2023 Oscar predictions because why the fuck not

Tom Davidson
2 min readMar 10, 2023

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I largely loathe the Academy Awards. They are a largely brainless and vainglorious exercise in corporate PR, based around the idea that there can be an objective ‘best’ when it comes to art.

The list of snubs and mistakes could fill a phonebook and I have severe reservations of anyone who puts a significant weight on the golden statuettes.

However, I am a slave to movies and therefore, for the sake of posterity, I am going to list who I think will take home an Oscar on Sunday night (and who should win).

I lack the expertise to bogged down in technical awards so I will mostly handle the heavy hitters and if I don’t feel I have watched enough relevant movies (Best Documentary Feature), I’ll keep my trap shut.

And if it’s too much to scroll through, I’ll say this for a tl;dr: Everything Everywhere All at Once will largely clean up, All Quiet will do okay and Top Gun/Avatar will share technical awards.

Best Cinematography:

Should win: Chayse Irvin for Blonde (not nominated)

Will win: James Friend for All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Animated Feature Film

Should win: Marcel the Shell with Shoes on

Will win: Turning Red

Best International Feature Film:

Should win: Joyland (not nominated)

Will win: All Quiet on the Western Front

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay):

Should win: Andrew Dominik for Blonde (not nominated)

Will win: Sarah Polley for Women Talking

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Should win: Jordan Peele for Nope (not nominated)

Will win: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Shcienert for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Director

Should win: Todd Field for Tár

Will win: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Shcienert for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Should win: Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Inisherin

Will win: Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere all at Once

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Should win: Barry Keoghan for The Banshees of Inisherin

Will win: Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Should win: Michael Thomas in Rimini (not nominated)

Will win: Brendan Fraser in The Whale

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Should win: Cate Blanchett in Tár

Will win: Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Picture

Should win: Tár

Will win: Everything Everywhere All at Once

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Tom Davidson

31-year-old journalist living in south westLondon trying my hand at some film writing as and when