Oscars Predictions: Best Picture — Venice and Toronto Will Welcome ‘Bardo’ and ‘The Fabelmans’ to Awards Season

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UPDATED: August 4, 2022

2023 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
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The lineups for Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals have been announced, and we’ll get the first reactions to anticipated features from Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”) and Alejandro G. Inarritu (“Bardo”), among others.

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ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

And The Predicted Nominees Are:

Rank

Film

Distributor

Producers

1

“The Fabelmans”

Universal Pictures

Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg

A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg’s own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

2

“Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)”

Netflix

Alejandro González Iñárritu

The film explores the political and social modernity of Mexico.

3

“TÁR”

Focus Features

Todd Field, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan

Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár. widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

4

“The Son”

Sony Pictures Classics

Iain Canning, Joanna Laurie, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone, Florian Zeller

Peter as his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.

5

“Women Talking”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt

A group of women in an isolated religious colony as they struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.

6

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

A24

Dan Kwan, Mike Larocca, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

7

“Triangle of Sadness”

Neon

Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff

A cruise for the super-rich sinks thus leaving survivors, including a fashion model celebrity couple, trapped on an island.

8

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Searchlight Pictures

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

9

“Elvis”

Warner Bros.

Baz Luhrmann, Gail Berman, Catherine Martin, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss

Elvis is Baz Luhrmann’s biopic of Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

10

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige

The nation of Wakanda is pitted against intervening world powers as they mourn the loss of their king T’Challa.

Next in Line

11

“White Noise”

Netflix

Noah Baumbach, Uri Singer

12

“Babylon”

Paramount Pictures

Olivia Hamilton, Marc Platt, Matt Plouffe

13

“Top Gun: Maverick”

Paramount Pictures

Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison

14

“Till”

Orion/United Artists Releasing

Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Thomas K. Levine, Michael JP Reilly, Frederick Zollo, Whoopi Goldberg

15

“Empire of Light”

Searchlight Pictures

Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes

16

“She Said”

Universal Pictures

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

17

“Living”

Sony Pictures Classics

Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

18

“The Woman King”

Sony Pictures

Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon

19

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

20th Century Studios

James Cameron, Jon Landau

20

“The Whale”

A24

Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel

Other Top-Tier Contenders

21

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Netflix

Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

22

“Amsterdam”

20th Century Studios

Matthew Budman, David O. Russell, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas

20

“Don’t Worry Darling”

Warner Bros

Olivia Wilde, Katie Silberman, Miri Yoon, Roy Lee

24

“The Inspection”

A24

Chester Algernal Gordon, Effie Brown

25

“The Pale Blue Eye”

Netflix

Scott Cooper, Christian Bale, John Lesher, Tyler Thompson

26

“Decision to Leave”

Mubi

Park Chan-wook

27

“The Wonder”

Netflix

Ed Guiney, Juliette Howell, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross

28

“Argentina, 1985”

Amazon Studios

Victoria Alonso, Santiago Carabante, Chino Darín, Ricardo Darín, Axel Kuschevatzky, Agustina Llambi-Campbell, Santiago Mitre, Federico Posternak

29

“Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies”

Focus Features

Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick, Todd Spiewak, Jim Parsons

30

“A Man Called Otto”

Sony Pictures

Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Fredrik Wikström Nicastro

Also in Contention

31

“The Greatest Beer Run Ever”

Apple Original Films

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Andrew Muscato, Jake Myers, Peter Farrelly

32

“Three Thousand Years of Longing”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

George Miller, Doug Mitchell

33

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinochhio”

Netflix

Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, Gary Ungar

34

“Corsage”

IFC Films

Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz

35

“Holy Spider”

Utopia

Sol Bondy, Jacob Jarek, Ali Abbasi

36

“Nanny”

Amazon Studios

Nikkia Moulterie, Daniela Taplin Lundberg

37

“Armageddon Time”

Focus Features

James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Rodrigo Teixeira, Alan Terpins

38

“The Menu”

