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Oscars 2022 Predictions – December 2021 Edition

Charlie brings us the latest update on the race for 2022 Oscar’s glory. Have any November releases impacted on his thoughts? Find out right here…

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It is December and the awards-friendly movies are finally hitting cinemas and streaming services. This year, there are tons of movies that all seem to be primed for success this awards season and it is starting to become a race for which film to take home the prestigious Best Picture award. So, let’s cut to the chase and share my incredibly early predictions for 2022’s Academy Awards.

Note: the film I believe to win the award, as of right now, will be in bold while all possible contenders will be in alphabetical order

BEST PICTURE

Being the Ricardos – Amazon Studios

Belfast – Universal Pictures

Don’t Look Up – Netflix

Dune Warner Bros. Pictures

King Richard – Warner Bros. Pictures

Licorice Pizza – Universal Pictures

Nightmare Alley – Searchlight Pictures

The Power of the Dog – Netflix

Tick, Tick…BOOM! – Netflix

West Side Story – 20th Century Studios

BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve – Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Guillermo Del Toro – Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza (Universal Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS

Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza (Universal Pictures)

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight Studios)

Jodie Comer – The Last Duel (20th Century Studios)

Kristen Stewart – Spencer (NEON & STX International)

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos (Amazon Studios)

BEST ACTOR

Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick…Boom! (Netflix)

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth (A24 & Apple)

Leonardo DiCaprio – Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Peter Dinklage – Cyrano (Universal Pictures)

Will Smith – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ann Dowd – Mass (Bleecker Street & Sky)

Caitriona Balfe – Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

Rebecca Ferguson – Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ciarán Hinds – Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Jamie Dornan – Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Jared Leto – House of Gucci (Universal Pictures)

Jon Bernthal – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Lost Daughter (Netflix)

The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (A24 & Apple)

West Side Story (20th Century Studios)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Licorice Pizza (Universal Pictures)

Mass (Bleecker Street & Sky)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (A24 & Apple)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cruella (Walt Disney Studios)

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

House of Gucci (Universal Pictures)

Spencer (NEON & STX International)

West Side Story (20th Century Studios)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

House of Gucci (Universal Pictures)

Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

Spencer (NEON & STX International)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight Pictures)

BEST FILM EDITING

Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

West Side Story (20th Century Studios)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Nightmare Alley (Searchlight Pictures)

The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures)

The Tragedy of Macbeth (A24 & Apple)

West Side Story (20th Century Studios)

BEST SOUND

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

No Time to Die (Universal Pictures)

The Matrix Resurrections (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Tick, Tick…BOOM! (Netflix)

West Side Story (20th Century Studios)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Finch (Apple)

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony Pictures)

The Matrix Resurrections (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Don’t Look Up (Netflix) – Nicholas Britell

Dune (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Hans Zimmer

Spencer (NEON & STX International) – Jonny Greenwood

The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures) – Alexandre Desplat

The Power of the Dog (Netflix) – Jonny Greenwood

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Be Alive – King Richard (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Dos Oruguitas – Encanto (Walt Disney Studios)

Down to Joy – Belfast (Universal Pictures)

Just Look Up – Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

No Time to Die – No Time to Die (Universal Pictures)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Encanto (Walt Disney Studios)

Flee (NEON & Curzon)

Luca (Walt Disney Studios & Pixar)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Studios)

The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Netflix & Sony Pictures Animation)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Flee (NEON & Curzon)

Summer of Soul (Searchlight Pictures)

The Rescue (National Geographic)

The Sparks Brothers (Universal Pictures)

The Velvet Underground (Apple)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

A Hero (Amazon Studios)

Flee (NEON & Curzon)

Titane (NEON & Altitude)

Drive My Car (Modern Films)

The Worst Person in the World (NEON & Curzon)

What do you think will take home each award at the upcoming academy awards? Comment below with your predictions!


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