Super-too early 2022 Oscar-bait predictions (with bonus LOTS of musicals!)

Apr 26, 2021 23:55

2022 Oscar Predictions: Best Picture
- Gold Derby (@GoldDerby) April 26, 2021

As per my annual tradition of too-early Oscars fatigue, now that we're done with the nightmare that was the 93rd Academy Awards (early predictions from that, though pre-COVID, found here), let's look on to next year. The 94th Oscars will be back on in late February as per usual, and although not confirmed, pretty sure the eligibility will be between March 1-December 31, 2021, so studios gotta get everything out in that 10 month time period.

Anyway without further ado, the contenders this coming year include all those that moved last year and a LOT of movies with A-listers. Yes unfortunately a lot of Adam Driver.

-- Annette - the musical starring Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard
-- King Richard - Will Smith stars as Venus and Serena Williams' father in this biopic
-- Canterbury Glass - David O. Russell is unfortunately back in this period piece with some of his usual suspects: Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Robert De Niro Rami Malek, John David Washington, and Zoe Saldana
-- The Eyes Of Tammy Faye - the famed biopic starring Jessica Chastain in the titular role
-- In the Heights - the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical from John M. Chu
-- Don’t Worry Darling - Olivia Wilde's upcoming period drama with Florence Pugh, Gemma Chan and sigh, Harry Styles
-- House of Gucci - the one you keep seeing a thousand pics of Adam Driver and Lady Gaga chilling in Italy nowadays, about the killing of Gucci by his wife
-- The Tragedy of Macbeth - Frances McDormand's coming for lead Oscar number four here, alongside Denzel Washington in Joel Coen's adaptation of Shakespeare's famous play

[2022 Awards hopefuls - yes a long list]
-- A Journal for Jordan - Iraq-war related tale directed by Denzel Washington starring Michael B. Jordan
-- Next Goal Wins - Taika Waititi's next weird Oscar bait which sees the return of Michael Fassbender as a football/soccer coach
-- The Last Duel - this is the creepy medieval Ridley Scott movie where Matt Damon and Adam Driver fight for a teen girl or something? Blech
-- The Many Saints of Newark - the very long-awaited Sopranos prequel
-- Nightmare Alley - Guillermo del Toro's latest starring Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe and Richard Jenkins
-- The Power of the Dog - Jane Campion returns to tell a story about a pair of brothers (Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons) who go up against each other when one gets married (to Kirsten Dunst so I'm assuming she marries Jesse)
-- Red, White, and Water - Jennifer Lawrence is back in an Oscar-bait about a PTSD veteran with traumatic brain injury
-- Respect - Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson
-- Soggy Bottom - Paul Thomas Anderson's latest 1970s tale starring Bradley Cooper
-- Those Who Wish Me Dead - the one where Angelina Jolie plays a firefighter
-- Unforgiven - Sandra Bullock goes back to her serious-business roots here playing an ex-con dealing with life after prison
-- West Side Story - Steven Spielberg hates us all and we're stuck with another fucking adaptation of this
-- Don’t Look Up - Adam McKay's weird space movie with a fuckload of people led by Leonardo DiCaprio & Jennifer Lawrence
-- Tick, Tick... Boom - Lin-Manuel Miranda hates us all so fucking much he's got TWO musicals out this year, this time as a director
-- The French Dispatch - Wes Anderson's latest got pushed to this year, the black and white pretentious tale with a hell of a cast, as per usual
-- Blonde - another Marilyn Monroe-focused movie with Ana De Armas as Norma Jean, along with Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale and Julianne Nicholson
-- C’mon, C’mon - Joaquin Phoenix's first movie post-Oscar win, with him playing an artist taking his nephew on a road trip
-- Cry Macho - Clint Eastwood is yet again playing a disgruntled cowboy-esque figure in some schmaltzy tale
-- The Electrical Life of Louis Wain - don't worry, got your British biopic covered here, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy

Are you ready for the return of musicals and all the already-awarded top contenders fighting each other to the death next winter?


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