Thursday, September 29, 2022

Predict The 94th Academy Awards Contest

By Matt Neglia

The 94th Academy Awards are this Sunday. After reading and listening to our predictions, all that’s left now is for you to tell us what you think is going to win this Sunday. Click below to enter into our contest to predict the 2022 Oscars. All categories must be predicted with the submission deadline being the day of the awards right before the ceremony begins. The winner will receive one of the Best Picture nominees of their choosing on 4K UHD, Blu-Ray or DVD (Sorry, but this only applies to U.S. entries only).

Click below to enter in your picks for the contest and to see the Next Best Picture team’s final Oscar winner predictions. 

​Best of luck and enjoy the show!

CONTEST IS CLOSED

Here are some of our predictions for the Oscars which you can use as a guide if you’re having trouble deciding on a winner.

​Predictions are provided by: Amy Smith, Casey Lee ClarkCody DericksDan BayerDaniel HowatDanilo CastroJosh ParhamLauren LaMagnaMatt NegliaNicole Ackman, Sara ClementsTom O’BrienWill Mavity & Zoe Rose Bryant

Best Picture
Belfast
CODA(Dan, Daniel, Ema, Josh, Lauren, Nicole, Tom, Will & Zoe)
Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
Dune
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog(Amy, Casey, Cody, Danilo, Matt & Sara)
West Side Story

Best Director
Kenneth Branagh – “Belfast
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi – “Drive My Car
Paul Thomas Anderson – “Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog(ALL)
Steven Spielberg – “West Side Story

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain – “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Amy, Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Ema, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Nicole, Sara & Tom)
Olivia Colman – “The Lost Daughter
Penelope Cruz – “Parallel Mothers(Will & Zoe)
Nicole Kidman – “Being The Ricardos
Kristen Stewart – “Spencer

Best Actor
Javier Bardem – “Being The Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Power of the Dog” 
Andrew Garfield – “Tick, Tick…Boom!
Will Smith – “King Richard(ALL)
Denzel Washington – “The Tragedy of Macbeth

​Best Supporting Actress
​​​​Jessie Buckley – “The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – “West Side Story(ALL)
Judi Dench – “Belfast
Kirsten Dunst – “The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis – “King Richard

Best Supporting Actor
​Ciarán Hinds – “Belfast
Troy Kotsur – “CODA(ALL)
Jesse Plemons – “The Power of the Dog
J.K. Simmons – ​​”Being The Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Power of the Dog

Best Adapted Screenplay
CODA(Amy, Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Ema, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Nicole, Tom, Will & Zoe)
Drive My Car
Dune
The Lost Daughter
The Power of the Dog(Danilo & Sara)

Best Original Screenplay
Belfast(Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Ema, Josh, Matt, Nicole, Sara, Tom & Will)
“​Don’t Look Up(Zoe)
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
The Worst Person in the World(Amy & Lauren)

Best Animated Feature
​”​Encanto(ALL)
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Documentary Feature
​​​”Ascension
Attica
Flee
Summer of Soul(ALL)
Writing with Fire

Best International Feature
“​Drive My Car(ALL)
Flee
The Hand of God
Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
The Worst Person in the World

Best Cinematography
​”Dune” (Amy, Cody, Lauren, Matt, Nicole, Sara, Tom, Will & Zoe)
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog(Casey, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Ema & Josh)
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best Costume Design
Cruella(ALL)
Cyrano
Dune
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

Best Film Editing
​”Don’t Look Up
Dune(Danilo & Will)
King Richard(Amy, Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Ema, Josh, Lauren, Matt & Tom)
The Power of the Dog
Tick, Tick…Boom!(Nicole, Sara & Zoe)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
​​​​​”Coming 2 America
Cruella
Dune
The Eyes of Tammy Faye(ALL)
House of Gucci

Best Original Score
​​”Don’t Look Up
Dune(ALL)
Encanto
Parallel Mothers
The Power Of The Dog

Best Original Song
“Be Alive” from “King Richard
“Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto(Cody & Nicole)
“Down To Joy” from “Belfast
“No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die” (Amy, Casey, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Ema, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Sara, Tom, Will & Zoe)
“Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days

Best Production Design
​”Dune” (Amy, Casey, Dan, Daniel, Ema, Josh, Lauren, Nicole, Sara, Tom, Will & Zoe)
Nightmare Alley(Cody, Danilo & Matt)
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best Sound
​​​​”Belfast
Dune(ALL)
No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Best Visual Effects
Dune(ALL)
Free Guy
No Time to Die
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Animated Short
“Affairs of the Art”
“Bestia”
“Boxballet” (Cody)
“Robin Robin” (Amy, Casey, Dan, Danilo, Ema, Lauren, Matt, Nicole, Sara, Tom, Will & Zoe)
“The Windshield Wiper” (Daniel & Josh)

Best Documentary Short
“Audible”
“Lead Me Home”
“The Queen of Basketball” (ALL)
“Three Songs for Benazir”
“When We Were Bullies”

Best Live-Action Short
“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”
“The Dress”
“The Long Goodbye” (Amy, Casey, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Ema, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Nicole, Sara, Tom, Will & Zoe)
“On My Mind”
“Please Hold” (Cody)

CONTEST IS CLOSED


Also be sure to listen to our reasoning behind some of our Oscar Predictions in our latest podcast episode below!

​Predictions start exactly 30 minutes into the episode.

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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