OSCARS 2022 – Who ya got?!

The Academy Awards will be broadcast live this Sunday (2am CAT) in LA, and even with the world being in the state that it is, 2021 was a fantastic year for movies by all measure.

The nagging question will always be in the back of our heads, “does the Oscars actually represent the consensus of movie quality for a year or is it the same old underhand deals as before?!”.

2021 falls somewhere in the middle, shining a light on movies that need attention like CODA & Drive My Car while also falling into the old habits with seemingly undeserving movies. Yes, I am looking at you Being the Ricardos.

The Chairman & Tash had a go at picking the winners in the major categories this year, and these more of hopes than who will actually win.

Best Animated Feature


Encanto – Jared BushByron HowardYvett Merino and Clark Spencer

Flee – Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

Luca – Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren

The Mitchells vs. the Machines – Mike RiandaPhil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht

Raya and the Last Dragon – Don HallCarlos López EstradaOsnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

The Chairman: The Mitchells vs The Machines

Tash: Encanto

Who will actually win: Encanto

Most people forgot how great this movie was

Best Supporting Actress


Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter as Young Leda Caruso

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story as Anita

Judi Dench – Belfast as Granny

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog as Rose Gordon

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard as Oracene “Brandy” Price

The Chairman & Tash: Kirsten Dunst

Who will actually win: Aunjanue Ellis

The heart of this movie (King Richard)

Best Supporting Actor


Ciarán Hinds – Belfast as Pop

Troy Kotsur – CODA as Frank Rossi

Jesse Plemons – The Power of the Dog as George Burbank

J. K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos as William Frawley

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog as Peter Gordon

The Chairman & Tash: Jesse Plemons

Who will actually win: Kodi Smith-McPhee

Tash is hoping for a husband & wife acceptance speech

Best Director


Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

The Chairman: Denis Villeneuve (yes, he should be winning this award!)

Tash: Jane Campion

Who will actually win: Jane Campion


Best Actor


Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos as Desi Arnaz

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog as Phil Burbank

Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… Boom! as Jonathan Larson

Will Smith – King Richard as Richard Williams

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth as Lord Macbeth

The Chairman: Will Smith

Tash: Andrew Garfield

Who will actually win: Will Smith

It is his time! Make it so Academy!

Best Actress


Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye as Tammy Faye Bakker

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter as Leda Caruso

Penélope Cruz – Parallel Mothers as Janis Martínez Moreno

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos as Lucille Ball

Kristen Stewart – Spencer as Diana, Princess of Wales

The Chairman & Tash: Kristen Stewart

Who will actually win: Jessica Chastain

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana

Best Picture


Belfast – Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas

CODA – Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger

Don’t Look Up – Adam McKay and Kevin Messick

Drive My Car – Teruhisa Yamamoto

Dune – Mary ParentDenis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter

King Richard – Tim WhiteTrevor White and Will Smith

Licorice Pizza – Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson

Nightmare Alley – Guillermo del ToroJ. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper

The Power of the Dog – Jane CampionTanya SeghatchianEmile ShermanIain Canning and Roger Frappier

West Side Story – Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger

The Chairman & Tash: Dune

Who will actually win: CODA

This was groundbreaking cinema!

What do you think of our picks? Let us have you thoughts on our choices and if don’t agree, please comment.

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