Final 2024 Oscar Predictions

Sunday the will mark the 96th annual Academy Awards. Many across the country will dress up, imbibe some wine, scarf down some cheese, and hopefully enjoy a great ceremony. I am here at the last minute to help you win your Oscar Poll and maybe rob you of some the uncertainty surrounding the awards. This year, like all others, there are some great races and some that have been sewn up beyond reasonable doubt for months. Unfortunately this year, the night's top prize falls into the latter category. Instead of hopeful, nervous tension as the last envelope is read, we will all but certainly be witness to Oppenheimer's coronation. What is left to be known is exactly how many total awards the film can win. That and some very intriguing best Lead Actor/Actress races to go along with a bunch of drama in the technical and writing awards. Should be a fun night over all. Last year I mentioned that I thought this was the best group of Best Picture nominees since the Academy expanded to a ma


  Even with several titles getting pushed to a 2024 release due to various industry strikes I firmly believe 2023 was one of the best and deepest years in film since I began making this list 15 years ago.  I consider the movies presented here exceptional from top to bottom. Whittling it to ten entries was as tough as it has been in years and slotting them into their proper places was a headache inducing labor of love. From showstopping spectacles, to heart wrenching dramas, and to a vivacious glittering savior of the cinemas, 2023 boasted outstanding work every week of the year. These 10 I believe best represent this phenomenal year of film. A gentle reminder that my list only includes feature films, does not consider documentaries (of which there were a few terrific entries this year), and is limited to only movies I was able to see before the release of this article. There are always a couple of movies I would have love to see but was unable to for various reasons. With that said, le


Sunday will be the 95th time the Academy Awards will be given out. What follows is my best attempt to steal the joy of the unknown from you, as I make my Official Final 2023 Oscar Predictions. The best news is that this year has enough drama in the actual award races that it won't need any physical violence to be noteworthy (although it never hurts). Three of the four acting awards are anyone's guess and even Best Picture, which has certainly seen a frontrunner emerge in recent weeks, is still going to have its fair share of tension. I also am very pleased for a change with the overall turnout of the nominations, which means that I will likely be disappointed by the eventual winners. This is the best group of 10 for Best Picture that the academy has had since it expanded the nominations, and many of the projected winners would be fine choices. But lets find out all together on Sunday, March 12th, at 8:00 on ABC. In the meantime, check out my predictions below and be sure to bel