Oscar Predictions – Best Original Score

Here are the NBP staff predictions for Best Score. For an overview of all awards predictions, visit our Oscar Predictions page.

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NBP Staff Picks

Matt Neglia
1THE FABELMANS
2BABYLON
3WOMEN TALKING
4EMPIRE OF LIGHT
5THE BATMAN
6ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
7SHE SAID
8THE WHALE
9WHITE NOISE
10BLONDE

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Dan Bayer
1THE FABELMANS
2WOMEN TALKING
3EMPIRE OF LIGHT
4BABYLON
5AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
6TÁR
7THE BATMAN
8GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
9NOPE
10EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

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Zoe Rose Bryant
1BABYLON
2THE FABELMANS
3EMPIRE OF LIGHT
4WOMEN TALKING
5GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
6TÁR
7AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
8THE BATMAN
9THE WHALE
10ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

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Danilo Castro
1BABYLON
2THE FABELMANS
3EMPIRE OF LIGHT
4THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
5THE BATMAN
6ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
7SHE SAID
8WHITE NOISE
9GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
10THE BATMAN

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Nadia Dalimonte
1BABYLON
2THE FABELMANS
3AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
4WOMEN TALKING
5EMPIRE OF LIGHT
6THE BATMAN
7TOP GUN: MAVERICK
8TÁR
9GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
10BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

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Cody Dericks
1THE FABELMANS
2BABYLON
3EMPIRE OF LIGHT
4THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
5WOMEN TALKING
6THE BATMAN
7TOP GUN: MAVERICK
8ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
9GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
10SHE SAID

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Daniel Howat
1THE FABELMANS
2EMPIRE OF LIGHT
3BABYLON
4BARDO
5WOMEN TALKING
6THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
7THE SON
8AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
9THE BATMAN
10GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO

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Will Mavity
1THE FABELMANS
2BABYLON
3EMPIRE OF LIGHT
4TÁR
5THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
6SHE SAID
7GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
8THE BATMAN
9WOMEN TALKING
10AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

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Tom O'Brien
1THE FABELMANS
2EMPIRE OF LIGHT
3BARDO
4WOMEN TALKING
5THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
6GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
7BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
8AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
9THE BATMAN
10EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

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Josh Parham
1THE FABELMANS
2EMPIRE OF LIGHT
3BABYLON
4WOMEN TALKING
5TÁR
6GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
7BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
8THE WHALE
9AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
10NOPE

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Ema Sasic
1THE FABELMANS
2BABYLON
3EMPIRE OF LIGHT
4WOMEN TALKING
5GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
6THE BATMAN
7TOP GUN: MAVERICK
8THE BATMAN
9AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
10EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

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Amy Smith
1THE FABELMANS
2BABYLON
3THE BATMAN
4TÁR
5WOMEN TALKING
6TOP GUN: MAVERICK
7BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
8THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
9GUILLERMO DEL TORO'S PINOCCHIO
10AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

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