With the 94th Academy Awards nominations announced this morning, it’s time to see where I landed as far as predictions went. I’ve correctly predicted 89 nominees in the last two years, while this year, I guessed only 83. Last year I got five categories entirely correct, while this year, I only got two: Best Makeup & Hairstyling (one of the same categories from last year) and Best Adapted Screenplay. Last year, I was off by one guess in nine categories, including Best Picture. My worst category was Best Animated Short, where I only guessed one correctly.

The big snubs of the announcements were Lady Gaga, who had received more love from the guilds and other awards ceremonies than any other actress and still missed the nomination here. Kristen Stewart ended up getting a nomination when many thought she may not. I had predicted “Being the Ricardos” not getting love, but the actors ended up nailing down three nominations. I went with my heart (and gut) for Nicolas Cage in “Pig” and Jon Bernthal in “King Richard” and missed out on those. I’m disappointed that “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” beat out “Godzilla vs. Kong” in Best Visual Effects and that “The French Dispatch” missed out entirely.

BEST PICTURE

  • “Belfast”
  • “CODA”
  • “Don’t Look Up”
  • “Drive My Car”
  • “Dune”
  • “House of Gucci”
  • “King Richard”
  • “Licorice Pizza”
  • “Nightmare Alley”
  • “The Power of the Dog”
  • “West Side Story”

9/10

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Javier Bardem — “Being the Ricardos”
  • Nicolas Cage — “Pig”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch — “The Power of the Dog”
  • Andrew Garfield — “Tick, Tick … Boom!”
  • Will Smith — “King Richard”
  • Denzel Washington — “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

4/5

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Jessica Chastain — “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
  • Olivia Colman — “The Lost Daughter”
  • Penelope Cruz — “Parallel Mothers”
  • Lady Gaga — “House Of Gucci”
  • Jennifer Hudson — “Respect”
  • Nicole Kidman — “Being the Ricardos”
  • Kristen Stewart — “Spencer”

3/5

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Jon Bernthal — “King Richard”
  • Bradley Cooper — “Licorice Pizza”
  • Ciarán Hinds — “Belfast”
  • Troy Kotsur — “CODA”
  • Jesse Plemmons — “The Power of the Dog”
  • J.K. Simmons — “Being the Ricardos”
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee — “The Power of the Dog”

3/5

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Caitríona Balfe — “Belfast”
  • Jesse Buckley — “The Lost Daughter”
  • Ariana DeBose — “West Side Story”
  • Judi Dench — “Belfast”
  • Kirsten Dunst — “The Power of the Dog”
  • Aunjanue Ellis — “King Richard”
  • Ruth Negga — “Passing”

3/5

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • “Encanto”
  • “Flee”
  • “Luca”
  • “The Mitchells vs. the Machines”
  • “Raya and the Last Dragon”
  • “Sing 2”

4/5

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “Belfast” — Haris Zambarloukos
  • “Dune” — Greig Fraser
  • “Nightmare Alley” — Dan Laustsen
  • “The Power of the Dog” — Ari Wegner
  • “The Tragedy of Macbeth” — Bruno Delbonnel
  • “West Side Story — Janusz Kamiński

4/5

COSTUME DESIGN

  • “Cruella” — Jenny Beavan
  • “Cyrano”— Massimo Cantini Parrini
  • “Dune” — Jacqueline West
  • “House of Gucci”— Janty Yates
  • “Nightmare Alley” — Luis Sequeira
  • “West Side Story” — Paul Tazewell

4/5

DIRECTING

  • Paul Thomas Anderson — “Licorice Pizza”
  • Kenneth Branagh — “Belfast”
  • Jane Campion — “The Power Of The Dog”
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi — “Drive My Car”
  • Steven Spielberg — “West Side Story”
  • Denis Villeneuve — “Dune”

4/5

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

  • “Ascension”
  • “Attica”
  • “The First Wave”
  • “Flee”
  • “The Rescue”
  • “Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
  • “Writing With Fire”

3/5

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

  • “Audible”
  • “A Broken House”
  • “The Facility”
  • “Lead Me Home”
  • “The Queen of Basketball”
  • “Three Songs for Benazir”
  • “When We Were Bullies”

3/5

FILM EDITING

  • “Belfast” — Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
  • “Don’t Look Up” — Hank Corwin
  • “Dune” — Joe Walker
  • “King Richard” — Pamela Martin
  • “Licorice Pizza” — Andy Jurgensen
  • “No Time To Die” — Tom Cross and Elliot Graham
  • “The Power of the Dog” — Peter Sciberras
  • “tick, tick… Boom!” — Myron Kerstein & Andrew Weisblum

2/5

INTERNATIONAL FILM

  • “Drive My Car” (Japan)
  • “Flee” (Denmark)
  • “The Hand of God” (Italy)
  • “A Hero” (Iran)
  • “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” (Bhutan)
  • “The Worst Person in the World” (Norway)

4/5

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

  • “Coming 2 America”
  • “Cruella”
  • “Dune”
  • “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
  • “House of Gucci”

5/5

ORIGINAL SCORE

  • “Don’t Look Up” — Nicholas Britell
  • “Dune” — Hans Zimmer
  • “Encanto”— Germaine Franco
  • “The French Dispatch” — Alexandre Desplat
  • “Parallel Mothers” — Alberto Iglesias
  • “The Power of the Dog” — Jonny Greenwood
  • “Spencer” — Jonny Greenwood

3/5

ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Down to Joy” from “Belfast”
  • “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto”
  • “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days”
  • “Be Alive” from “King Richard”
  • “No Time To Die” from “No Time to Die”
  • “Your Song Saved My Life” from “Sing 2”

4/5

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • “Cyrano”
  • “Dune”
  • “The French Dispatch”
  • “Nightmare Alley”
  • “The Power of the Dog”
  • “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
  • “West Side Story”

3/5

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • “Affairs of the Art”
  • “Bestia”
  • “Boxballet”
  • “Mum Is Pouring Rain”
  • “Namoo”
  • “Only a Child”
  • “Robin Robin”
  • “Us Again”
  • “The Windshield Wiper”

1/5

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

  • “Ala Kachuu: Take and Run”
  • “Censor of Dreams”
  • “The Dress”
  • “The Long Goodbye”
  • “On My Mind”
  • “Please Hold”
  • “Tala’vision”
  • “You’re Dead Helen”

2/5

SOUND

  • “Belfast”
  • “Dune”
  • “Last Night In Soho”
  • “No Time to Die”
  • “The Power of the Dog”
  • “A Quiet Place Part II”
  • “West Side Story”

3/5

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • “Dune”
  • “Free Guy”
  • “Godzilla vs. Kong”
  • “No Time to Die”
  • “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”
  • “Spider-Man: No Way Home”

4/5

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

  • “CODA” — Siân Heder
  • “Drive My Car”— Ryûsuke Hamaguchi & Takamasa Oe
  • “Dune” — Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, & Eric Roth
  • “The Lost Daughter” — Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • “The Power of the Dog” — Jane Campion

5/5

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

  • “Being The Ricardos” — Aaron Sorkin
  • “Belfast” — Kenneth Branagh
  • “Don’t Look Up” — Adam McKay
  • “The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun” — Wes Anderson
  • “King Richard” — Zach Baylin
  • “Licorice Pizza” — Paul Thomas Anderson
  • “The Worst Person In The World” — Eskil Vogt & Joachim Trier

3/5

TOTAL:

83/120

69%

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