2022 Oscar Predictions

Updated December 3rd, 2022

Cate Blanchett

1. Cate Blanchett - TÁR

Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár. widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

2. Michelle Yeoh - Everything Everywhere All At Once

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

3. Michelle Williams - The Fabelmans

Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, a young man named Sammy Fabelman discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth.

4. Danielle Deadwyler - Till

The story of Emmett Louis Till and the legacy of his mother who pursued justice for her lynched son.

5. Zoe Kazan - She Said

New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor break one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.

Next In Line:

6. Margot Robbie - Babylon

A tale of outsized ambition and outrageous excess, it traces the rise and fall of multiple characters during an era of unbridled decadence and depravity in early Hollywood.​

7. Olivia Colman - Empire of Light

Plot unknown. Described as a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.

8. Viola Davis - The Woman King

A historical epic inspired by the true events that happened in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

9. Jennifer Lawrence - Causeway

A US soldier suffers a traumatic brain injury while fighting in Afghanistan and struggles to adjust to life back home.

10. Ana de Armas - Blonde

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Also Consider:

11. Naomi Ackie - I Wanna Dance With Somebody

The joyous, emotional and heart-breaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical super stardom

12. Rooney Mara - Women Talking

A group of women in an isolated Mennonite religious colony in Bolivia as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony's men.

13. Florence Pugh - The Wonder

A tale of two strangers who transform each other's lives, a psychological thriller, and a story of love pitted against evil.

14. Taylor Russell - Bones & All

Maren, a young woman, learns how to survive on the margins of society.

15. Emma Thompson - Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher, is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. And she has a plan, which involves hiring a young sex worker named Leo Grande.

16. Jessica Chastain - The Good Nurse

Nurse Amy Loughren is shocked when Charlie Cullen, one of her colleagues, is foound responsible for the murder of dozens of patients over a period of sixteen years, across two states and nine hospitals, without being charged.

17. Laura Dern - The Son

Peter as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

18. Aubrey Plaza - Emily the Criminal

Down on her luck and saddled with debt, Emily gets involved in a credit card scam that pulls her into the criminal underworld of Los Angeles, ultimately leading to deadly consequences.

19. Anya Taylor-Joy - The Menu

Young couple Margot and Tyler travel to a remote island to eat at Hawthorne, an exclusive restaurant run by celebrity chef Slowik, who has prepared a lavish molecular gastronomy menu where food is treated as conceptual art, but his approach to cuisine has some shocking surprises for the wealthy guests.

20. Sally Hawkins - The Lost King

A fictionalization of the 2012 discovery of King Richard III's remains beneath a Leicester car park. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Coogan, and Harry Lloyd.