Nominations for the 94th Oscars® were announced this morning, with films from across The Walt Disney Company combining to earn 23 Academy Award® nominations.
West Side Story received seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Directing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Cinematography and Best 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 nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design.
Disney’s Onyx Collective secured its first Academy Award nomination with Summer of Soul Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), in partnership with Searchlight Pictures and Hulu.
Jessica Chastain was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Searchlight Pictures’ The Eyes of Tammy Faye. The film also garnered a nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Pixar Animation Studios’ earned a Best Animated Feature nomination, as did Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Raya and the Last Dragon. The latter studio’s film Encanto received three nominations: Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
Seven of the nominated films are available to stream now on Disney+ and Hulu.
Here is the complete list of nominations from across The Walt Disney Company:
West Side Story (20th Century Studios) – 7 Nominations
- Best Picture – Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger (Producers)
- Best Directing – Steven Spielberg
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Ariana DeBose
- Best Costume Design – Paul Tazewell
- Best Sound – Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy
- Best Cinematography – Janusz Kaminski
- Best Production Design – Adam Stockhausen (Production Design), Rena DeAngelo (Set Decoration)
“I am filled with gratitude, especially for Steven Spielberg, Kristie Macosko [Krieger] and everyone at Amblin and 20th Century Studios,” Tazewell said. “Being invited into the circle of exemplary talents with whom Steven surrounds himself has been utterly life-changing, and I will forever cherish my West Side Story experience with humility and great joy. Thank you to the Academy for this beautiful honor. What a bright and shining moment!”
Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures) – 4 Nominations
- Best Picture – Guillermo Del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper (Producers)
- Best Costume Design – Luis Sequeira
- Best Cinematography – Dan Laustsen
- Best Production Design – Tamara Deverell (Production Design), Shane Vieau (Set Decoration)
Encanto (Walt Disney Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Disney Music Group) (Streaming on Disney+) – 3 Nominations
- Best Animated Feature Film – Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer
- Best Original Song – “Dos Oruguitas,” Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Best Original Score – Germaine Franco
“We are incredibly grateful to the Academy for this nomination and so honored to be recognized with our fellow nominees in such a strong year for animation,” Howard, Bush, Merino and Spencer said of their Best Animated Feature nomination. “Huge thank you to our cast, our crew and our musical partners, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco, for making miracles and bringing the world of Encanto to life.”
Miranda added that he was “grateful beyond belief to the music branch and to the Academy for recognizing our work on Encanto. Germaine is such a singular talent and I’m so proud to work alongside her. And ‘Dos Oruguitas’ is a very special song to both our movie and my family. Thank you so much.”
Cruella (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) (Streaming on Disney+) – 2 Nominations
- Best Costume Design – Jenny Beavan
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon
“I’m totally thrilled as this is the ultimate accolade for my crew!” Beavan said.
“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing our work,” Stacey added. “I’m not sure this will ever sink in, but after I stop jumping around the room and calm my mum down, I will call the rest of the amazing team and thank them for their work. I have so many people to be grateful for, but Emily Jean Stone you are the reason this happened so thank you the most. This is a great day!”
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight Pictures) – 2 Nominations
- Best Actress in a Leading Role – Jessica Chastain
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
Free Guy (20th Century Studios) (Coming Soon to Disney+) – 1 Nomination
- Best Visual Effects – Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalazitzidis and Dan Sudick
Luca (Pixar Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) (Streaming on Disney+) – 1 Nomination
- Best Animated Feature Film – Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
“We are incredibly honored and grateful to the Academy for this nomination,” Casarosa and Warren said. “Luca began as a personal story inspired by a life changing friendship and nostalgia for summers spent on the Italian Riviera—and we were delighted that the universal message of accepting those in any way different from us resonated with audiences around the world. We would like to thank everyone at Pixar who helped bring this story to life. Grazie mille!”
Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Animation Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) (Streaming on Disney+) – 1 Nomination
- Best Animated Feature Film – Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho
“On behalf of the amazing cast and crew of Raya and the Last Dragon, we’d like to express our sheer joy and deep appreciation to the Academy for nominating our film,” said Hall, López Estrada, Shurer and Del Vecho. “We’d also like to congratulate our fellow nominees. We’re honored to be in your company.”
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings (Marvel Studios) (Streaming on Disney+) – 1 Nomination
- Best Visual Effects – Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (Searchlight Pictures / Onyx Collective) (Streaming on Hulu and Disney+)
- Best Documentary Feature – Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
Will Packer will produce the 94th Oscars, marking his first involvement with the show. Glenn Weiss will direct the ceremony for the seventh time. The 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/PT (and in more than 200 territories worldwide).