Oscar Predictions for 2023 – From Reel Dialogue

By: Russ Matthews

The nominees for the 95th Academy Awards were announced recently and debate is underway over who might take home the gold statues.

Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s bizarre sci-fi film, Everything Everywhere All at Once, led with the most nominations – 11 in total. Not far behind were Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin and Edward Berger’s All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix) with nine nominations apiece.

Our team at Reel Dialogue has come up with our own predictions as to who we think should win and who will most likely take home the most awards on the night.

BEST PICTURE

NOMINEES

Predicted Academy Choice: THE FABELMANS

Russ Matthews’ Preference: TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Michael Walsh’s Preference: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

DIRECTING

NOMINEES

  • THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Martin McDonagh
  • EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
  • THE FABELMANS – Steven Spielberg
  • TÁR – Todd Field
  • TRIANGLE OF SADNESS – Ruben Östlund

Predicted Academy Choice: THE FABELMANS – Steven Spielberg

Russ Matthew Preference: THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Martin McDonagh

Michael Walsh Preference: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

Oscar sign on movie poster

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

  • CATE BLANCHETT – Tár
  • ANA DE ARMAS – Blonde
  • ANDREA RISEBOROUGH – To Leslie
  • MICHELLE WILLIAMS – The Fabelmans
  • MICHELLE YEOH – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Predicted Academy Choice: MICHELLE YEOH – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Russ Matthews’ Preference: CATE BLANCHETT – Tár

Michael Walsh’s Preference: CATE BLANCHETT – Tár

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

NOMINEES

  • AUSTIN BUTLER – Elvis
  • COLIN FARRELL – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • BRENDAN FRASER – The Whale
  • PAUL MESCAL – Aftersun
  • BILL NIGHY – Living

Predicted Academy Choice: BRENDAN FRASER – The Whale

Russ Matthews’ Preference: COLIN FARRELL – The Banshees of Inisherin

Michael Walsh’s Preference: BRENDAN FRASER – The Whale

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

  • ANGELA BASSETT – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • HONG CHAU – The Whale
  • KERRY CONDON – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • JAMIE LEE CURTIS – Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • STEPHANIE HSU – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Predicted Academy Choice: ANGELA BASSETT – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Russ Matthews’ Preference: KERRY CONDON – The Banshees of Inisherin

Michael Walsh’s Preference: KERRY CONDON – The Banshees of Inisherin

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

NOMINEES

  • BRENDAN GLEESON – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • BRIAN TYREE HENRY – Causeway
  • JUDD HIRSCH – The Fabelmans
  • BARRY KEOGHAN – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • KE HUY QUAN – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Predicted Academy Choice: KE HUY QUAN – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Russ Matthews’ Preference: JUDD HIRSCH – The Fabelmans

Michael Walsh’s Preference: KE HUY QUAN – Everything Everywhere All at Once

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

NOMINEES

  • GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO
  • MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON
  • PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH
  • THE SEA BEAST
  • TURNING RED

Predicted Academy Choice: GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO

Russ Matthews’ Preference: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

Michael Walsh’s Preference: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

The 95th Academy Awards will be held on Monday, 13 March 2023 (AUS) / Sunday, 12 March (US)


Article supplied with thanks to City Bible Forum.

Feature image: Photo by Mick De Paola on Unsplash

About the author: Russ Matthews is a film critic at City Bible Forum and Reel Dialogue. He has a passion for film and sparking spiritual conversations.

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