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Every week between now and January 24, when the Oscar nominations are announced, Vulture will consult a crystal ball to determine the changing fortunes of this year’s Oscar race. in our area Oscar futures In the column, we’ll share insider gossip, analyze all-new developments, and track industry buzz to see who’s ahead, who’s down, and who’s leading the race for an Oscar nomination.

Best picture



going to golden ballsThe status of Steven Spielberg’s cinematic origin story was up in the air: Was the film the main contender that seemed to have come out of TIFF, or was it a doomed failure with disappointing earnings and a lackluster reception from critics groups? Cut to a Tuesday night, when Fablemans His magic was restored, and it took home the two biggest awards at the Globes: Best Director and Best Picture – Drama. And as if to prove that this wasn’t just HFPA being HFPA, Spielberg & Co. followed up. By earning the best names from sagthe DGAand the PGA this week. Bad news for those who dreamed of a great Oscar season, perhaps, but at least these people can gather around them Everything everywhere at oncewhich was recorded in the Globe and Guilds.


Anisherin from Inisherin

Banshee It was the other notable winner of the Globes night, taking more awards than any other film. (There were so many cheery Irish at the Beverly Hilton that I half expected Brits to send up some Scots Presbyterians.) Banshee join EEAAO in tying the record for most nominations for a single film: four individual nods plus Best Team honors. side by side FablemansThese two films were the only competitors he scored with the three major syndicates. If this is indeed our first class, Banshee Feels well positioned for future success. As the least polarizing member of that trio, the lyrical drama should play well on the preferential ballot.

Current Predix

All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Water Way, Babylon, Inisherin’s GhostAnd ElvisAnd Everything everywhere at onceAnd FablemansAnd storehouseAnd Top Gun: Maverick, The Talking Women

Best exit


Steven Spielberg, Fablemans

In accepting his Best Director in the World, Spielberg viewed his work as a powerful work of self-expression: “Nobody really knows who we are until we’re brave enough to tell people who we are.” This branch tends to favor overwhelming, yet utterly technical achievement Fablemans Supposing filmmaking as a marriage of technical knowledge and overflowing passion, it’s the personal angle that makes Spielberg the one to excel in this race.


james cameron, Avatar: Water Road

He toiled endlessly in his laboratory, looking for ways to make it Navi is hotter. Although his works were ultimately successful, Cameron’s achievement was destined not to be recognized by his countrymen at the Directors Guild, who nominated Best: MaverickInstead, Joseph Kosinski. There might be room for both technical blockbusters in the Oscars lineup, but it would require that this offshoot hand over a place that traditionally went to an auteur abroad to one under the sea.

Current Predix

james cameron, Avatar: Water Road; Todd Field, storehouse; Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything everywhere at once; Martin McDonagh, Anisherin from Inisherin; Steven Spielberg, Fablemans

best actor


austin butler, Elvis

Butler gave the most popular acceptance speech at the Globes, and though much of that talk was about the improbably Anaheim native keeping the Mississippi, it still counts! There is electricity about the Butler campaign now and I don’t think a little public mockery could hurt a single thing. (Butler was the final nominee to walk the Globes red carpet — evidence of just how high his star has risen this season.) Initially discounted for being younger than his usually favored Oscar, the flamboyant 31-year-old has lost his way to becoming a legitimate threat. One-time leader Brendan Fraser wasn’t out of the race either: WhaleThe PGA nomination indicates that the controversial obesity drama maintains pockets of support in the industry at large.


adam sandler, Accelerates

Sandler doesn’t have a reputation as the most hardworking trophy campaigner, but he’s been all over the place this season touting his winning role as a Sixers scout on this Netflix sports drama. His award: A surprise SAG nomination. Can he nail a very open fifth place in this race? While the two previous SAG Best Actor lineups completely predicted an Oscar, I suspect this year’s Academy voters will sooner reward performances with more dramatic weight. Anyway, if Sandman really wanted a trophy, he should have taken a page out of Kate Winslet’s book and gone DelCo full.

