The Oscars are almost here, and we’ll soon find out which lucky actors, directors, writers, crew members, and films will be honored with Hollywood’s biggest honors. Award-season watchers have spent months poring over the movies, speculating who will join the exclusive club of Academy Award winners. This year’s crop of nominees includes an unprecedented number of first timers in the acting categories, including Brendan Fraser, Barry Keoghan, and Stephanie Hsu. In total, 16 of the 20 acting nominees received the nod for the very first time. Some, like Paul Mescal, have said they aren’t expecting to win (he even told the Evening Standard in February that he’s rooting for Colin Farrell instead).
Meanwhile, almost the entire main cast of «Everything Everywhere All at Once» is nominated, with Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Jamie Lee Curtis joining Hsu in the acting categories. The movie has 11 nominations in total, and now that the Oscar precursor awards are over, it’s in a position to have a historic night at the award show.
While we wait to see the full list of 2023 Oscars winners, these are our predictions for who will take home the gold on Oscars night — and why.