Friday, November 25, 2022

The Interested Bystander’s Oscar Predictions: November 2022

Avatar: The Way of Water (c) 20th Century Studios

Thanksgiving is start of the onslaught for Oscar voters and critics group. So, let’s take one more look, objectively (without the influences of critics’ awards) to see which films has the best chance of getting some Oscar love. The only films with Oscar chances still unseen are "Avatar: The Way of Water" and “Roald Dahl’s Mathilda.”  I am also including my Best Score predictions here instead of at Film Score Monthly this year because timing is off at the magazine, and I won’t be able talk about Best Score until after the short list is announced. So, enjoy this month’s bonus category. 

Best Picture

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (c) Netflix

“The Banshees of Inisherin” 
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” 
“The Fabelmans” 
“Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio” 
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” 
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Women Talking” 

“Avatar: The Way of Water” 
“Empire of Light” 
“She Said” 

Best Director 

The Fabelmans (c) Universal Pictures

Todd Field – “TAR” 
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” 
Martin McDonagh – “The Banshees of Inisherin” 
Sarah Polley – “Women Talking” 
Steven Spielberg – “The Fabelmans” 

James Cameron – “Avatar: The Way of Water” 
Park Chan-wook – “Decision to Leave” 
Guillermo del Toro - “Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio” 
Alejandro González Iñárritu – “Bardo” 
S.S. Rajamouli – “RRR” 

Best Actor 

Hustle (c) Netflix

Colin Farrell – “The Banshees of Inisherin” 
Brendan Fraser – “The Whale” 
Brendan Gleeson – “The Banshees of Inisherin” 
Bill Nighy – “Living” 
Jeremy Pope – “The Inspection” 

Austin Butler – “Elvis” 
Daniel Craig – “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” 
Paul Mescal – “Aftersun” 
Park Hae-il – “Decision to Leave” 
Adam Sandler – “Hustle” 

Best Actress 

Blonde (c) Netflix

Cate Blanchett – “TÁR” 
Viola Davis – “The Woman King”
Danielle Deadwyler - “Till” 
Michelle Williams – “The Fabelmans” 
Michelle Yeoh – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” 

Olivia Colman – “Empire of Light” 
Ana de Armis – “Blonde” 
Vicky Krieps – “Corsage” 
Jennifer Lawrence – “Causeway” 
Emma Thompson – “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” 

Best Supporting Actor 

Causeway (c) Apple TV+

Paul Dano – “The Fabelmans” 
Brian Tyree Henry – “Causeway” 
Anthony Hopkins – “Armageddon Time” 
Barry Keoghan – “The Banshees of Inisherin” 
Ke Huy Quan – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” 

Judd Hirsch – “The Fabelmans” 
Eddie Redmayne – “The Good Nurse” 
Mark Rylance – “Bones and All” 
Ben Whishaw – “Women Talking” 
Steven Yuen – “Nope” 

Best Supporting Actress 

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (c) Marvel Studios. Disney

Jessie Buckley – “Women Talking” 
Claire Foy – “Women Talking” 
Jamie Lee Curtis – “Everything Everywhere All at Once” 
Emma Thompson – “Roald Dahl’s Mathilda” 
Gabrielle Union – “The Inspection” 

Angela Bassett – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” 
Patricia Clarkson – “She Said” 
Kerry Condon – “The Banshees of Inisherin” 
Janelle Monáe – “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” 
Tang Wei – “Decision to Leave” 

Best Original Screenplay

TÁR (c) Focus Feature

“The Banshees of Inisherin” 
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” 
“The Fabelmans” 

“Armageddon Time” 
“Decision to Leave” 
“No Bears” 
“Triangle of Sadness” 

Best Adapted Screenplay

She Said (c) Universal Pictures

“After Yang” 
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
“She Said” 
“Women Talking” 

“Avatar: The Way of Water” 
"The Northman” 
“The Son” 
“The Whale"
“White Noise” 

Best Original Score 

The Batman (c) Warner Bros

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Carter Burwell 
“The Fabelmans” – John Williams 
“Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio” – Alexandre Desplat 
“The Woman King” – Terrence Blanchard 
“Women Talking” - Hildur Guðnadóttir 

“Avatar: The Way of Water” - Simon Franglen 
“Babylon” - Justin Hurwitz 
"The Batman" – Michael Giacchino
“Good Night Oppy” – Blake Neely 
“Nope” - Michael Abels 

If you want to comment on this article, please do so on my 
Instagram account.  All articles have their own post.  And please follow to know when new reviews and articles are released.