Rarely do I write anything on this site but since it is award season. I thought I would share with you my picks on what will be nominated and also who I think will win The Academy Awards aka The Oscars. Now this data is based on the other nominees from other award shows and my own personal opinions based on the movies I saw.
Since we are not hip enough to get screeners like other critics do, this is the best I can come up with. I'm not covering all the awards just the main ones.
Best Original Screenplay
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Banshees of Inisherin
Triangle of Sadness
Winner- Im picking Everything, Everywhere... but the upset could be Triangle of Sadness
Best Actor in Supporting Role
Ke Huy Quan - Everything Everywhere....
Judd Hirsch - The Fablemans
Matthew Sunderland - Pearl
Brendan Gleeson - The Banshees of Inisherin
David Lynch - The Fablemans
The award better go to Short Round for Everything Everywhere.. but I would be damn happy if it went to David Lynch. He was the best part about The Fablemans
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Michelle Williams - The Fablemans
Jamie Lee Curtis - Everything Everywhere
Kristen Stewart - Crimes of the Future
Janelle Monae - Glass Onion
Angela Bassett - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Stewart has a long shot to be even nominated so I'm going with Curtis as the winner
Brendan Fraser - The Whale
Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin
Austin Butler - Elvis
Tom Cruise - Top Gun Maverick
Gabriel LaBelle - The Fablemans
The Whale isn't going to get nominated anywhere else and I really hope Brendan gets a win here.
Cate Blanchett - Tar
Ana de Armas - Blonde
Michelle Yeoh - Everything Everywhere...
Jenny Slate - Marcel The Shell
Mia Goth - Pearl
Voice actors and ones who appear in horror movies never get nominated So I know Ms. Slate and Ms. Goth won't win, but they should be recognized this year. My pick is Michelle Yeoh but I really hope Ana de Armas wins just to see so may people get angry about it.
Steven Spielberg - The Fablemans
Todd Field - Tar
Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin
Daniel Kwan & Daniel Schienert - Everything Everywhere....
S.S. Rajamouli - RRR
The Fablemans could be another win for Spielberg and Im not even sure if RRR has even a chance. Im still putting him on the list because the direction deserves to be listed.
Best Animated Film
Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe
Apollo 10 and a1/2
Yes I know my last two won't have even a shot of winning. Which is a shame because Beavis and Butthead latest movie has some of the smartest satire written for the screen. I think A Scanner Darky was also robbed of a nomination just because of it's rotoscoping technique and the same thing happened to this latest effort from Richard Linklater My pick to win is Marcel.. because it was such a feel good movie. Listen to our review of it below
Everything Everywhere All At Once
Top Gun: Maverick
The Banshees of Inisherin
Avatar: The Way of Water
Yup, Im picking Everything Everywhere... to slay this award show. But if RRR or Pearl wins (Heck I doubt either will be even nominated. I would be so happy. I would even be fine if Top Gun Maverick wins the top prize.
However, the one that deserves all the award love is Everything Everywhere All At Once. It's the movie we need now and one that makes you feel that they are not alone and if you are that it's ok to be alone. Never before has a movie made me laugh so hard and than made me cry as hard. Many times I was doing both at the same time, A truly marvelous motion picture.
Do you agree or disagree with my picks. Sound off with who you would pick in the comments below. I will read them on an upcoming episode of Cinema Recall Podcast