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Oscars 2022 Nominations & Predictions


Well it's Oscar season and the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards have finally been revealed.


Despite my general lack of interest for the award ceremony and my distaste for various aspects of it (see earlier blog post), I still love the movies themselves and so I thought that it might be fun to at least take a guess at how things'll turn out on the night.


Seeing as my favorites and what the Academy will likely choose are two different things, I will color code them differently. My favorites being in green, the projected winners being in red with links to full reviews of the films in question when applicable.


BEST PICTURE


Nightmare Alley

Don't Look Up

Dune

Drive My Car

Belfast

Licorice Pizza

The Power Of The Dog

West Side Story

King Richard

CODA


BEST ACTOR


Andrew Garfield (tick, tick... BOOM!)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power Of The Dog)

Javier Bardem (Being The Ricardos)

Denzel Washington (The Tragedy Of Macbeth)

Will Smith (King Richard)


BEST ACTRESS


Jessica Chastain (The Eyes Of Tammy Faye)

Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)

Kristen Stewart (Spencer)

Nicole Kidman (Being The Ricardos)

Penélope Cruz (Parallel Mothers)


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE


Encanto

Luca

Flee

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Raya And The Last Dragon


BEST ORIGINAL SONG


No Time To Die (Billie Eilish, FINNEAS)

Dos Oruguitas (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Somehow You Do (Diane Warren)

Be Alive (Beyoncé, DIXSON)

Down To Joy (Van Morrison)


BEST DIRECTOR


Jane Campion (The Power Of The Dog)

Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)

Ryosuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)

Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)


INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM


Flee

Drive My Car

Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom

The Hand Of God

The Worst Person In The World


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Kirsten Dunst (The Power Of The Dog)

Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)

Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)

Judi Dench (Belfast)


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE


Encanto (Germaine Franco)

Don't Look Up (Nicholas Britell)

Dune (Hans Zimmer)

The Power Of The Dog (Jonny Greenwood)

Parallel Mothers (Alberto Iglesias)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power Of The Dog)

J.K. Simmons (Being The Ricardos)

Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)

Jesse Plemons (The Power Of The Dog)


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE


Ascension

Writing With Fire

Flee

Attica

Summer Of Soul


LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM


The Long Goodbye

Ala Kachuu - Take And Run

Please Hold

On My Mind

The Dress


BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM


Robin Robin

The Windshield Wiper

Affairs Of The Art

Boxballet

Beast


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY


The Lost Daughter

Dune

Drive My Car

The Power Of The Dog

CODA


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY


Nightmare Alley

Dune

The Power Of The Dog

The Tragedy Of Macbeth

West Side Story


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY


Don't Look Up (Adam McKay, David Sirota)

Belfast (Kenneth Branagh)

Licorice Pizza (Paul Thomas Anderson)

The Worst Person In The World (Joachin Trier, Eskil Vogt)

King Richard (Zach Baylin)


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS


Dune

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Free Guy

No Time to Die

Shan-Chi and the Legend Of The Ten Rings


BEST COSTUME DESIGN


Nightmare Alley

Dune

Cruella

Cyrano

West Side Story


BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY


When We Were Bullies

Audible

The Queen Of Basketball

Lead Me Home

Three Songs For Benazir


BEST FILM EDITING


Don't Look Up (Hank Corwin)

Dune (Joe Walker)

tick, tick... BOOM! (Andrew Weisblum, Myron I. Kerstein)

The Power Of The Dog (Peter Sciberras)

King Richard (Pamela Martin)


Look out for another Oscar-themed blog post after the ceremony where I will expose myself as either a genius who understands the Oscars more than anyone else and should, in fact, receive an Oscar just for that OR so far off the mark that I should go to jail for crimes against... knowing things.


See y'all soon!

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