Friday, August 18, 2023

The Interested Bystander’s 2023–2024 Oscar Preamble: August 2023

Maestro (c) Netflix

With a slow August and the continued actors and writers’ strikes (I support!), I decided to tackle the early Oscar discourse with a preamble of predictions for possible Oscar nominations for movies which haven’t opened yet and a suggestion of an Oscar-worthy movie that has already been released in each category for you to catch up on. Enjoy! 

The Interested Bystanders Mostly Unseen
2023-2024 Oscar Predictions

The Color Purple (c) Warner Bros

Best Picture 

The Color Purple 
Dune, Part 2 
Killers of the Flower Moon 
Past Lives
The Zone of Interest 

ME: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning, Part 1 

Saltburn (c) MGM


Emerald Fennell – Saltburn 
Jonathan Glazer – The Zone of Interest 
Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer 
Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Denis Villeneuve – Dune Part 2 

ME: Wes Anderson – Asteroid City 

Nyad (c) Netflix


Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple 
Annette Bening – Nyad 
Greta Lee – Past Lives 
Carey Mulligan – Maestro 
Kate Winslet – Lee 

ME: Michelle Williams – Showing Up 

Oppenheimer (c) Universal Pictures


Bradley Cooper – Maestro 
Leonardo DiCaprio – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Colman Domingo – Rustin 
Barry Keoghan – Saltburn 
Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer 

ME: Franz Rogowski – Passages

Killers of the Flower Moon (c) Paramount Pictures, Apple TV+

Supporting Actress 

Viola Davis – Air 
Jodie Foster – Nyad 
Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Taraji P Henson – The Color Purple 
Rachel McAdams – Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret 

ME: Alina Khan - Joyland 

All of Us Strangers (c) Searchlight Pictures

Supporting Actor 

Robert DeNiro – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer 
Ryan Gosling – Barbie 
Richard E. Grant – Saltburn 
Paul Mescal – All of Us Strangers 

ME: Nicholas Cage – Renfield 

Past Lives (c) A24

Original Screenplay 

Anatomy of a Fall 
Past Lives 

ME:  Elemental 

Poor Thing (c) Searchlight Pictures

Adapted Screenplay 

All of Us Strangers 
Killers of the Flower Moon 
Poor Thing 
The Zone of Interest 

ME: Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

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