Searchlight Pictures

Adam McKay, Betsy Koch

39

“Happening”

IFC Films

Edouard Weil, Alice Girard

40

“See How They Run”

Searchlight Pictures

Gina Carter, Damian Jones

Other Possibilities

41

“A Jazzman’s Blues”

Netflix

Tyler Perry

42

“One Fine Morning”

Sony Pictures Classics

David Thion, Philippe Martin, Charlotte Dauphin

43

“Nope”

Universal Pictures

Robert Graf, Jordan Peele, Kate Kelly, Ian Cooper, Sara Scott, Tony Ducret

44

“Shirley”

Netflix

Elizabeth Haggard, Regina King, Reina King, John Ridley

45

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody”

Sony Pictures

Clive Davis, Pat Houston, Anthony McCarten, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri

46

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

Netflix

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Elizabeth Gabler, Laurence Mark

47

“Causeway”

A24/Apple Original Films

Jennifer Lawrence, Justine Polsky

48

“Raymond & Ray”

Apple Original Films

Alfonso Cuarón, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn

49

“Bones & All”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Luca Guadagnino, David Lajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, Theresa Park, Peter Spears

50

“Chevalier”

Searchlight Pictures

Stefani Robinson, Dianne McGunigle, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe

All Contenders Listed (Unranked-Alphabetical)

“A Compassionate Spy”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“A Couple”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“A Jazzman’s Blues”

Netflix

Tyler Perry

“A Man Called Otto”

Sony Pictures

Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Fredrik Wikström Nicastro

“A Man of Reason”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“After Yang”

A24

Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, Paul Mezey, Theresa Park

“Aftersun”

A24

Mark Ceryak, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski

“Alice, Darling”

Lionsgate

Katie Bird Nolan, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal, Lindsay Tapscott, Sam Tipper-Hale

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

Netflix

Daniel Marc Dreifuss, Malte Grunert

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“All the Old Knives”

Amazon Studios

Gail Egan, Matt Jackson, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler

“Allelujah”

No U.S. Distribution

Damian Jones, Kevin Loader

“Am I OK?

HBO Max

Stephanie Allynne, Ro Donnelly, Jessica Elbaum, Erik Feig, Will Ferrell, Dakota Johnson, Lucy Kitada, Tig Notaro

“Ambulance”

Universal Pictures

Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, Laeta Kalogridis, James Vanderbilt

“Amsterdam”

20th Century Studios

Matthew Budman, David O. Russell, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas

“Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood”

Netflix

Richard Linklater, Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix

“Argentina, 1985”

Amazon Studios

To be added

“Armageddon Time”

Focus Features

James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Rodrigo Teixeira, Alan Terpins

“As They Made Us”

Quiver

Mayim Bialik, Anne Clements, Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Ash Christian, Mark Maxey, Michael Day

“Athena”

Netflix

Mourad Belkeddar, Romain Gavras, Ladj Ly

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

20th Century Studios

James Cameron, Jon Landau

“Babylon”

Paramount Pictures

Olivia Hamilton, Marc Platt, Matt Plouffe

“Bardo (or False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)”

Netflix

Alejandro González Iñárritu

“Beast”

Universal Pictures

Baltasar Kormákur, James Lopez, Will Packer

“Beyond the Wall”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Bitterbrush”

Magnolia Pictures

Su Kim, Emelie Mahdavian

“Black Adam”

Warner Bros

Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige

“Blonde”

Netflix

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Tracey Landon, Brad Pitt, Scott Robertson

“Blueback”

No U.S. Distribution

Robert Connolly, James Grandison, Liz Kearney

“Bobi Wine Ghetto President”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Bodies Bodies Bodies”

A24

Ali Herting, David Hinojosa

“Bones & All”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Luca Guadagnino, David Lajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, Theresa Park, Peter Spears

“Both Sides of the Blade”

IFC Films

Olivoer Delbosc

“Brian and Charles”

Focus Features

Rupert Majendie

“Broker”

