Monday, April 15, 2024

If You Were An Oscar Voter For The 96th Academy Awards – NBP Team Results

When Oscar voting started last week, we asked you to imagine yourselves as Academy members, with Oscar ballots in hand, and cast your own choices for who you’d want to see win at the 96th Academy Awards on March 10th. Over 1700 of you voted and the results were announced yesterday. Now, the NBP Team is unveiling our winners. We used preferential balloting for Best Picture, and all other categories were done using a plural voting system. Will any of these translate on Oscar night? Please take a look at the Next Best Picture team’s latest predictions here and our personal winners from this year’s nominees below.

And the (imaginary) Oscar goes to…

Best Picture
1. Oppenheimer
2. Past Lives
3. The Holdovers
4. Poor Things
5. The Zone of Interest
6. Anatomy of a Fall
7. Killers of the Flower Moon
8. Barbie
9. American Fiction
10. Maestro

Best Director
Jonathan Glazer – The Zone of Interest (RUNNER-UP)
Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things
Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer (WINNER)
Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon
Justine Triet – Anatomy of a Fall

Best Actress
Annette Bening – Nyad
Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon (WINNER)
Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan – Maestro
Emma Stone – Poor Things (RUNNER-UP)

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper – Maestro
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers (RUNNER-UP)
Colman Domingo – Rustin
Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer (WINNER)
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

Best Supporting Actress
Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple (RUNNER-UP)
America Ferrera – Barbie
Jodie Foster – Nyad
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actor
Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer (WINNER)
Ryan Gosling – Barbie (RUNNER-UP)
Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

Best Adapted Screenplay
American Fiction (RUNNER-UP)
Oppenheimer (WINNER)
Poor Things
The Zone of Interest

Best Original Screenplay
Anatomy of a Fall
The Holdovers (RUNNER-UP)
May December
Past Lives (WINNER)

Best Animated Feature
The Boy and the Heron (WINNER)
Robot Dreams
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (RUNNER-UP)

Best Documentary Feature
Bobi Wine: The People’s President
The Eternal Memory
Four Daughters (RUNNER-UP TIE)
To Kill A Tiger (RUNNER-UP TIE)
20 Days in Mariupol (WINNER)

Best International Feature Film
Io Capitano
Perfect Days
Society of the Snow (RUNNER-UP)
The Teachers’ Lounge
The Zone of Interest (WINNER)

Best Cinematography
El Conde
Killers of the Flower Moon (WINNER)
Oppenheimer (RUNNER-UP)
Poor Things

Best Costume Design
Barbie (RUNNER-UP)
Killers of the Flower Moon
Poor Things (WINNER)

Best Film Editing
Anatomy of a Fall (RUNNER-UP)
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer (WINNER)
Poor Things

Best Make-Up & Hairstyling
Maestro (RUNNER-UP)
Poor Things (WINNER)
Society of the Snow

Best Production Design
Killers of the Flower Moon (RUNNER-UP TIE)
Poor Things (WINNER)

Best Original Score
American Fiction
Killers of the Flower Moon (RUNNER-UP TIE)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
Oppenheimer (WINNER)
Poor Things (RUNNER-UP TIE)

Best Original Song
American Symphony — “It Never Went Away”
Barbie — “I’m Just Ken” (RUNNER-UP)
Barbie — “What Was I Made For?” (WINNER)
Flamin’ Hot — “The Fire Inside”
Killers of the Flower Moon — “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)”

Best Sound
The Creator
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning
Oppenheimer (RUNNER-UP)
The Zone of Interest (WINNER)

Best Visual Effects
The Creator (RUNNER-UP)
Godzilla Minus One (WINNER)
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning

Best Animated Short Film
Letter to a Pig
Ninety-Five Senses (WINNER)
Our Uniform
War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko (RUNNER-UP)

Best Documentary Short Film
The ABCs of Book Banning (RUNNER-UP)
The Barber of Little Rock
Island In Between
The Last Repair Shop (WINNER TIE)
Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó (WINNER TIE)

Live Action Short Film
Invincible (RUNNER-UP TIE)
Knight Of Fortune (RUNNER-UP TIE)
Red, White And Blue (RUNNER-UP TIE)
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar (WINNER)

Oppenheimer – 8
Poor Things – 3
Killers of the Flower Moon – 2
The Zone of Interest – 2
20 Days in Mariupol – 1
Barbie – 1
The Boy and the Heron – 1
Godzilla Minus One – 1
The Holdovers – 1
The Last Repair Shop – 1
Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó – 1
Ninety-Five Senses – 1
Past Lives – 1
The Wonderful Story Of Henry Sugar – 1

A few quick things to note…

  • Like the community results, “Oppenheimer” won in the 6th round of voting on the preferential ballot.
  • The highest vote getters overall were Ludwig Göransson for Best Original Score and “Ninety-Five Senses” for Best Animated Short (86.7% of the total vote)
  • The closest race overall was obviously the tie in Best Documentary Short Film
  • The closest above-the-line races were Best Animated Feature where the difference between “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” and “The Boy and the Heron” was only 1 vote and Best Supporting Actor.
  • Poor Things” and “Barbie” continue to be a close race in Best Costume Design where the difference was only one vote.

What do you think of the winners? Do you think any of these will translate to the actual Oscar winners on March 10th? Check out the NBP Film Community Winners here. Please let us know your thoughts on our Twitter account and be sure to listen to our final Oscar predictions podcast episode coming this Sunday. Please click here for more important upcoming dates this awards season and here for the most recent tally of awards season winners for the current year.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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