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Predictions Friday: They Have the Ballots!

The major nominations for PGA, DGA, ACE, and WGA all dropping all on the same day was illuminating. Since people were voting more or less at the same time, and since they did not have many groups influencing their choices, we got a mostly organic picture of what the industry voters actually like this year. What did it tell us? Well, not that much more than what we already knew. There were no major surprises, I don't think. Probably the biggest surprise for me was that I thought there would be more of a crossover from SAG ensemble...

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WATCH: Amir Jadidi Discusses ‘A Hero’s Moral Complexity and Why He Thinks Every Actor Should Work With Asghar Farhadi

Amir Jadidi, the star of Asghar Farhadi's latest Oscar contender, 'A Hero' joins Awards Daily’s Shadan Larki to discuss working with the Iranian auteur and his complicated character at the heart of the story. No good deed goes unpunished. A Hero opens with Amir Jadidi's Rahim being released from debtors prison on a two-day leave. When he is given a bag of gold that can solve his crisis, he chooses to return the coins to their rightful owner, thus unlocking a series of events with far-reaching consequences. As with all of writer/director Asghar Farhadi's films, A Hero lives...

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Exclusive: James Marsh Chats with ‘On My Mind’ Director Martin Strange-Hansen

Putting your own personal story on film is a herculean task. Martin Strange-Hansen's On My Mind is clearly based on something emotionally true because of how our feelings are affected by this short film. On My Mind is a story of a man trying to give a loved one reassurance that they will be all right. The film has been shortlisted for Live Action Short at this year's Oscars. On My Mind centers on Henrik, a sad man who stumbles into a bar looking to drink some of his pain away. He is about to make a very...

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Exclusive: Short Contender ‘Censor of Dreams’ On Creating a World While We Sleep

Live Action Short Film contender Censor of Dreams takes us to a place we rarely visit. A team of hardworking and weary people are in charge of altering and hiding the potentially harmful images that pop up in our subconscious when we fall asleep. If you are dealing with a trauma, you can push it down as much as you can in your everyday life, but your dreams don't have the same consideration. In this exclusive chat, moderator Danny Lennon talks with directors Léo Berne and Raphaël Rodriguez, stars Yoko Higashi and Damien Bonnard, and art director Marco...

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2022 Oscar TRACKER

WGA Nominations*
ACE Editors Nominations*
PGA Nominations*
DGA Nominations*
First Feature DGA*
ASC Nominations*
CAS Nominations*
ADG Nominations*
SAG/AFTRA Nominations*
Critics Choice*
Golden Globes+winners/*nominees
AFI Top Ten*
National Board of Review winner+/* top ten

Best Picture
The Power of the Dog**+*****
West Side Story**+****
King Richard*+*****
Licorice Pizza+********
Don't Look Up*********
tick tick ...Boom!*******
Being the Ricardos**
Nightmare Alley*****
No Time to Die**
The Tragedy of Macbeth****
Spider-Man: No Way Home*
The French Dispatch***
The Last Duel*
The Lost Daughter**
Drive My Car
The Card Counter
In the Heights*

Best ActorWill Smith, King Richard+*+*
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog***
Denzel Washington, Tragedy of Macbeth***
Andrew Garfield, Tick Tick Boom***
Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos**
Peter Dinklage, Cyrano**
Leonardo DiCaprio, Don't Look Up*
Bradley Cooper, Nightmare Alley
Nicolas Cage, Pig*
Anthony Ramos, In the Heights*
Matt Damon, The Last Duel
Ansel Elgort, West Side Story

Best Actress
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos*+*
Jessica Chastain, Eyes of Tammy Faye***
Lady Gaga, House of Gucci***
Jennifer Hudson, Respect*
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter***
Kristen Stewart, Spencer**
Rachel Zegler, West Side Story++
Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza**
Jodie Comer, The Last Duel
Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers 
Frances McDormand, Tragedy of Macbeth
Tessa Thompson, Passing

Best Supporting ActorKodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog*+*
Troy Katsur, CODA***
Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar**
Bradley Cooper, Licorice Pizza*
Ciarán Hinds, Belfast+**
Jared Leto, House of Gucci*
JK Simmons, Being the Ricardos**
Jamie Dornan, Belfast*
Mike Faist, West Side Story
David Alvarez, West Side Story
Ben Affleck, The Last Duel

Best Supporting Actress Ariana Debose, West Side Story*+*
Caitriona Balfe, Belfast***
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog***
Ruth Negga, Passing**
Cate Blanchett, Nightmare Alley*
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard+**
Rita Moreno, West Side Story*
 Marlee Matlin, CODA
Nina Arianda, Being the Ricardos
Alia Shawcat, Being the Ricardos
Ann Dowd, Mass

