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AirTalk’s FilmWeek: 2022 Oscar Preview

Oscar statuettes backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Feb. 26, 2017 in Hollywood, Calif.

AirTalk’s FilmWeek: 2022 Oscar Preview

AirTalk’s FilmWeek 2022 Oscar Preview
For the first time in over two years, we were back in person, just in time for FilmWeek’s 20th annual Oscar preview show. Host Larry Mantle is joined by our large cast of KPCC’s FilmWeek critics at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to tackle the biggest films nominated in all major categories at the 94th Academy Awards. You can find the full list of nominees here. Our critics for the 20th annual FilmWeek Academy Awards Preview are: Justin Chang -- LA Times & NPR’s Fresh Air Tim Cogshell -- Alt Film Guide.comand CineGods.com Andy Klein Christy Lemire -- Roger Ebert.com & Breakfast All Day podcast Lael Lowenstein Wade Major -- CineGods.com Amy Nicholson -- New York Times film writer & podcasts Unspooled and Zoom Claudia Puig -- President/LA Film Critics Association Charles Solomon -- Animation Scoop and Animation.com

It’s been a big year for films! Jane Campion’s Netflix western “Power of The Dog” leads the way with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Trailing close behind is the sci-fi blockbuster “Dune” which snagged 10 nominations. The film had a simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max, a controversial decision Director Denis Villeneuve wasn’t happy about. Other Best Picture nominees in addition to those two films: “CODA,” “Belfast,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Drive My Car,” “Don’t Look Up,” “King Richard,” “West Side Story” and “Nightmare Alley.” Other categories covered include Best Animated Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Supporting Actress, and more!

There’s so much to talk about! Join Larry and our top-notch critics just days before the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, as they break down the major categories and nominations and offer their hot takes, praise and even eyerolls. You can find the full list of nominees here.

Our critics for the 20th annual Film Week Academy Awards Preview are:

Round One

FilmWeek Oscar Preview Segment One 3.23.22

1) Best Animated Feature:

2) Best  Documentary Feature:

3) Best Supporting Actress:

Round Two

FilmWeek Oscar Preview Segment Two 3.23.22

 4) Best Adapted Screenplay:

5) Best Original Screenplay:

6) Best Supporting Actor:

7) Best Actress:

Round Three

FilmWeek Oscar Preview Segment Three 3.23.22

8) Best Actor:

9) Best Directing:

10) Best Picture:

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