2022 Oscar Predictions

Updated June 23rd, 2022

Steven Spielberg WEST SIDE STORY

1. The Fabelmans

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

2. 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.

3. 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. Babylon

Plot unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood.

5. Amsterdam

Plot details kept under wraps.

6. 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. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's top aviators, Pete Mitchell is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.

Next In Line:

11. 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. 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.

13. 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.

14. Armageddon Time

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

15. Shirley

A biopic film about Shirley Chisholm, America's first Black congresswoman.

16. Bardo

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

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Elvis

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

20. 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

21. Till

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

22. The Banshees of Inisherin

A pair of lifelong friends on a remote Irish island find themselves at an awkward time in their relationship when one of them no longer wants to be friends.

23. Close

The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi's mother. "Close" is a film about friendship and responsibility.

24. Nope

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

25. 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.

Also Consider:

26. 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.

27. The Killer

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

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Plot unknown. Sequel to the 2019 film 'Knives Out'.

31. Asteroid City

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

32. Red, White and Water

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

33. Rustin

Gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March on Washington.

34. The Brutalist

An architect emigrates to the United States in 1947 and spends the next three decades developing his masterpiece.

35. Cha Cha Real Smooth

A young man who works as a Bar Mitzvah party host strikes up a friendship with a mother and her autistic daughter.

36. Showing Up

A vibrant and sharply funny portrait of an artist on the verge of a career-changing exhibition. As she navigates family, friends, and colleagues in the lead up to her show, the chaos of life becomes the inspiration for great art.

37. The Batman

When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.

38. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

A sequel that will continue to explore the world of Wakanda and all the characters introduced in the 2018 film.

39. Disappointment Blvd.

A decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.

40. Next Goal Wins

Adaptation of the 2014 British documentary. The story of the American Samoa soccer team, who suffered the worst loss in World Cup history, losing to Australia 31-0 in 2001.

41. Bones & All

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

42. Broker

Broker is an upcoming South Korean drama film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda starring Song Kang-ho, Bae Doona, Gang Dong-won, and IU. It marks Kore-eda's second film made outside Japan after The Truth (2019), his previous produced in France, and his second collaboration with Bae after Air Doll (2009). The film revolves around characters associated with baby boxes, which allow infants to be dropped off anonymously to be cared for by others

43. 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.

44. Blonde

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

45. Spaceman

Jakub Procházka, orphaned as a boy and raised in the Czech countryside by his grandparents, overcomes his odds to become the country's first astronaut.

46. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

A cash-strapped Nicolas Cage agrees to make a paid appearance at a billionaire super fan's birthday party, but is really an informant for the CIA since the billionaire fan is a drug kingpin and gets cast in a Tarantino movie.

47. Hustle

After a down-on-his-luck basketball scout discovers an extraordinary player abroad, he brings the phenom back without his team's approval.

48. The Northman

From visionary director Robert Eggers comes The Northman, an action-filled epic that follows a young Viking prince on his quest to avenge his father's murder.

49. Emancipation

A runaway slave forges through the swamps of Louisiana on a tortuous journey to escape plantation owners that nearly killed him.

50. Clerks III

Dante, Elias, and Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal after a heart attack to make a movie about the convenience store that started it all.