After an awards season that was up-ended by the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 Oscars should see a return to relative normalcy. The 94th Academy Awards is set for February 27, 2022 in its traditional home, the Dolby
Theater. Films released theatrically from March 1 to December 31 of 2021 are eligible for consideration. Many of the strongest contenders are films that were intended to compete at the 2021 Oscars but were pushed back when cinemas shuttered for most of the year.
To make our Best Picture Oscar predictions, we consider many factors, the most important of which is the effect of the preferential ballot that is used only for this race (voters rank all the nominees with the winner being the one that is the consensus choice.) We also take into account the pedigree of the filmmakers, the critical reception to their previous films, the box office tally and the track record of the studios.