MoviefiedNYC’s 2023 Oscar Predictions: Who will Win and SHOULD Win!

BEST PICTURE

All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness, Women Talking.

John David West: Who will win: Everything Everywhere All at Once, it would be shocking if it doesn’t win. After all, it’s taken home DGA, PGA, SAG, and WGA. Who should win: Tár, however, I would be happy to see the anti-war epic All Quiet on the Western Front upset this category. I’m going out on a limb and say that Top Gun: Maverick could be the upset of the evening and win Best Picture!

Myrna Duarte: Who will win: Everything Everywhere All at Once this is a surprising time. This film a few years back would have only won Independent Spirit awards, happy to see it here. Who should win: What Hollywood does best, a big movie, with big stars and big entertainment Top Gun: Maverick.

BEST DIRECTOR

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans, Todd Field, Tár, Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

John David: Who will win: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Who should win: The Daniels for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Myrna: Who will win: Steven Spielberg for The Fablemans. Who should win: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

BEST LEAD ACTOR

Austin Butler, Elvis, Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin, Brendan Fraser, The Whale, Paul Mescal, Aftersun, Bill Nighy, Living.

John David: Who will win: This category seems wide open among Fraser, Butler, and Farrell. But Brendan Fraser for The Whale will take home the Oscar. He’s been giving big weepy, emotional speeches and that makes for compelling TV. Who should win: Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin.

Myrna: Who will win: Brendan Fraser, The Whale Who should win: Austin Butler, Elvis

BEST LEAD ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Tár, Ana de Armas, Blonde, Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie, Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans, Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

John David: Who will win: Michelle Yeoh – it’s her year. Who should win: Cate Blanchett for a career defining performance in Tár. Cate’s is hands down the best performance among all acting categories this year.

Myrna: Who will win: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once Who should win: Cate Blanchett, Tár

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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.

John David: Who will win: Ke Huy Quan, it’s a great comeback story and his performance deserves this Oscar. Who should win: Ke Huy Quan, but would love to see Barry Keoghan for his beautiful work in The Banshees of Inisherin. 

Myrna: Who will win: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Who should win: Pedro Pascal, Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent. Judd Hirsch is a great actor, but should not be on this list for his performance in The Fablemans.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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.

John David: Who will win: Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Who should win: Angela Bassett, Black Panther and Jamie Lee Curtis––I just can’t decide. I fear that they will cancel each other out and Kerry Condon could win.

Myrna: Who will win: Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once. Who should win: Angela Bassett, Black Panther she took the franchise to another level with her performance.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

All Quiet on the Western Front, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Living, Top Gun: Maverick, Women Talking.

John David: Who will win: Sarah Polley for Women Talking. Who should win: Women Talking

Myrna: Who will win: Rian Johnson, Glass Onion: Knives Out Mystery. Who should win: Sarah Polley, Women Talking

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, Triangle of Sadness.

John David: Who will win: Everything Everywhere All at Once. Who should win: Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin. 

Myrna: Who will win:  Martin McDonagh for The Banshees of Inisherin. Who should win: Everything Everywhere All at Once.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

All Quiet on the Western Front, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, Elvis, Empire of Light, Tár.

John David: Who will win & Should Win: James Friend for All Quiet on the Western Front. Could win: Elvis.

Myrna: Who will win: All Quiet on the Western Front  Who should win: Bardo

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

All That Breathes, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Fire of Love, A House Made of Splinters, Navalny. 

John David: Who will win: Navalny, it has Oscar written all over it. Who should win: Nan Goldin’s All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, it’s beautiful, sadly relevant, and needs a sequel! 

Myrna: Who will win: Navalny Who should win: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Nan Goldin is a charismatic narrator of her own story and leaves you wanting more.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

The Elephant Whisperers,  Haulout, How Do You Measure a Year, Martha Mitchell Effect, Stranger at the Gate.

John David: Who will win: Martha Mitchell Effect. Who should win: Martha Mitchell Effect. 

Myrna: Who will win: The Elephant Whisperers. Who should win: Martha Mitchell Effect.

BEST FILM EDITING

The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick.

John David: Who will win: Everything Everywhere All at Once. Who should win: Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Myrna: Who will win: Everything Everywhere All at Once. Who should win: Everything Everywhere All at Once.

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

All Quiet on the Western Front, Argentina, 1985, Close, EO, The Quiet Girl,.

John David: Who will win: All Quiet on the Western Front. Who should win: EO, this one will stand the test of time.

Myrna: Who will win: All Quiet on the Western Front. Who should win: Argentina, 1985.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Applause from Tell It Like a Woman, Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Naatu Naatu from RRR, This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once.

John David: Who will win: Naatu Naatu from RRR. Who should win: Naatu Naatu from RRR.

Myrna: Who will win: Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Who should win: Naatu Naatu from RRR is actually part of the movie not tagged on over the credits and makes me want to dance.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, Elvis, The Fabelmans.

John David: Who will win: Babylon. Who should win: All Quiet on the Western Front.

Myrna: Who will win: All Quiet on the Western Front.  Who should win: Elvis.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Top Gun: Maverick.

John David: Who will win: Avatar: The Way of Water. Who should win: Top Gun: Maverick. 

Myrna: Who will win: Avatar: The Way of Water Who should win:Top Gun: Maverick

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Sea Beast, Turning Red.

John David: Who will win: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. Who should win: 2022 released a good crop of animated films, so this is tough, but I’m going with Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.

Myrna: Who will win: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, beautiful and dark. Who should win: Pinocchio but Marcel the Shell With Shoes On is a very close second.

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, The Flying Sailor, Ice Merchants, My Year of Dicks, An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It.

John David: Who will win: the very sentimental The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. Who should win: Ice Merchants. 

Myrna: Who will win: My Year of Dicks. Who should win: Ice Merchants.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Babylon, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris. 

John David: Who will win: Elvis. Who should win: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, I mean, is there any doubt? Just take another look at Ruth Carter’s work in this Panther!

Myrna: Who will win: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ruth Carter is very deserving of the win. Who should win: Elvis, Catherine Martin’s work is dazzling.

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

An Irish Goodbye, Ivalu, Le Pupille, Night Ride, The Red Suitcase.

John David: Who will win: An Irish Goodbye.  Who should win: The Red Suitcase.

Myrna: Who will win: Le Pupille. Who should win: The Red Suitcase.

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

All Quiet on the Western Front, The Batman, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Elvis, The Whale.

John David: Who will win: I’m sad to say, The Whale.  Who should win:All Quiet on the Western Front.

Myrna: Who will win: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.  Who should win: All Quiet on the Western Front.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

All Quiet on the Western Front, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans.

John David: Who will win: Everything Everywhere All at Once. Who should win: All Quiet on the Western Front.

Myrna: Who will win: The Fabelmans. Who should win: Everything Everywhere All at Once.

BEST SOUND

All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way of Water, The Batman, Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick.

John David: Who will win: Top Gun: Maverick. Who should win: All Quiet on the Western Front.

Myrna: Who will win: Top Gun: Maverick. Who should win: All Quiet on the Western Front.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s