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2022 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS PREDICTIONS:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

UPDATED: Nov 25, 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, Mar. 27, 2022.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)


ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

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TICK, TICK…BOOM! Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson, in TICK, TICK…BOOM! Photo Credit: Macall Polay/NETFLIX ©2021 Courtesy of Macall Polay/NETFLIX
AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK ACTOR FILM ROLE STUDIO
1 Will Smith “King Richard” Richard Williams Warner Bros
2 Andrew Garfield “Tick, Tick … Boom!” Jonathan Larson Netflix
3 Benedict Cumberbatch “The Power of the Dog” Phil Burbank Netflix
4 Denzel Washington “The Tragedy of Macbeth” Lord Macbeth Apple Original Films/A24
5 Peter Dinklage “Cyrano” Cyrano de Bergerac MGM/United Artists Releasing
NEXT IN LINE
6 Leonardo DiCaprio “Don’t Look Up” Dr. Randall Mindy Netflix
7 Clifton Collins, Jr. “Jockey” Jackson Silva Sony Pictures Classics
8 Joaquin Phoenix “C’mon C’mon” Johnny A24
9 Oscar Isaac “The Card Counter” William “Tell” Tillich Focus Features
10 Simon Rex “Red Rocket” Mikey Saber A24
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 Javier Bardem “Being the Ricardos” Desi Arnaz Amazon Studios
12 Mahershala Ali “Swan Song” Cameron Turner Apple Original Films
13 Adam Driver “House of Gucci” Maurizio Gucci MGM/United Artists Releading
14 Jude Hill “Belfast” Buddy Focus Features
15 Bradley Cooper “Nightmare Alley” Stanton “Stan” Carlisle Searchlight Pictures
16 Matt Damon “Stillwater” Bill Baker Focus Features
17 Jake Gyllenhaal “The Guilty” Joe Baylor Netflix
18 Nicolas Cage “Pig” Robin “Rob” Feld Neon
19 Riz Ahmed “Encounter” Malik Khan Amazon Studios
20 Cooper Hoffman “Licorice Pizza” Gary Valentine MGM/United Artists Releading
UNRANKED LISTING
Adam Driver “Annette”
Adam Driver “The Last Duel”
Alessandro Nivola “The Many Saints of Newark”
Amir Jadidi “A Hero”
Ansel Elgort “West Side Story”
Anthony Ramos “In the Heights”
Benedict Cumberbatch “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain”
Clint Eastwood “Cry Macho”
Daniel Craig “No Time to Die”
Dev Patel “The Green Knight”
Don Cheadle “No Sudden Move”
Eddie Murphy “Coming 2 America”
Eric Bana “The Dry”
Filippo Scotti “The Hand of God”
Harvey Keitel “Lansky”
Jonathan Majors “The Harder They Fall”
Justin Chon “Blue Bayou”
Matt Damon “The Last Duel”
Michael B. Jordan “A Journal for Jordan”
Michael Keaton “Worth”
Tim Blake Nelson “Old Henry”
Tim Roth “Bergman Island”
Timothée Chalamet “Dune”
Tom Hanks “Finch”
Udo Kier “Swan Song”
Winston Duke “Nine Days”

2022 SAG Awards Predictions (Film)

2022 Academy Awards Predictions

2021 Oscars predictions are here.

About the SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by SAG-AFTRA, is an annual award show that has become one of the most important and key indicators for the Oscars. Four films have won the most SAG awards with three: 1999’s “American Beauty,” 2002’s “Chicago,” 2011’s “The Help” and 2017’s “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Three movies have been nominated for the most SAG awards with five: 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago” and 2008’s “Doubt.”

  • The 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM.