2021 Oscar Predictions

Updated January 12th, 2022

Coda (Apple TV+)

1. The Power of the Dog

A pair of brothers who own a large ranch in Montana are pitted against each other when one of them gets married.

2. Coda

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her love of music and her fear of abandoning her parents.​​

3. The Lost Daughter

A woman's beach vacation takes a dark turn when she begins to confront the troubles of her past.

4. Drive My Car

An aging, widowed actor seeks a chauffeur. The actor turns to his go-to mechanic, who ends up recommending a 20-year-old girl. Despite their initial misgivings, a very special relationship develops between the two.

5. Dune

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy.

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6. West Side Story

An adaptation of the 1957 musical, West Side Story explores forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.​

7. Nightmare Alley

An ambitious carny with a talent for manipulating people with a few well-chosen words hooks up with a female psychiatrist who is even more dangerous than he is.​

8. The Last Duel

King Charles VI declares that Knight Jean de Carrouges settle his dispute with his squire by challenging him to a duel.

9. Passing

"Passing" follows the unexpected reunion of two high school friends, whose renewed acquaintance ignites a mutual obsession that threatens both of their carefully constructed realities.​

10. The Tragedy of Macbeth

A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.

Also Consider:

11. The Tender Bar

A boy growing up on Long Island seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle's bar.

12. Tick, Tick... Boom!

The story of Jon, an aspiring theater composer who is waiting tables in New York City while writing Superbia - which he hopes will be the next great American musical and finally give him his big break.

13. The Humans

Set inside a pre-war duplex in downtown Manhattan, The Humans follows the course of an evening in which the Blake family gathers to celebrate Thanksgiving. As darkness falls outside the crumbling building, mysterious things start to go bump in the night and family tensions reach a boiling point.

14. Zola

A stripper named Zola embarks on a wild road trip to Florida.

15. Shiva Baby

At a Jewish funeral service with her parents, a college student runs into her sugar daddy.

16. Cyrano

A musical adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac.

17. House of Gucci

The story of how Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, plotted to kill her husband, the grandson of renowned fashion designer Guccio Gucci.​

18. A Journal for Jordan

1st Sgt. Charles Monroe King, before he is killed in action in Baghdad, authors a journal for his son intended to tell him how to live a decent life despite growing up without a father.​

19. Worth

An attorney in Washington D.C. battles against cynicism, bureaucracy and politics to help the victims of 9/11.

20. In the Heights

The scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop. The likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.