Hello, everyone, and welcome back to The Friendly Film Fan! To start, I am terribly sorry that I’m way less active on here than I used to be; between helping manage a movie theater and keeping up with my writing for Bitesize Breakdown, I haven’t had a lot of time to write full reviews or even mini ones for this blog, and a recent life event (which I won’t delve into just yet) forced me to take some time away from both. But fear not! I have some new material I’m announcing soon that hopefully will be exciting for you all to read about…or not read about (wink wink). Hopefully that all starts coming together more quickly, but until then, it’s time to begin with the yearly tradition Oscar Nomination Predictions!
As most of you know (although some may not, somehow), Oscar season is my favorite time of year. Typically taking place between mid-September and mid-January, studios release their big awards contenders – for Disney, it’s huge IP usually – and we all get to see high quality movies from exciting new artists as well as still-on-their-game returning ones. This year’s lineup is quite stacked, but despite the myriad of releases still to come, it can be hard to tell which ones will go for the gold and which ones won’t this early on. To that end, most of the “wildcard” picks in this lineup are either films which have no promotional material or footage out so far, or are possibilities of which I only have a rudimentary knowledge. Several of them are likely to change over the next two months or so, and some may seem blatantly outlandish by the time mid-December rolls around. Such is the nature of this sort of task. (Also, I do not predict the short films in the first round of predictions due to lack of knowledge regarding which ones will be good or not, as well as lack of access to those films so early in the year.)
My predictions are based on a variety of usual factors (directors, trailers, casts, categorical definition) as well as the opinions of great critics who study this sort of thing like The Oscar Expert or Next Best Picture. It’s always healthy to consult the experts (and their Brother Bros), but I always like to stick with a lot of my own feelings towards the season as well. With all that being said, let’s dive right in to my first installment of Ridiculously Early Oscar Nomination Predictions!
And those are my first predictions so far for the 2022 Oscar Nominations! What do you think of these predictions? Do you agree with them? Any you disagree with? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for some exciting announcements coming soon!
- The Friendly Film Fan
Film critic in my free time. Film enthusiast in my down time.