Saturday, October 1, 2022

If Next Best Picture Voted On The Oscars…

By Cody Dericks 

Everybody who follows awards season wants to be an Oscar voter. The influence, the taste-making, the importance, who wouldn’t want to be able to cast a ballot? So here at Next Best Picture, I ran a survey to see what would happen if the Oscars were decided by both #FilmTwitter and the Next Best Picture staff. I calculated the winners just like the Academy does, including using a preferential system to decide Best Picture.

First up, let’s see what #FilmTwitter chose. We received hundreds of responses from all over the world and every single nominee got at least one vote in every category. You can check out those winners here.

Now let’s take a look at the Next Best Picture team’s Oscar choices…

​BEST PICTURE
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite  (WINNER) 

BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon Ho – Parasite (WINNER)
Sam Mendes – 1917 
Todd Phillips – Joker
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST ACTRESS
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women (WINNER)
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renee Zellweger – Judy

BEST ACTOR
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story (WINNER)
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women (WINNER)
Margot Robbie – Bombshell

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman (WINNER)
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women (WINNER)
The Two Popes

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1917
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite (WINNER)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body (TIE)
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4 (TIE)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
American Factory (WINNER)
The Cave
The Edge Of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
Corpus Christi​
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Parasite (WINNER)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women (WINNER)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1917 (WINNER)
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST FILM EDITING
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite (WINNER)

BEST MAKEUP/HAIRSTYLING
1917
Bombshell (WINNER)
Judy
Joker
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
1917 (WINNER)
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Into the Unknown – Frozen II
I’m Gonna Love Me Again – Rocketman (WINNER)
Stand Up – Harriet
I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite (WINNER)

BEST SOUND EDITING
1917 (WINNER)
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST SOUND MIXING
1917 (WINNER)
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1917 (WINNER)
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Dcera
Hair Love 
(WINNER)
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
In The Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl) 
(WINNER)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club (WINNER)
The Neighbors’ Window

Saria
A Sister

As you can see, we actually had a lot in common with actual Oscar voters – we agreed with their picks in 14 out of 24 categories. What would you have voted for if you were an Oscar voter? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Cody and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @codymonster91

Cody Dericks
Cody Dericks
Actor, awards & musical theatre buff. Co-host of the horror film podcast Halloweeners.

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