The Academy Awards is the event for movie lovers – like it or not. Whether we agree or disagree with the nominations, it’s always fun to see our favorite creators honored, watching red carpet blunders, and the oft-rambling speeches. While no one of their favorite movies being snubbed, it’s also so rewarding when a well-deserving movie gets the spotlight it deserves.

The SpoilerFreeReviews team presents our thoughts on the nominations, our predictions of who will take home the Oscar, and who we feel it should really go to. After the show on March 27, we’ll let you know how our predictions stacked up, as well as our commentary on the night itself!

Actor in a Leading Role

Actor in a Leading Role

Aaron Goldstein 

He learned to play piano and sing, give this man an award! 

What will win: Andrew Garfield – TICK, TICK…BOOM! 🤩

What should win: Andrew Garfield – TICK, TICK…BOOM! 🤩

Esta Rosevear 

Both of my choices deserve to win the Oscar, but comparing apples to oranges always will come up short for someone. What a loss.

What will win: It is the year of Will Smith from KING RICHARD.🤩

What should win: My heart belongs to Andrew Garfield from TICK, TICK…BOOM.🤩

Eli Brumfield

One simply does not win THIS many precursors and lose…..unless you’re Chadwick Boseman from last year. 🤩

What will win: Will Smith. 

What should win: Will Smith.

Jami Losurdo 

I really like Benedict but I don’t see why he’s getting so much attention around this role when he’s deserved it for other movies, not THE POWER OF THE DOG. 

What will win: Benedict Cumberbatch 🙂

What should win: Will Smith 🤩

Mike Manalo 

No idea what Javier Bardem is doing there, but the rest of the nominees are fine.

What will win: Will Smith 🙂

What should win: Andrew Garfield 🤩

Tarush Mohanti 

Although I had mixed feelings about MACBETH, Denzel Washington’s performance was stellar. 

What will win: Not sure

What should win: Denzel Washington 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

Music playing singing superhero!

What will win: Andrew Garfield – TICK, TICK…BOOM! 🤩

What should win: Andrew Garfield – TICK, TICK…BOOM! 🤩

Actor in a supporting Role

Actor in a Supporting Role

Aaron Goldstein

It will be a split vote for THE POWER OF THE DOG, allowing Troy Kotsur to win. 

What will win: Troy Kotsur 🤩

What should win: Troy Kotsur 🤩

Esta Rosevear 

Easiest category this year. Really no competition. 

What will win: Troy Kotsur from CODA. Hands down…he is phenomenal. 🤩

What should win: Troy Kotsur from CODA. 🤩

Eli Brumfield

There will be at least one upset on Oscar night, and it will be this. 

What will win: Kodi Smit-McPhee 🙂

What should win: Troy Kotsur 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

I can’t imagine anyone but Troy Kotsur to win this and it will be well-deserved. 

What will win: Troy Kotsur 🤩

What should win: Troy Kotsur 🤩

Mike Manalo 

Loved CODA and would love it if Troy won, but it’ll probably be Kodi’s to lose unless the Jesse Plemons nomination splits the vote

What will win: Kodi Smit-Mcphee 🙂

What should win: Troy Kotsur 🤩

Tarush Mohanti 

Kodi Smit-Mcphee had an excellent portrayal of his character in THE POWER OF THE DOG, simultaneously being sympathetic but more than a little creepy, but Troy Kotsur gave a stellar performance. 

What will win: Kodi Smit-Mcphee 🤩

What should win: Troy Kotsur 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

Ciaran Hinds was great, but BELFAST was alright.

What will win: Troy Kotsur – CODA 🙂

What should win: Troy Kotsur 🙂

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Actress in a Leading Role

Aaron Goldstein 

I loathed SPENCER the movie, but ❤️ Stewart’s performance.

What will win: Kristen Stewart 🤮

What should win: Penelope Cruz 🤩

Esta Rosevear 

I loved the actress, but not the movie as much. I am not holding it against her. She was totally immersed in this role of a life time.

What will win: Jessica Chastain – THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE 🤩

What should win: Jessica Chastain – THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE 🤩

Eli Brumfield

I said Chastain was going to win this award in the first review I ever did for this website all the way back in September

What will win: Jessica Chastain 🤩

What should win: Jessica Chastain 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

I think this category is overall pretty weak this year, but that’s because the roles just weren’t there for women. 

What will win: Jessica Chastain 🙂

What should win: Kristen Stewart 🙂

Mike Manalo 

Glad Stewart made it in, despite the SAG snub.

