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Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for the upcoming Oscars and Emmys ceremonies from film awards editor Clayton Davis. Following history, buzz, news, reviews and sources, the Oscar and Emmy predictions are updated regularly with the current year's list of contenders in all categories. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. The eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and is subject to change.

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UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More commentary to be added.

Oscar nominations voting begins on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, and will end on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022. The official Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Precursor Awards Leader: None
Awards Circuit Winners Chart (2021-2022) – coming soon
Awards Season Calendar

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HOUSE OF GUCCI, Jared Leto as Paolo Gucci, 2021. ph: Fabio Lovino / © MGM / Courtesy Everett Collection ?MGM/Courtesy Everett Collectio


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1 “Dune” Warner Bros Donald Mowat, Love Larson, Eva von Bahr
2 “House of Gucci” MGM/United Artists Releasing Jana Carboni, Giuliano Mariano, Göran Lundström
3 “Cruella” Walt Disney Pictures Nadia Stacey, Carolyn Cousins
4 “No Time to Die” MGM/United Artists Releasing Daniel Phillips
5 Coming 2 America Amazon Studios Vera Steimberg, Merc Arceneaux, Stacey Morris, Carla Farmer
6 “The Suicide Squad” Warner Bros Heba Thorisdottir, Janine Thompson
7 “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” Searchlight Pictures Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh
8 “West Side Story” 20th Century Studios Judy Chin, Kay Georgiou
9 “Cyrano” MGM/United Artists Releasing Sian Miller, Alessandro Bertolazzi
10 “Nightmare Alley” Searchlight Pictures Cliona Furey, Jo-Ann MacNeil

AWARDS CATEGORY HISTORY (Makeup and Hairstyling)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. The most awarded films in Oscar history are “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” at 11 statuettes. The most nominated films in Academy history are “All About Eve,” “Titanic” and “La La Land” at 14. “La La Land” is the only film of the three to have lost best picture. The biggest Oscar “losers,” meaning most nominated and walk away with zero awards, are 1977’s “The Turning Point” and 1985’s “The Color Purple” at 11 each. The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Rick Baker (“Men in Black”), who is now retired, has the distinction of most nominations with 11 and wins with seven. Greg Cannon (“Bram Stoker’s Dracula”) is closest to him in both regards, with 10 mentions over his career with four wins. The most decorated woman in this space is Ve Neill (“Mrs. Doubtfire”).

2022 Academy Awards Predictions

2021 Oscars predictions are here.

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 are selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). 17 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 date for the 94th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 27, 2022