Neon

Eugene Lee

“Bros”

Universal Pictures

Judd Apatow, Joshua Church, Nicholas Stoller

“Brother”

No U.S. Distribution

Damon D’Oliveira, Sonya Di Rienzo, Aeschylus Poulos, Clement Virgo

“Bullet Train”

Sony Pictures

Antoine Fuqua, David Leitch, Kelly McCormick

“Butcher’s Crossing”

Saban Films

Amanda Bowers, Will Clarke, Molly Conners, Andy Mayson, Gabe Polsky

“Call Jane”

Roadside Attractions

Robbie Brenner, Kevin McKeon, David Wulf

“Call of God”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Carmen”

Sony Pictures Classics

Rosemary Blight, Dimitri Rassam, Mimi Valdes

“Catherine, Called Birdy”

Amazon Studios

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jo Wallet

“Causeway”

A24/Apple Original Films

Jennifer Lawrence, Justine Polsky

“Cha Cha Real Smooth”

Apple Original Films

Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig, Dakota Johnson, Cooper Raiff, Jessica Switch

“Chevalier”

Searchlight Pictures

Stefani Robinson, Dianne McGunigle, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe

“Chiara”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Close”

A24

Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens

“Corsage”

IFC Films

Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz

“Crimes of the Future”

Neon

Robert Lantos, Panos Papahadzis, Steve Solomos

“DC League of Super Pets”

Warner Bros

Patricia Hicks, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Jared Stern

“Dead For a Dollar”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Death on the Nile”

20th Century Studios

Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh

“Decision to Leave”

Mubi

Park Chan-wook

“Descendant”

Netflix

Margaret Brown, Essie Chambers, Kyle Martin

“Devotion”

Sony Pictures

Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Molly Smith, Rachel Smith

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige

“Dog”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Gregory Jacobs, Channing Tatum, Peter Kiernan, Brett Rodriguez

“Don’t Worry Darling”

Warner Bros

Olivia Wilde, Katie Silberman, Miri Yoon, Roy Lee

“Dreamin’ Wild”

No U.S. Distribution

Bill Pohlad, Jim Burke, Kim Roth, Viviana Vezzani, Karl Spoerri

“Drifting Home”

Netflix

Koji Yamamoto

“Driving”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Easter Sunday”

Universal Pictures

Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin

“El Suplente”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Elvis”

Warner Bros.

Baz Luhrmann, Gail Berman, Catherine Martin, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss

“Emancipation”

Apple Original Films

Todd Black, Joey McFarland, Jon Mone, Will Smith

“Emergency”

Amazon Studios

Marty Bowen, John Fischer, Isaac Klausner

“Emily the Criminal”

Roadside Attractions

Tyler Davidson, Aubrey Plaza, Drew Sykes

“Empire of Light”

Searchlight Pictures

Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes

“EO”

Janus Films and Sideshow

Ewa Piasokowska, Jerzy Skolimowski

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

A24

Dan Kwan, Mike Larocca, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang

“Final Cut”

No U.S. Distribution

Brahim Chioua, Alain de La Mata, Noémie Devide, Michel Hazanavicius, Vincent Maraval, John Penotti

“First Love”

Vertical Entertainment

Nadine de Barros, A.J. Edwards, Lucas Jarach, Henry Bittredge

“Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down”

Briarcliff Entertainment

Julie Cohen, Betsy West, Lisa Espramer, Sam Jinishian

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Netflix

Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

“Gli Ultimi Giorni Dell’Umanità”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“God’s Country”

IFC Films

Miranda Bailey, Halee Bernard, Julian Higgins, Amanda Marshall

“Good Night Oppy”

Amazon Studios

Matt Carroll, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Matt Goldberg

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinochhio”

Netflix

Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, Gary Ungar

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song”

Sony Pictures Classics

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

“Halloween Ends”

Universal Pictures

Malek Akkad, Bill Block, Jason Blum

“Happening”

IFC Films

Edouard Weil, Alice Girard

“Holy Spider”

