Bede’s 2022 Oscar Predictions

Well, everyone. That time of year has arrived. The Oscars are about to be announced. I don’t know about anyone else but compared to last year’s ceremony that was held in April, it seems this year’s one has been feeling like it has been going on a lot longer than usual. Understandably given everything that has been going on the world right now with the still on-going COVID-19 pandemic and other major social/political events, the first three months of 2022 have been… Very tiring to say the least. That being said, it has made this year’s Academy Awards ceremony both exciting (mostly because there has been no real frontrunners in some categories) and even controversial (the fact the event will not be televising some categories is rather infuriating). Despite all that, I’m still excited nonetheless. After making a personal comeback last year by correctly predicting the Best Picture winner NOMADLAND after previous 5 years of getting the category wrong prior, I hope that streak continues this year. Although it’ll be a hard one since it has come down between either Jane Campion’s western THE POWER OF THE DOG and the crowd-pleasing indie drama CODA as the victor. I’ve been going back-and-fourth between these two, so hopefully my final prediction for Best Picture, along with all the other categories, is the right call. We shall see. So without further ado, here’s my write-up are who I predict will win an Oscar at the 2022 Academy Awards. Enjoy!

Here are my predictions (the winners are in bold):

BEST MOTION PICTURE

Belfast
CODA
Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
Dune
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story

BEST DIRECTOR

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power Of The Dog
Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

BEST ACTOR

Javier Bardem – Being The Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power Of The Dog
Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick … BOOM!
Will Smith – King Richard
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy Of Macbeth

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain  – The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman – Being The Ricardos
Kristen Stewart – Spencer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ciarán Hinds – Belfast 
Troy Kotsur – CODA
Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog
J.K. Simmons – Being The Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose  – West Side Story
Judi Dench – Belfast
Kirsten Dunst – The Power Of The Dog 
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Belfast 
Don’t Look Up 
Licorice Pizza
King Richard 
The Worst Person In The World

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

CODA
Drive My Car 
Dune 
The Lost Daughter 
The Power Of The Dog 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Encanto
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells Vs. The Machines
Raya And The Last Dragon

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Power Of The Dog
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
West Side Story

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Dune
Nightmare Alley
The Power Of The Dog
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
West Side Story

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

BEST FILM EDITING

Don’t Look Up
Dune
King Richard
The Power Of The Dog
Tick, Tick… BOOM!

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Coming 2 America
Cruella
Dune
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye
House Of Gucci

BEST SOUND

Belfast
Dune
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dune
Free Guy
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
No Time To Die
Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Don’t Look Up
Dune
Encanto
Parallel Mothers
The Power Of The Dog

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Be Alive” – King Richard
“Dos Oruguitas” – Encanto
“Down To Joy” – Belfast
“No Time To Die” – No Time To Die
“Somehow You Do” – Four Good Days

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension
Attica
Flee
Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Writing With Fire

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Drive My Car
Flee
The Hand Of God
Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom
The Worst Person In The World

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Audible
Lead Me Home
The Queen Of Basketball
Three Songs For Benazir
When We Were Bullies

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Affairs Of The Art
Bestia
Boxballet
Robin Robin
The Windshield Wiper

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Ala Kachuu – Take And Run
The Dress
The Long Goodbye
On My Mind
Please Hold

Well, that’s it. Those are my predictions. Who do you think is going to win? Leave your predictions in the comment!

Article written by Bede Jermyn

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