2023 Oscars Thoughts and Predictions
It’s that time of year for one of the few award shows that general audiences care about: The Oscars. Now, this was an excellent year with no shortage of great films, so there’s plenty of great nominees here to choose from. Of course, with the exception of Avatar: The Way of Water, in my opinion. For this I’ll be going over my predictions on a few various types of categories.
Before getting to those though, I would like to state my disappointment in NOPE being snubbed from Best Cinematography and Best Music (Original Score or Song). It goes to show that The Academy are still avoiding horror films like the plague.
Let’s start with the Oscars for leading roles. For Best Actor in a Leading Role there’s a great selection, but I’ve got to pick Colin Farrell (he/him) as my winner prediction for his role in The Banshees of Inisherin. There was such as beautiful blend of humor and tragic sorrow to be seen throughout the film that he portrayed wonderfully.
For Best Actress in a Leading Role, I’d have to give my prediction to Michelle Yeoh (she/her) for her role as Evelyn in Everything Everything All At Once. It was her performance that brought me to such laughter for the first half and to the most tearful crying I’ve ever done in movie theater for the second half. Her performance was moving, real, and just a pleasure in that film and I’m so going to mention it more in this article.
Next up, we have Cinematography, which I’ll be giving to Elvis. It wasn’t the most beautiful cinematography, but it was spectacular in a way that could keep me glued to my seat watching this nearly three hour biopic.
Onto the category of Costume Design, which was an easy pick, I’d like to predict Everything Everywhere All At Once for this once as it’s a feat for the film to make costumes for every multiverse’s version of Michelle Yeoh’s character. The award of Makeup and Hairstyle should also be going towards the film too for Stephanie Hsu’s (she/her) bagel hairstyle, but it wasn’t even nominated for the category.
Finally, there’s the category of Best Picture. Now, this is the hardest categories to be predict for because there’s a good chance I’ll be wrong and a bigger chance people won’t like it. With that said, I’m predicting The Fabelmans is likely to win but in my heart I think Everything Everywhere All At Once deserves the win. It’s a fantastic film but I got a feeling it’ll be going to something a little more like The Fabelmans or All Quiet On The Western Front.
One of my earlies memories was watching stories unfold on a small TV in my room. Ever since then, I've always wanted to become a filmmaker to put stories of my own onto all manner of screens. Being a fan of writing alongside this has also led to my love of writing analysis/reviews on the things I view. It's a joy to share to others my thoughts and insights on media.