Last year, Netflix swept the board at the Oscars, bringing home a total of seven trophies. In one night, the streaming service doubled its total number of Oscar wins.
So, what does this year’s award season hold for Netflix? With movies like The Power of Dog and Lost Daughter, Netflix could win big at the 94th Academy Awards. This year’s Academy Awards is set to be held on March 27, 2022, at 5 p.m. PT and the nominations will be announced on February 8, 2022
Here are our predictions for the Oscars 2022!
The Power of the Dog
Nominations Expected: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing
Directed by Jane Campion, The Power of Dog is Western about a rancher in 1920s Montana who torments his new in-law. Among the predicted nominees are Benedict Cumberbatch (Best Actor), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Best Supporting Actor), and Kirsten Dunst (Best Supporting Actress ). Right now, all three of them appear to be promising. Campion, meanwhile, is now polling at the top of the industry for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. There are high expectations for her to become the third woman to win an Academy Award for directing. Also on the run are Ari Wagner (cinematography) and Peter Sciberras (film editing).
The Lost Daughter
Nominations Expected: Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay
Olivia Coleman and Maggie Gyllenhall together? What a brilliant surprise. According to predictions, Gyllenhaal is in second place for an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. Meanwhile, Coleman, who just won an Emmy for her performance in The Crown in which she knocked down Princess Diana nominee Emma Corrin, might do it again by taking down Spencer actor Kristen Stewart.
Don’t Look Up
Nominations Expected: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Supporting Actor
The Netflix satire is the latest from the director, writer, and producer Adam McKay, and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as scientists who detect a comet coming toward Earth, and Meryl Streep and Jonah Hill star as politicians who ignore their warnings. The predictions include: Best Actor (Leonardo Dicaprio), Best Original Screenplay (Adam McKay), Best Film Editing (Hank Corwin), Best Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep), and Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill).
Nominations Expected: Best Actor
The film is based on the late Broadway composer Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical theatrical musical. Garfield portrays Larson as he juggles his artistic goals with his personal connections and the hard reality of being a starving artist in New York City. Many critics praised Andrew Garfield’s performance, describing it as “Oscar-worthy.”
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Nominations Expected: Best Animated Feature
Directed by first-time director Mike Rianda, The Mitchells vs. the Machines is Netflix’s hope for the Best Animated Feature that explores the upsides and downsides of technology. The story explores the relationship of a gadget-geek daughter and a technologically challenged father.
The Hand of God
Nominations Expected: Best International Feature Film
The Hand of God, directed by Paolo Sorrentino, is one of the 15 films on the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shortlist. The film explores Fabietto, played by newcomer Filippo Scotti, a young lad loosely based on Sorrentino who grew up in Naples in the late 1980s and dreamed of becoming a filmmaker. Sorrentino’s film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it received the runner-up grand jury prize and Scotti won the Marcello Mastroianni award for the best young actor.