Oscar Predictions – Amy Smith

Here are Amy Smith’s 2022 Oscar Predictions. Ranking is updated in real-time, and is constantly changing until the end of the year. Accuracy will be calculated after the winners are announced at The 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023.

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Best Picture

Amy Smith
1THE FABELMANS
2WOMEN TALKING
3THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
4EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
5TOP GUN: MAVERICK
6BABYLON
7THE WHALE
8GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
9TÁR
10SHE SAID

Best Director

Amy Smith
1Steven Spielberg (THE FABELMANS)
2Sarah Polley (WOMEN TALKING)
3Martin McDonagh (THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN)
4Damien Chazelle (BABYLON)
5Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
6Park Chan-wook (DECISION TO LEAVE)
7Darren Aronofsky (THE WHALE)
8Todd Field (TÁR)
9Ruben Östlund (TRIANGLE OF SADNESS)
10James Cameron (AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER)

Best Actress

Amy Smith
1Cate Blanchett (TÁR)
2Michelle Yeoh (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
3Margot Robbie (BABYLON)
4Danielle Deadwyler (TILL)
5Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT)
6Michelle Williams (THE FABELMANS)
7Naomi Ackie (I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)
8Jennifer Lawrence (CAUSEWAY)
9Ana de Armas (BLONDE)
10Viola Davis (THE WOMAN KING)

Best Actor

Amy Smith
1Brendan Fraser (THE WHALE)
2Colin Farrell (THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN)
3Austin Butler (ELVIS)
4Hugh Jackman (THE SON)
5Bill Nighy (LIVING)
6Tom Cruise (TOP GUN: MAVERICK)
7Diego Calva (BABYLON)
8Adam Driver (WHITE NOISE)
9Jeremy Pope (THE INSPECTION)
10Paul Mescal (AFTERSUN)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Smith
1Carey Mulligan (SHE SAID)
2Jessie Buckley (WOMEN TALKING)
3Kerry Condon (THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN)
4Hong Chau (THE WHALE)
5Claire Foy (WOMEN TALKING)
6Dolly de Leon (TRIANGLE OF SADNESS)
7Stephanie Hsu (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
8Laura Dern (THE SON)
9Janelle Monáe (GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY)
10Sadie Sink (THE WHALE)

Best Supporting Actor

Amy Smith
1Ke Huy Quan (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
2Brendan Gleeson (THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN)
3Paul Dano (THE FABELMANS)
4Ben Whishaw (WOMEN TALKING)
5Barry Keoghan (THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN)
6Judd Hirsch (THE FABELMANS)
7Jeremy Strong (ARMAGEDDON TIME)
8Brian Tyree Henry (CAUSEWAY)
9Anthony Hopkins (ARMAGEDDON TIME)
10Brad Pitt (BABYLON)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Amy Smith
1WOMEN TALKING (Sarah Polley)
2GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (Rian Johnson)
3THE WHALE (Samuel D. Hunter)
4SHE SAID (Rebecca Lenkiewicz)
5ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Ian Stokell, Lesley Paterson, Edward Berger)
6WHITE NOISE (Noah Baumbach)
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO (Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale, Gris Grimly, Matthew Robbins)
8BONES & ALL (David Kajganich)
9LIVING (Kazuo Ishiguro)
10AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (James Cameron, Josh Friedman)

Best Original Screenplay

Amy Smith
1THE FABELMANS (Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner)
2THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (Martin McDonagh)
3EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert,)
4BABYLON (Damien Chazelle)
5TRIANGLE OF SADNESS (Ruben Östlund)
6DECISION TO LEAVE (Park Chan-wook, Seo-kyeong Jeong)
7TÁR (Todd Field)
8AFTERSUN (Charlotte Wells)
9ARMAGEDDON TIME (James Gray)
10EMPIRE OF LIGHT (Sam Mendes)

Best Animated Feature

Amy Smith
1GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
2MY FATHER'S DRAGON
3TURNING RED
4STRANGE WORLD
5THE BAD GUYS
6WENDELL AND WILD
7MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON
8LIGHTYEAR
9THE SEA BEAST
10MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU

Best Documentary Feature

Amy Smith
1NAVALNY
2FIRE OF LOVE
3ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED
4DESCENDANT
5GOOD NIGHT OPPY
6THE TERRITORY
7MOONAGE DAYDREAM
8ALL THAT BREATHES
9SR.
10SIDNEY

Best International Feature

Amy Smith
1DECISION TO LEAVE (Korea)
2ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (Germany)
3SAINT OMER (France)
4BARDO (Mexico)
5HOLY SPIDER (Denmark)
6CLOSE (Belgium)
7CAIRO CONSPIRACY (Sweden)
8EO (Poland)
9CORSAGE (Austria)
10ARGENTINA, 1985 (Argentina)

Best Cinematography

Amy Smith
1AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER (Russell Carpenter)
2BABYLON (Linus Sandgren)
3BARDO (Darius Khondji)
4EMPIRE OF LIGHT (Roger Deakins)
5THE FABELMANS (Janusz Kaminski)
6TOP GUN: MAVERICK (Claudio Miranda)
7THE BATMAN (Greig Fraser)
8NOPE (Hoyte Van Hoytema)
9EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE (Larkin Seiple)
10BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER (Autumn Durald Arkapaw)

Best Costume Design

Amy Smith
1BABYLON
2ELVIS
3THE FABELMANS
4BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
5THE WOMAN KING
6EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
7DON'T WORRY DARLING
8BLONDE
9LIVING
10CORSAGE

Best Film Editing

Amy Smith
1TOP GUN: MAVERICK
2EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
3THE FABELMANS
4BABYLON
5TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
6GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
7ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
8ELVIS
9DECISION TO LEAVE
10THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Amy Smith
1THE WHALE
2ELVIS
3THE BATMAN
4BABYLON
5EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
6X
7THE WOMAN KING
8BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
9ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
10BLONDE

Best Production Design

Amy Smith
1BABYLON
2THE FABELMANS
3AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
4ELVIS
5BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
6THE BATMAN
7EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
8BARDO
9EMPIRE OF LIGHT
10THREE THOUSAND YEARS OF LONGING

Best Original Score

Amy Smith
1THE FABELMANS
2BABYLON
3WOMEN TALKING
4THE BATMAN
5EMPIRE OF LIGHT
6WHITE NOISE
7BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
8THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
9GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
10AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

Best Original Song

Amy Smith
1"Lift Me Up" (BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER)
2"Hold My Hand" (TOP GUN: MAVERICK)
3"Nobody Like U" (TURNING RED)
4"New Body Rhumba" (WHITE NOISE)
5"Applause" (TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN)
6"Song Chord" (AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER)
7"Naatu Naatu" (RRR)
8"On My Way" (MARRY ME)
9"This Is A Life" (EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE)
10"Ciao Papa" (GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO)

Best Sound

Amy Smith
1TOP GUN: MAVERICK
2AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
3THE BATMAN
4BABYLON
5ELVIS
6ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
7EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
8BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
9NOPE
10THE FABELMANS

Best Visual Effects

Amy Smith
1AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
2TOP GUN: MAVERICK
3THE BATMAN
4EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
5BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
6NOPE
7DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS
8GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
9THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER
10ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT