Oscar nominations 2022 predictions: Who will be in, who will get snubbed

Updated: Feb 07, 2022, 06:21 PM(IST)

As the pandemic continued to affect our life, this year also, a handful of quality films were released on OTT and cinema and garnered all the praise and recognition. As we have to wait for an official nominations announcement, so here we bring you our 2021 Oscars prediction list of the frontrunners. 

Oscar Nomination prediction: Best Film

After looking at Kenneth Branagh's semi-autobiographical historical drama 'Belfast' glory this awards season, looks like it is one of the confirmed contenders of the Best Film nominations list.  Following it, another frontrunner in this category is Jame Campion Golden Globe-winning movie 'The Power of the Dog' 

The other frontrunners are: 

West Side Story
King Richard
Don’t Look Up



Oscar Nomination prediction: Best Actor

Among many notable performances, Benedict Cumberbatch ('The Power of the Dog'), who leads in the critics’ prizes is the first choice in the list. Meanwhile, Will Smith, who won his first Golden Globe for his performance in King Richard, will also nab a spot in the category. 

Following them, other contenders are: 

Andrew Garfield
Denzel Washington
Javier Bardem
Leonardo DiCaprio


Oscar Nomination prediction: Best Actress

The tough and complex call for sure! This year, Lady Gaga, who has been one of the top contenders of this award season for her outstanding work in 'The House of Gucci' will surely take one of the top spots! 

Other contenders are:

Nicole Kidman - Being the Ricardos
Olivia Colman - The Lost Daughter
Penélope Cruz - Parallel Mothers
Kristen Stewart -Spencer



Oscar Nomination prediction: Best Director

After winning the Golden Globe for 'The Power of the Dog', Jane Campion will also dominate this list. Apart from her, Kenneth Branagh (Belfast) and Ryusuke Hamaguchi for (Drive My Car), will also take the spot. 

Other top frontrunners are: 

Steven Spielberg - West Side Story
Paul Thomas Anderson -Licorice Pizza
Denis Villeneuve - Dune
Guillermo del Toro - Nightmare Alley


Oscar Nomination prediction: Best Supporting Actor

In this race for the Golden trophy, looks like Troy Kotsur for 'CODA; and Kodi Smit-McPhee for 'The Power of the Dog' are the frontrunners.

Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Power of the Dog
Troy Kotsur - CODA
Ciarán Hinds - Belfast
Jamie Dornan - Belfast
Jared Leto - House of Gucci


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