Sunday, March 27, 2022

Predictions for 94th Annual Academy Awards

Tick, tock... tick, tock. Cue beads of sweat across my forehead. Why so anxious? The 94th annual Academy Awards starts in just over an hour, and I haven't even started to post my predictions. Last year was... a pass, fresh off an unimpressive 8 (correct) out of 11 in 2020. So without further adieu, let's dive in.

Best Picture: CODA (Flip a coin with The Power of the Dog, but I think Apple tops Netflix for top honors.)

Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard (Finally, Will Smith gets some much-deserved Oscar love.)

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Chastain tops Penélope Cruz in a close one.)

Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA (Put it in the bank.)

Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story (See above.)

Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog.

Best Animated Feature: Encanto

Best Cinematography: Dune (Another flip of the coin (with The Power of the Dog.)

Best Foreign Language Film: Drive My Car (Japan.)

Best Adapted Screenplay: CODA

Best Original Screenplay: Belfast (It should be Don't Look Up, but...)