2022 Oscar Predictions

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The Oscars are now less than a week away and The Academy has made the controversial decision to not present all 23 categories live. I am against this decision, but I still have fun making predictions so I thought I’d share mine for this year.

Here is a link to all of this year’s nominations: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2022. I still have not seen The Worst Person in the World or Parallel Mothers yet.

I also want to underline how criminal it is that C’mon C’mon was not nominated for anything. And I’m rooting for The Mitchells vs The Machines on that Animated Feature Oscar.

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Top 10 Movies of 2021

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2021 was definitely a busy year for movies. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to see any of the Foreign Language films currently in Oscar contention like Parallel Mothers, Drive My Car, The Worst Person in the World, or Petite Maman.

Honorable mentions go to Spencer, Passing, Luca, Shiva Baby, and Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It.

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Most Anticipated Movies of 2022

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Well, 2021 passed by in a blink of an eye and 2022 may end up being an exciting year for movies. I am waiting to see the Tragedy of Macbeth before posting my Top 10 of 2021, but that will be coming soon! Also, you may see some repeats from my Most Anticipated of 2021 post as release dates were shuffled once again due to the pandemic. Here’s hoping that all these films listed below are actually released this year.

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West Side Story (2021)

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West Side Story is about the forbidden romance between Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler). Tony has been released from prison and was the leader of the Irish gang, the Jets. Maria’s brother, Bernardo (David Alvarez), is the leader of the Puerto Rican rival gang, the Sharks. The two gangs have been warring over territory, but that does not stop the two from falling in love.

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C’mon C’mon (2021)

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C’mon C’mon follows Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix), an audio journalist, who is tasked with watching his nephew, Jesse (Woody Norman), for an extended period of time. He was previously distant with his sister and therefore, his nephew, so he feels out of his depth. However, he comes to deeply value his time with Jesse and becomes more open as a person.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

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Spider-Man: No Way Home finds Peter Parker (Tom Holland) dealing with the fallout of his identity being exposed. Many people believe that he is a murderer and the lives of his loved ones are being compromised because of his actions. He seeks out Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) to cast a spell to make people forget that he is Spider-Man. However, the spell goes haywire and the Spider-Man villains from other live-action universes with Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire in the titular role are now causing havoc in the MCU.

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