Utopia

Sol Bondy, Jacob Jarek, Ali Abbasi

“Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul”

Universal Pictures

Adamma Ebo, Adanne Ebo, Rowan Riley, Daniel Kaluuya, Amandla Crichlow, Matthew Cooper, Jessamine Burgum, Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Kara Durrett, Jordan Peele

“Hunt”

No U.S. Distribution

Lee Jung-jae

“Hustle”

Netflix

Maverick Carter, Allen Covert, LeBron James, Jeff Kirschenbaum

“I Love My Dad”

Magnolia Pictures

Bill Stertz, Patton Oswalt, Sean O’Grady, Dane Eckerle, Phil Keefe, Daniel Brandt, Sam Slater

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody”

Sony Pictures

Clive Davis, Pat Houston, Anthony McCarten, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri

“In Viaggio”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Infinity Pool”

Neon

Andrew Cividino, Rob Cotterill, Karen Harnish, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal

“Joyland”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Jurassic World: Dominion”

Universal Pictures

Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall

“Kacchey Limbu”

No U.S. Distribution

Mandar Devasthali

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

Netflix

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Elizabeth Gabler, Laurence Mark

“Lightyear”

Pixar

Galyn Susman

“Living”

Sony Pictures Classics

Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

“Love Life”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Luck”

Apple Original Films

John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann

“Lyle, Lyle Crocodile”

Sony Pictures

Josh Gordon, Hutch Parker, Will Speck

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”

A24

Dean Fleischer-Camp, Andrew Goldman, Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Terry Leonard, Paul Mezey

“Master Gardener”

No U.S. Distribution

Amanda Crittenden, David Gonzales, Scott LaStatiti

“Master”

Amazon Studios

Joshua Astrachan, Brad Becker-Parton, Andrea Roa

“Mavka: The Forest Song”

Feelgood Entertainment

Anna Eliseyeva, Iryna Kostyuk, Egor Olesov

“Men”

A24

Andrew Macdonald, Alton Reich

“Minions: The Rise of Gru”

Universal Pictures/Illumination

Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud

“Monica”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Montana Story”

Bleecker Street

Scott McGehee, David Siegel, Jennifer Roth

“Moonage Daydream”

Neon

Brett Morgen

“Moving On”

No U.S. Distribution

Stephanie Meurer, Andrew Miano, Chris Parker, Dylan Sellers, Paul Weitz

“Mr. Malcolm’s List”

Bleecker Street

Laura Rister, Laura Lewis, Katie Holly, Emma Holly Jones

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

Focus Features

Anthony Fabian, Xavier Marchand, Guillaume Benski

“Music for Black Pigeons”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“My Father’s Dragon”

Netflix

Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Paul Young

“My Love Affair with Marriage”

No U.S. distribution

Roberts Vinovskis, Sturgis Warner, Signe Baumane, Raoul Nadalet

“My Policeman”

Amazon Studios

Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robbie Rogers, Cora Palfrey, Philip Herd

“Nanny”

Amazon Studios

Nikkia Moulterie, Daniela Taplin Lundberg

“Nitram”

IFC Films

Nick Batzias, Virginia Whitwell, Justin Kurzel, Shaun Grant

“No Bears”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Nope”

Universal Pictures

Robert Graf, Jordan Peele, Kate Kelly, Ian Cooper, Sara Scott, Tony Ducret

“Nuclear”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Official Competition”

IFC Films

Jaume Roures

“On the Come Up”

Paramount Pictures

Timothy M. Bourne, Marty Bowen, John Fischer, Isaac Klausner, Jay Marcus, Robert Teitel, Angie Thomas, George Tillman Jr.

“One Fine Morning”

Sony Pictures Classics

David Thion, Philippe Martin, Charlotte Dauphin

“Other People’s Children”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Our Ties”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Paris Memories”

Pathé Films

Isabelle Madelaine, Emilie Tisné

“Pearl”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Persuasion”

Netflix

Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie

“Prisoner’s Daughter”

No U.S. Distribution

Marina Grasic, David Haring, Sam Okun

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”

DreamWorks Animation

Mark Swift

“R.M.N.”

