2022 Oscar Predictions

In just a few hours, we will know the winners of the 94th Academy Awards, airing at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. There are have been numerous controversies and complaints regarding The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS), but I won’t get into that right now. Instead, I will do my best to make predictions for all of the 23 categories, which should be aired lived (OK, I guess I will get into it a little), along with possible spoilers and who/what I’d like to see win. Let’s see how I do! 

Best Picture

Will win: CODA
Should win: Dune or West Side Story
Might win: The Power of the Dog

Best Director

Will win: Jane Campion — The Power of the Dog
Should win: Steven Spielberg — West Side Story
Might win: Kenneth Branagh — Belfast

Best Actress

Will win: Jessica Chastain — The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Should win: Kristen Stewart — Spencer
Might win: Penelope Cruz — Parallel Mothers

Best Actor

Will win: Will Smith — King Richard
Should win: Andrew Garfield — tick, tick…Boom!
Might win: Benedict Cumberbatch — The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actress

Will win: Ariana DeBose — West Side Story
Should win: DeBose
Might win: Kirsten Dunst — The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actor

Will win: Troy Kotsur — CODA
Should win: Kotsur
Might win: Kodi Smit-McPhee — The Power of the Dog

Best Adapted Screenplay

Will win: CODA
Should win: Dune or Drive My Car
Might win: The Power of the Dog

Best Original Screenplay

Will win: Belfast
Should win: Licorice Pizza or The Worst Person in the World 
Might win: LP or Don’t Look Up

Best Cinematography

Will win: Dune
Should win: Dune
Might win: The Power of the Dog

Best Costume Design

Will win: Cruella
Should win: Cruella
Might win: Dune

Best Film Editing

Will win: Dune
Should win: Dune or tick, tick…Boom!
Might win: King Richard

Best Makeup/Hairstyling

Will win: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Should win: Dune
Might win: Dune

Best Production Design

Will win: Dune
Should win: Dune
Might win: Nightmare Alley

Best Original Score

Will win: Hans Zimmer — Dune
Should win: Zimmer
Might win: Jonny Greenwood — The Power of the Dog

Best Original Song

Will win: “No Time to Die” — No Time to Die
Should win: NTTD
Might win: “Dos Oruguitas” — Encanto

Best Sound

Will win: Dune
Should win: Dune
Might win: No Time to Die

Best Visual Effects

Will win: Dune
Should win: Dune
Might win: Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Animated Feature

Will win: Encanto
Should win: The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Might win: Mitchells or Flee

Best Documentary Feature

Will win: Summer of Soul
Should win: Summer
Might win: Flee

Best International Film

Will win: Drive My Car
Should win: DMC
Might win: The Worst Person in the World

Best Animated Short

Will win: Robin Robin
Should win: The Windshield Wiper
Might win: TWW or Best

Best Documentary Short

Will win: The Queen of Basketball
Should win: Audible
Might win: Audible 

Best Live Action Short

Will win: The Long Goodbye
Should win: Please Hold
Might win: PH or The Dress

Award Totals

6 — Dune
3 — CODA
2 — The Eyes of Tammy Faye
1 — Belfast, Cruella, Drive My Car, Encanto, King Richard, The Long Goodbye, No Time to Die, The Power of the Dog, The Queen of Basketball, Robin Robin, Summer of Soul, West Side Story

10 — HBO/HBO Max
6 — Apple+
3 — Disney+
1 — Hulu, Netflix

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