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UPDATED: Oct 21, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: Lots of familiar names in the mix like Jacqueline West (“Dune”), Sandy Powell (“Mothering Sunday”) and Ruth E. Carter (“Coming 2 America”) but it’s open to a couple of surprises depending on what happens in the best picture category.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)

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1 Dune Warner Bros Jacqueline West
2 Nightmare Alley Searchlight Pictures Luis Sequeira
3 The Power of the Dog Netflix Kirsty Cameron
4 The Tragedy of Macbeth A24 / Apple Original Films Mary Zophres
5 Belfast Focus Features Charlotte Walter
6 Spencer Neon Jacqueline Durran
7 Licorice Pizza United Artists Releasing/MGM Mark Bridges
8 Coming 2 America Amazon Studios Ruth E. Carter
9 Cyrano United Artists Releasing/MGM Massimo Cantini Parrini
10 Being the Ricardos Amazon Studios Susan Lyall
11 Respect United Artists Releasing/MGM Clint Ramos
12 Mothering Sunday Sony Pictures Classics Sandy Powell
13 The Harder They Fall Netflix Antoinette Messam
14 The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Amazon Studios Michael O’Connor
15 The Last Duel 20th Century Studios Janty Yates
16 The French Dispatch Searchlight Pictures Milena Canonero
17 Cruella Walt Disney Pictures Jenny Beavan
18 House of Gucci United Artists Releasing/MGM Janty Yates
19 Eternals Marvel Studios Sammy Sheldon Differ
20 Last Night in Soho Focus Features Odile Dicks-Mireaux
21 West Side Story 20th Century Studios Paul Tazewell
22 The Eyes of Tammy Faye Searchlight Pictures Mitchell Travers
23 The Green Knight A24 Malgosia Turzanska
24 Annette Amazon Studios Pascaline Chavanne
25 Passing Netflix Marci Rodgers
26 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel Studios Kym Barrett
27 Jungle Cruise Walt Disney Pictures Paco Delgado
28 Dream Horse Bleecker Street Siân Jenkins
29 King Richard Warner Bros Sharen Davis
30 Black Widow Marvel Studios Jany Temime
Antlers Searchlight Pictures To be added
Army of the Dead Netflix To be added
Blue Bayou Focus Features To be added
C’mon C’mon A24 To be added
Cinderella Amazon Studios To be added
CODA Apple Original Films To be added
Cry Macho Warner Bros Deborah Hopper
Don’t Look Up Netflix Susan Matheson
Finch Apple Original Films To be added
Free Guy 20th Century Studios To be added
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sony Pictures To be added
Godzilla vs. Kong Warner Bros To be added
I’m Your Man Bleecker Street To be added
In the Heights Warner Bros Mitchell Travers
John and the Hole IFC Films To be added
Mass Bleecker Street To be added
Mortal Kombat Warner Bros To be added
Munich – Edge of War Netflix To be added
Nine Days Sony Pictures Classics To be added
No Sudden Move HBO Max Marci Rodgers
No Time to Die United Artists Releasing/MGM To be added
Old Universal Pictures To be added
Parallel Mothers Sony Pictures Classics To be added
Red Rocket A24 To be added
Shiva Baby Utopia To be added
Snake Eyes Paramount Pictures To be added
Spider-Man: No Way Home Sony Pictures To be added
Swan Song Apple Original Films To be added
The Courier Lionsgate To be added
The Guilty Netflix To be added
The Hand of God Netflix To be added
The King’s Man 20th Century Studios To be added
The Lost Daughter Netflix To be added
The Many Saints of Newark Warner Bros Amy Westcott
The Matrix: Resurrections Warner Bros Lindsay Pugh
The Mitchells vs The Machines Netflix To be added
The Souvenir Part II A24 To be added
The Suicide Squad Warner Bros Judianna Makovsky
The Tender Bar Amazon Studios To be added
The Tomorrow War Amazon Studios Betsy Heimann
The Worst Person in the World Neon To be added
tick, tick…Boom! Netflix To be added
Titane Neon To be added
Together Bleecker Street To be added
Together Bleecker Street Natalie Ward
Together Together Bleecker Street Elizabeth Warn
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Sony Pictures To be added
Vivo Netflix To be added
Voyagers Lionsgate To be added
Werewolves Within IFC Films To be added
Worth Netflix To be added


The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The biggest Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. John Ford has the most wins in this category with four, with Frank Capra and William Wyler behind with three. Wyler has the most nominations of any director with 12, with Martin Scorsese next in line with nine.

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The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 17 branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

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