IFC Films

Cristian Mungiu

“Raymond & Ray”

Apple Original Films

Alfonso Cuarón, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn

“Return to Seoul”

Sony Pictures Classics

Katia Khazak, Charlotte Vincent

“Roost”

No U.S. Distribution

Colin Bates, Kevin Brodie, Stan Erdeich, Frankie Ordoubadi

“Rosaline”

20th Century Studios

Dan Cohen, Shawn Levy

“RRR”

Raftar Creations

D.V.V. Danayya

“Saint Omer”

No U.S. Distribution

Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral

“Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams”

Sony Pictures Classics

Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Gabriele Moratti

“Sanctuary”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“See How They Run”

Searchlight Pictures

Gina Carter, Damian Jones

“Shazam! Fury of the Gods”

Warner Bros.

Geoff Johns, Peter Safran

“She Said”

Universal Pictures

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

“Shirley”

Netflix

Elizabeth Haggard, Regina King, Reina King, John Ridley

“Siccitá”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Sidney”

Apple Original Films

To be added

“Spaceman”

Netflix

Lia Buman, Reid Carolin, Tim Headington, Peter Kiernan, Michael Parets, Max Silva, Channing Tatum

“Spin Me Round”

IFC Films

Jeff Baena, Alison Brie, Mel Eslyn, Chris Parker, Dylan Sellers

“Spirited”

Apple Original Films

Sean Anders, George Dewey, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, David Koplan, John Morris, Ryan Reynolds

“Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies”

Focus Features

Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick, Todd Spiewak, Jim Parsons

“Stories Not to Be Told”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“Strange World”

Walt Disney Pictures

Roy Conli

“TÁR”

Focus Features

Todd Field, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan

“The Bad Guys”

Universal Pictures

Rebecca Huntley, Damon Ross

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Searchlight Pictures

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh

“The Batman”

Warner Bros.

Dylan Clark, Matt Reeves

“The Blue Caftan”

No U.S. Distribution

Nabil Ayouch

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie”

20th Century Studios

Loren Bouchard, Janelle Momary-Neely, Nora Smith

“The Eight Mountains”

M2 Pictures

Hans Everaert, Lorenzo Gangarossa, Mario Gianani, Louis Tisné

“The End of Medicine”

Gravitas Ventures

Keegan Kuhn, Alex Lockwood

“The Eternal Daughter”

A24

Ed Guiney, Joanna Hogg, Andrew Lowe, Emma Norton

“The Fabelmans”

Universal Pictures

Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg

“The Forgiven”

Roadside Attractions

Elizabeth Eves, Nick Gordon, Trevor Matthews, John Michael McDonagh

“The Good Nurse”

Netflix

Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Michael Jackman

“The Gray Man”

Netflix

Chris Castaldi, Mike Larocca, Palak Patel, Joe Roth, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

“The Greatest Beer Run Ever”

Apple Original Films

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Andrew Muscato, Jake Myers, Peter Farrelly

“The Hanging Sun”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“The Hummingbird”

No U.S. Distribution

Domenico Procacci, Anne-Dominique Toussaint

“The Invitation”

Sony Pictures

Emile Gladstone

“The Kiev Trial”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“The King’s Horseman”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“The Lost King”

IFC Films

Steve Coogan, Christine Langan, Dan Winch

“The Matchmaker”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“The Menu”

Searchlight Pictures

Adam McKay, Betsy Koch

“The Northman”

Focus Features

Mark Huffam, Lars Knudsen, Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgård, Arnon Milchan

“The Pale Blue Eye”

Netflix

Scott Cooper, Christian Bale, John Lesher, Tyler Thompson

“The Phantom of the Open”

Sony Pictures Classics

Kate Glover, Nichola Martin, Tom Miller

“The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile”

