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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.

Welcome to THE COLLECTIVE, all the latest predictions for the upcoming Academy Awards in one place. See the top 10 best picture awards contenders, with the top 5 prospects in all categories. Check back Thursdays for the latest updates.

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UPDATED: Jan 13, 2022

The latest updates: The 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were equally shocking and validating for this current awards season. At the tail end (hopefully) of a global pandemic, the awards season just threw down the gauntlet in the acting races, with 15 days left until voting opens for the 94th Oscar nominations on Jan. 27 and closes on Feb. 1.

The moral of the story is that no film had a ※clean§ day, meaning there is no undisputed frontrunner in any category, most notably best picture.

※Don*t Look Up§ by Adam McKay landed among the best film, director, and original screenplay races on the BAFTA longlist. The film, which also became No. 1 on Netflix after its release, was recognized by the SAG Awards for its ensemble. The actors* branch is the largest of the Academy, and that group can have a substantial impact when they coalesce around a movie.

Friendly reminder: all predictions on the 2022 Oscars Collective are in alphabetical order. Go to the individual pages to see the rankings (as they’re updated throughout the rest of the week)