Will Smith Wins 2022 Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role in KING RICHARD
Will Smith is the Oscars 2022 Actor in a Leading Role Oscar winner for his performance in KING RICHARD! Get complete coverage of all the Oscars 2022 winners on the Oscar Winners page and the full list of 94th Academy Awards winners here on Oscar.com. When the Oscars 2022 Actor in a Leading Role nominations were announced, five actors were competing to take home the most prestigious award in film, the Oscar. The nominees for Actor in a Leading Role were: Javier Bardem, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andrew Garfield, Will Smith and Denzel Washington. Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz are the sixth married couple to be nominated for acting in the same year. Previous couples include Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, Rex Harrison and Rachel Roberts, and Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. This also marks Denzel Washington's 10th nomination and seventh in this category. He won Oscars for his supporting role in GLORY (1989) and his leading role in TRAINING DAY (2001). For all the details, you can read more about the Oscars 2022 nominees in this category below. You can also explore other Oscars 2022 nominees and see the complete Oscars 2022 nominations list right here on Oscar.com.
OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2022 - ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz in BEING THE RICARDOS
During one production week of the wildly popular television series "I Love Lucy" – from table read through taping – its stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, face personal and professional crises that threaten their show, careers and marriage.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in THE POWER OF THE DOG
In 1920s Montana, charismatic but caustic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe when his kindly brother brings home a new wife and her teenage son, who is taunted mercilessly by Phil because of his gentleness and intellect. Phil continues to torment them both until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
Andrew Garfield as Jon in TICK, TICK…BOOM!
On the cusp of turning 30, a promising theater composer navigates love, friendship and the pressures of life as an artist in New York City.
Will Smith as Richard Williams in KING RICHARD - WINNER!
Armed with a brazen plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters into history. Along with his wife Oracene, Richard guides their young daughters, Venus and Serena, on their path to changing the sport of tennis and the world forever.
Denzel Washington as Macbeth in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Following a bloody battle in defense of King Duncan, seasoned warrior Macbeth is approached by three witches who foretell his own ascension to the throne. Spurred on by his cunning wife, Macbeth murders Duncan but soon both Macbeth and his lady descend into paranoia and madness as their murderous reign and efforts to maintain power spiral out of control.
Oscars 2022 were produced by Will Packer and held on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland® in Hollywood and televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.