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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

UPDATED: Dec 2, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More to come.

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:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM STUDIO COMPOSER(S)
1 Dune Warner Bros Hans Zimmer
2 The Power of the Dog Netflix Jonny Greenwood
3 Don’t Look Up Netflix Nicholas Britell
4 Nightmare Alley Searchlight Pictures Nathan Johnson
5 Parallel Mothers Sony Pictures Classics Alberto Iglesias
NEXT IN LINE
6 Spencer Neon Jonny Greenwood
7 The French Dispatch Searchlight Pictures Alexandre Desplat
8 The Last Duel 20th Century Studios Harry Gregson-Williams
9 The Tragedy of Macbeth Apple Original Films/A24 Carter Burwell
10 The Harder They Fall Netflix Jeymes Samuel
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 King Richard Warner Bros Kris Bowers
12 Cyrano MGM/United Artists Releasing The National
13 No Time to Die MGM/United Artists Releasing Hans Zimmer
14 C’mon C’mon A24 Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner
15 The Lost Daughter Netflix Dickon Hinchliffe
16 The Eyes of Tammy Faye Searchlight Pictures Theodore Shapiro
17 A Quiet Place Part II Paramount Pictures Marco Beltrami
18 Cruella Walt Disney Pictures Nicholas Britell
19 Jungle Cruise Walt Disney Pictures James Newton Howard
20 Being the Ricardos Amazon Studios Daniel Pemberton
ALSO IN CONTENTION
21 Swan Song Apple Original Films Jay Wadley
22 Annette Amazon Studios Sparks
23 Last Night in Soho Focus Features Steven Price
24 Eternals Marvel Studios Ramin Djawadi
25 The Green Knight A24 Daniel Hart
26 Nine Days Sony Pictures Classics Antonio Pinto
27 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Marvel Studios Joel P. West
28 Encounter Amazon Studios Jed Kurzel
29 Bruised Netflix Aska Matsumiya
30 American Underdog Lionsgate John Debney
UNRANKED LISTING
A Journal for Jordan Sony Pictures Marcelo Zarvos
Ailey Neon Daniel Bernard Roumain
Antlers Searchlight Pictures Javier Navarrete
Army of the Dead Netflix Tom Holkenborg
Belle GKIDS Taisei Iwasaki, Ludvig Forssell, Yuta Bando
Benedetta IFC Films Anne Dudley
Black Widow Marvel Studios Lorne Balfe
Blue Bayou Focus Features Roger Suen
Candyman Universal Pictures Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Cinderella Amazon Studios Jessica Rose Weiss, Mychael Danna
CODA Apple Original Films Marius de Vries
Coming 2 America Amazon Studios Jermaine Stegall
Cry Macho Warner Bros Mark Mancina
Cusp Showtime T. Griffin
Dream Horse Bleecker Street Benjamin Woodgates
Flag Day MGM/United Artists Releasing Joseph Vitarelli
Flee Neon Uno Helmersson
Four Good Days Vertical Entertainment Edward Shearmur
Free Guy 20th Century Studios Christophe Beck
Ghostbusters: Afterlife Sony Pictures Rob Simonsen
Godzilla vs. Kong Warner Bros Tom Holkenborg
Gunpowder Milkshake STXfilms Frank Ilfman
House of Gucci MGM/United Artists Releasing Harry Gregson-Williams
In the Heights Warner Bros Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alex Lacamoire, Bill Sherman
Jockey Sony Pictures Classics Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner
Julia Sony Pictures Classics Rachel Portman
Luca Pixar Dan Romer
Mass Bleecker Street Darren Morze
Mortal Kombat Warner Bros Benjamin Wallfisch
Mothering Sunday Sony Pictures Classics Morgan Kibby
Munich – Edge of War Netflix Isobel Waller-Bridge
My Name is Pauli Murray Amazon Studios Jongnic Bontemps
No Sudden Move HBO Max David Holmes
Old Universal Pictures Trevor Guereckis
Passing Netflix Devote Hynes
Raya and the Last Dragon Walt Disney Pictures James Newton Howard
Roadrunner Focus Features Michael Andrews
Ron’s Gone Wrong 20th Century Studios Henry Jackman
Shiva Baby Utopia Ariel Marx
Sing 2 Illumination Animation / Universal Pictures Joby Talbot
Spider-Man: No Way Home Sony Pictures Michael Giacchino
Spirit Untamed Dreamworks Animation Amie Doherty
Stillwater Focus Features Mychael Danna
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street HBO Max T. Griffin
The Card Counter Focus Features Robert Levon Been, Giancarlo Vulcano
The Courier Lionsgate Abel Korzeniowski
The Duke Sony Pictures Classics George Fenton
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Amazon Studios Arthur Sharpe
The Matrix: Resurrections Warner Bros Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer
The Starling Netflix Benjamin Wallfisch
The Suicide Squad Warner Bros John Murphy
The Tender Bar Amazon Studios Dara Taylor
Titane Neon Jim Williams
Together Bleecker Street Paul Englishby
Together Together Bleecker Street Alex Somers
Val Amazon Studios Garth Stevenson
Venom: Let There Be Carnage Sony Pictures Marco Beltrami
Vivo Netflix Alex Lacamoire
Voyagers Lionsgate Trevor Guereckis
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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