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The 95th Academy Awards predictions for the main categories

The race is on and awards season is finally here. With just a little less than three months away from the most prestigious and sought after awards. 2022 had so many great movies too boot so this was one hard pick after another. Everyone did such a fantastic job in all their films down to performance, cinematography, sound, original score, costume, makeup, director and film altogether.

The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California and televised live on  ABC on March 12, 2023, and can also be streamed on ABC.com, Hulu Live TV and YouTubeTV.  Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the ceremony for a third time.

Voting has finally closed and will be announced live on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Good Morning America announced that Academy Award winner Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams will announce the final nominations live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. PT). The nominations will be aired live on “Good Morning America” and streamed live on here, ABC News Live, Disney+ and more.

Along with the Critics Choice Awards winners, this will be one interesting race.

Here are the predictions for the main categories as follows:

Courtesy of A24

Best Picture

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. The Fabelmans
  3. The Banshees of Inisherin
  4. TÁR
  5. Elvis
  6. Babylon
  7. Avatar: The Way of Water
  8. Top Gun: Maverick
  9. Women Talking
  10. The Whale

 

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Best Director

  1. Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
  2. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  3. Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
  4. Todd Field, TÁR
  5. James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water

 

Courtesy of IMDb

Best Actor

  1. Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
  2. Austin Butler, Elvis
  3. Brendan Fraser, The Whale
  4. Bill Nighy, Living
  5. Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Courtesy of IMDb

Best Actress

  1. Cate Blanchett, TÁR
  2. Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  3. Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans
  4. Viola Davis, The Woman King
  5. Danielle Deadwyler, Till

Courtesy of A24

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
  3. Paul Dano, The Fabelmans
  4. Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
  5. Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Courtesy of Marvel

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  2. Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  3. Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
  4. Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  5. Nina Hoss, TÁR

The below categories were previously announced in the Oscar’s shortlist in December, 2022,

Documentary Feature Film

15 films will advance in the Documentary Feature Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. 144 films were eligible in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  1. All That Breathes
  2. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  3. Bad Axe
  4. Children of the Mist
  5. Descendant
  6. Fire of Love
  7. Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song
  8. Hidden Letters
  9. A House Made of Splinters
  10. The Janes
  11. Last Flight Home
  12. Moonage Daydream
  13. Navalny
  14. Retrograde
  15. The Territory

Documentary Short Film

15 films will advance in the Documentary Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. 98 films qualified in the category. Members of the Documentary Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  1. American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton
  2. Anastasia
  3. Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices from a Plantation Prison
  4. As Far as They Can Run
  5. The Elephant Whisperers
  6. The Flagmakers
  7. Happiness Is £4 Million
  8. Haulout
    Holding Moses
  9. How Do You Measure a Year?
  10. The Martha Mitchell Effect
  11. Nuisance Bear
  12. Shut Up and Paint
  13. Stranger at the Gate
  14. 38 at the Garden

International Feature Film

15 films will advance to the next round of voting in the International Feature Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Films from 92 countries and regions were eligible in the category. Academy members from all branches were invited to participate in the preliminary round of voting and must have met a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.

In the nominations round, Academy members from all branches are invited to opt in to participate and must view all 15 shortlisted films to vote.

  1. Argentina, “Argentina, 1985”
  2. Austria, “Corsage”
  3. Belgium, “Close”
  4. Cambodia, “Return to Seoul”
  5. Denmark, “Holy Spider”
  6. France, “Saint Omer”
  7. Germany, “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  8. India, “Last Film Show”
  9. Ireland, “The Quiet Girl”
  10. Mexico, “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”
  11. Morocco, “The Blue Caftan”
  12. Pakistan, “Joyland”
  13. Poland, “EO”
  14. South Korea, “Decision to Leave”
  15. Sweden, “Cairo Conspiracy”

Makeup And Hairstyling

10 films will advance in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 95th Academy Awards. All members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar® consideration.

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Babylon
  4. The Batman
  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  6. Blonde
  7. Crimes of the Future
  8. Elvis
  9. Emancipation
  10. The Whale

Music (Original Score)

15 scores will advance in the Original Score category for the 95th Academy Awards. 147 scores were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Avatar: The Way of Water
  3. Babylon
  4. The Banshees of Inisherin
  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  6. Devotion
  7. Don’t Worry Darling
  8. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  9. The Fabelmans
  10. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  11. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  12. Nope
  13. She Said
  14. The Woman King
  15. Women Talking

Music (Original Song)

15 songs will advance in the Original Song category for the 95th Academy Awards. 81 songs were eligible in the category. Members of the Music Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  1. “Time” from Amsterdam
  2. “Nothing Is Lost (You Give Me Strength)” from Avatar: The Way of Water
  3. “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  4. “This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once
  5. “Ciao Papa” from Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  6. “Til You’re Home” fromA Man Called Otto
  7. “Naatu Naatu” from RRR
  8. “My Mind & Me” from Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me
  9. “Good Afternoon” from Spirited
  10. “Applause” from Tell It like a Woman
  11. “Stand Up” from Till
  12. “Hold My Hand” fromTop Gun: Maverick
  13. Hold My Hand” fromTop Gun: Maverick
  14. “Dust & Ash” from The Voice of Dust and Ash
  15. “Carolina” from Where the Crawdads Sing
  16. “New Body Rhumba” from White Noise

Animated Short Film

15 films will advance in the Animated Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. 81 films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  1. Black Slide
  2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  3. The Debutante
  4. The Flying Sailor
  5. The Garbage Man
  6. Ice Merchants
  7. It’s Nice in Here
  8. More than I Want to Remember
  9. My Year of Dicks
  10. New Moon
  11. An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It
  12. Passenger
  13. Save Ralph
  14. Sierra
  15. Steakhouse

Live Action Short Film

Fifteen films will advance in the Live Action Short Film category for the 95th Academy Awards. Two hundred films qualified in the category. Members of the Short Films and Feature Animation, Directors, Producers and Writers Branches vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees.

  1. All in Favor
  2. Almost Home
  3. An Irish Goodbye
  4. Ivalu
  5. Le Pupille
  6. The Lone Wolf
  7. Nakam
  8. Night Ride
  9. Plastic Killer
  10. The Red Suitcase
  11. The Right Words
  12. Sideral
  13. The Treatment
  14. Tula
  15. Warsha

Sound

10 films will advance in the Sound category for the 95th Academy Awards. All eligible members of the Sound Branch vote to determine the shortlist and the nominees. Academy members will be invited to view excerpts from each of the shortlisted films beginning Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, in the San Francisco Bay area, followed by New York, London and Los Angeles. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Avatar: The Way of Water
  3. Babylon
  4. The Batman
  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  6. Elvis
  7. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  8. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  9. Moonage Daydream
  10. Top Gun: Maverick

Visual Effects

10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 95th Academy Awards. The Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist. All members of the Visual Effects Branch will be invited to view excerpts and interviews with the artists from each of the shortlisted films on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Branch members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Avatar: The Way of Water
  3. The Batman
  4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  5. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  6. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  7. Jurassic World Dominion
  8. Nope
  9. Thirteen Lives
  10. Top Gun: Maverick

We wish everyone the best of luck to all the nominees. This year was a tough one with so many great films, but everyone is a winner.

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