How Did My 2022 Oscar Predictions Compare to the Winners?

So how did my completely random Oscar picks measure up against the winners? I used a couple of dice to randomly “pick” 2022 Oscar winners, as I’ve done a few times before.

Turns out I picked three “winners” this time, including a very controversial one! My die rolls called for Will Smith to win best leading actor. As for what his new “role” in Hollywood will be after “Slapgate,” well, that remains to be scene! I’m not in support for what he did, but I can kind of understand why he did it – being that I’m a person who’s slapped people before. Sometimes your temper just gets the best of ya. And when you’re on an international stage – with maybe a couple of thousand TV viewers (Hell if I know how many people tune into these silly award shows these days), I would guess things kind of get amped up – and blown out of proportion.

Other “winners” I picked included Best Sound Editing (Dune) and Best Original Song (Encanto). I really, really did want Lin-Manuel Miranda to get his EGOT win by winning best original song for Encanto, but that was not to be. Was he punished for not being able to attend the ceremony in person (because his wife was COVID positive)? Who knows! But I guess for now I can hold off on updating my blog featuring a list of current EGOT winners.

As for the Will Smith incident, ugh…I want nothing more for it to blow over soon. And with that, I’ll let a Forrest Gump meme, featuring Oscar winner Tom Hanks, say the rest:

To view other blogs I’ve done on this crazy subject involving using die rolls to pick Oscar winners, click here: wordpress.com/posts/hebontheweb.blog?s=Oscar+predictions+die+rolls

I used a 10 sided die to pick the best picture winner, and a six sided die for all other winners. In the cases of rolling 6, I rolled until I did not get a 6. Hey if you can think of a better way to pick Oscar winners, I’d like to hear it!

Winners will be denoted with an asterisk, and my picks will be in boldface (it’s my blog so there)!

The best D&D dice are purple! I have two sets of purple dice!

BEST PICTURE

*Coda – WINNER

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

Drive My Car

Dune

King Richard

Nightmare Alley (my pick)

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

*Ariana Debose, West Side Story – WINNER

Judi Dench, Belfast

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard (my pick)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ciaran Hinds, Belfast (my pick)

*Troy Kotsur, Coda – WINNER

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit McPhee, The Power of the Dog

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM

*Japan, Drive My Car – WINNER

Denmark, Flee

Italy, The Hand of God

Bhutan, Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

Norway, The Worst Person in the World – (my pick)

BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT

Audible

Lead Me Home

*The Queen of Basketball – WINNER

Three Songs for Benazir (my pick)

When We Were Bullies

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ascension

Attica (my pick)

Flee

*Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – WINNER

Writing With Fire

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Be Alive, King Richard

Dos Oroguitas, Encanto (my pick)

Down To Joy, Belfast

*No Time To Die, No Time To Die – WINNER

Somehow You Do, Four Good Days

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

*Encanto (WINNER, also my pick)

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs. The Machines

Raya and the Last Dragon

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

*Coda – WINNER

Drive My Car (my pick)

Dune

The Lost Daughter

The Power of the Dog

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

*Belfast – WINNER

Don’t Look Up

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

The Worst Person In The World

BEST ACTOR – LEADING ROLE

Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!

* Will Smith, King Richard (WINNER, also my pick)

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of MacBeth

BEST ACTRESS – LEADING ROLE

*Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Penelope Cruz,  Parallel Mothers

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart, Spencer

BEST DIRECTOR

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Ryuske Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

*Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story (my pick)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

*Dune – WINNER

Nightmare Alley

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth (my pick)

West Side Story

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

*Dune – WINNER

Nightmare Alley (my pick)

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

West Side Story

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

*Cruella – WINNER

Cyrano

Dune (my pick)

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

BEST SOUND EDITING

Belfast

*Dune (my pick, also WINNER)

No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

West Side Story

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Affairs of the Heart

Bestia

Boxballet (my pick)

Robin Robin

*The Windshield Wiper – WINNER

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Take and Run

The Dress – (my pick)

*The Long Goodbye – WINNER

On My Mind

Please Hold

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE

Don’t Look Up, Nicholas Britell

*Dune, Hans Zimmer (WINNER)

Encanto, Alexandre Desplat (my pick)

Marriage Story, Germaine Franco

The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

*Dune – WINNER

Free Guy

No Time To Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (my pick)

Spider-Man: No Way Home

BEST FILM EDITING

Don’t Look Up

*Dune – WINNER

King Richard (my pick)

The Power of the Dog

tick…tick…BOOM!

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING

Coming 2 America

Cruella

Dune (my pick)

*The Eyes of Tammy Faye – WINNER

House of Gucci

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