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Oscar Prediction Center 2022: 94th Academy Awards (All Film Categories)

Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar and Emmy predictions are updated regularly with the current year's list of contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. The eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and is subject to change.

Welcome to THE HUB, the main page to access all the individual prediction categories and commentary for the upcoming Academy Awards, Emmys and more. You can also visit the archives of previous awards years.

To see all the latest predictions, of all the categories, in one place, visit THE OSCARS COLLECTIVE
Visit each category, per the individual awards show from THE OSCARS HUB
Revisit the prediction archive of the 2021 season THE ARCHIVE
Link to television awards is atTHE EMMYS HUB

UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

Awards Season Schedule (2021-2022)

Oscars 2022 Predictions

Awards Circuit Archives (Film Chronicle)

  • The loss of Sidney Poitier reminds us that only four black men have won the best actor award – (January 13, 2022)
  • Will Disney ever win Best Picture? ‘West Side Story’ is another chance for escape – (January 6, 2022)
  • Encanto’s “We’re Not Talking About Bruno” topped the charts. So why didn’t Disney nominate it for the Oscars? – (January 6, 2022)
  • ‘Don’t Look Up’ or: How Netflix Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Talk – (December 30, 2021)
  • ¡Hola Oscars! Don’t Forget To Consider These Latino Actors And Filmmakers From 2021 – (December 29, 2021)
  • Could Kodi Smit-McPhee Become the Second Youngest Supporting Actor for ‘The Power of the Dog’? – (December 27, 2021)
  • Can ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ swing into the Best Picture race after a massive opening? – (December 23, 2021)
  • Oscar shortlists include Beyoncé, ‘Spider-Man’ and two Jonny Greenwood scores as French ‘Titane’ is snubbed – (December 21, 2021)
  • Final Predictions for Oscars 2022 Pre-Selections for Visual Effects, Original Song, International Feature and More – (December 16, 2021)
  • Oscar’s Penis Problem: Why Does the Academy Ignore Actors Who Do Full Frontals? – (December 9, 2021)
  • Gotham Awards Give ‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘CODA’ a Boost – What Does It Mean for the Academy? – (December 2, 2021)
  • Top 5 Ways to Make the Oscars Even Better (Column) – (November 26, 2021)
  • How many movies can Oscar and BAFTA voters watch on Thanksgiving? – (Nov. 24, 2021)
  • Andrew Garfield and Will Smith highlighted the Best Actor race at AFI Fest – (November 18, 2021)
  • Frances McDormand could be the first consecutive Best Picture and Best Actor Oscar nominee – (November 14, 2021)
  • Can Halle Berry be the first woman to head for an acting nomination for ‘Bruised’? – (Nov. 14, 2021)
  • Will Oscar voters say “I love Nicole Kidman” in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos”? – (Nov. 13, 2021)
  • The Oscars Can Have Two Standout Performances From Mahershala Ali For The Price Of One With “Swan Song” – (November 12, 2021)
  • Will Lady Gaga get her Dear Moment at the Oscars? – (Nov. 11, 2021)
  • Does “Tick, Tick… ​​Boom!” of Andrew Garfield Can? Be the first winner of Best Musical Actor in over 55 years? – (Nov. 10, 2021)
  • Will ‘House of Gucci’ or ‘The Last Duel’ make Ridley Scott the oldest directorial nominee in Oscar history? – (Nov. 10, 2021)
  • “House of Gucci”: Will Lady Gaga and Jared Leto win their second Oscar? – (Nov. 9, 2021)
  • How ‘Belfast’ and Kenneth Branagh Could Set a New Oscar Record – (November 8, 2021)
  • The Invisible Women of Oscar Cinematography: How Female DPs Should Be Central This Awards Season – (November 4, 2021)
  • Oscars: ‘Eternals’ Rotten Tomatoes Score Shouldn’t Exclude It From Visual Effects Race – (November 4, 2021)
  • Can Clifton Collins Jr’s performance in ‘Jockey’ break the Oscar curse for Latino actors? – (October 28, 2021)
  • Can ‘Being the Ricardos’, ‘Nightmare Alley’ and Other Late Releases Still Make an Impact at the Oscars? – (Oct. 21, 2021)
  • Best actress: Leading women of color not contending for the Oscars – Why? – (October 14, 2021)
  • Oscars: These female directors could stand out this awards season – (October 7, 2021)
  • Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand Bring Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ to Oscar Race – (September 30, 2021)
  • Oscars 2022: Early blind predictions include return of major studios and streamers chasing gold – (April 29, 2021)

Awards Circuit Podcast Interview Archive

  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Tick, tick…Boom!”) – January 13, 2022
  • Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”) – January 7, 2022
  • Halle Berry (“Bruised”) – January 6, 2022
  • Penelope Cruz (“Parallel mothers”) and Tessa Thompson (“Skip”) – December 23, 2021
  • Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”) – December 22, 2021
  • Andrew Garfield (“Tick, tick…boom!”) – December 16, 2021
  • Julia Ducournau (“Titanium”) – December 10, 2021
  • Adam McKay (“Don’t Look Up”) – December 9, 2021
  • Sarah Snook and Nicolas Britell (HBO “Succession”) – December 8, 2021
  • Ron Mael and Russell Mael (“The Sparks Brothers”) – December 3, 2021
  • Mahershala Ali (“The Swan Song”) – December 2, 2021
  • Corey Hawkin (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) and Tim Blake Nelson (“Old Henry”) – November 25, 2021
  • Robin of Jesus (“Tick, tick…boom!”) – November 19, 2021
  • Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) – November 18, 2021
  • Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”) – November 12, 2021
  • Jonathan Majors (“The More They Fall”) – November 11, 2021
  • Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”) – November 5, 2021
  • dakota johnson (“The Lost Girl”) – November 4, 2021
  • Clifton Collins, Jr. (“Jockey” and “Nightmare Alley”) – October 29, 2021
  • Caitriona Balfe (“Belfast”) – October 28, 2021
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Girl”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“The Guilty”) – October 22, 2021
  • Oscar Isaac (“The Card Counter”) and Jeffrey Wright (“The French Dispatch”) – October 15, 2021
  • Anne Dowd (“Mass”) and Joe Wright (“Cyrano”) – October 8, 2021
  • Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”) and Simon Rex (“Red Rocket”) – October 1, 2021
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Courier”, “The Electric Life of Louis Wain”, “The Power of the Dog”, and “Spider-Man: No Way Home”)

2022 SAG Awards Predictions (Film)

2022 BAFTA Awards (film)

About the Oscars (Oscars)

the Oscars, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the motion picture industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented among the approximately 10,000 members. The branches are Actors, Associates, Casting Directors, Cinematographers, Costume Designers, Directors, Documentaries, Executives, Film Editors, Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists, Marketing and Public Relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artist reps), music, producers, production design, animated shorts and features, sound, visual effects, and writers.

About SAG Awards

the Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by SAG-AFTRA, is an annual awards show that has become one of the most essential indicators for the Oscars. For example, four movies have won the most SAG awards, including three: “American Beauty” in 1999, “Chicago” in 2002, “The Help” in 2011, and “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” in 2017. three films have been nominated for the most SAG awards with five: “Shakespeare in Love” in 1998, “Chicago” and “Doubt” in 2008.

  • 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards televised live on TNT and TBS at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST

About BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA, is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – particularly film, television and games – in the UK . The group is also an international program of learning events and initiatives providing access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, fellowships, conferences and mentoring in the UK and USA.

  • The BAFTA Film Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday March 2, 2022.