My Oscar Picks for 2022

The 94th Academy Awards of Motion Pictures is Sunday, March 27, 2022. The ceremony has changed formats many times over recent years in response to cultural, social and ratings issues. Cries are always many, “It’s too damn long; lose the hosts; bring back the hosts; show more clips; stop reminding us who died…” I was happy with the way it was and didn’t mind the length. However, I always want to see more diversity in the nominations and winners. Here are my picks.

Actor in a Leading Role: Will Smith, King Richard

Actor in a Supporting Role: Troy Kosher, CODA

Actress in a Leading Role: Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers

Actress in a Supporting Role: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Animated Feature Film: Encanto

Cinematography: Dune

Costume Design: Cruella

Directing: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Documentary Feature: Sumer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could not be Televised)

Documentary Short Subject: Audible

Film Editing: Dune

International Feature Film: The Worst Person in the World

Makeup and Hairstyling: The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Original Score: Dune

Original Song: Billie Eilish No Time to Die from No Time to Die

Best Picture: CODA

Production Design: Dune

Animated Short Film: Robin Robin

Live Action Short Film: The Long Goodbye

Sound: Dune

Visual Effects: Dune

Adapted Screenplay: CODA

Original Screenplay: Belfast

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