Slant Film Critics Oscar Picks

The awards season for the year of 2023 is coming to an end with the 96th Academy Awards. So We decided to give our picks in the fifteen major categories. We get a little unconventional in our picks but as you will, we have fun in our thought process. We ask Rosa Parra, Alfredo Galindo and Paulie for their choices. They give them and then some.

Oppenheimer is Nominated in 13 categories, director Christopher Nolan’s biopic of the “father of the atomic bomb” J. Robert Oppenheimer.

Rosa Parra’s Picks. I think this will be an Oppenheimer sweep 🤗 I’m guessing it’ll win the following.

– Best Picture

– Director

– Supporting Actor

– Actor

– Score

– Cinematography

– Editing 

Alright to the next categories.

– Best Actress (Lily Gladstone)

– Best Supporting Actress (Da’Vine Joy Randolph)

– Best Animated (The Boy and the Heron)

– International (Zone of Interest)

– Screenplay (Anatomy of a Fall)

– Adapted Screenplay (American Fiction)

– Visuals (Godzilla Minus One)

– Song (What was I Made for?) 

Winner already of thePalme d’Or. Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. The César Award for Best Film, Anatomy of a Fall has over-performed this entire awards season. At the Oscars, it made not only the long list for Best Picture, but also the shorter lists for Best Director for Justine Triet.

Paulie’s Picks

Best Film Oppenheimer

Best Director Christopher Nolan. Upset? Justine Triet

Best Actress Sandra Huller. Who will win? Lily Gladstone 

Best Actor Cillian Murphy

Best Supporting Actress  DA’VINE JOY RANDOLPH. Who may win? America Ferrrera

Best Supporting Actor Robert Downey Jr.

Best Animated Film THE BOY AND THE HERON. Upset? Robot Dreams

Best International Film SOCIETY OF THE SNOW, Spain. Upset? The Zone of Interest

Best Screenplay ANATOMY OF A FALL – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari.

Beast Screenplay(Adapted) AMERICAN FICTION. Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson.Who may win? BARBIE, Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach

Godzilla nominated for Best Visual Effects. Marks the first film in the franchise to be nominated for an Academy Award and the first Japanese film to receive a nomination in the Visual Effects category.

Best Visual Effects GODZILLA MINUS ONE. Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima

Best Song THE FIRE INSIDE, from Flamin’ Hot; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren. Who will win? WHAT WAS I MADE FOR?

from Barbie; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell

Best Score INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY, John Williams. Who might win? KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, Robbie Robertson RIP.

Best Cinematography OPPENHEIMER. Hoyte van Hoytema. Who might win?  KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, Rodrigo Prieto

Best Editing OPPENHEIMER, Jennifer Lame. Who might win? KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, Thelma Schoonmaker.

The Boy and the Heron was already won Best Animated film from Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and The Golden Globes.

Alfredo’s Picks.

I agree with Rosa in all, but also predicting a tie between Lily Gladstone and Emma Stone. Regards to Paulie’s picks for Best Actor, Score and Cinematography, I agree. Who might and who will In some; Paul Giamatti might as Best Actor, but Cillan Murphy will win it. Score – Oppenheimer, but Robbie Robertson might. Cinematography Oppenheimer, but Prieto might. Society of Snow might (after Netflix former Best International wins of Roma and All Quiet on the Western Front) but The Zone of Interest will win (Society for Makeup instead,) and finally Robot Dreams might, but The Boy and The Heron will win.

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