For the first time in a long time, multiple blockbusters are actually contenders to win the Oscar for best picture. But first, they have to be nominated.
Dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” and Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical coming-of-age drama “The Fabelmans” scored big at the Golden Globes, while sci-fi hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led the Screen Actors Guild group along with “Banshees”. However, when the nomination for the 95th Academy Awards (airing March 12 on ABC) is announced Tuesday morning, the sequels to “Top Gun” and “Black Panther” will They’re shaping up to be heavyweight contenders who could throw an extra spice to an awards season that’s back on track. after a couple of years plagued by pandemics.
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While it may seem like everything is falling into place for potential nominees, that’s usually when chaos is just around the corner. Let’s separate the potential contenders from the pretenders in the top six Oscar categories:
- Blockbusters will fight for the first places in the field of best films.
- It’s a two-person race for best actress and a talented trio for best actor.
- Supporting stars Angela Bassett and Ke Huy Quan are the easiest bets of all.
The best: Producers and directors usually know what’s going on before the rest of us do: the vast majority of their nominees make the Oscar cut. So expect favorites to be “Fabelmans,” “Banshees,” “Everything Everywhere,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” and “Tár,” which all earned Producers Guild of America and Directors Guild of America nominations. “Elvis,” with Globe, PGA and British Academy Film Award nominations to its credit, also has a good chance, as does “Babylon,” which has both Globe and Screen Actors Guild honors.
The rest: High-profile PGA nominees “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” seem more poised to take the bottom three spots than polarizing “The Whale.” , though don’t count the love for Brendan Fraser. Other possibilities include the popular Indian action epic “RRR,” the BAFTA-leading “All Quiet on the Western Front,” and the SAG-nominated “Women Talking”; they could all be vying for a spot if “Babylon” (with its mixed reviews) or “Top Gun” fails.
The best: This looks to be a three-way race between Golden Globe winners Austin Butler (“Elvis”) and Colin Farrell (“Banshees”) plus “Whale” star Fraser, who got an extra boost in awards season with his heartfelt speech after winning the Critics. Choice Award. It’s safe to say those guys are locks, especially with Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA nominations.
The rest: Over the past two Oscar cycles, the SAG and best actor Oscar contingents have matched exactly, which is a boon for SAG nominees Bill Nighy (“Living”), who also earned a BAFTA nomination, and Adam Sandler (“Hustle”). Sandler doesn’t have an Oscar nomination yet, so the Academy could see him as a career attaboy. But if they don’t, waiting in the wings to clinch a spot are newcomers such as BAFTA nominee Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”), as well as two Globe contenders, Diego Calva (“Babylon”) and Jeremy Pope ( “The Inspection”). Then there’s Tom Cruise, the face of “Top Gun” who probably has some voters rooting for him.
The best: Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) and Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere”) battled their way through awards season with Globe Awards and SAG nominations, and that inevitable showdown is happening at the Oscars because, barring a few mishaps at the multiverse, they are inside.
The rest: The other three points are less clear. Oscar winner Viola Davis (“The Woman King”) has put together quite the resume, with SAG, Globe and BAFTA nominations, and SAG nominees Danielle Deadwyler (“Till”) and Ana de Armas (“Blonde”) as well. They’re in the mix. Michelle Williams, who arguably would have fared better this season as a support contender, has a chance thanks to the momentum of “Fabelmans.” Also outside looking in are Globe nominees Margot Robbie (“Babylon”) and Olivia Colman (“Empire of Light”).
Best Supporting Actor
The best: No one in Hollywood is as beloved as “Everything Everywhere” star/Globe winner/SAG nominee Ke Huy Quan these days because of his comeback story and overall Cinderella mojo. At least one actor usually heads the table each year and Quan is the main bet of this Oscar class. Likely taking up another three slots: the “Banshees” duo of Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, as well as “The Good Nurse” antagonist Eddie Redmayne, who racked up SAG, Globe and BAFTA nominations.
The rest: For the last remaining spot, or maybe two, since “Good Nurse” isn’t exactly a major awards performer, SAG nominee Paul Dano is in contention for “Fabelmans.” His co-star Judd Hirsch is also a possibility: the longtime Emmy-winning actor has only been nominated for an Oscar once, for 1980’s “Ordinary People.” Also getting a chance is Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”), who like Hirsch was a Critics Choice nominee, and BAFTA nominee Micheal Ward (“Empire of Light”).
Best Supporting Actress
The best:Angela Bassett rules Wakanda and, so far, the path to this category, which seems to be the most changing field of action. The “Black Panther” star took home Globes and Critics Choice gold, as well as garnering SAG and BAFTA nominations. Kerry Condon (“Banshees”) and Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere”) are still seeking their first Oscar nominations in decades. in the business, they’re also safe bets, each earning SAG, Globe, Critics Choice, and BAFTA nominations.
The rest: What remains is more or less a free-for-all with a group of talented contenders. Curtis’ co-star Stephanie Hsu earned a SAG nomination for her breakout role. Hong Chau (“The Whale”) impressed the SAG and BAFTA contingents, while Dolly de Leon (“Triangle of Sadness”) and Carey Mulligan (“She Said”) have Globe and BAFTA nominations to their credit. And don’t overlook Janelle Monáe (“Glass Onion”) or Jessie Buckley (“Women Talking”), both standout Critics Choice nominees in acclaimed ensembles.
The best: Every year, to a staggering degree, four out of five DGA nominees make it into the category. In other words, things are looking great for Globe Champion Spielberg, Critics Choice-winning duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere”), Todd Field (“Tár”), Martin McDonagh (“Banshees”) and Joseph Kosinski (“Top Gun: Maverick”).
The rest: So who’s the stranger? Probably Kosinski, since his best picture nominee is the only one that hasn’t won any major awards to date. Sarah Polley (“Talking Women”) could take her place and avoid an all-male field after back-to-back filmmaker wins. James Cameron has a big break thanks to the box office success of his “Avatar” sequel. Baz Luhrmann (“Elvis”) or SS Rajamouli (“RRR”) could ride the wave of popularity of their films. But perhaps a surprise dark horse will emerge from the BAFTA shortlist, including Park Chan-wook (“Decision to Leave”), Edward Berger (“All Quiet on the Western Front”) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (“The Woman King “). .
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