Current Predix

austin butler, Elvis; colin farrell, Anisherin from Inisherin; Brendan Fraser, Whale; Paul Mescal after the sun; Bill Nighy, living

Best Actress


Michelle Williams, Fablemans

One storm cloud in an otherwise sunny week Fablemans Williams was missing out on the SAG. With her nerdy mother universally considered the most powerful act in the film, it’s tempting to assume some category confusion is the cause, but polling scientists say the syndicate’s voting system is designed to prevent that. Team Fablemans I hope it’s just a weird moment, but the snub is a sign of how dented Williams is in what was once thought to be a three-woman race against Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh – as well as the inevitable article for “they should run it in the supportive camp (which I happen to be). card holder member).


Ana de Armas, blond

Miss Williams, Will You Look That, ensured de Armas is now a Globe and SAG nominee for a film that most critics have written off within hours of its premiere in Venice. Given the number of times Netflix projects top off with a SAG, it’s easy to keep writing them off. As with Sandler, the smart money says it’s going down with the Oscar. But it is worth remembering the first rule of acting races: never bet on turning. Like Butler, de Armas was likely awarded some “difficulty score” points for housing one of the most imitated characters of the 20th century.

Current Predix

Cate Blanchett, storehouse; Viola Davis The King’s Woman; Daniel Didwiller, until; Michelle Williams, Fablemans; Michelle Yeoh, Everything everywhere at once

Best Supporting Actor


Ke Huy Quan, Everything everywhere at once

Quan kicked off the Globes in dramatic style with a tearful acceptance speech that would lead him all the way to winning an Oscar (if he wasn’t there already). He’s a surer bet than anyone associated with him EEAAOBut will his lock boost or hurt superstar Michelle Yeoh’s fortunes? I’m not sure, but at least Yeoh had the chance to make her case at the Globes one night when Blanchett was away, and she delivered a spirited speech of her own.


Paul Dano, Fablemans

Fablemans He received a Best Cast nomination from SAG, but the loss of Williams meant Dano was the only cast member to receive individual recognition. While I’d peg Judd Hirsch’s fiery cameo as the most likely offering for a supporting actor in the film, it’s Dano’s lowest-profile role thus far that scored with the precursors. Since his strongest scenes happen at the end of the movie, that’s good news for Fablemansas this means that voters will remain engaged for the duration of the spin-off.

Current Predix

Paul Dano, Fablemans; Brendan Gleeson, Anisherin from Inisherin; Judd Hirsch Fablemans; Barry Keoghan Anisherin from Inisherin; Ke Huy Quan, Everything everywhere at once

Best Supporting Actress


Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Ahead of the Golden Globes, the supporting actress category was so precarious that no one could agree on a front-runner, but Bassett’s fitting royal acceptance speech seemingly catapulted her to center stage. All things Marvel aside, you fit the mold of past winners like Regina King and Allison Janney: a respected veteran who’s worked with everyone. You could say the same about fellow competitor Jamie Lee Curtis (whose character shares a cinematic universe with a talking raccoon), but while neither her nor Bassett’s performances can be determined solely by what’s on screen, Queen Ramonda tugs at heartstrings in Curtis’s way. hot. – Your dog’s fingers may not.


Jesse Buckley The woman speaks

The woman speaks It received a Best Cast nomination from SAG, so the Best Picture dreams aren’t dead, but Sarah Polley’s movie is once again blank in all of the individual acting categories. I still hold Buckley in the five-year category, as Polly’s “female act of fantasy” looks like a movie that could play better with the Oscar than it did in the precursor. But that’s his visualization’s work: As it is, the film has been masked to DGA and PGA, too.

Current Predix

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Jesse Buckley The woman speaks; Kerry Condon Anisherin from Inisherin; Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything everywhere at once; Stephanie Hsu Everything everywhere at once

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