95th Oscars – Nomination Predictions

It’s that time of the year again, folks. 2022 came to an end almost a full month ago, but there are still a couple of things that have to happen before we can all fully switch focus to 2023 in the world of cinema. One of these things is the upcoming 95th Academy Awards. The ceremony is on the 12th of March, but, first, we have the nominations to go through. In just a couple of days, on the 24th of January, AMPAS will announce its list of nominees, and so now is the time for me to reveal my list of predictions. There are many like them, but these are mine. Just like every year, the film that I’ve placed at the top of each category is the one that I feel the most confident about getting a nomination, and the film at the bottom of each category is the one that I am the most uncertain about. Finally, in most categories, I’ll also note a film that is ‘next in line,’ which means that these films are the ones that I think could sneak in on nomination morning instead of the ones that I’ve predicted. Without further ado, let’s get to it.


Best Picture

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. The Banshees of Inisherin
  3. The Fabelmans
  4. Elvis
  5. Top Gun: Maverick
  6. TAR
  7. All Quiet on the Western Front
  8. The Whale
  9. Avatar: The Way of Water
  10. Triangle of Sadness

Next In Line: RRR / Women Talking.


Best Director

  1. Daniels — Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Martin McDonagh — The Banshees of Inisherin
  3. Steven Spielberg — The Fabelmans
  4. Todd Field — TAR
  5. Park Chan-wook — Decision to Leave

Next In Line: Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front) / Baz Luhrmann (Elvis).


Best Actress

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

Next In Line: Ana de Armas (Blonde).


Best Actor

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

Next In Line: Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick).


Best Supp. Actress

  1. Angela Bassett — Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  2. Kerry Condon — The Banshees of Inisherin
  3. Hong Chau — The Whale
  4. Jamie Lee Curtis — Everything Everywhere All at Once
  5. Dolly De Leon — Triangle of Sadness

Next In Line: Stephanie Hsu — Everything Everywhere All at Once.


Best Supp. Actor

  1. Ke Huy Quan — Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Brendan Gleeson — The Banshees of Inisherin
  3. Barry Keoghan — The Banshees of Inisherin
  4. Paul Dano — The Fabelmans
  5. Eddie Redmayne — The Good Nurse

Next In Line: Brad Pitt — Babylon.


Best Adapted Screenplay

  1. The Whale
  2. Women Talking
  3. Glass Onion
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front
  5. She Said

Next In Line: Living / Top Gun: Maverick / Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio.


Best Original Screenplay

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. The Banshees of Inisherin
  3. The Fabelmans
  4. TAR
  5. Triangle of Sadness

Next In Line: Aftersun.


Best Cinematography

  1. Top Gun: Maverick
  2. All Quiet on the Western Front
  3. The Batman
  4. Elvis
  5. Bardo

Next In Line: Empire of Light.


Best Costume Design

  1. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  2. Elvis
  3. Babylon
  4. The Woman King
  5. Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Next In Line: Everything Everywhere All at Once.


Best Film Editing

  1. Top Gun: Maverick
  2. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  3. Elvis
  4. The Banshees of Inisherin
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front

Next In Line: The Fabelmans.


Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

  1. The Whale
  2. Elvis
  3. The Batman
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front
  5. Amsterdam

Next In Line: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.


Best Production Design

  1. Babylon
  2. Avatar: The Way of Water
  3. Elvis
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front
  5. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Next In Line: Glass Onion.


Best Score

  1. Babylon
  2. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  3. The Banshees of Inisherin
  4. Women Talking
  5. All Quiet on the Western Front

Next In Line: The Fabelmans.


Best Song

  1. RRR — Naatu Naatu
  2. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever — Lift Me Up
  3. Top Gun: Maverick — Hold My Hand
  4. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio — Ciao Papa
  5. Tell It Like a Woman — Applause

Next In Line: Where the Crawdads Sing — Carolina.


Best Sound

  1. Top Gun: Maverick
  2. Elvis
  3. All Quiet on the Western Front
  4. Avatar: The Way of Water
  5. The Batman

Next In Line: Everything Everywhere All at Once.


Best Visual Effects

  1. Avatar: The Way of Water
  2. Top Gun: Maverick
  3. The Batman
  4. All Quiet on the Western Front
  5. Thirteen Lives

Next In Line: Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness.


Best Animated Feature

  1. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  2. Turning Red
  3. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
  4. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  5. Wendell and Wild

Next In Line: The Bad Guys / Strange World.


Best Documentary Feature

  1. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  2. Fire of Love
  3. All That Breathes
  4. Navalny
  5. The Territory

Next In Line: Descendant.


Best International Film

  1. All Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Decision to Leave
  3. Argentina, 1985
  4. The Quiet Girl
  5. Close

Next In Line: EO / Saint Omer / Holy Spider.


Best Animated Short

  1. New Moon
  2. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse
  3. Ice Merchants
  4. The Flying Sailor
  5. An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Best Documentary Short

  1. 38 at the Garden
  2. The Flagmakers
  3. The Elephant Whisperers
  4. Nuisance Bear
  5. Stranger at the Gate

Best Live-Action Short

  1. An Irish Goodbye
  2. Le Pupille
  3. Warsha
  4. The Red Suitcase
  5. The Lone Wolf

– Predictions and Article by Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.

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