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  • Writer's pictureFrank Schierloh

Oscar Predictions 2023: What's Gonna Happen, Y'all?

ALRIGHT! We've reached the day of the Oscars 2023! After watching these 23 films, here are my thoughts on who will win, could win and who I think should win! Side note: Reviews for these are still gonna be rolling out post Oscars, I can only write SO fast.

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Banshees of Inisherin


Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans


Top Gun: Maverick

Triangle of Sadness

Women Talking

Will Win: Everything Everywhere All At Once

Could Win:All Quiet on the Western Front, Banshees of Inisherin

What I'd Pick: Women Talking

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”)

Will Win: The Daniels

Could Win: Steven Spielberg

Who I'd Pick: The Daniels

Best Lead Actor

Austin Butler (“Elvis”)

Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)

Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)

Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”)

Bill Nighy (“Living”)

Will Win: Brendan Fraser

Could Win: Austin Butler

Who I'd Pick: Paul Mescal

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”)

Will Win: Michelle Yeoh

Could Win: Cate Blanchett

Who I'd Pick: A tie between Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett

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”)

Will Win: Ke Huy Quan

Could Win: Barry Keoghan

Who I'd Pick: Ke Huy Quan

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”)

Will Win: Angela Bassett

Could Win:Kerry Condon, Jamis Lee Curtis

Who I'd Pick: Stephanie Hsu

Best Adapted Screenplay

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Written by Rian Johnson

“Living,” Written by Kazuo Ishiguro

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks

“Women Talking,” Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Will Win: All Quiet on the Western Front

Could Win:Women Talking

Who I'd Pick: Glass Onion

Best Original Screenplay

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Written by Martin McDonagh

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

“The Fabelmans,” Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner

“Tár,” Written by Todd Field

“Triangle of Sadness,” Written by Ruben Östlund

Will Win: Everything Everywhere All At Once

Could Win: Tar

Who I'd Pick: The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Animated Feature Film

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

“The Sea Beast,” Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

“Turning Red,” Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Will Win: Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Could Win: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

What I'd Pick: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Thank you for taking this journey with me through Awards season!

Stick around as I continue to review movies and theatre!

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