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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
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UPDATED: Dec 23, 2021
AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: It’s undeniable to see any film other than “The Power of the Dog” from Oscar-winning screenwriter Jane Campion as the frontrunner. She’s won a staggering 17 critics prizes thus far this awards season with “Drive My Car” from Ryusuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe at a distant second with three wins. The Japanese entry for international feature is also the only (current) film, other than Campion’s, to win multiple screenplay categories from critics’ groups. “CODA” from Siân Heder, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” from Joel Coen, “The Lost Daughter” from Maggie Gyllenhaal and “Nightmare Alley” from Guillermo del Toro and Kim Morgan all have a single prize each.
With “Dune” leading in seven technical category wins – production design, cinematography, costume design, film editing, sound, visual effects and score (technically eight if you add in makeup and hairstyling, which hasn’t been given out by the previously announced 29 critics groups thus far) – we’re seeking the proof of its strength with the Academy overall. One specific telling of that strength will be to muster a nomination for scribes Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth. A screenplay snub has been the Achille’s Heel for past science fiction films such as “Avatar” (2009), “Gravity” (2013) and “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015). So if it manages to capture it, I believe we can have a serious conversation about whether or not the Warner Bros feature can be the ultimate winner on Oscar night in best picture.
Speaking of unconventional contenders, after superhero films like “Logan” (2017) and “Joker” (2019) gaining attention from the Writer’s Branch, we can entertain the discussion of a film like “Spider-Man: No Way Home” by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers or “No Time to Die” by Cary Fukunaga, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Phoebe Waller-Bridge sneaking into this thinner-than-usual field.
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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AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Best Adapted Screenplay)
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 most significant 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. Only nine writers have won best adapted screenplay twice – Robert Bolt, Francis Ford Coppola, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Alexander Payne, Mario Puzo, Michael Wilson, Alvin Sargent and George Seaton. Billy Wilder had the most nominations with seven, with John Huston close behind with six. James Ivory is the oldest nominee and winner ever for “Call Me by Your Name” at 89. At the same time, Joseph L. Mankiewicz is the youngest nominee ever at 22 for “Skippy,” with Charlie Wachtel being the youngest winner at 32 for “BlacKkKlansman.” The most recent winner is Florian Zeller for “The Father.”
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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 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.
- The date for the 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022