The 95th Academy Awards ceremony is just around the corner, and movie enthusiasts all over the world are eager to see which films will walk away with the coveted golden statuettes. While the official nominees were recently announced, industry experts and fans are already making their winner predictions for the 2023 Oscars. In this article, we take a look at some of the front runners in the major categories.
The race for Best Picture is always highly competitive, and this year is no exception. Some of the films that are likely to be in the running include “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” an adventure-Sci-Fi directed by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, “All Quiet on the Western Front,” a gripping war-drama starring Felix Kammerer, and “Elvis,” a biopic directed by the legendary Baz Luhrmann and starring Austin Butler. Another film that has generated a lot of buzz is “Avatar: The Way of the Water,” a Sci-Fi epic about the clash between different species and cultures.
Our winning prediction: Everything Everywhere All at Once.
This year, several accomplished directors are expected to be in contention for the Best Director award. However, it is worth noting that no Women have been nominated for this year’s awards, following two consecutive years of women winning the category.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who directed “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” is a favourite to win. This is the first time the duo have been nominated and if they win would mark the third time a directing duo have won this prestigious award. Steven Spielberg, who directed “The Fablemans,” is also a strong contender.
Our winning prediction: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
The Best Actor category is always one of the most anticipated and is expected to be highly competitive this year. Brendan Fraser, who stars in “The Whale,” is considered a front-runner for his powerful and poignant performance as a failing father looking to reconnect with his daughter. Colin Farrell, who stars in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” is another actor who is tipped to take the award. Farrell has already received critical acclaim for his performance, with many noting his phenomenal appearance as soon as his character hits the screen.
Our winning prediction: Brendan Fraser
In the Best Actress category, several talented actresses have been nominated this year. Cate Blanchett, who stars in “Tar,” is considered a favourite to win. Blanchett has previously won two Academy Award for her performances in “The Aviator” and “Blue Jasmine.” Another actress who is being highly praised is Michelle Yeoh, who stars in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Her performance has been described as raw, powerful, and emotionally charged, we have already seen Yeoh win Best Actress at the Golden Globes earlier this year.
Our winning prediction: Cate Blanchett
The Best Supporting Actor category is always a hotly contested one, and this year is no exception. It took nearly four decades, but Goonies and Indiana Jones actor Ke Huy Quan bided his time, taking a lengthy break from the screen to return at, well, the right time to score his first Oscar nomination. Praise for the beloved actor has yet to subside since Everything Everywhere debuted in the first half of 2022. Ke Huy Quan is a strong contender for his role as Evelyn’s meek and goofy husband. Another actor who is pipped for the award is Brendan Gleeson, who stars in “The Banshess of Inisherin” Gleeson has been praised for his ability to bring humour and gravitas to his role.
Our winning prediction: Ke Huy Quan
In the Best Supporting Actress category, several talented actresses are up for the award. Angela Basset, the scene-stealing heart and soul of Marvel’s blockbuster sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” is considered a favourite to win. Bassett’s campaign is in good shape as long as she continues to give rousing speeches at subsequent awards shows (her Golden Globes acceptance was incredible). Another actress who has received their first nomination is Jamie Lee Curtis, who stars in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Curtis has received critical acclaim for her performance, with many praising her abilities in the film.
Our winning prediction: Angela Basset