Happy Oscar weekend! Another Oscar season is coming to a close. To wrap it up, I like to do two things: pick a top five from Best Picture and post my official picks for each category. As always, I tried to watch as many films as possible, yet it was never enough. First, here are my top five films nominated for Best Picture:
Women Talking, Tar, TopGun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness and Everything Everywhere All at Once
Now, onto my Oscar picks in each category. A few categories are left out simply because I didn’t see enough of those films to form a decent opinion on them. Enjoy!
Lead Actor: Brenden Fraser in The Whale
Lead Actress: Michelle Yeoh in EEAAO
Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan. I’ll be heartbroken if he does not win.
Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis, but I would not be upset if any of the other ladies won. So many amazing supporting ladies this year!
Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for EEAAO
Original Screenplay: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Adapted Screenplay: Women Talking
Cinematography: I would like to see Empire of Light take this. It was only nominated for cinematography and is such a beautiful film.
Film Editing: EEAAO
Production Design: Babylon
Costume Design: EEAAO
Sound: Top Gun: Maverick
Makeup and Hairstyling: The Whale
Original Score: Babylon, cause I cannot stop listening to that jazzy soundtrack.
Original Song: Naatu Naatu from RRR (Maybe I just really want RRR to win an Oscar after it was cruelly denied a Best Picture nomination.)
Visual Effects: Avatar, but nothing else!
Documentary Feature: Fire of Love
Animated Feature: GDT’s Pinocchio
Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All at Once. I really do think this movie could and should take it all, but we’ll see how Sunday night goes. In my opinion, no other film this year is as courageous and compelling so I hope the Academy gives this film and all who worked on it the honor and respect it deserves.
Thanks readers, enjoy Oscar night!