How Many Oscars Will EEAAO Win? – 95th Oscars: Final Predictions

The wait is almost over. Soon Oscar statuettes will be handed out by Hollywood (often) to Hollywood in an annual celebration of cinema that sometimes gets it right. I can’t wait. This year, it certainly looks like the stars have aligned for Everything Everywhere All at Once, one of the very best films of 2022. But, and this will be interesting, how many awards will the current Oscars favorite go home with once the night is over and done with? Can SAG-winner Michelle Yeoh still win, even though Cate Blanchett appears to be the industry favorite? Will AMPAS go for the young star in Austin Butler or the comeback king in Brendan Fraser? Well, here’s what I think will happen on the biggest night in Hollywood.

Best Picture

Prediction: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Could we see a surprise here? Sure, I just don’t see it happening. BAFTA Best Film-winner All Quiet On The Western Front could theoretically repeat at the Oscars, and, I guess, there is a slight chance something like The Fabelmans or Top Gun: Maverick has more #1 votes in the Academy than we all presume. But, ultimately, with Everything Everywhere All at Once‘s SAG, WGA, DGA, PGA, and Indie Spirit wins, it should be more than just the frontrunner. It should win. It should win a lot of these categories.

Best Director

Prediction: The Daniels — Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg or Todd Field could nab this one, but all of the Guilds wins for EEAAO have pretty much locked this up, right?

Best Actress

Prediction: Michelle Yeoh — Everything Everywhere All at Once

Look, a couple of weeks ago, I would’ve gone for Cate Blanchett here, and there is an excellent chance that she’ll win here. Some would probably say that she ‘should’ win given all of her precursors. But Yeoh won the SAG award and Blanchett doesn’t seem to have campaigned as hard as she ought to if she really wanted to win. I’m guessing that AMPAS is ready to give Yeoh her first Oscar.

Best Actor

Prediction: Austin Butler — Elvis

This could get interesting. While my personal pick would probably be Colin Farrell, I think this is a pretty tight race between the comeback king Brendan Fraser (in a film that isn’t wildly loved) and Austin Butler, the young up-and-comer who, ahem, played ‘the King of Rock n’ Roll’. The SAG win could have locked this up for Fraser, and I’d be delighted for him if he won (a long-time favorite of mine), but I just have this feeling that AMPAS will once again opt for the music biopic in this category.

Best Supp. Actress

Prediction: Kerry Condon — The Banshees of Inisherin

I really don’t know. It could be Bassett. It could be Condon. It could be Curtis. I just don’t know. Right now I’m leaning towards the excellent Condon because I want that film to win something, but this could also be Marvel’s first acting Oscar (for Bassett’s deserving performance). I like Curtis quite a bit in the film, but it has never screamed ‘awards-worthy’ to me. I’d be happy for her if she won.

Best Supp. Actor

Prediction: Ke Huy Quan — Everything Everywhere All at Once

Looking forward to his speech. I think it’ll make me very emotional to see him up there getting the moment he deserves.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Prediction: Women Talking

Could very well be All Quiet on the Western Front.

Best Original Screenplay

Prediction: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Cinematography

Prediction: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Costume Design

Prediction: Elvis

Best Film Editing

Prediction: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Prediction: Elvis

Best Production Design

Prediction: Babylon

Best Score

Prediction: Babylon

Best Song

Prediction: RRR – “Naatu Naatu”

Best Sound

Prediction: Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects

Prediction: Avatar: The Way of Water

Best Animated Feature

Prediction: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Best Documentary Feature

Prediction: Navalny

Best International Film

Prediction: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Animated Short

Prediction: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse

Best Documentary Short

Prediction: The Elephant Whisperers

Best Live-Action Short

Prediction: Le Pupille

– Written by Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen.

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