Academy Awards 2023: Predictions

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Who Will Win: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Who Should Win: All Quiet on the Western Front

Honourable Mention: The Fabelmans

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Who Will Win: I am rooting for Austin Butler for pulling off Elvis

Who Should Win: Austin Butler faces tough competition from Brendan Fraser

Honourable Mention: Colin Farrell

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Who Will Win: This is the toughest one to call this year. It is a straight shootout between Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett.

Who Should Win: In a fair world, Cate Blanchett should romp home with ease for her magnificent performance.

Honourable Mention: Ana De Armas

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Who Will Win: Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Who Should Win: Barry Keoghan would be a more deserving winner

Honourable Mention: Brendan Gleeson

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Who Will Win: No clear favourite but Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once) may nick it.

Who Should Win: Kerry Condon would be a more deserving winner

Honourable Mention: Angela Bassett

Best Achievement in Directing

Who Will Win: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Who Should Win: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

Honourable Mention: Todd Field, Steven Spielberg and Martin McDonagh all showed how good direction is all that a movie is about.

Best Original Screenplay

Who Will Win: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Who Should Win: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

Honourable Mention: Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner, Martin McDonagh and Todd Field

Best Adapted Screenplay

Who Will Win: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Who Should Win: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Honourable Mention: Women Talking

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Who Will Win: James Friend (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Who Should Win: James Friend (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Honourable Mention: Mandy Walker (Elvis)

Best Achievement in Film Editing

Who Will Win: Paule Rogers (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Who Should Win: Paul Rogers or Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond (Elvis)

Honourable Mention: Eddie Hamilton ( Top Gun : Maverick)

Best Achievement in Production Design

Who Will Win: Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino (Babylon)

Who Should Win: Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino or Christian M. Goldbeck and Ernestine Hipper

Honourable Mention: Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy and Bev Dunn  

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Who Will Win: Catherine Martin (Elvis)

Who Should Win: Catherine Martin

Honourable Mention:Ruth Carter

Best Sound

Who Will Win: Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor (Top Gun: Maverick)

Who Should Win: Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor (Top Gun: Maverick)

Honourable Mention: Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor (No Time To Die)

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Who Will Win: Elvis

Who Should Win: Elvis

Honourable Mention: The Whale

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)

Who Will Win: Justin Hurwitz (Babylon)

Who Should Win: Justin Hurwitz (Babylon)

Honourable Mention: Volker Bertelmann (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)

Who Will Win: Naatu Naatu from RRR; Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

Who Should Win: Naatu Naatu from RRR; Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

Honourable Mention: Lift Me Up from Wakand Forever

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Who Will Win: Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett (Avatar: The Way of the Water). If I were Ivan Toney, I would bet my house on this win. Toney probably did bet his house on this one.

Who Should Win: Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett (Avatar: The Way of the Water)

Honourable Mention: Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher (Top Gun:Maverick)

Best Documentary Feature

Who Will Win: Navalny

Who Should Win: Fire of Love 

Honourable Mention: The Indian entry ‘All That Breathes’.

Best Animated Feature Film

Who Will Win: Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio. If Ivan Toney had a second house, he could bet on this and he will keep his house.

Who Should Win: Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio.

Honourable Mention: Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Best International Feature Film

Who Will Win: All Quiet on the Western Front

Who Should Win: All Quiet on the Western Front

Honourable Mention: The Quiet Gril and Argentina 1985