Best Director Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog*+*
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast***
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story***
Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza+**
Denis Villeneuve, Dune***
Adam McKay, Don't Look Up
Lin Manuel-Miranda, tick tick Boom*
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter**
Rebecca Hall, Passing*
Guillermo Del Toro, Nightmare Alley*
Reinaldo Marcus Green, King Richard
Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos
Ridley Scott, House of Gucci
Ridley Scott, The Last Duel

Original ScreenplayBelfast++
Don't Look Up***

Licorice Pizza***
Being the Ricardos***
King Richard**
A Hero+*
The French Dispatch*

Adapted Screenplay The Power of the Dog**
West Side Story**
The Lost Daughter*
Nightmare Alley*
tick tick BOOM!*
The Tragedy of Macbeth+

Cinematography The Power of the Dog**
Tragedy of Macbeth+**
Nightmare Alley**
West Side Story*
The Last Duel
In the Heights

The Power of the Dog*
Licorice Pizza**
The Last Duel
No Tme to Die*
King Richard*
Don't Look Up*
Licorice Pizza*
In the Heights

West Side Story*

Production Design Dune**
West Side Story**
Nightmare Alley**
The French Dispatch**
Tragedy of Macbeth*
Ghostbusters: Afterlife*
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings*
The Green Knight*
Don't Look Up*
In the Heights*
No Time to Die*
The Lost Daughter*
The Power of the Dog

The Last Duel

Sound Mixing + Editing Spider-Man: No Way Home*
The Power of the Dog*
No Time to Die*
West Side Story*
Last Night in Soho
The Matrix Resurrections
A Quiet Place Part II
tick, tick...BOOM!

Costumes Cruella*
West Side Story*
Nightmare Alley*
House of Gucci*
Being the Ricardos
The Last Duel
The Power of the Dog
French Dispatch
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Visual Effects Spider-Man: No Way Home
The Matrix Resurrections*
No Time to Die*
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings*
Black Widow
Free Guy
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
Godzilla vs. Kong

Original ScoreDune*+
The Power of the Dog**
The French Dispatch*
Parallel Mothers*
Don’t Look Up*
Being the Ricardos
The Green Knight
The Harder They Fall
King Richard
The Last Duel
No Time to Die
The Tragedy of Macbeth

Original Song No Time To Die from No Time to Die*+
Be Alive from King Richard**
Dos Oruguitas from Encanto**
Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) from Respect*
Guns Go Bang from The Harder They Fall*Down To Joy from Belfast*
So May We Start? from Annette
Right Where I Belong from Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road
Automatic Woman from Bruised
Dream Girl from Cinderella
Beyond The Shore from CODA
The Anonymous Ones from Dear Evan Hansen
Somehow You Do from Four Good Days
Your Song Saved My Life from Sing 2

Makeup and Hair Cruella*
West Side Story
The Eyes of Tammy Faye*
House of Gucci*
Nightmare Alley*
Coming 2 America
No Time to Die
The Suicide Squad

Animated Feature Encanto*+
The Mitchells vs. the Machines*
Raya and the Last Dragon*+

My Sunny Maad*
Sing 2
Spirit Untamed
The Addams Family 2
The Ape Star
Back to the Outback
Bob Spit – We Do Not Like People
The Boss Baby: Family Business
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
The Laws of the Universe – The Age of Elohim
Paw Patrol The Movie
Pompo the Cinephile
Poupelle of Chimney Town
Raya and the Last Dragon
Ron’s Gone Wrong
The Spine of Night
The Summit of the Gods
Wish Dragon

Documentary Feature Summer of Soul+*
The Rescue*
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Faya Dayi
The First Wave
In the Same Breath
Simple as Water
The Velvet Underground
Writing with Fire

International Feature Japan, Drive My Car*+
Iran, A Hero**
Denmark, Flee*
Italy, The Hand of God**
Finland, Compartment No. 6*
The Worst Person in the Worldspan *
Austria, Great Freedom
Belgium, Playground
Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom
Germany, I’m Your Man
Iceland, Lamb
Kosovo, Hive
Mexico, Prayers for the Stolen
Panama, Plaza Catedral
Spain, The Good Boss

Live Action ShortAla Kachuu - Take and Run
Censor of Dreams
The Criminals
The Dress
Les Grandes Claques
The Long Goodbye
On My Mind
Please Hold
Under the Heavens
When the Sun Sets
You’re Dead Helen

Documentary ShortÁguilas
A Broken House
Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis
Coded: The Hidden Love of J. C. Leyendecker
Day of Rage
The Facility
Lead Me Home
Lynching Postcards: Token of a Great Day
The Queen of Basketball
Sophie & the Baron
Terror Contagion
Three Songs for Benazir
When We Were Bullies

Animated ShortAffairs of the Art
Angakusajaujuq: The Shaman’s Apprentice
Bad Seeds
Flowing Home
Mum Is Pouring Rain
The Musician
Only a Child
Robin Robin
Souvenir Souvenir
Step into the River
Us Again
The Windshield Wiper




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