What will win: Kristen Stewart 🙂

What should win: Jessica Chastain 🙂

Tarush Mohanti 

I haven’t seen PARALLEL MOTHERS yet, but I enjoyed Chastain, Colman, and Stewart’s performances, and would be happy if any of the three take this prize.

What will win: Jessica Chastain 🤩

What should win: Jessica Chastain 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

Any movie with Kristen Stewart is in. I always fall asleep.

What will win: Kristen Stewart 🤮

What should win: Jessica Chastain 🙂

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Actress in a Supporting Role

Aaron Goldstein 

Jessie Buckley was the best part of THE LOST DAUGHTER, but Ariana Debose has too much buzz going to lose this one. 

What will win: Ariana Debose 😊

What should win: Jessie Buckley 🤩 

Esta Rosevear 

This is another easy category for me. No doubt in my mind.

What will win: Ariana Debose – WEST SIDE STORY 🤩

What should win: Ariana Debose – WEST SIDE STORY 🤩

Eli Brumfield

At this point if Debose were to lose, it would be one of the biggest upsets in the history of this award show.

What will win: Ariana Debose 🤮

What should win: Jesse Buckley 🙂

Jami Losurdo 

Ariana Debose was incredible but I feel like both Aunjanue Ellis and Jessie Buckley are being overlooked. 

What will win: Ariana Debose 🤩

What should win: Jessie Buckley 🤩

Mike Manalo 

Ariana is amazing!

What will win: Ariana Debose 🤩

What should win: Ariana Debose 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

I mean who doesn’t love Judi Dench?

What will win: Judi Dench 🤩 

What should win: Judi Dench 🤩

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Best Animated Feature Film

  • ENCANTO – Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer
  • FLEE – Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • LUCA – Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren
  • THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES – Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht
  • RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON – Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

Aaron Goldstein 

We will talk about Bruno on Oscar night.

What will win: ENCANTO 🤩

What should win: THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES 🤩

Esta Rosevear 

It is peaking PR wise at the right time with the power of Disney Studios.

What will win: ENCANTO 😊

What should win: MITCHELLS VS THE MACHINES 🤩

Eli Brumfield

Lin-Manuel Miranda is going to get his EGOT on oscar night, and it won’t be for best song.

What will win: ENCANTO 🤩

What should win: ENCANTO 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

I would love to see any of the non-Disney movies here win. 

What will win: ENCANTO 🙂

What should win: MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES 🤩

Mike Manalo 

ENCANTO gets worse on repeat viewings, and Mitchells only gets better.

What will win: MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES 🤩

What should win: MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES 🤩

Tarush Mohanti 

It’s rare that I cry in movies, but ENCANTO made it happen (it was “Surface Pressure” that did it for me).

What will win: ENCANTO 🤩

What should win: ENCANTO 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

I love life in the Mediterranean, especially in LUCA.

What will win: ENCANTO 🤮

What should win: LUCA 🤩

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Best Cinematography

Aaron Goldstein 

DUNE is the prettiest movie of the year, and also the most boring.

What will win: DUNE 🤮

What should win: DUNE 🤮 

Esta Rosevear 

I am not crazy about the films, but the cinematography was great. 

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🤮

What should win: DUNE 🤮

Eli Brumfield

This award usually goes to one of two things: Westerns, or war movies… and I dont see any war movies in this category.

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🤮

What should win: DUNE or NIGHTMARE ALLEY 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

THE POWER OF THE DOG can’t win here because it really failed to capture that this movie was supposed to take place in the US midwest, not New Zealand. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Mike Manalo 

DUNE is gorgeous. That’s it. 

What will win: POWER OF THE DOG Turd 🤮

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Tarush Mohanti 

DUNE transported us to another world.

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

DUNE is Game of Thrones meets Star Wars!

What will win: DUNE 😊

What should win: DUNE 😊

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Best Costume Design

Esta Rosevear 

Outrageous and stunning!

What will win: CRUELLA 🤩

What should win: CRUELLA 🤩

Eli Brumfield

Given the nominees in this category, I can’t imagine Cruella losing.

What will win: CRUELLA 🤩

What should win: CRUELLA 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

One of the only things I really enjoyed about CRUELLA was the costumes but I still don’t want it to win. 

What will win: CRUELLA 🙂

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Tarush Mohanti 

Two of these films have a fashion-centric plot line – CRUELLA and DUNE, and costume design was stunning in both cases. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

The movie was trash but the fashion couture was ON POINT!!!

What will win: CRUELLA 🤩

What should win: CRUELLA 🤩

BEST DIRECTING

Best Directing 

Aaron Goldstein 

Hopefully Paul Thomas Anderson’s most fun movie in years will allow him to finally take home the Best Directing Oscar. 

