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UPDATED: August 13, 2022
2023 OSCARS PREDICTIONS:
AWARDS PREDICTION COMMENTARY:
The fall festival circuit is weeks from kicking off where we’ll get first looks at “The Whale” with Brendan Fraser, “The Son” with Hugh Jackman and “White Noise” with Adam Driver. Pundits and critics are already well aware that names like Austin Butler from “Elvis,” Bill Nighy from “Living” and perhaps even Tom Cruise from “Top Gun: Maverick” will be in the discussion.
Transformational performances could take center stage with the likes of Butler and Fraser from their films as they play real-life people.
“The Inspection” was named as the closing film for New York Film Festival, and in its midst is said to be an awards-worthy performance from Jeremy Pope, and then there’s the possible double dose of Christian Bale this year with Scott Cooper’s “The Pale Blue Eye” and David O. Russell’s “Amsterdam.”
Plenty more to come.
Check out the latest predictions rankings below.
2022 category winner: Will Smith, “King Richard” (Warner Bros.)
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2023 Academy Awards Predictions
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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.
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