2022 Oscar Predictions

Updated May 1st, 2022

Zoe Kazan

1. 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.

2. Michelle Williams - The Fabelmans

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

3. Lily Gladstone - 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. Jessie Buckley - 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.

5. Carey Mulligan - 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.

Next In Line:

6. Hong Chau - 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.

7. Patricia Clarkson - 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.

8. Samantha Morton - 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. Vanessa Kirby - 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.

10. Sadie Sink - 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.​​

Also Consider:

11. Margot Robbie - Amsterdam

Plot details kept under wraps.

12. Dakota Johnson - 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.

13. Anne Hathaway - Armageddon Time

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

14. Raffey Cassidy - 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.

15. Tang Wei - Decision to Leave

A detective investigating a man's death in the mountains meets the dead man's mysterious wife in the course of his dogged sleuthing.

16. Tilda Swinton - The Killer

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

17. Julianne Nicholson - Blonde

A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

18. Katherine Waterston - Babylon

Plot unknown. Rumored to be set in period Hollywood.

19. Nina Hoss - 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.

20. 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.