Final Oscars Nominations Predictions by Scott Menzel

Best Picture

1. The Holdovers (Focus)
2. Barbie (WB)
3. Oppenheimer (Universal)
4. Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)
5. Poor Things (Searchlight)
6. Past Lives (A24)
7. American Fiction (Orion/MGM)
8. Anatomy of a Fall (Neon)
9. The Color Purple (WB)
10. Maestro (Netflix)

Best Actor

1. Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers (Focus)
2. Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer (Universal)
3. Bradley Cooper, Maestro (Netflix)
4. Colman Domingo, Rustin (Netflix)
5. Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction (Orion) 

Best Actress

Lily Gladstone in Killers of the Flower Moon1. Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)
2. Emma Stone, Poor Things (Searchlight)
3. Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple (WB)
4. Margot Robbie, Barbie (WB)
5. Carey Mulligan, Maestro (Netflix)

Best Supporting Actor

1. Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer (Universal)
2. Ryan Gosling, Barbie (WB)
3. Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)
4. Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers (Focus)
5. Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction (Orion/MGM)

Best Supporting ACTRESS

1. Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers (Focus)
2. Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple (WB)
3. Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer (Universal)
4. Jodie Foster, NYAD (Netflix)
5. Rosamund Pike, Saltburn (Amazon/MGM)

Best Director

1. Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer (Universal)
2. Martin Scorsese, Killers of The Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)
3. Greta Gerwig, Barbie (WB)
4. Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall (Neon)
5. Alexander Payne, The Holdovers (Focus)

Best Cinematography

1. Hoyte van Hoytema, Oppenheimer (Universal)
2. Robbie Ryan, Poor Things (Searchlight)
3. Linus Sandgren, Saltburn (Amazon)
4. Rodrigo Prieto, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
5. Matthew Libatique, Maestro (Netflix)


1. David Hemingson, The Holdovers (Focus)
2. Celine Song, Past Lives (A24)
3. Arthur Harari & Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall (Neon)
4. Alex Convery, Air (Amazon Studios)
5. Emerald Fennell, Saltburn (Amazon/MGM)


1. Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, Barbie (WB)
2. Cord Jefferson, American Fiction (Orion)
3. Tony McNamara, Poor Things (Searchlight)
4. Martin Scorsese & Eric Roth, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
5. Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer (Universal)


1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony)
2. The Boy and The Heron (GKIDS)
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount)
4. Elemental (Pixar)
5. Suzume (Crunchyroll) 

Best Animated Short Film

1. Once Upon A Studio
2. WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko
3. Ninety-Five Senses
4. Pete
5. Letter to a Pig


1. Society of the Snow (Spain)
2. The Zone of Interest (UK)
3. The Taste of Things (France)
4. Perfect Days (Japan)
5. Fallen Leaves (Finland)

Best Live-Action Short Film

1. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar
2. The After
3. Red, White and Blue
4. Strange Way of Life
5. The Anne Frank Gift Shop

Best documentary feature FILM

1. American Symphony
2. Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie 
3. 20 Days in Mariupol
4. Beyond Utopia
5. Four Daughters

Best Documentary Short subject

1. The ABCs of Book Burning
2. The Last Repair Shop
3. Camp Courage 
4. Last Song from Kabu
5. Deciding Vote

Best Original sONG

1. I’m Just Ken from Barbie (WB)
2. What Was I Made For? from Barbie (WB)
3. Road to Freedom, Rustin (Netflix)
4. The Fire Inside from Flamin’ Hot (Searchlight)
5. It Never Went Away, American Symphony (Netflix)

Best Original score

1. Ludwig Goransson, Oppenheimer (Universal)
2. Daniel Pemberton, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony)
3. Michael Giacchino, Society of the Snow (Netflix)
4. Robbie Robertson, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
5. Laura Karpman, American Fiction (Orion)

Best Production Design

Margot Robbie in Barbie

  1. Barbie (WB)
  2. Poor Things (Searchlight)
  3. Wonka (WB)
  4. Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
  5. The Color Purple (WB)


1. Oppenheimer (Universal)
2. The Holdovers (Focus)
3. Barbie (WB)
4. Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
5. Poor Things (Searchlight)

best mAKEUP & Hairstyling

1. Poor Things (Searchlight)
2. Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Original Films)
3. Oppenheimer (Universal)
4. Maestro (Netflix)
5. Beau Is Afraid (a24)

Best Costume Design

1. Barbie (WB)
2. Poor Things (Searchlight)
3. The Color Purple (WB)
4. Wonka (WB)
5. Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)

best visual effects

The cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Marvel)
2. The Creator (20th Century)
3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony)
4. Oppenheimer (Universal)
5. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (Paramount)

Best sound

1. Oppenheimer (Universal)
2. Maestro (Netflix)
3. The Zone of Interest (A24)
4. Ferrari (Neon)
5. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony)

Written by
Born in New Jersey, Scott Menzel has been watching film and television since he was three years old. Growing up, he watched as many movies as he could and was highly influenced by the films of Tim Burton, John Hughes, Robert Zemeckis, and Steven Spielberg. Scott has an Associate's Degree in Marketing, a Bachelor's in Mass Media, Communications, and a Master's in Electronic Media. He has been writing film reviews under the alias of MovieManMenzel since 2003 and started his writing career as a contributing critic at and In 2009, Scott launched where he posted several of his film reviews but in 2011 decided to shut down the site when he launched We Live In 2015, We Live Film became We Live Entertainment. The domain name change occurred after months of debate but was done so that he and his fellow staff members could write about anything and everything in the world of entertainment.

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