUuR1— Joey Nolfi (@joeynolfi) February 8, 2022How I’m the did Denis Villeneuve not get nominated for best director?
Wow. #OscarNoms #OscarSnub— Comedian Of Cinema (@ComedianCinema) February 8, 2022Two of the best movies I saw last year were "Respect" and "House Of Gucci." I am.