The 95th Academy Awards: A Wide Array Of Talent Up For Awards This Year

It’s that time of year again when the movie industry comes together to celebrate the best that cinema has to offer: the 95th Academy Awards. With a wide array of talented actors, directors, and films up for awards this year, we’re here to give you our expert predictions on who will take home the coveted golden statuettes.

Best Picture

This year’s Best Picture category features some outstanding contenders, including ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ by Joseph Kosinski, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ by James Cameron, ‘The Fabelmans’ by Steven Spielberg, ‘Women Talking’ by Sarah Polley, ‘The Whale’ by Darren Aronofsky, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ by Martin McDonagh, ‘TÁR’ by Todd Field and ‘Babylon’ by Damien Chazelle – all films that have been critically acclaimed and generated a lot of buzz in the industry.

Best Director

In this category we can find some legendary filmmakers vying for the award: Martin McDonagh for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin,’ James Cameron for ‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ Todd Field for ‘TÁR,’ Steven Spielberg for ‘The Fabelmans’ and Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once.’

Best Actor

This is an incredibly competitive race with Austin Butler up for his role in ‘Elvis’, Brendan Fraser in ‘The Whale’, Colin Farrell in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ Bill Nighy in ‘Living’ and Paul Mescal in Aftersun all hoping to be bestowed with the honor.

Best Actress

Viola Davis (for her performance in The Woman King), Michelle Williams (for The Fabelmans), Cate Blanchett (for TÁR), Michelle Yeoh (for Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Danielle Deadwyler (for Till) are all nominated for Best Actress. It’s worth noting that Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh have been neck-and-neck ever since Everything Everywhere All at Once began its awards season journey.

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Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano (from The Fabelmans), Judd Hirsch (also from The Fabelmans), Ke Huy Quan (from Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Barry Keoghan (from The Banshees of Inisherin) are all nominees in this category.

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett (‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’), Kerry Condon (‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’), Nina Hoss (‘TÁR’) and Jamie Lee Curtis (‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’) are all up for consideration as Best Supporting Actress – Angela Bassett being a particular scene-stealer throughout Marvel’s Black Panther series.

what is Best Original Screenplay?

This year’s nominees for Best Original Screenplay include ‘The Fabelmans’ by Steven Spielberg, ‘Women Talking’ by Sarah Polley, ‘The Whale’ by Darren Aronofsky, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and ‘TÁR’ by Todd Field.

what about Best Adapted Screenplay?

The nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay include ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ by Joseph Kosinski, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ by James Cameron, ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ by Martin McDonagh and ‘Babylon’ by Damien Chazelle.

what about Best Animated Feature?

The nominees for Best Animated Feature include ‘The Croods: A New Age’ by Joel Crawford, ‘Soul’ by Pete Docter, ‘Onward’ by Dan Scanlon, ‘Over the Moon’ by Glen Keane, and ‘Wolfwalkers’ by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

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