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Oscar predictions 2023: Will everything everywhere at once take home the major awards this year?


The 95th Academy Awards are just around the corner. The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and is scheduled to take place on March 12, 2023 at 8pm EST / 5pm PST. Fans around the world are eagerly waiting to find out who will wield the Sword of the Crusaders. Earlier this year, the BAFTA and Golden Globes paved the way for the Academy Awards. They put together a narrative of who would take home the prestigious award. Without any further ado, let’s dive into the predictions for the 2023 Academy Awards.

Oscar predictions: Who will win this year?

Best picture


All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: Water Road

Anisherin from Inisherin


Everything everywhere at once



Top Gun: Maverick

Sadness triangle

The woman speaks

Who should win: Everything everywhere at once

I think it’s pretty clear that “everything everywhere at once” is a frontrunner in this category. With 11 nominations across various categories, this movie has been decimating competitors at other award shows. Starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Hui Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu, the film left a mark on audiences’ minds. We can’t ignore the beauty of Top Gun: Maverick. The most anticipated sequel broke records and dominated theaters for a long time. Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin’ was a tough contender, while All Quiet on the Western Front went on to gain critical acclaim.

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett (Tar)

Ana de Armas (blond)

Andrea Riseborough (to Leslie)

Michelle Williams (Fablemans)

Michelle Yeoh (everything everywhere at once)

Who should win: Michelle Yeoh

In this category, only two women won – Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh. With Blanchett’s history of winning two Oscars already (The Aviator and Blue Jasmine), she’s fiercely rivaling Yoh’s. On the other hand, it is safe to say that 2023 is the year of Michelle Yeoh. She has received many awards throughout the year and has given passionate speeches. Her role as a mother and wife who owns laundry and travels through the multiverse struck a chord with the audience. Surely, people would love to see her on stage again.

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Still it's everything everywhere at once

best actor


Austin Butler (Elvis)

Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Brendan Fraser (Pisces)

Paul Mescal (Afterson)

Bill Nighy (Living)

Who should win: Austin Butler

may surprise: Brendan Fraser

Well, with the great performances from all the nominees, it is very difficult to predict the winner. Speaking of performances, it turns out that Elvis’ Austin Butler was the star. From his tone to his body language, Butler was definitely born to play the role. He won Best Actor at both the BAFTAs and Golden Globes. With this in mind, we can say that Austin is poised to win an Academy Award.

The one thing we need to admit is Brendan Fraser. His return to film with The Whale as a 600-pound typing teacher is a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Won a Critic’s Choice Award and a SAG Award.

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Given the history of the Academy Awards, this category’s preference has been for musical compositions. Earlier in 2019, Rami Malek won the award for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. The nomination also earned Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Christian Bale (Vice), who both received critical acclaim.

Best exit


Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything, Everywhere, at Once)

Steven Spielberg (Fablemans)

Todd Field (TAR)

Robin Ostlund (Triangle of Sorrow)

Who should win: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

Just like Best Picture and Best Actress, this category has a clear winner. It’s very hard to beat the legendary Steven Spielberg, but given how award-winning the duo have been, they’re expected to take home the award. Not to forget, the bi-director has already made history by entering the Best Director category. This is the fifth time that the Academy Award has seen two directors nominated.

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Joanna Swanson

Joanna Swanson is Europe correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Brussels covering politics, culture, business, climate change, society, economies and inclusive tech. With specific focus in breaking news, she has covered some of the world's most significant stories.