What will win: PT Anderson 🤩

What should win: PT Anderson 🤩

Esta Rosevear 

This is not a shoo-in for anyone this year. It could go several different ways. 

What will win: Probably THE POWER OF THE DOG – Jane Champion 🤮

What should win: BELFAST – Kenneth Branagh 🤩

Esta Rosevear 

This is not a shoo-in for anyone this year. It could go several different ways. 

What will win: Probably THE POWER OF THE DOG – Jane Champion 🤮

What should win: BELFAST – Kenneth Branagh 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

I’d like to see Jane Campion win this category but not take Best Picture.

What will win: Campion 🤩

What should win: Campion 🤩

Mike Manalo 

I wasn’t in love with DUNE, but Villeneuve had a tough job and was really snubbed here.

What will win: POWER OF THE DOG Turd 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

What should win: Spielberg I guess? I don’t really care.

Vanessa Szajnberg 

Kenneth Branagh because it felt like watching history in action.

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG – Jane Campion 😊

What should win: BELFAST – Kenneth Branagh 😊

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Best Documentary Feature 

  • ASCENSION – Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell
  • ATTICA – Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry
  • FLEE – Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie
  • SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) – Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein
  • WRITING WITH FIRE – Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

Aaron Goldstein 

Mixing animation and archival footage, FLEE is an emotional gut punch that is worthy of the Oscar statue. 

What will win: FLEE 😊

What should win: FLEE 😊

Eli Brumfield

FLEE, SUMMER OF SOUL, and ATTICA are completely deserving the award, and it should be a three-way tie. But…

What will win: FLEE 🤩

What should win: Either of those three 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

I haven’t seen all of these, but FLEE was just one of the best films of 2021 period. 

What will win: FLEE 🤩

What should win: FLEE 🤩

BEST FILM EDITING

Best Film Editing 

Aaron Goldstein 

Editing awards love to go for the most technical film. 

What will win: DUNE 🤮

What should win: TICK, TICK…BOOM! 🤩

Eli Brumfield

Dune. Not even close. 

What will win: DUNE 🙂

What should win: DUNE 🙂

Jami Losurdo 

I’d love to see DUNE surprise everyone and win here. 

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🙂

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

KING RICHARD made watching an almost documentary interesting!

What will win: DUNE 😊

What should win: KING RICHARD – Pamela Martin 😊

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Best International Feature

  • DRIVE MY CAR – Japan
  • FLEE – Denmark
  • THE HAND OF GOD – Italy
  • LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM – Bhutan
  • THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD – Norway

Aaron Goldstein 

DRIVE MY CAR will win and become the most 🥱 inducing movie ever to win an Oscar.

What will win: DRIVE MY CAR 🤮

What should win: FLEE 😊

Esta Rosevear 

I am going with my gut.

What will win: DRIVE MY CAR 😊

What should win: DRIVE MY CAR 😊

Eli Brumfield

Drive My Car is up for Best Picture. That’s a dead giveaway.

What will win: DRIVE MY CAR 🤮

What should win: FLEE 🤩

Mike Manalo 

Intl Features nominated for Best Picture usually win

What will win: DRIVE MY CAR

What should win: I guess DRIVE MY CAR? I haven’t seen these

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

  • COMING 2 AMERICA – Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer
  • CRUELLA – Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon
  • DUNE – Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE – Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh
  • HOUSE OF GUCCI – Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

Esta Rosevear 

I am hopeful.

What will win: CRUELLA 🤩

What should win: CRUELLA 🤩

Eli Brumfield

Even though Tammy Faye Baker’s makeup in real life was terrible, it’s still impressive to recreate through prosthetics and makeup

What will win: DUNE or CRUELLA 

What should win: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE

Vanessa Szajnberg 

Every image of CRUELLA is a fashion cover!

What will win: CRUELLA – Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon 🤩

What should win: CRUELLA – Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon 🤩

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Best Music (Original Score)

Aaron Goldstein 

100% agree with Mike – this is DUNE’s to lose.

What will win: DUNE

What should win: DUNE

Esta Rosevear 

This is DUNE’s category to win.

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE🤩

Eli Brumfield

Zimmer only has one Oscar. For the LION KING IN 94!! They hate him.

What will win: ANYONE BUT ZIMMER 🤮

What should win: ZIMMER 🤩🤩🤩

Jami Losurdo

Hans Zimmer takes this unless Disney’s money machine steals it away. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Mike Manalo 

What Zimmer does in DUNE is insane!

