2022 Oscars Predictions: All Categories by Scott Menzel

Best Picture

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Belfast” (Focus Features)
2. “King Richard” (Warner Brothers)
3. “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios)
4. “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
5. “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
6. “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
7. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple/A24)
8. “Licorice Pizza” (United Artists)
9. “CODA” (Apple)
10. “Spencer” (Neon)

Best Actor

Predicted Nominees:

1. Will Smith, “King Richard” (Warner Brothers)
2. Andrew Garfield, “tick,Tick…BOOM!” (Netflix)
3. Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple/A24)
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
5. Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)

Best Actress

Predicted Nominees:

1. Kristen Stewart, “Spencer” (Neon)
2. Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studio)
3. Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter” (Netflix)
4. Frances McDormand, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple/A24)
5. Emilia Jones, “CODA” (Apple)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Predicted Nominees:

1. Jamie Dornan, “Belfast” (Focus Features)
2. Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
3. Ciarán Hinds., “Belfast” (Focus Features)
4. Jared Leto, “House of Gucci” (United Artists)
5. J.K. Simmons, “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios)

Best Supporting Actress

Predicted Nominees:

1. Ann Dowd, “Mass” (Bleecker Street)
2. Marlee Matlin, “CODA” (Apple)
3. Caitríona Balfe, “Belfast” (Focus Features)
4. Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard” (Warner Brothers)
5. Meryl Streep, “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)

BEST DIRECTOR

Predicted Nominees:

1. Denis Villeneuve, “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
2. Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
3. Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast” (Focus Features)
4. Guillermo del Toro, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
5. Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza” (United Artists)

Best Original Screenplay

Predicted Nominees:

1. Aaron Sorkin, “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios)
2. Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast” (Focus Features)
3. Steven Knight, “Spencer” (Neon)
4. Adam McKay, “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
5. Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza” (United Artists)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Predicted Nominees:

1. Siân Heder, “CODA” (Apple)
2. Guillermo del Toro & Kim Morgan, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
3. Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
4. Joel Coen, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple/A24)
5. Rebecca Hall, “Passing” (Netflix)

Best International Feature

Predicted Nominees: 

1. “A Hero” (Amazon Studios)
2. “The Worst Person in the World” (Neon)
3. “Flee” (Neon)
4. “Drive My Car” (Bitters End)
5. “The Hand of God” (Netflix)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Predicted Nominees:

1. Ari Wegner, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
2. Greig Fraser, “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
3. Bruno Delbonnel, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple/A24)
4. Dan Laustsen, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
5. Claire Mithon, “Spencer” (Neon)

Best Animated Film

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Encanto” (Disney)
2. “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” (Netflix)
3. “Sing 2” (Universal Pictures)
4. “LUCA” (Disney)
5. “Flee” (Neon)

Best Visual Effects

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
2. “The Matrix: Resurrections” (Warner Brothers)
3. “Shang-Chi and The Legend of the 10 Rings” (Disney)
4. “Eternals” (Disney)
5. “Godzilla vs. Kong” (Warner Brothers)

BEST Documentary

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Flee” (Neon)
2. “Val” (Amazon Studios)
3. “Introducing, Selma Blair” (Discovery+)
4. “The Rescue” (National Geographic)
5. “Summer of Soul” (Searchlight)

Best Documentary Short

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Best Animated Short

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Us Again” (Disney)
2. “Blush” (Apple)
3. “Far From The Tree(Disney)
4. “Affairs of the Art”
5. “Bestia”

Best Live-Action Short

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Best Original Score

Predicted Nominees:

1. Jonny Greenwood, “Spencer” (Neon)
2. Jonny Greenwood, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
3. Nicholas Britell, “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)
4. Nathan Johnson, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
5. Alexandre Desplat, “The French Dispatch” (Searchlight)

Best Original Song

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” (Disney)
2. “No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” (United Artists)
3. “Be Alive” from “King Richard” (Warner Brothers)
4. “Your Song Save My Life” from “Sing 2″ (Universal)
5. “Down to Joy” from “Belfast” (Focus Features)

Best Costume Design

Predicted Nominees:

1. Jenny Beavan, “Cruella” (Disney)
2. Jacqueline West, “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
3. Luis Sequeira, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
4. Jacqueline Durran , “Spencer” (Neon)
5. Massimo Cantini Parrini, “Cyrano” (United Artists)

Best Production Design

Predicted Nominees:

1. Patrice Vermette, Richard Roberts, and Zsuzsanna Sipos, “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
2. Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
3. Stefan Dechant and Nancy Haigh, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” (Apple/A24)
4. Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo, “The French Dispatch” (Searchlight)
5. Jim Clay and Claire Nia Richards, “Belfast” (Focus Features)

BEST FILM EDITING

Predicted Nominees:

1. Joe Walker, “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
2. Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, “Belfast” (Focus Features)
3. Peter Sciberras, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
4. Cam McLauchlin, “Nightmare Alley” (Searchlight)
5. Paul Machliss, “Last Night in Soho” (Focus Features)

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
2. “House of Gucci” (United Artists)
3. “Spencer” (Neon)
4. “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Searchlight)
5. “Cruella” (Disney)

BEST SOUND

Predicted Nominees:

1. “Dune” (Warner Brothers)
2. “A Quiet Place Part 2” (Paramount Pictures)
3. “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
4. “The Last Duel” (20th Century Studios)
5. “The Matrix: Resurrections” (Warner Bros.)

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Born in New Jersey, Scott D. Menzel has been a film fanatic since he was three years old. Growing up, he watched as many movies as he could and was highly influenced by Tim Burton, John Hughes, Robert Zemeckis, and Steven Spielberg. Scott has an Associates Degree in Marketing, a Bachelors in Mass Media, Communications and a Masters in Electronic Media. He has been writing film reviews under the alias of MovieManMenzel since 2003 and started his writing career as a contributing critic at IMDB.com and Joblo.com. In 2009, Scott launched MovieManMenzel.com where he posted several of his film reviews but in 2011 decided to shut down the site when he launched We Live Film.com, which he founded. In 2015, We Live Film became We Live Entertainment. The domain name changed occurred after months of debate but was done so that he and his fellow staff members could write about anything and everything in the world of entertainment.

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