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Oscars Awards 2022 Best Actor Predictions

Oscar 2022 Best Actor Predictions

When it comes to the Oscars 2022 Best Actor race, consider November 14 as the most important week of the year thus far.

"The Power of the Dog," starring Best Actor nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, will be released on Netflix on November 17 ahead of its December 1st streaming premiere.

On November 19, Netflix will release "tick, tick... BOOM!" starring Andrew Garfield.

Will Smith's "King Richard," which opens in theatres and is available on HBO Max on the same day, is also a Best Actor nominee.

Darkhorse nominee Joaquin Phoenix's picture "C'mon C'mon" also hits theatres on the same day.

Throughout the week, there will be broad industry screenings of "Being the Ricardos" starring Javier Bardem and "House of Gucci" starring Adam Driver, as well as the first look for experts, analysts, and industry people at "Don't Look Up" starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

Undoubtedly, the third week of November is the craziest for Best Actor nominees since Smith, Cumberbatch, and Peter Dinklage in "Cyrano" competed for 72 hours in Telluride, Colorado.

Smith is now leading among experts and users in terms of mpmandiboard odds.

Smith is highly expected to win his first Best Actor Oscar for his performance in "King Richard" as Richard Williams, the father of Serena and Venus Williams.

"Will Smith is going to win that Oscar," said Vanity Fair reviewer Richard Lawson in September.

Smith has been one of Hollywood's top stars for nearly four decades, but despite two previous Best Actor nods for "The Pursuit of Happyness" in 2006 and "Ali" in 2001, he has never won an Academy Award.

Smith has a heavy fight for Oscar 2021 against Denzel Washington in 2001 for "Training Day,".

Denzel's performance earned him the first maiden Best Actor Oscar in 2021. 

History may repeat itself: Washington starred in "The Tragedy of Macbeth" this year, and he's already received some of the greatest reviews of his career following its premiere at the New York Film Festival.

A nomination for Washington would bring his total to nine, joining him with five others: Spencer Tracy, Paul Newman, Al Pacino, Laurence Olivier, and Jack Nicholson.

It would also make history by becoming Washington the first Black actor to receive nine or more nominations.

However, as previously said, Smith and Washington aren't the only major candidates for the award next year: Cumberbatch is all but certain to receive his second Best Actor title, according to both users and experts.

It's easy to see why: "The Power of the Dog" gives Cumberbatch his most substantial role yet, and he's already received a prestigious award at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as appearances at Venice, Telluride, and New York film festivals.

Because of his picture, Cumberbatch could have an advantage over Smith and Washington: "The Power of the Dog" is projected to be a strong Best Picture contender and a nominee in multiple categories.

Dinklage and Bradley Cooper for "Nightmare Alley" are ranked fourth and fifth in the cumulative Gold Derby odds.

But there are a dozen actors are in prediction who could go for final nominations, including Phoenix, DiCaprio, Driver, Bardem, and Garfield. 

Clifton Collins Jr., a possible for "Jockey," a Sundance drama that earned the journeyman character actor some of his best ratings, and Simon Rex for "Red Rocket," who is certain to win numerous critical awards for the beloved and dark indie. 

It's a long hope, but Timothee Chalamet could be nominated for Best Actor for "Dune," even if the cast of that blockbuster hasn't been singled out by critics.

Steven Yeun, Riz Ahmed, and Chadwick Boseman were among the first-time nominees for Best Actor this year.

However, every Best Actor nominee for the Oscars in 2022 may be a returning star.

It establishes Best Actor as one of the most awaited categories at the 2022 Oscars, with a variety of results that might either make history or honour a long-respected actor with their first Academy Award.

Christopher Rosen is predicted for Oscars 2022 Best Actor (as per prediction).

  1. Will Smith, “King Richard”
  2. Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog”
  3. Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
  4. Andrew Garfield, “tick, tick… BOOM!”
  5. Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”