What’s Poppin?: The Panther Predicts the 2023 Oscars

Madeline Volpe, Multimedia Video Editor

After a year of noteworthy cinema, the award season doors are officially open for winning nominations. On Jan. 24, Oscar nominations will come out for the 2023 ceremony. This year has released various cinematic masterpieces, presenting tough competition for those nominated. 

As the year went on as the films were released the competition has become tighter. Predicting these awards keeps modifying as changes occur in other award races besides the Oscars.

Below are my predictions of who will be nominated for the coveted award. All predictions are based on my own views on these films. 

Best Picture: 

“The Fabelmans” 


“Top Gun: Maverick”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” 


“The Banshees of Insherin” 

“Women Talking”

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

“Triangle of Sadness”

“The Whale”

Best Actress: 

Michelle Yeoh – “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Cate Blanchett – “TÁR”

Danielle Deadwyler – “Till”

Viola Davis – “The Woman King”

Michelle Williams – “The Fabelmans”

Best Actor: 

Brendan Frazer – “The Whale”

Austin Butler – “Elvis”

Paul Mescal – “Aftersun”

Colin Farrell – “The Banshees of Insherin”

Bill Nighy – “Living”

Best Supporting Actor: 

Ke Huy Quan – “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Brendan Gleeson –  “The Banshees of Insherin”

Barry Kenough –  “The Banshees of Insherin”

Paul Dano – “The Fabelmans”

Judd Hirsch – “The Fabelmans”

Best Supporting Actress: 

Angela Bassett – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Jamie Lee Curtis – “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Stephanie Hsu – “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Kerry Condon –  “The Banshees of Insherin”

Hong Chau – “The Whale”

Best Director: 

Steven Spielberg – “The Fabelmans”

Todd Field – “TÁR”

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert -“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Martin McDonagh – “The Banshees of Insherin”

Ruben Östlund – “Triangle of Sadness”

Best Original Screenplay: 

“Banshees of Inseherin”

“The Fabelmans” 


“Everything Everywhere All at Once”


Best Adapted Screenplay: 

“Women Talking”

“Top Gun: Maverick” 

“All Quiet on the Western Front” 

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