Oscar prognostication includes reporting (speaking to academy voters), a deep information of academy voting patterns (knowledge crunching), the studying of tea leaves from different awards entities (the Producers Guild Awards are sometimes predictive) and old school intestine intuition. Our participant on this sport, Kyle Buchanan, a.okay.a. the Projectionist, made his nomination predictions final week.
“With the diminished Golden Globes off the air and the Critics Choice Awards pushed again to March due to the Omicron variant,” he wrote, “no televised awards present has had the prospect to dominate the run-up to those choices, and Oscar voters might gravitate towards some shocking picks in consequence.”
Jared Leto, as an example, might present up within the supporting actor class. (“A prosthetics-laden Leto does the kind of high-voltage transformation in ‘Home of Gucci’ that voters love, even when critics are tempted to sneer.”) And don’t rely out Judi Dench, who might make it in as a coattail nominee for “Belfast,” Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white memoir of his childhood in a turbulent Northern Eire.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/08/films/the-projectionist-jared-leto-and-judi-dench-could-get-surprise-nominations.html The Projectionist: Jared Leto and Judi Dench might get shock nominations.