Presenting the 2022 Sports Oscars nominees

The Oscars are great if you love film, but if you spend every waking hour watching sports, the award show can be a bit…inaccessible. But we here at FanSided want you to feel included in award season — included without having to catch up on 50 hours of movies. And so we’re presenting the FanSided Sports Oscars.

Like the Oscars, they recognize outstanding performances and technical achievements. Like the Oscars, the nominees are determined by a mysterious body of voters. There will be snubs. There will miscategorizations. But the feelings you feel — anger, confusion, indignation, validation, existential despair at the passage of time because how on Earth did that happen last year? — are the same feelings being felt by your film fan counterparts right now.

Here, then, are the nominees for the FanSided 2022 Sports Oscars. Winners will be announced Monday, March 28, the morning after the actual Oscars.

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Picture nominees

Athlete Activism
Giannis Leads the Bucks to a title
Atlanta Braves go all in and win
Chicago Sky make an underdog run to a title
Max Verstappen vs. Lewis Hamilton

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Male Athlete in a Leading Role nominees

Shohei Ohtani
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Tom Brady
Max Verstappen
T.J. Watt

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Female Athlete in a Leading Role nominees

Candace Parker
Simone Biles
Kayla Harrison
Aliyah Boston
Ashleigh Barty

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Male Athlete in a Supporting Role nominees

Chris Paul
Ja’Marr Chase
Cooper Kupp
Dustin Poirier
Jorge Soler

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Female Athlete in a Supporting Role nominees

Courtney Vandersloot
Lindsay Horan
Carissa Moore
Allyson Felix
A’ja Wilson

Best Director nominees

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Director nominees

Brian Snitker
Monty Williams
Sean McVay
Kirby Smart
Dawn Staley

Oscars 2022: Best Costume Design nominees

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Costume Design nominees

Phoenix Suns Valley Jerseys
Miami Marlins Sugar King Jerseys
Atlanta United FC Forest Kit
Indiana Fever Stranger Things Jersey
Chicago White Sox City Connect Jersey

Oscars 2022: Best Choreography nominees

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Choreography nominees

Alabama’s Crimson Crane
Buccaneers row, row, rowing their boat
Griddy Time
Chiefs have to revive Byron Pringle
Iman Shumpert wins Dancing With The Stars

Oscars 2022: Best Short nominees

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Short nominees

Ja Morant’s two-handed block
Antonio Brown checks out early
Joc Pederson rocks his pearls
Derrick Lewis throws his cup to the crowd
Tom Brady has a little too much fun

Oscars 2022: Best Makeup and Hairstyling nominees

FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Makeup and Hairstyling nominees

Megan Rapinoe
Derrick Henry
Sean O’Malley
Sha’Carri Richardson
Fernando Tatis Jr.

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