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Look: All 7 sci-fi movies that could win an Oscar this year

These sci-fi movies could take home the industry’s biggest honor.

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Sci-fi fans have a lot to look forward to at this year’s Oscars.

Now that the nominations have been announced, it’s time to start making your predictions.

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Here are all 7 sci-fi movies nominated for the 2022 Academy Awards.

7. Free Guy

In Free Guy, Ryan Reynolds plays a video game NPC who becomes self-aware and tries to be a better citizen of his virtual world. Free Guy is nominated in the Visual Effects category.

6. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

One of two Marvel movies nominated this year, Shang-Chi brings a forgotten comics character into the modern age. Shang-Chi is up for the Visual Effects award.

5. Spider-Man: No Way Home

Fans were pushing for Spider-Man: No Way Home to get a Best Picture nomination this year, but it didn’t pan out. Instead, its dazzling CGI earned it a Visual Effects nomination.

4. The Mitchells vs. The Machines

The gorgeously animated The Mitchells vs. The Machines shows you can have it all, with humor that genuinely hits across all ages and a heartwarming story that pleased critics and audiences. It’s nominated for Animated Feature Film.

3. No Time to Die

Daniel Craig’s final movie as 007 ends his tenure on a high note in No Time to Die. The 25th James Bond adventure pairs a satisfying story with plenty of visual flair.

No Time to Die is nominated for Original Song and Visual Effects.

2. Don’t Look Up

Adam McKay’s all-too-real satire about two scientists trying to warn the world about impending disaster divided critics, but grabbed the Academy’s attention.

Don’t Look Up is nominated for Best Picture, Film Editing, Original Score, and Original Screenplay.

1. Dune

Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of the supposedly unadaptable Dune awed audiences with its scope, and promised bigger things to come in the sequel. Even as one of 2021’s biggest sci-fi hits, its nomination sweep is still surprising.

Dune is nominated in 10 categories:

Best Picture


Costume Design

Film Editing

Makeup and Hairstyling

Original Score

Production Design


Visual Effects

Adapted Screenplay

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