2022 Academy Awards Predictions – Ranked Contenders in All Categories

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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 COLLECTIVE, all the latest predictions for the upcoming Academy Awards in one place. See the top 10 best picture awards contenders, with the top 5 prospects in all categories. Check back Thursdays for the latest updates.

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: Dec 23, 2021

The latest overall updates: Japan’s official entry for best international feature, “Drive My Car,” enters the top 10 for best picture, along with Ryûsuke Hamaguchi in best director. Bradley Cooper’s seven-minute appearance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” sits in the No. 5 spot for supporting actor. At the same time, Marlee Matlin’s turn in Siân Heder’s “CODA” is among the predicted five in supporting actress, arguably the most competitive field of contenders seen in the last decade. The Oscars shortlist was announced in 10 categories, and the first prediction commentary and rankings for animated short, documentary short and live action short has been launched. Friendly reminder: all predictions on the 2022 Oscars Collective are alphabetical. Go to the individual pages to see the entire rankings.

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