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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

UPDATED: Oct 21, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: Coming soon.

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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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

RANK FILM STUDIO COMPOSER(S)
1 Spencer Neon Jonny Greenwood
2 The Power of the Dog Netflix Jonny Greenwood
3 Dune Warner Bros Hans Zimmer
4 Parallel Mothers Sony Pictures Classics Alberto Iglesias
5 Don’t Look Up Netflix Nicholas Britell
NEXT IN LINE
6 Cyrano United Artists Releasing/MGM The National
7 The Tragedy of Macbeth A24 / Apple Original Films Carter Burwell
8 Licorice Pizza United Artists Releasing/MGM Jonny Greenwood
9 The French Dispatch Searchlight Pictures Alexandre Desplat
10 Nightmare Alley Searchlight Pictures Nathan Johnson
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 King Richard Warner Bros Kris Bowers
12 Annette Amazon Studios Sparks
13 Cruella Walt Disney Pictures Nicholas Britell
14 No Time to Die United Artists Releasing/MGM Hans Zimmer
15 Eternals Marvel Studios Ramin Djawadi
16 The Eyes of Tammy Faye Searchlight Pictures Theodore Shapiro
17 The Harder They Fall Netflix Jeymes Samuel
18 A Quiet Place Part II Paramount Pictures Marco Beltrami
19 Jungle Cruise Walt Disney Pictures James Newton Howard
20 Last Night in Soho Focus Features Steven Price
ALSO IN CONTENTION
21 Swan Song Apple Original Films Jay Wadley
22 The Green Knight A24 Daniel Hart
23 The Lost Daughter Netflix Dickon Hinchliffe
24 C’mon C’mon A24 Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner
25 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel Studios Joel P. West
26 Flee Neon Uno Helmersson
27 Blue Bayou Focus Features Roger Suen
28 Mass Bleecker Street Darren Morze
29 A Journal for Jordan Sony Pictures Marcelo Zarvos
30 CODA Apple Original Films Marius de Vries
UNRANKED LISTING
A Hero Amazon Studios To be added
Ailey Neon To be added
All Light Everywhere Super LTD To be added
American Underdog Lionsgate To be added
Antlers Searchlight Pictures To be added
Army of the Dead Netflix To be added
ATTICA Showtime To be added
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Magnolia Pictures To be added
Becoming Cousteau No U.S. Distribution To be added
Being the Ricardos Amazon Studios To be added
Belle GKIDS To be added
Benedetta IFC Films To be added
Bergman Island IFC Films To be added
Berlin Alexanderplatz Kino Lorber To be added
Big Gold Brick No U.S. Distribution To be added
Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts Kino Lorber To be added
Bitterbrush No U.S. Distribution To be added
Black Widow Marvel Studios Lorne Balfe
Blazing Samurai STXfilms To be added
Bruised Netflix To be added
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones Kino Lorber To be added
Candyman Universal Pictures To be added
Chaos Walking Lionsgate To be added
Cinderella Amazon Studios Jessica Rose Weiss, Mychael Danna
Citizen Ashe No U.S. Distribution To be added
Come True IFC Midnight To be added
Coming 2 America Amazon Studios Jermaine Stegall
Compartment No. 6 Sony Pictures Classics To be added
Concrete Cowboy Netflix To be added
Cry Macho Warner Bros Mark Mancina
Cusp Showtime T. Griffin
Dave Chappelle: This Time, This Place No U.S. Distribution To be added
Days Grasshopper Film To be added
Dear Evan Hansen Universal Pictures Dan Romer
Decision to Leave No U.S. Distribution To be added
Demonic IFC Midnight To be added
Dream Horse Bleecker Street Benjamin Woodgates
Drive My Car No U.S. Distribution To be added
Ema Music Box Films To be added
Encounter Amazon Studios To be added
Enemies of the State IFC Films To be added
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie Amazon Studios To be added
F9 Universal Pictures To be added
Fabian – Going to the Dogs Kino Lorber To be added
Falling for Figaro IFC Films To be added
False Positive A24 To be added
Fathom Apple Original Films To be added
Fauci No U.S. Distribution Daniel Hart
Faya Dayi Janus Films To be added
Final Account Focus Features To be added
Finch Apple Original Films To be added
Fire No U.S. Distribution To be added
Flag Day United Artists Releasing/MGM To be added
Flora & Ulysses Disney Plus To be added
Four Good Days Vertical Entertainment To be added
Free Guy 20th Century Studios To be added
Freeland Dark Star Pictures To be added
Georgetown Vertical Entertainment To be added
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sony Pictures To be added
Godzilla vs. Kong Warner Bros To be added
Gold Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment To be added
Gunpowder Milkshake STXfilms Frank Ilfman
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song No U.S. Distribution To be added
Halloween Kills Universal Pictures To be added
Holler IFC Films To be added
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Sony Pictures To be added
House of Gucci United Artists Releasing/MGM Harry Gregson-Williams
How It Ends No U.S. Distribution To be added
Huda’s Salon IFC Films To be added
I’m Your Man Bleecker Street To be added
In the Heights Warner Bros Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman
In the Same Breath HBO Max To be added
India Sweets and Spices No U.S. Distribution To be added
Infinite Paramount Plus To be added
Introducing, Selma Blair Discovery Plus To be added
Italian Studies No U.S. Distribution To be added
Jockey Sony Pictures Classics To be added
Joe Bell Solstice Studios To be added
John and the Hole IFC Films To be added
Julia Sony Pictures Classics Rachel Portman
Karen Quiver To be added
Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide Greenwich Entertainment To be added
Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck In Time IFC Films To be added
Lamb A24 To be added
Language Lessons Shout! Studios To be added
LFG HBO Max To be added
Luca Pixar Dan Romer
Luzzu Kino Lorber To be added
Mainstream IFC Films To be added
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On No U.S. Distribution To be added
