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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.