2022 Oscars predictions for the 94th Academy Awards
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2022 Oscars predictions for the 94th Academy Awards

All eyes will be on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the 94th Academy Awards and we’ve picked out our 2022 Oscars predictions for punters to consider.

Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will host the star-studded ceremony, with the most coveted gongs in showbusiness up for grabs.

Several categories feature favourites who are too short to back and yet hard to oppose, including Will Smith for Best Actor in King Richard at 1.1.

However, we’ve scoured the Oscars odds in three more competitive categories for a 19.8 treble:

Best Motion Picture: CODA @ 2.2

The Power of the Dog is favourite in the Oscars betting, while Dune did well at the box office, grossing over $400million worldwide, but CODA has all the ingredients for a modern-day best film winner. Starring a predominantly deaf cast in leading roles, this comedy-drama tells the tale of Ruby Rossi, a hearing child of deaf adults who must juggle helping out with the family fishing business and chasing a singing career. Emilia Jones is outstanding in the title role and Troy Kotsur won a BAFTA for best supporting actor.

Best Actress: NICOLE KIDMAN @ 4.5

Jessica Chastain is a short price to get the nod for The Eyes of Tammy Faye but we’re eyeing a minor upset with Kidman in Being the Ricardos. The Australian veteran prevailed in this category for The Hours in 2002 and was also nominated for Moulin Rouge and Rabbit Hole. In this biographical drama, she stars as American icon Lucille Ball in a look at her relationship with I Love Lucy co-star Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem. The film did not receive universal praise from leading review outlets, but that has never stopped the Academy from showing they know best. Recent victors in this category have also tended to be older than their opponents, according to our infographic on who will win big at the Oscars!

Best Original Screenplay: LICORICE PIZZA @ 2.0

Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman make superb film debuts and are backed up by a strong supporting cast featuring Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper and Tom Waits. Set in 1973 San Fernando Valley, Paul Thomas Anderson wrote the screenplay with Haim in mind, having directed several of her band’s music videos. A coming-of-age comedy-drama favoured by younger cinema goers, Licorice Pizza has received widespread critical acclaim and rave reviews from the public. Anderson is already the winner of numerous notable screenplay awards and is backed to now land the big one in our Oscars predictions.

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