What will win: DUNE

What should win: DUNE

Tarush Mohanti 

DUNE’s soundscapes are amazing, beautiful, and evocative. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

Hans Zimmer always creates the best background music to take you into the mood.

What will win: ENCANTO – Germaine Franco 🤮

What should win: DUNE – Hans Zimmer 🤩

BEST MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

Best Music (Original Song)

  • BE ALIVE – from KING RICHARD; Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • DOS ORUGUITAS – from ENCANTO; Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • DOWN TO JOY – from BELFAST; Music and Lyric by Van Morrison
  • NO TIME TO DIE – from No Time to Die; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
  • SOMEHOW YOU DO – from Four Good Days; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Aaron Goldstein 

Lin Manual will get his EGOT.

What will win: DOS ORUGUITAS 🤩

What should win: WE DON’T TALK ABOUT BRUNO…if it was nominated. 

Esta Rosevear 

Give Lin his EGOT. That is all.

What will win: DOS ORUGUITAS 🤩

What should win: DOS ORUGUITAS 🤩

Eli Brumfield

It’s going to be Eilish. Because the world is a terrible place.

What will win: NO TIME TO DIE 🤮

What should win: BE ALIVE 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

I’m going to bet against Disney here because they put forth the wrong song from ENCANTO

What will win: DOS ORUGUITAS 🙂

What should win: NO TIME TO DIE 🙂

Mike Manalo 

Never bet against Disney in this category

What will win: DOS ORUGUITAS

What should win: DOS ORUGUITAS

Vanessa Szajnberg 

While the first listening of NO TIME TO DIE made James Bond seem weak, after multiple listens I love it.

What will win: NO TIME TO DIE 😊

What should win: NO TIME TO DIE 😊

BEST PICTURE

Best Picture 

  • BELFAST – Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas
  • CODA – Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger
  • DON’T LOOK UP – Adam McKay and Kevin Messick
  • DRIVE MY CAR – Teruhisa Yamamoto
  • DUNE – Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter
  • KING RICHARD – Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith
  • LICORICE PIZZA – Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson
  • NIGHTMARE ALLEY – Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper
  • THE POWER OF THE DOG – Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier
  • WEST SIDE STORY – Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

Aaron Goldstein 

CODA is the best film nominated in this list, but THE POWER OF THE DOG is the best reviewed. 

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🤮

What should win: CODA 🤩

Esta Rosevear 

Thoughts in one sentence CODA…is the best film period.

What will win: CODA 🤩

What should win: CODA 🤩

Eli Brumfield

The Sam Elliott controversy shows just how much support there is around The Power of the Dog.

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🙂

What should win: CODA, or BELFAST 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

THE POWER OF THE DOG is a good movie, but in most other years, it wouldn’t be nominated for Best Picture. 

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🙂

What should win: CODA 🤩

Mike Manalo 

Not crazy about any of these except CODA. And where the hell is TICK,TICK…BOOM? 

What will win: POWER OF THE DOG Turd 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

What should win: SPIDER-MAN NO WAY HOME 🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

Tarush Mohanti 

Now’s a good time to mention that THE GREEN KNIGHT and THE FRENCH DISPATCH were snubbed – especially because DON’T LOOK UP and even HOUSE OF GUCCI got some recognition. 

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🙂

What should win: DUNE 🤩 or CODA 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

Where is TICK, TICK…BOOM? But reality is more of a DON’T LOOK UP situation.

What will win: DUNE 😊

What should win: BELFAST 😊

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Design

Aaron Goldstein 

DUNE, cause it’s sci-fi.

What will win: DUNE

What should win: DUNE

Eli Brumfield

Dune is VERY locked on this one. 

What will win: DUNE

What should win: THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

Jami Losurdo 

This is one of the strongest categories at the Oscars; any of these are deserving. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: WEST SIDE STORY 🤩

Mike Manalo 

DUNE. But Pass

What will win:

What should win: 

Tarush Mohanti 

DUNE built an entirely new world that really doesn’t look like anything we’ve seen before. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

DUNE, since it’s in “space.”

What will win: DUNE 😊

What should win: WEST SIDE STORY 😊

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Short Film (Animated)

  • AFFAIRS OF THE ART – Joanna Quinn and Les Mills
  • BESTIA – Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz
  • BOXBALLET – Anton Dyakov
  • ROBIN ROBIN – Dan Ojari and Mikey Please
  • THE WINDSHIELD WIPER – Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Short Film (Live Action)

  • ALA KACHUU – TAKE AND RUN – Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger
  • THE DRESS – Tadeusz Łysiak and Maciej Ślesicki
  • THE LONG GOODBYE – Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed
  • ON MY MIND – Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson
  • PLEASE HOLD – K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse
BEST SOUND

Best Sound

  • BELFAST – Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri
  • DUNE – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett
  • NO TIME TO DIE – Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor
  • THE POWER OF THE DOG – Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb
  • WEST SIDE STORY – Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

Aaron Goldstein 

DUNE, again cause it’s technical.

