2022 Oscar Predictions

Updated June 23rd, 2022

Steven Spielberg

1. Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans

A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg's own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

2. David O. Russell - Amsterdam

Plot details kept under wraps.​

3. Martin Scorsese - Killers of the Flower Moon

Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.​

4. Darren Aronofsky - The Whale

A reclusive English teacher suffering from severe obesity who attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter for one last chance at redemption.​

5. Maria Schrader - 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. Yorgos Lanthimos - Poor Things

The film will be a Victorian tale of love, discovery and scientific daring, Poor Things tells the incredible story of Belle Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.​​

7. Damien Chazelle - Babylon

Plot unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood.​

8. James Cameron - Avatar: The Way of Water

Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the planet of Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their planet.​

9. James Gray - Armageddon Time

A coming-of-age story about growing up in Queens in the 1980s.​

10. Noah Baumbach - White Noise

Follows a year in the life of Jack Gladney, a professor who has made his name by pioneering the field of Hitler studies.​

Also Consider:

11. Sam Mendes - 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.​

12. Bradley Cooper - Maestro

The complex love of Leonard and Felicia, from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25 year marriage, and three children.​

13. David Fincher - The Killer

An assassin begins to psychologically crack as he develops a conscience, even as his clients continue to demand his skills.​

14. Florian Zeller - 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.​

15. Wes Anderson - Asteroid City

Plot unknown. Rumored to be a love story set in Europe.​

16. Gina Prince-Bythewood - 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.​

17. Olivia Wilde - Don't Worry Darling

A 1950's housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding disturbing secrets.​

18. Todd Field - 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.​

19. Alejandro González Iñárritu – Bardo

Plot unknown. The film explores the political and social modernity of Mexico.​

20. George Miller - Three Thousand Years of Longing

A scholar, content with life, encounters a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. Their conversation, in a hotel room in Istanbul, leads to consequences neither would have expected.​

21. Jordan Peele - Nope

The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.​

22. Baz Luhrmann - Elvis​

A look at the life of the legendary rock and roll star, Elvis Presley.​

23. Andrew Dominik - Blonde

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.​

24. Sarah Polley - 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.​

25. Daniels - 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.