Here is What I Think WILL Win at the Oscars

Note: This is not my list of who SHOULD win (although sometimes that feeling is so strong that they might crossover sometimes.)

I will share that list, along with the foods and drinks I would be serving if I were having a full blown Oscar party this year, later this week. 

It’s gonna be an Awards-heavy rest of the week on the blog and I am ok with that. 

Honestly, my brain isn’t up for much more after the last two weeks. That 6-page email really took the writing wind outta my sails yesterday. 

This is just gonna be a straight up list today, no explanations. I’ll explain when I make my fave picks of the nominees. 

Ok, here we go in opposite order, because I hate it when lists start with the top award. Learn to build anticipation, bitches. 

Best Documentary Short Subject
Audible – Winner
Lead Me Home
The Queen of Basketball
Three Songs of Benazir
When We Were Bullies

Best Animated Short Film
Affairs of the Art
Bestia
Boxballet
Robin Robin – Winner
The Windshield Wiper

Best Live Action Short Film
Ala Kacchu – Take and Run
The Dress
The Long Goodbye – Winner
On My Mind
Please Hold

Best Visual Effects
Dune – Winner
Free Guy
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Spider-Man: No Way Home

Best Sound
Belfast
Dune – Winner
No Time To Die
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Coming 2 America
Cruella
Dune
The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Winner
House of Gucci

Best Costume Design
Cruella – Winner
Cyrano
Dune
Nightmare Alley
West Side Story

Best Production Design
Dune – Winner
Nightmare Alley
Power
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best Music (Original Song)
“Be Alive,” King Richard, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson
“Dos Oroguitos,” Encanto, Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Down to Joy,” Belfast, Van Morrison
“No Time To Die,” No Time To Die, Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell – Winner
“Somehow You Do,” Four Good Days, Diane Warren

Best Music (Original Score)
Don’t Look Up
Dune – Winner
Encanto
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog

Best Film Editing
Don’t Look Up
Dune – Winner
King Richard
The Power of the Dog
Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best Cinematography
Dune – Winner
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth
West Side Story

Best International Feature Film
Drive My Car (Japan) – Winner
Flee (Denmark)
The Hand of God (Italy)
Yanna (Bhutan)
The Worst Person in the World (Norway)

Best Animated Feature Film
Encanto – Winner
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs. the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Documentary Feature
Ascension
Attica
Flee – Winner
Summer of Soul
Writing With Fire

Best Original Screenplay
Belfast
Don’t Look Up
King Richard
Licorice Pizza – Winner
The Worst Person in the World

Best Adapted Screenplay
CODA
Drive My Car
Dune
The Lost Daughter – Winner
The Power of the Dog

Best Director
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car
Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog – Winner
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Best Supporting Actress
Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story – Winner
Judi Dench, Belfast
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Best Supporting Actor
Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
Troy Kotsur, CODA – Winner
Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog
J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Winner
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Penelope Cruz, Parallel Mothers
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Actor
Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…Boom!
Will Smith, King Richard – Winner
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Picture
Belfast
CODA
Don’t Look Up
Drive My Car
Dune
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog – Winner
West Side Story

Welp, there you have it. I had to physically stop myself from writing commentary, so expect a very long blog post when I chose my faves. 

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