Monday, December 25, 2023

The Interested Bystander’s Oscar Predictions: December 2023

Past Lives (c) A23

With the critics group weighing in and the Oscar shortlist being revealed last week, some favorites are emerging in the Oscar race. Films that seem like shoo-ins a few months ago (Nyad and Saltburn) seem to be losing traction as we head into the start of 2024. Meanwhile question mark films that were released early in the year (Past Lives) or late in the season (The Color Purple) have had their prospect outlooks come into focus. 

So, this is how I see the race as of now. 

Be aware, the best indicator of a film’s success, the guilds like SAG and the DGA, and the BAFTAs have yet to weigh in. 

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays. 

The Interested Bystanders 
2023-2024 Oscar Predictions

Best Picture 

Barbie (c) Warner Bros

American Fiction 
Anatomy of a Fall 
The Color Purple 
The Holdovers 
Killers of the Flower Moon 
Past Lives 
Poor Things 

All of Us Strangers 
May December 


Maestro (c) Netflix

Greta Gerwig – Barbie 
Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer 
Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Yorgos Lanthimos –
Poor Things 
Celine Song – Past Lives 

Bradley Cooper – Maestro 
Alexander Payne – The Holdovers 

Actress in a Leading Role 

Memory (c) Ketchup Entertainment

Annette Bening – Nyad 
Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall 
Carey Mulligan – Maestro 
Emma Stone – Poor Things 

Jessica Chastain - Memory 
Greta Lee – Past Lives 

Actor in a Leading Role 

All of Us Strangers (c) Searchlight Pictures

Bradley Cooper – Maestro 
Colman Domingo – Rustin 
Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer 
Andrew Scott – All of Us Strangers 
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction 

Leonardo DiCaprio – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers 

Actress in a Supporting Role 

Nyad (c) Netflix

Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer 
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple 
Jodie Foster – Nyad 
Rachel McAdams – Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret 
Da'Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers 

Taraji P Henson – The Color Purple 
Penélope Cruz – Ferrari 

Actor in a Supporting Role 

Oppenheimer (c) Universal Pictures

Robert DeNiro – Killers of the Flower Moon 
Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer 
Ryan Gosling – Barbie 
Charles Melton – May December 
Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things 

Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
Willem Dafoe – Poor Things 

Original Screenplay 

Air (c) Amazon MGM Studios

Anatomy of a Fall 
The Holdovers 
Past Lives 

May December 

Adapted Screenplay 

Society of the Snow (c) Netflix

All of Us Strangers 
American Fiction 
Killers of the Flower Moon 
Poor Thing 

Society of the Snow 
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