Thursday, September 29, 2022

Predict The 93rd Academy Awards Contest

By Matt Neglia

The 93rd Academy Awards are this Sunday. Can you believe it? After all of the articles, podcasts, discussions, debates, and months and months and months of content, we are finally at the end of the longest awards season any of us have ever gone through. Now, all that’s left is for you to tell us what you think is going to win this Sunday. Click below to enter into our contest to predict the 2021 Oscars. All categories must be predicted with the submission deadline being the day of the awards right before the ceremony begins.

Click below to enter in your picks for the contest and to see our own final predictions.

​Best of luck and enjoy the show!


Here are some of our predictions for the Oscars which you can use as a guide if you’re having trouble deciding on a winner.

​Predictions are provided by: Amanda SpearsCasey Lee ClarkCody DericksDan BayerDaniel Howat, Danilo CastroJosh ParhamLauren LaMagnaMatt NegliaMichael SchwartzNicole AckmanRyan C. ShowersTom O’Brien & Will Mavity

Best Picture
The Father
Judas And The Black Messiah
Nomadland (Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Nicole, Ryan, Tom & Will)
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Amanda & Michael)

Best Director
Thomas Vinterberg – ​Another Round
David Fincher – Mank
Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland (ALL)
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Best Actress
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Cody, Dan, Daniel, Michael, Ryan & Will)
Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Lauren)
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces Of A Woman (Nicole)
Frances McDormand – Nomadland (Amanda, Danilo & Josh)
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman (Casey, Matt & Tom)

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed – Sound Of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Amanda, Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Michael, Nicole, Ryan & Tom)
Anthony Hopkins – The Father (Will)
Gary Oldman – Mank
Steven Yeun – Minari

​Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Youn Yuh-jung – Minari (ALL)

Best Supporting Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black Messiah (ALL)
Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night In Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
LaKeith Stanfield –  Judas And The Black Messiah

Best Original Screenplay
Judas And The Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman (Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Michael, Nicole, Ryan, Tom & Will)
Sound Of Metal
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Amanda)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Father (Amanda, Casey, Dan, Danilo, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Michael, Nicole & Tom)
Nomadland (Cody, Daniel, Ryan & Will)
One Night In Miami
The White Tiger

Best Animated Feature
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Soul (ALL)

Best Documentary Feature
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher (ALL)

Best International Feature
Another Round (ALL)
Better Days
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Cinematography
Judas And The Black Messiah
News of the World
Nomadland (ALL)
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (ALL)

Best Film Editing
The Father
Promising Young Woman
Sound Of Metal (Daniel, Danilo & Josh)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Amanda, Casey, Cody, Dan, Lauren, Matt, Michael, Nicole, Ryan, Tom & Will)

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (ALL)

Best Production Design
The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank (ALL)
News of the World

Best Sound
News of the World
Sound of Metal (ALL)

Best Visual Effects
Love And Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One And Only Ivan
Tenet (ALL)

Best Original Score
Da 5 Bloods
Minari (Danilo)
News of the World
Soul (Amanda, Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Michael, Nicole, Ryan, Tom & Will)

Best Original Song
Judas and the Black Messiah – “Fight for You”
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – “Hear My Voice”
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – “Husavik (My Hometown)” 
(Casey, Lauren, Tom & Will)
The Life Ahead – “Seen” (Matt)
One Night in Miami – “Speak Now” (Amanda, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Josh, Michael, Nicole & Ryan)

Best Animated Short
Burrow (Danilo)
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You 
(Amanda, Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Michael, Nicole, Ryan, Tom & Will)
Yes People

Best Documentary Short
A Concerto Is a Conversation 
(Casey, Cody, Dan, Daniel, Danilo, Josh, Lauren, Matt, Michael, Nicole, Ryan & Will)
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha 
(Amanda & Tom)

Best Live-Action Short
Feeling Through (Daniel)
The Letter Room (Casey, Cody, Dan, Danilo, Lauren, Michael, Nicole & Ryan)
The Present
Two Distant Strangers 
(Amanda, Josh, Matt Tom & Will)
White Eye


​​Also be sure to listen to our verbal reasoning behind some of our Oscar Predictions in our latest podcast episode below!

Documentary Short: 41:45
Animated Short: 46:29
Live Action Short: 48:40
Visual Effects: 56:16
Sound: 1:00:06
Song: 1:03:08
Score: 1:17:22
Makeup & Hairstyling: 1:21:04
Production Design: 1:33:46
Costume Design: 1:38:59
Cinematography: 1:42:47
Film Editing: 1:45:02
Documentary: 1:54:30
International: 2:00:30
Animated: 2:06:53
Original Screenplay: 2:11:13
Adapted Screenplay: 2:15:58
Supporting Actor: 2:28:53
Supporting Actress: 2:33:07
Actor: 2:38:03
Actress: 2:46:45
Director: 3:25:34
Picture: 3:28:18

​You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

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

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