Sony Pictures Classics

Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn, Kathlyn Horan

“The Sea Beast”

Netflix

Jed Schlanger, Chris Williams

“The Silent Twins”

Focus Features

Anita Gou, Joshua Horsfield, Ben Pugh, Klaudia Smieja, Alicia Van Couvering, Letitia Wright

“The Son”

Sony Pictures Classics

Iain Canning, Joanna Laurie, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone, Florian Zeller

“The Stranger”

Transmission Films

Iain Canning, Joel Edgerton, Rachel Gardner, Kim Hodgert, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Emile Sherman

“The Swimmers”

Netflix

Tim Bevan, Tim Cole, Eric Fellner, Ali Jaafar

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

Lionsgate

Nicolas Cage, Samson Mucke, Kevin Turen, Kevin Etten, Kristin Burr, Mike Nilon

“The Walk”

Vertical Entertainment

Hank Blumenthal, Paul W. Hazen, Michael Mailer

“The Way of the Wind”

No U.S. Distribution

Josh Jeter

“The Whale”

A24

Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel

“The Woman King”

Sony Pictures

Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon

“The Wonder”

Netflix

Ed Guiney, Juliette Howell, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross

“The Worst Ones”

No U.S. Distribution

Marine Alaric, Frédéric Jouve

“Thirteen Lives”

Amazon Studios/MGM

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder, William M. Connor, P.J van Sandwijk, Gabrielle Tana

“Thor: Love and Thunder”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige

“Three Thousand Years of Longing”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

George Miller, Doug Mitchell

“Ticket to Paradise”

Universal Pictures

Deborah Balderstone, Tim Bevan, George Clooney, Eric Fellner, Marisa Yeres Gill, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Sarah Harvey, Grant Heslov, Julia Roberts

“Till”

Orion/United Artists Releasing

Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Thomas K. Levine, Michael JP Reilly, Frederick Zollo, Whoopi Goldberg

“Top Gun: Maverick”

Paramount Pictures

Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison

“Tori and Lokita”

Janus Films

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson

“Triangle of Sadness”

Neon

Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff

“Turn Every Page”

Sony Pictures Classics

Lizzie Gottlieb, Joanne Nerenberg, Jen Small

“Turning Red”

Pixar

Pete Docter, Lindsey Collins, Dan Scanlon

“Vengeance”

Focus Features

Jason Blum, Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks

“Walk Up”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“War Pony”

Picturehouse Entertainment

Val Abel, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bear Damen, Saliem El Arja, Gina Gammell, Bert Hamelinck, Riley Keough, Michael Manasseri, Sergey Shtern, Elaine Thomas, Willi White, Ryan Zacarias

“Wendell and Wild”

Netflix

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Henry Selick

“What’s Love Got to Do With It?”

No U.S. Distribution

Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jemima Khan

“When the Waves are Gone”

No U.S. Distribution

To be added

“When You Finish Saving the World”

A24

Ali Herting, Dave McCary, Emma Stone

“White Noise”

Netflix

Noah Baumbach, Uri Singer

“Wild Cat”

Amazon Studios

To be added

“Women Talking”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt

“Wyrm”

Vertical Entertainment

Helen Estabrook

“X”

A24

Jacob Jaffke, Harrison Kreiss, Kevin Turen, Ti West

“Il Signore Delle Formiche”

No U.S. Distribution

Simone Gattoni

“L’Immensità”

Pathé Films

Lorenzo Gangarossa, Mario Gianani, Dimitri Rassam

2023 Academy Awards Predictions

About the Academy Awards (Oscars)

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood’s most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Since 1927, nominees and winners have been selected by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Seventeen branches are represented within the nearly 10,000-person membership. The branches are actors, associates, casting directors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, executives, film editors, makeup and hairstylists, marketing and public relations, members-at-large, members-at-large (artists’ representatives), music, producers, production design, short films and feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.

  • The 95th Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre and televised live on Sunday, March 12, 2022, on ABC

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