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Predicting the 2023 Oscar Nominations
January 23, 2023
By: Movie Critic Dave
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Tomorrow morning all of Hollywood will be tuning in for the official announcement of 2023's Oscar Nominees. Guessing where this new-look Academy will go with their picks has become an annual exercise in futility, but one that cinephiles such as I and my guest contributor, Greg Rouleau, look forward to each and every year. Below are our best guesses for who will end up nominated in all of the major categories:

Best Original Screenplay

Dave and Greg Predict: The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The FabelmansTár and Triangle of Sadness

For Your Consideration: Emergency - Dave and Aftersun - Greg
Best Adapted Screenplay

Dave and Greg Predict: All Quiet on the Western Front, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Living, The Whale and Women Talking

For Your Consideration: The Batman - Dave and White Noise - Greg

Best Supporting Actress

Dave and Greg Predict: Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)Hong Chau (The Whale)Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Dave Predicts: Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Greg Predicts: Donna De Leon (Triangle of Sadness)

For Your Consideration: Sadie Sink (The Whale) - Dave and Nina Hoss (Tár- Greg

Best Supporting Actor

Dave and Greg Predict: Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin), Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)

Dave Predicts: Paul Dano (The Fabelmans)

Greg Predicts: Eddie Redmayne (The Good Nurse)

For Your Consideration: Boyd Holbrook (Vengeance) - Dave and Mark Rylance (Bones and All) - Greg

Best Actress

Dave and Greg Predict: Cate Blanchett (Tár), Viola Davis (The Woman King)Ana DeArmas (Blonde)Danielle Deadwyler (Till) and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

For Your Consideration: Aubrey Plaza (Emily the Criminal) - Dave and Olivia Colman (Empire of Light) - Greg

Best Actor

Dave and Greg Predict: Austin Butler (Elvis)Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Bill Nighy (Living)

Dave Predicts: Paul Mescal (Aftersun)

Greg Predicts: Tom Cruise (
Top Gun: Maverick)

For Your Consideration: Timothee Chalamet (Bones and All)
- Dave and Gabriel Labelle (The Fabelmans) - Greg

Best Director

Dave and Greg Predict: Todd Field (Tár), Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin) and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)

Dave Predicts: James Cameron (Avatar: The Way of Water)

Greg Predicts: Edward Berger (
All Quiet on the Western Front)

For Your Consideration: Jordan Peele (Nope)
- Dave and Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick- Greg

Best Picture

Dave and Greg Predict: All Quiet on the Western FrontAvatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at OnceThe Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: MaverickThe Whale and Women Talking

For Your Consideration: Nope - Dave and Babylon - Greg