November 2023 Oscars Predictions by Scott Menzel

Best Picture

1. American Fiction (Orion)
2. Barbie (WB)
3. The Holdovers (Focus)
4. The Color Purple (WB)
5. Oppenheimer (Universal)
6. Past Lives (A24)
7. Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
8. Poor Things (Searchlight)
9. Saltburn (MGM)
10. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony)

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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


Best Supporting Actor

Ryan Gosling in Barbie

1. Ryan Gosling, Barbie (WB)
2. Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer (Universal)
3. Colman Domingo, The Color Purple (WB)
4. Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things (Searchlight)
5. Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)

Best Supporting ACTRESS

1. Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple (WB)
2. Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers (Focus)
3. Jodie Foster, Nyad (Netflix)
4. Taraji P. Henson, The Color Purple (WB)
5. America Ferrera, Barbie (WB)

Best Director

1. Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer (Universal)
2. Martin Scorsese, Killers of The Flower Moon (Apple)
3. Greta Gerwig, Barbie (WB)
4. Bradley Cooper, Maestro (Netflix)
5. Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things (Searchlight)

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. Celine Song, Past Lives (A24)
2. David Hemingson, The Holdovers (Focus)
3. Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach, Barbie (WB)
4. Arthur Harari & Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall (Neon)
5. Alex Convery, Air (Amazon)


1. Cord Jefferson, American Fiction (Orion)
2. Tony McNamara, Poor Things (Searchlight)
3. Martin Scorsese & Eric Roth, Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple)
4. Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer (Universal)
5. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, & Dave Callaham, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)


1. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Sony)
2. Wish (Disney)
3. The Boy and The Heron (GKIDS)
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount)
5. Migration (Universal)

Best Animated Short Film

1. Once Upon A Studio (Disney)
2. Swing to the Moon 
3. The House of Loss
4. Flesh of God (Carne de Dios)
5. 27


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

Best Live-Action Short Film

1. TBD
2. TBD
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. TBD

Best documentary feature FILM

1. American Symphony (Netflix)
2. Anselm (Janus)
3. Silver Dollar Road (Amazon)
4. Beyond Utopia (Roadside)
5. The Mission (Nat Geo)

Best documentary Short subject

1. TBD
2. TBD
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. TBD

Best Original sONG

1. I’m Just Ken from Barbie (WB)
2. This Wish from Wish (Disney)
3. What Was I Made For? from Barbie (WB)
4. Better Place from Trolls Band Together (Universal)
5. The Fire Inside from Flamin’ Hot (Searchlight)

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

  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. Barbie (WB)
3. The Color Purple (WB)
4. Maestro (Netflix)
5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Marvel)

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. The Marvels (Marvel)

Best sound

1. Maestro (Netflix)
2. Oppenheimer (Universal)
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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