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UPDATED: Dec 26, 2021

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)

2022 Academy Awards Predictions

  • Best Picture

  • Best Director

  • Best Actor

  • Best Actress

  • Best Supporting Actor

  • Best Supporting Actress

  • Best Original Screenplay

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Best Animated Feature

  • Best Production Design

  • Best Cinematography

  • Best Costume Design

  • Best Film Editing

  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Best Sound

  • Best Visual Effects

  • Best Original Score

  • Best Original Song

  • Best Documentary Feature

  • Best International Feature

  • Best Animated Short 

  • Best Documentary Short 

  • Best Live-Action Short 

Awards Circuit (Film Column) Archives

  • Oscars Shortlists Include Beyoncé, ‘Spider-Man’ and Two Jonny Greenwood Scores as France’s ‘Titane’ Is Snubbed – (Dec. 21, 2021)

  • Final Predictions for 2022 Oscars Shortlists for Visual Effects, Original Song, International Feature and More – (Dec. 16, 2021)

  • Oscar’s Penis Problem: Why Does the Academy Ignore Actors Doing Full Frontal? – (Dec. 9, 2021)

  • Gotham Awards Give Boosts to ‘The Lost Daughter’ and ‘CODA’ – What Does It Mean for the Academy? – (Dec. 2, 2021)

  • Top 5 Ways to Make the Oscars Great Again (Column) – (Nov. 26, 2021)

  • How Many Movies Can Oscar and BAFTA Voters Watch Over Thanksgiving? – (Nov. 24, 2021)

  • Andrew Garfield and Will Smith Brought Best Actor Race Into Focus at AFI Fest – (Nov. 18, 2021)

  • Frances McDormand Could Be the First Person Nominated for Best Picture and Acting Oscars Consecutively – (Nov. 14, 2021)

  • Can Halle Berry Be the First Woman to Direct Herself to an Acting Nomination for ‘Bruised’? – (Nov. 14, 2021)

  • Will Oscar Voters Say ‘I Love Nicole Kidman’ in Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Being the Ricardos’? – (Nov. 13, 2021)

  • Oscars Can Have Two Noteworthy Mahershala Ali Performances for the Price of One with ‘Swan Song’ – (Nov. 12, 2021)

  • Will Lady Gaga Have Her Cher Moment at the Oscars? – (Nov. 11, 2021)

  • Can Andrew Garfield’s ‘Tick, Tick … Boom!’ Performance Be the First Musical Best Actor Winner in Over 55 Years? – (Nov. 10, 2021)

  • Will ‘House of Gucci’ or ‘The Last Duel’ Make Ridley Scott the Oldest Directing Nominee in Oscars History? – (Nov. 10, 2021)

  • ‘House of Gucci’: Will Lady Gaga and Jared Leto Snag Their Second Oscars? – (Nov. 9, 2021)

  • How ‘Belfast’ and Kenneth Branagh Could Set a New Record at the Oscars – (Nov. 8, 2021)

  • Oscar’s Invisible Women of Cinematography: How Female DPs Should Be Front and Center This Awards Season – (Nov. 4, 2021)

  • Oscars: ‘Eternals’ Rotten Tomatoes Score Shouldn’t Keep It Out of the Visual Effects Race – (Nov. 4, 2021)

  • Can Clifton Collins Jr’s Performance in ‘Jockey’ Break the Oscars Curse for Latino Actors? – (Oct. 28, 2021)

  • Can ‘Being the Ricardos’, ‘Nightmare Alley’ and Other Late Releases Still Make an Oscars Impact? – (Oct. 21, 2021)

  • Best Actress: Leading Women of Color Not Contending for Oscars – Why? – (Oct. 14, 2021)

  • Oscars: These Women Directors Could Be Standouts This Awards Season – (Oct. 7, 2021)

  • Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand Bring Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ to the Oscars Race – (Sept. 30, 2021)

  • Oscars 2022: First Blind Predictions Include the Return of Big Studios and Streamers Seeking Gold – (Apr. 29, 2021)

Awards Circuit Podcast Interview Archives

  • Penélope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”) and Tessa Thompson (“Passing”) – Dec. 23, 2021

  • Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”) – Dec. 22, 2021

  • Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick … Boom!”) – Dec. 16, 2021

  • Julia Ducournau (“Titane”) – Dec. 10, 2021

  • Adam McKay (“Don’t Look Up”) – Dec. 9, 2021

  • Sarah Snook and Nicholas Britell (HBO’s “Succession”) – Dec. 8, 2021

  • Ron Mael and Russell Mael (“The Sparks Brothers”) – Dec. 3, 2021

  • Mahershala Ali (“Swan Song”) – Dec. 2, 2021

  • Corey Hawkins (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”) and Tim Blake Nelson (“Old Henry”) – Nov. 25, 2021

  • Robin de Jesús (“Tick, Tick … Boom!”) – Nov. 19, 2021

  • Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) – Nov. 18, 2021

  • Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”) – Nov. 12, 2021

  • Jonathan Majors (“The Harder They Fall”) – Nov. 11, 2021

  • Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”) – Nov. 5, 2021

  • Dakota Johnson (“The Lost Daughter”) – Nov. 4, 2021

  • Clifton Collins, Jr. (“Jockey” and “Nightmare Alley”) – Oct. 29, 2021

  • Caitríona Balfe (“Belfast”) – Oct. 28, 2021

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“The Guilty”) – Oct. 22, 2021

  • Oscar Isaac (“The Card Counter”) and Jeffrey Wright (“The French Dispatch”) – Oct. 15, 2021

  • Ann Dowd (“Mass”) and Joe Wright (“Cyrano”) – Oct. 8, 2021

  • Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”) and Simon Rex (“Red Rocket”) – Oct. 1, 2021

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Courier,” “The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,” “The Power of the Dog” and “Spider-Man: No Way Home”)

2022 SAG Awards Predictions (Film)

  • Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

  • Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

  • Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

2022 BAFTA Awards (Film)

  • Best Film

  • Outstanding British Film

  • Direction

  • Actor in a Leading Role

  • Actress in a Leading Role

  • Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Original Screenplay

  • Adapted Screenplay

  • Animated Film

  • Production Design

  • Cinematography

  • Costume Design

  • Editing

  • Makeup and Hair

  • Sound

  • Special Visual Effects

  • Original Music

  • Documentary

  • Film Not in the English Language

  • Short Animation

  • Short Film

  • Casting

  • Rising Star Award

  • Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the near 10,000 person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

  • The 94th Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre and televised live on Sunday, Mar. 27, 2022, on ABC

  • Visit the 2021 Oscar prediction archive.

About the SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by SAG-AFTRA, is an annual award show that has become one of the most important and key indicators for the Oscars. Four films have won the most SAG awards with three: 1999’s “American Beauty,” 2002’s “Chicago,” 2011’s “The Help” and 2017’s “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Three movies have been nominated for the most SAG awards with five: 1998’s “Shakespeare in Love,” “Chicago” and 2008’s “Doubt.”

  • 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards televised live on TNT and TBS at 5 pm pst / 8 pm est

About the BAFTA Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA, is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – particularly film, television and games – in the United Kingdom. The group is also an international program of learning events and initiatives offering access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring in the U.K. and the United States.

  • The BAFTA Film Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, Mar. 2, 2022.

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