What will win: DUNE

What should win: DUNE

Eli Brumfield

I never understand how non sci-fi/action films even pop up in this category from year to year. 

What will win: DUNE 🙂

What should win: DUNE or NO TIME TO DIE 🙂

Jami Losurdo 

I guess Disney put all their eggs into the WSS basket here as I’d have pushed for a nomination for SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: SPIDER-MAN NO WAY HOME 🤩

Vanessa Szajnberg 

DUNE, because it’s technical.

What will win: DUNE 🙂

What should win: DUNE 🙂

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Best Visual Effects 

Aaron Goldstein 

I want to see MARVEL get an award, but this will go to DUNE.

What will win: DUNE

What should win: DUNE

Eli Brumfield

Don’t be fooled by these MCU nominations. They never win. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

I’d love to see FREE GUY win one award as it was just such a delightful film, but this still goes to DUNE. 

What will win: DUNE 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

Mike Manalo 

It’ll be DUNE, c’mon.

What will win: DUNE

What should win: DUNE

Tarush Mohanti 

Again, this is a testament to DUNE’s intricate world-building.

What will win: DUNE

What should win: DUNE 

Vanessa Szajnberg 

When can we start filming in space so DUNE doesn’t default win?

What will win: DUNE 🤮

What should win: SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS 🤩

BEST WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Aaron Goldstein 

THE LOST DAUGHTER will need to take home some love come Oscar night and I expect for it to happen in writing. 

What will win: THE LOST DAUGHTER

What should win: CODA

Eli Brumfield

Stat Padding for Power of the Dog with this one.

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🤮

What should win: CODA 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

This feels like another category that’s just so overal mediocre to me. 

What will win: THE POWER OF THE DOG 🙂

What should win: CODA 🤩

Mike Manalo 

Any non-acting category that turd movie is nominated for will probably win.

What will win: POWER OF THE DOG Turd 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

What should win: CODA 🤩🤩🤩🤩

Tarush Mohanti 

DUNE did an excellent job of translating the book to film, but CODA, THE LOST DAUGHTER, and THE POWER OF THE DOG were all compelling and tight narratives to me. 

What will win: THE LOST DAUGHTER 🤩

What should win: DUNE 🤩

BEST WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Aaron Goldstein 

BELFAST is the safest Oscar nominated movie and it will have to take home an award or two.

What will win: BELFAST 🤩

What should win: BELFAST 🤩 

Eli Brumfield

Golden Globe + Critics choice = Victory 

What will win: BELFAST 🤩

What should win: Anything that isn’t named DON’T LOOK UP 🤩

Jami Losurdo 

BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR should have been in this category. 

What will win: BELFAST 🙂

What should win: KING RICHARD 🤩

Mike Manalo 

Haven’t seen WORST PERSON but actually liked LICORICE!

What will win: Probably BELFAST or something underwhelming.

What should win: LICORICE PIZZA 

Vanessa Szajnberg 

BELFAST

What will win: BELFAST 🤩

What should win: BELFAST 🤩

Tarush Mohanti

Tarush Mohant is a playlist curator and music explorer, the creator of illussongs (illustrations of songs), and has a fitness plan motivated by action movies (running, climbing, swimming, hiking).

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud stepparent and dad joke enthusiast.

Mike Manalo

Born a Slytherin. Baptized into Marvel. Bitten by a Radioactive DC fan. And raised a Jedi, Mike Manalo is a silent guardian, a watchful protector… a Dark Nerd!

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

Jami Losurdo

When not writing film and tv reviews, Jami is expanding her collection of colorful sunglasses, lifting weights, and working her day job as a Digital Advertising Director. An alumnus of NYU Tisch for Film/TV, Jami made Los Angeles her home in the early 2000s and continues her quest to find the very BEST tacos of all time.

Vanessa Szajnberg

Living in the clouds as an engineer. She is a movie enthusiast, globe trotter, dog-loving, and Formula One gear head.

Eli Brumfield

Eli Brumfield in an actor/screenwriter from Seattle Washington, living in Los Angeles.

He is the host of the RV8 Podcast.

He hates the word cinefile, but considering how many films he consumes in a week...and how many films he goes out of his way to see, no matter the genre...he kinda seems to be one.

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