2022 Critics Choice Awards Nomination Predictions

The 28th Critics Choice Awards airs January 13th and the nominations are out on Wednesday. Like the Oscars, there are 10 Best Picture contenders. That’s easy. Then it gets a little weird.

The number of nominees in the other races has fluctuated recently from 5-7. I’m basing my estimates on 2021’s allotment, but it could look different come Wednesday morning when the nominees are announced. That means 6 in Director, the acting derbies, Ensemble, Young Performer, and Cinematography and 5 for the rest.

I’ll have a recap up Wednesday evening with my thoughts and how I performed!

Best Picture

Predicted Nominees:

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

She Said

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick

The Whale

The Woman King

Women Talking

Alternate:

Elvis

Best Director

Predicted Nominees:

James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water

Daniels, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Todd Field, Tár

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Alternate:

Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King

Best Actress

Predicted Nominees:

Cate Blanchett, Tár

Viola Davis, The Woman King

Danielle Deadwyler, Till

Margot Robbie, Babylon

Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Alternate:

Olivia Colman, Empire of Light

Best Actor

Predicted Nominees:

Austin Butler, Elvis

Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Bill Nighy, Living

Alternate:

Diego Calva, Babylon

Best Supporting Actress

Predicted Nominees:

Hong Chau, The Whale

Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin

Dolly de Leon, Triangle of Sadness

Claire Foy, Women Talking

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Carey Mulligan, She Said

Alternate:

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actor

Predicted Nominees:

Paul Dano, The Fabelmans

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Ben Whishaw, Women Talking

Alternate:

Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Best Original Screenplay

Predicted Nominees:

Aftersun

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tár

Alternate:

Triangle of Sadness

Best Adapted Screenplay

Predicted Nominees:

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

She Said

Top Gun: Maverick

The Whale

Women Talking

Alternate:

Living

Best Acting Ensemble

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

She Said

The Woman King

Women Talking

Alternate:

The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Young Actor/Actress

Predicted Nominees:

Frankie Corio, Aftersun

Jalyn Hall, Till

Gabriel LaBelle, The Fabelmans

Madeleine McGraw, The Black Phone

Jenna Ortega, X

Sadie Sink, The Whale

Alternate:

Mason Thames, The Black Phone

Best Animated Feature

Predicted Nominees:

The Bad Guys

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Turning Red

Alternate:

Wendell and Wild

Best Foreign Language Film

Predicted Nominees:

All Quiet on the Western Front

Decision to Leave

EO

RRR

Saint Omer

Alternate:

Close

Best Comedy

Predicted Nominees:

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Triangle of Sadness

Alternate:

The Menu

Best Cinematography

Predicted Nominees:

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Empire of Light

The Fabelmans

Top Gun: Maverick

Alternate:

The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Costume Design

Predicted Nominees:

Babylon

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

The Woman King

Alternate:

Living

Best Editing

Predicted Nominees:

Avatar: The Way of Water

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

Alternate:

Babylon

Best Hair and Makeup

Predicted Nominees:

Babylon

The Batman

Elvis

The Whale

X

Alternate:

The Woman King

Best Production Design

Predicted Nominees:

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The Fabelmans

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Alternate:

Elvis

Best Score

Predicted Nominees:

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Empire of Light

The Fabelmans

Women Talking

Alternate:

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Best Song

Predicted Nominees:

“Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing

“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick

“Life Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

“Naatu Naatu” from RRR

“This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once

Alternate:

“Nobody Like U” from Turning Red

Best Visual Effects

Predicted Nominees:

Avatar: The Way of Water

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Nope

RRR

Top Gun: Maverick

Alternate:

The Batman

That equates to these movies getting these numbers for nominations:

12 Nominations

The Fabelmans

11 Nominations

Everything Everywhere All at Once

9 Nominations

The Banshees of Inisherin

8 Nominations

Women Talking

7 Nominations

Babylon, Top Gun: Maverick

6 Nominations

Avatar: The Way of Water, The Whale

4 Nominations

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, She Said, Tár, The Woman King

3 Nominations

Aftersun, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, RRR

2 Nominations

All Quiet on the Western Front, Empire of Light, Till, Triangle of Sadness, X

1 Nomination

The Bad Guys, The Batman, The Black Phone, Decision to Leave, EO, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Living, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, Nope, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Saint Omer, Turning Red, Where the Crawdads Sing

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