The Walt Disney Company Earns 23 Academy Award Nominations



20th Century Studios’ West Side Story and Searchlight Pictures’ Nightmare Alley

nominated for Best Picture.

Disney+ and Hulu are home to 7 nominated films, including animated features Encanto, Luca, and Raya and the Last Dragon on Disney+; Cruella and Shang-Chi on Disney+; and Nightmare Alley and Summer of Soul on Hulu.

The Walt Disney Company today received a total of 23 nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 94th Oscars, which are set to take place on Sunday, March 27.

West Side Story received 7 nominations, including Best Picture, Actress in a Supporting Role, Directing, Costume Design, Sound, Cinematography, and Production Design.

With Nightmare Alley, Searchlight Pictures has now garnered 20 Best Picture Oscar Nominations and a grand total of 172 Academy Award® nominations. In addition to Best Picture, the film received 3 nominations for Costume Design, Cinematography, and Production Design.

Disney’s Onyx Collective secured their first Academy Award® nomination through the content brand’s debut of the critically acclaimed Summer of Soul, in partnership with Searchlight Pictures and Hulu.

Jessica Chastain was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye for Searchlight Pictures. The film also garnered a nomination for Makeup and Hairstyling.

In addition to Best Animated Feature nominations for Pixar’s Luca and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon, and Encanto, which also received nominations for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Seven of the nominated films are available to stream now on Disney+ and Hulu. A complete list of all TWDC nominations is below.

2022 NOMINATIONS

WEST SIDE STORY | 20th Century Studios

7 Nominations

  • Best Picture

  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Ariana DeBose

  • Best Director – Steven Spielberg

  • Best Sound

  • Best Costume Design

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Production Design

NIGHTMARE ALLEY | Searchlight Pictures | Streaming on Hulu

4 Nominations

  • Best Picture

  • Best Costume Design

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Production Design


ENCANTO |Walt Disney Animation Studios | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Disney Music Group | Streaming on Disney+ 3 Nominations

  • Best Animated Feature Film

  • Best Original Score

  • Best Original Song

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE | Searchlight Pictures

2 Nominations

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Jessica Chastain

  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling

CRUELLA | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Streaming on Disney+

2 Nominations

  • Best Costume Design

  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling

SUMMER OF SOUL (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) |Searchlight Pictures | Onyx Collective | Streaming on Hulu and Disney+

1 Nomination

  • Best Documentary (feature)

LUCA | Pixar Animation Studios | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Streaming on Disney+ 1 Nomination

  • Best Animated Feature Film

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON |Walt Disney Animation Studios | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures | Streaming on Disney+ 1 Nomination

  • Best Animated Feature Film

FREE GUY | 20th Century Studios | Coming soon to Disney+ 1 Nomination

  • Best Visual Effects

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS | Marvel Studios | Streaming on Disney+ 1 Nomination

  • Best Visual Effects