Oscars Predictions: Best Original Song – The Academy Can Invite All the Biggest Names In Music – Will They?

Other song contenders include Lin-Manuel Miranda, Van Morrison, Sparks, the Lumineers, Billie Eilish and Jennifer Hudson.

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2022 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
BEST ORIGINAL SONG

UPDATED: Dec 2, 2021

AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY: More to come

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.

Awards Season Calendar (2021-2022)


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Peter Dinklage in Cyrano Peter Mountain

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:
RANK FILM SONG SONGWRITERS
1 King Richard “Be Alive” Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson
2 The Harder They Fall “Guns Go Bang” Jeymes Samuel, Scott Mescudi, Shawn Carter
3 Don’t Look Up “Just Look Up” Nicholas Britell, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Tara Stinson
4 Cyrano “Every Letter” Matt Berninger, Carin Besser, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner
5 No Time to Die “No Time to Die” Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
NEXT IN LINE
6 Encanto “Dos Oruguitas” Lin-Manuel Miranda
7 Respect “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King
8 Belfast “Down to Joy” Van Morrison
9 CODA “Beyond the Shore” Nicholai Baxter, Matt Dahan, Sian Heder, Marius de Vries
10 Sing 2 “Your Song Save My Life” Bono
OTHER TOP-TIER CONTENDERS
11 Annette “So May We Start” Ron Mael, Russell Mael
12 Bruised “Automatic Woman” H.E.R. (other songwriters to be added)
13 Four Good Days “Somehow You Do” Diane Warren
14 Dear Evan Hansen “The Anonymous Ones” Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, Amandla Stenberg
15 Raya and the Last Dragon “Lead the Way” Jhene Aiko
16 The Mitchells vs. the Machines “On my Way” Alexandra Lahey, Sophie Louise Payten, Gabriel Strum
17 Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road “Right Where I Belong” Brian Wilson, Jim James
18 Cyrano “Somebody Desperate” Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner
19 The Harder They Fall “The Harder They Fall” Jeymes Samuel, Shawn Carter
20 In the Heights “Home All Summer” Lin-Manuel Miranda
ALSO IN CONTENTION
21 Vivo “Keep the Beat” Lin-Manuel Miranda
22 Encanto “Colombia, Mi Encanto” Lin-Manuel Miranda
23 The Rescue “Believe” Aloe Blacc, Daniel Pemberton
24 Paw Patrol: The Movie “Good Mood” Karl Johan Schuster, Savan Koteca, Oscar Gorres, Adam Devine
25 Flag Day “My Father’s Daughter” Glen Hansard, Cat Power, Eddie Vedder
26 Language Lessons “Hablo de…” Gaby Moreno
27 Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings “Fire in the Sky” Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, Nicholas “Sun Zoo” Race
28 Mary J. Blige’s My Life “Hourglass” Mary J. Blige
29 Cruella “Call Me Cruella” Florence + the Machine
30 The Card Counter “Mercy of Man” Robert Levon Been, Jesse Russell, Tessa Angus
UNRANKED CONTENDERS
Cinderella “Million to One” Camila Cabello, Scott Harris
After We Fell “After Our Dawn” George Kallis, Castille Landon, Nicolas Farmakalidis, Ryan Steffes, George Solonos, Taylor Conrod
Arlo the Alligator Boy “Follow Me Home” Ryan Crego, Alex Geringas
Changing the Game “Chasing Dreams” Goze, Tyler Strickland
Coming 2 America “I’m a King” Bobby D. Sessions Jr, Megan J. Pete, Tariq Anwar-Bassett Sharrieff, Arthur Lee Putman Jr, Chelsia L. Reeves
Cry Macho “Find a New Home” Mark Mancina
Cured “The Other Side of the Rainbow Ian Honeyman, Tucker Murray Caploe
Love Is Love Is Love “Because Love” Rita Wilson, Laura Karpman
Munich: The Edge of War “Tu Draumst [To Dream]” Tara Nome Doyle, Isobel Waller-Bridge
Rebel Hearts “Secret Sister” Rufus Wainwright
Space Jam: A New Legacy “Just for Me” SZA, Saint JHN
Space Jam: A New Legacy “We Win” Kirk Franklin, Dominique ‘Lil Baby’ Jones, Cynthia Nunn, Justin Gregory Smith
Spirit: Untamed “Fearless (Valiente)” Amie Doherty
The Automat “At the Automat” Mel Brooks
The Boss Baby: Family Business “Together We Stand” Gary Barlow
The First Wave “Breathe” Jon Batiste
The Green Knight “Blome Swete Lilie Flour” Daniel Hart
The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses” “Never Gonna Tame You” Diane Warren
The Starling “Isabelle Flies” Jeremiah Fraites, Wesley Schultz
The Suicide Squad “Rain” Jordan Benjamin, Kevin Hissink, Jessie Reyez, Chester Krupa Carbone
Vivo “My Own Drum” Missy Elliott, Lin-Manuel Miranda
Vivo “Inside Your Heart” Lin-Manuel Miranda
Old “Remain” Saleka Night Shyamalan