The FanSided Sports Oscars recognize the best performances of the year — on the court/field/pitch or otherwise — in sports. Here are our 2022 winners.
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, the winners of the FanSided Sports Oscars. Best of all, no one got slapped.
FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Picture nominees
WINNER: 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
WINNER: Shohei Ohtani
FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Female Athlete in a Leading Role nominees
WINNER: Candace Parker
FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Male Athlete in a Supporting Role nominees
WINNER: Cooper Kupp
FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Female Athlete in a Supporting Role nominees
WINNER: Courtney Vandersloot
FanSided Sports Oscars 2022: Best Director nominees
WINNER: Kirby Smart