Many of Hollywood’s most talented stars will battle it out for the most prestigious honor in film this weekend at the 95th Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, featuring Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh , Colin Farell, Austin Butler, Angela Bassett, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Michelle Williams are all set for top honors.
The top prize of the Oscars for Best Picture is also on the line, as the blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick takes on The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once.
But with such a stacked lineup of talented nominees across all fields of filmmaking, no one can guess who will go home with the coveted golden knight holding a crusader sword trophy or leave empty-handed.
Historically, the public, critics, and betting sites have disagreed on who should win and fans often root for actors, directors, screenwriters, etc., often overlooked by pundits.
Here, DailyMail.com has made some predictions of the movies, actors, directors, screenwriters and production crews most likely to win on the big night along with who some critics and the public say are deserving of the award. .
Symphony: Many of Hollywood’s most talented stars will battle it out for the most prestigious honor in motion pictures this weekend at the 95th Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, where Cate Blanchett (pictured) from TÁR), Michelle Yeoh, Colin Farell, Austin Butler, Angela Bassett, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Williams compete for top honors
- All calm on the west front
- Avatar: The Path of Water
- The Banshees of Inisherin
- Everything everywhere at once
- The Fabelmans
- Top Gun: Maverick
- triangle of sadness
- women talking
Who will win? Everything everywhere at once
Who should win? The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All At Once packs a lot of momentum on Oscar night, having won Best Picture at the Critics Choice Awards and recently garnered Best Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is also the consensus pick to win among critics and is a solid favorite to win at odds of 1/7 according to the betting site. odds checker. However, The Banshees Of Inisherin is led by masterful performances from Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and is beautifully written and directed by Martin McDonagh and should be the rightful winner.
Under…donkey: Everything Everywhere All At Once is the consensus pick for Best Picture among critics, but The Banshees of Inisherin deserves recognition
- Cate Blanchett – TÁR
- Ana de Armas – Blonde
- Andrea Riseborough-A Leslie
- Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans
- Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere At Once
Who will win? cate blanchett
Who should win? michelle yeoh
This is nothing new for Cate Blanchett. She took home this same honor for her performance in Blue Jasmine in 2014 and also garnered Best Supporting Actress for The Aviator in 2005. Cate’s career speaks for itself, garnering seven Award nominations for the Academy and once again is the favorite to win with TÁR. . However, first-time Oscar nominee Michelle Yeoh has momentum on her side, having just won Best Lead Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. at the Golden Globes. Yeoh, 60, would also be the first Asian actress to win in the category.
Strong Competition: Cate Blanchett, who has won two Oscars before, may be the slight favorite, but Michelle Yeoh deserves her moment to become the first Asian actress to win in the category.
- Austin Butler – Elvis
- Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
- Brendan Fraser – The Whale
- Paul Mescal -After the Sun
- Bill Nighy – Life
Who will win? Austin Butler
Who should win? brendan fraser
Austin Butler has been praised for his titular role in Elvis, which earned him Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes earlier this year. One important factor is that for 13 consecutive years the best actor award has gone to a star whose film has also been nominated for best picture. Unfortunately, Brendan Fraser’s The Whale did not receive a Best Picture nod, but his momentous performance must be credited. The 54-year-old actor could cap his career comeback with an Oscar win, as he’s won SAG and Critics Choice Awards along the way.
Strumming: Austin Butler has been praised for his lead role in Elvis, which earned him Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes earlier this year.
Best Supporting Actress
- Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
- Hong Chau – The Whale
- Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
- Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere At The Same Time
- Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere At Once
Who will win? Jamie Lee Curtis
Who should win? Angela Bassett
This is perhaps the closest race at the awards show with Jamie Lee Curtis, Angela Bassett and Kerry Condon the top contenders. Curtis has been the mainstream critics’ consensus pick leading up to Oscars night and scored a major win at the SAG Awards. She is also a slight favorite when it comes to betting odds. However, Angela’s performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was incredible and must be recognized. Unfortunately, no person from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever won an acting Oscar.
Impressive: In perhaps the closest race, Jamie Lee Curtis will win Best Supporting Actress, but Angela Bassett should be given the honor of winning the first acting Oscar in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Best Supporting Actor
- Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
- Brian Tyree Henry – Driveway
- Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans
- Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin
- Ke Huy Quan – Everything everywhere at the same time
Who will win? Ke Huy Quan
Who should win? Ke Huy Quan
There is no clearer and more deserving winner on Oscar night than Ke Huy Quan. After decades out of the spotlight, there would be no greater achievement than winning the highest honor in Hollywood. It is the overwhelming choice among critics and is the biggest favorite when it comes to betting with odds of 20/1.
Comeback kid: There is no clearer and more deserving winner on Oscar night than Everything Everywhere All At Once’s Ke Huy Quan
- Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
- Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything everywhere at the same time
- Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans
- Todd Field – TÁR
- Ruben Östlund – Triangle of sadness
Who will win? Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
Who should win? Steven Spielberg
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are the consensus pick to win when it comes to critics and are also heavy favorites when it comes to betting odds. However, The Fabelmans was Steven Spielberg’s love letter to the movies and should be rewarded as such. The iconic filmmaker also hasn’t won a Best Director Oscar since 1998’s Saving Private Ryan.
Reject for what? Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are the consensus pick to win when it comes to critics and are also heavy favorites when it comes to betting odds. They appear at the Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this month.