Who Will Win Best Actor At The 2022 Oscars?

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UPDATE: The 2022 Best Actor winner was Will Smith.

Here are the top choices for best actor at the 2022 Oscars. There are several biopics this year that have A-list actors portraying real-life people like Will Smith in King Richard, Andrew Garfield in tick, tick... Boom!, Adam Driver in The House of Gucci, and Javier Bardem in Being the Ricardos. Hopefully you've had a chance to watch all of these powerhouse films and see your favorite actors in action. With streaming platforms distributing more Oscar worthy films than ever before you can check out these actors in their potentially award winning roles on Netflix, HBO Max, and Amazon Prime, among others. With the 94th Academy Awards around the corner, it's time to vote up the actors that you think will win the Oscar in 2022.

Make your 2022 Oscars predictions by voting up the nominees you think will win, and don't miss the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 27, 2022.


  • Will Smith
    Photo: King Richard / Warner Bros. Pictures

    Will Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a lead role.

    King Richard

    Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, and has won four Grammy Awards. In the late 1980s, Smith achieved modest fame as a rapper under the name The Fresh Prince. In 1990, his popularity increased dramatically when he starred in the NBC television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which ran for six seasons until 1996. After the series ended, Smith transitioned from television to film and went on to star in numerous blockbuster films. He is the only actor to have eight ...more
  • Denzel Washington
    Photo: The Tragedy of Macbeth / A24/Apple TV+

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor, director, and producer. He has been described as an actor who reconfigured "the concept of classic movie stardom", associating with characters defined by their grace, dignity, humanity, and inner strength. He has received seventeen NAACP Image Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Tony Award, and two Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actor for playing Union Army soldier Private Trip in the historical drama film Glory (1989), and Best Actor for his role as corrupt detective Alonzo Harris in the crime thriller Training Day (2001). In 2020, The New York Times ranked him as the greatest actor of the twenty-first century.
  • Andrew Garfield
    Photo: tick, tick... Boom! / Netflix

    tick, tick... Boom!

    Andrew Russell Garfield (born 20 August 1983) is a British-American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Tony Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award and two British Academy Film Awards. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Epsom, England, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions. He made his feature-film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs. Also that year, his performance in the television film Boy A earned him a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. He came to international attention in 2010 with supporting roles in the drama The Social Network, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for his portrayal ...more
  • Peter Dinklage
    Photo: Cyrano / United Artists Releasing

    Cyrano

    Peter Hayden Dinklage (; born June 11, 1969) is an American actor and producer. Dinklage studied acting at Bennington College, starring in a number of amateur stage productions. His film debut was in Living in Oblivion (1995) and his breakthrough came with the comedy-drama The Station Agent (2003). He has since appeared in Elf (2003), Find Me Guilty (2006), Underdog (2007), Death at a Funeral (2007), Penelope (2008), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008), X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), Pixels (2015), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), which earned him his first Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2018, he appeared as Eitri in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film ...more
  • Benedict Cumberbatch
    Photo: The Power of the Dog / Netflix

    The Power of the Dog

    Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch (born 19 July 1976) is an English actor who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio. A graduate of the Victoria University of Manchester, he continued his training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, obtaining a Master of Arts in Classical Acting. He first performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in Shakespearean productions and made his West End debut in Richard Eyre's revival of Hedda Gabler in 2005. Since then he has starred in the Royal National Theatre productions After the Dance (2010) and Frankenstein (2011). In 2015, he played William Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Barbican Theatre. Cumberbatch's television work ...more
  • Joaquin Phoenix
    Photo: C'mon C'mon / A24

    C'mon C'mon

    Joaquin Rafael Phoenix (; né Bottom; born October 28, 1974) is an American actor, producer, and activist. For his work as an actor, Phoenix has received a Grammy Award, a Golden Globe Award and three Academy Award nominations. Phoenix started acting in television series with his brother River Phoenix and sister Summer Phoenix. His first major film release was in the film SpaceCamp (1986). During his period as a child actor he was credited as Leaf Phoenix, his self-given name. He later went back to his birth name, Joaquin, and received positive reviews for his supporting work in a wide range of films, most notably for the film adaptation of the novel To Die For (1995) and the period film ...more