It may feel like eons away, but the 2023 Oscars will be here before we know it. While there is no way to predict who will take home an award on Hollywood’s biggest night, that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate! With so many incredible films and performances from 2021/2022, which actors and films stand a chance of being nominated for the 2023 Oscars? In this blog post, we will make our best guestimation at who may be included in the list of 2023 Oscar Award nominees. From the world of streaming to blockbuster hits, join us as we make some educated guesses about who might be taking home those coveted golden statues next year!
23 films that could be nominated
The list of potential Oscar nominees for best picture is always a guessing game, but there are usually a few films that seem like they could be in the running. This year, there are a few frontrunners that have emerged, but as always, anything could happen.
Here are some of the films that could be nominated for best picture at the Oscars:
-Call Me by Your Name
-The Shape of Water
These are just a few of the films that could be nominated for best picture at the Oscars. It’s always hard to predict which films will actually be nominated, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens.
The films that are eligible for the Academy Award for Best Picture must be feature-length (40 minutes or more), released in the United States in a commercial theater, and have English as their primary language. In addition, the film must have been exhibited for at least seven consecutive days in a commercial movie theater.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a “feature film” as “a motion picture with a running time of 40 minutes or more, as measured by a stopwatch.” The rules also state that the eligibility of a film is not based on whether it is fiction or nonfiction, live action or animated. It also does not matter if the film was shot on digital video or celluloid film.
The Oscars are one of the most prestigious awards in the film industry, and the Best Actor award is one of the most coveted. This year, there are some incredible performances up for the award. Here are our picks for the top five:
5. Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Cooper gives a raw and emotional performance as struggling musician Jackson Maine. It’s a career-defining role, and he completely inhabits the character.
4. Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Mortensen is hilarious and charming as Tony Lip, a rough-around-the-edges bouncer who is hired to drive esteemed concert pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a concert tour through the Deep South in the 1960s. The two men form an unlikely friendship, and Mortensen’s performance is touching and nuanced.
3. Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
Dafoe gives a masterful performance as Vincent van Gogh in this biopic about the artist’s final years. He captures van Gogh’s tortured brilliance perfectly, making for a deeply moving portrayal.
2. Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Malek disappears into his role as Freddie Mercury, delivering an electrifying performance that captures both Mercury’s flamboyant stage persona and his more introspective side. It’
The best actress Oscar nominees this year are:
-Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine”
-Sandra Bullock for “Gravity”
-Amy Adams for “American Hustle”
-Judi Dench for “Philomena”
-Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County”
Here are my predictions for who will take home the gold come March 2nd.
I’m going with Amy Adams. I think she gave the best performance of the bunch and was really the heart and soul of “American Hustle.”
Best Supporting Actor
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is an award given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role while working within the film industry.
The award was first presented at the 1st Academy Awards ceremony for 1927/1928, and has been handed out 84 times since then. The first recipient was Walter Brennan, who won for his role in Come and Get It. The most recent winner is Brad Pitt, who took home the prize for his work in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Some notable past winners include: Anthony Hopkins, who won for The Silence of the Lambs; Kevin Spacey, who won for The Usual Suspects; and Christoph Waltz, who won for Inglorious Basterds.
Best Supporting Actress
The Oscars are one of the most prestigious award shows in Hollywood. Every year, the best and brightest in film are celebrated with awards in various categories. One of the most competitive categories is Best Supporting Actress. This year, there are some truly standout performances that are sure to be nominated.
The first performance that comes to mind is Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Robbie gave a powerhouse performance as Sharon Tate, one of the victims of the Manson murders. She was electric on screen and completely captivated audiences. It’s a role that is sure to earn her an Oscar nomination.
Another stand out performance is Florence Pugh in Little Women. Pugh was simply phenomenal as Amy March, the youngest sister in Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel. She brought a new depth to the character and was a true scene-stealer in every scene she was in. Her performance is one that should not be missed and is certainly Oscar-worthy.
Lastly, Scarlett Johansson gave a moving and poignant performance in Marriage Story. Johansson plays Nicole, an actress going through a bitter divorce from her husband Charlie (played by Adam Driver). She gives a raw and honest portrayal of a woman struggling to grapple with her failing marriage. It’s one of the best performances of Johansson’s career and definitely deserving of an Oscar nomination.
The Oscars are considered the highest honour in the film industry, and the Best Director award is one of the most coveted. This year, there are five nominees for Best Director, all of whom have directed critically-acclaimed and popular films.
The nominees for Best Director are:
Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite
Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War
Adam McKay for Vice
All of the nominees have directed films that have been nominated for multiple other Oscars, including Best Picture. These directors have all had successful careers thus far, and this Oscar would be a crowning achievement.
So, who will win? It’s hard to say. All of the nominees are deserving, but there can only be one winner. If I had to make a prediction, I’d say Alfonso Cuarón is likely to take home the gold for his work on Roma.
While it’s still too early to predict exactly which movies and performances will dominate the 2023 Oscars, we can be sure that there will be many worthy contenders vying for the top prizes. With film production resuming all around the world, audiences have a lot to look forward to in terms of unique stories, stunning visuals and unforgettable characters. It’ll definitely be an exciting year ahead as we wait with anticipation for next year’s nominees list!