Mayor Pete Amazon Studios To be added
Memoria Neon To be added
Merrily We Roll Along No U.S. Distribution To be added
Moffie IFC Films To be added
Mortal Kombat Warner Bros Benjamin Wallfisch
Mothering Sunday Sony Pictures Classics To be added
Muhammad Ali No U.S. Distribution To be added
Munich – Edge of War Netflix Isobel Waller-Bridge
My Name is Pauli Murray Amazon Studios Jongnic Bontemps
My Salinger Year IFC Films To be added
Needle in a Timestack Lionsgate To be added
Never Gonna Snow Again Kino Lorber To be added
Nine Days Sony Pictures Classics To be added
No Sudden Move HBO Max David Holmes
Not Going Quietly No U.S. Distribution To be added
Nuclear Family No U.S. Distribution To be added
Official Competition No U.S. Distribution To be added
Old Universal Pictures Trevor Guereckis
Passing Netflix To be added
Peter Rabbit 2: the Runaway Sony Pictures To be added
Petite Maman Neon To be added
Pig Neon To be added
Pleasure A24 To be added
President No U.S. Distribution To be added
Procession No U.S. Distribution To be added
Queenpins STXfilms To be added
Raya and the Last Dragon Walt Disney Pictures James Newton Howard
Red Rocket A24 To be added
Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It Roadside Attractions To be added
River No U.S. Distribution To be added
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain Focus Features To be added
Ron’s Gone Wrong 20th Century Studios Henry Jackman
Sabaya MTV Documentary Films To be added
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams Sony Pictures Classics To be added
Saturday at the Starlight No U.S. Distribution To be added
Settlers IFC Midnight To be added
Shiva Baby Utopia Ariel Marx
Sight No U.S. Distribution To be added
Sing 2 Illumination Animation / Universal Pictures To be added
Slalom Kino Lorber To be added
Slayers No U.S. Distribution To be added
Snake Eyes Paramount Pictures To be added
Sound of Violence Gravitas Ventures To be added
Speer Goes to Hollywood No U.S. Distribution To be added
Spider-Man: No Way Home Sony Pictures To be added
Spiral: From the Book of Saw Lionsgate To be added
Spirit Untamed Dreamworks Animation To be added
Stillwater Focus Features To be added
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street HBO Max T. Griffin
Summer of 85 Music Box Films To be added
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Searchlight Pictures To be added
Swan Song Magnolia Pictures To be added
Swimming Out Till the Sea Turn Cinema Guild To be added
Text for You Screen Gems To be added
The Automat No U.S. Distribution To be added
The Beatles: Get Back Walt Disney Pictures To be added
The Beta Test IFC Films To be added
The Card Counter Focus Features To be added
The Courier Lionsgate To be added
The Dry IFC Films To be added
The Duke Sony Pictures Classics To be added
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Amazon Studios Arthur Sharpe
The Fallout HBO Max To be added
The Fantastic Flitcrofts BBC Films To be added
The Feast IFC Midnight To be added
The First Wave National Geographic/Neon To be added
The God Committee Vertical Entertainment To be added
The Good House No U.S. Distribution To be added
The Guilty Netflix To be added
The Humans A24 To be added
The Jesus Music Lionsgate To be added
The Killing of Two Lovers Neon To be added
The King’s Man 20th Century Studios To be added
The Last Duel 20th Century Studios To be added
The Last Leonardo Sony Pictures Classics To be added
The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 Bleecker Street To be added
The Macaluso Sisters Film Forum To be added
The Many Saints of Newark Warner Bros To be added
The Matrix: Resurrections Warner Bros Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
The Meaning of Hitler IFC Films To be added
The Novice IFC Films To be added
The Nowhere Inn IFC Films To be added
The Perfect Candidate Music Box Films To be added
The Real Charlie Chaplin Showtime To be added
The Rescue National Geographic To be added
The Same Storm No U.S. Distribution To be added
The Souvenir Part II A24 To be added
The Sparks Brothers Focus Features To be added
The Starling Netflix Benjamin Wallfisch
The Suicide Squad Warner Bros John Murphy
The Tender Bar Amazon Studios To be added
The Unforgivable Netflix To be added
The Way of the Wind No U.S. Distribution To be added
The Worst Person in the World Neon To be added
There Is No Evil Kino Lorber To be added
Those Who Wish Me Dead Warner Bros To be added
Titane Neon To be added
Together Bleecker Street Paul Englishby
Together Together Bleecker Street Alex Somers
Tonight at Noon No U.S. Distribution To be added
Torn No U.S. Distribution To be added
Triangle of Sadness No U.S. Distribution To be added
Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation Kino Lorber To be added
Unbreakable Boy No U.S. Distribution To be added
Unclenching the Fists No U.S. Distribution To be added
Undine IFC Films To be added
Vacation Friends Hulu To be added
Val Amazon Studios Garth Stevenson
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Sony Pictures To be added
Violence of Action STXfilms To be added
Vivo Netflix To be added
Vortex Utopia To be added
Voyagers Lionsgate Trevor Guereckis
We Need to Do Something IFC Midnight To be added
Werewolves Within IFC Films To be added
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Greenwich Entertainment To be added
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America Sony Pictures Classics To be added
Who You Think I Am Cohen Media Group To be added
Wife of a Spy Kino Lorber To be added
Wolf Focus Features To be added
Women is Losers No U.S. Distribution To be added
Worth Netflix To be added
Zola A24 Mica Levi

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Original Score)

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.


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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 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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