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Oscars Predictions: Best Documentary Short – Shaquille O’Neal, Courteney Cox and Lots of Netflix Are Among the Contenders

Other notable contenders include "Aguilas," "A Broken House," "The Facility," "Sophie & the Baron" and "Terror Contagion"

Audible - Netflix
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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More commentary to be added.

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, Mar. 27, 2022.

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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

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AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM DISTRIBUTOR DIRECTOR
1 “Audible” Netflix Matt Ogens
2 The Queen of Basketball The New York Times Ben Proudfoot
3 “Terror Contagion” Neon Laura Poitras
4 “Coded: The Hidden Love of J.C. Leyendecker” MTV Ryan White
5 “The Facility” A Field of Vision Seth Freed Wessler
NEXT IN LINE
6 “When We Were Bullies” Locomotion Films Jay Rosenblatt
7 “Sophie & the Baron” Disney Original Documentary Alexandria Jackson
8 “Aguilas” The New Yorker Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, Maite Zubiaurre
9 “Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis” Netflix Daniel Sivan, Mor Loushy
10 “A Broken House” The New Yorker and POV Shorts Jimmy Goldblum
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 “Lynching Postcards: Token of a Great Day” MTV Christine Turner
12 “Lead Me Home” Netflix Pedro Kos, Jon Shenk
13 “Takeover” The New York Times Emma Francis-Snyder
14 “Three Songs for Benazir” Netflix Elizabeth Mirzaei, Gulistan Mirzaei
15 “Day of Rage” The New York Times David Botti, Malachy Browne

2022 Academy Awards Predictions

2021 Oscars predictions are here.

About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen 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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