This Award Season reflects life, uncertainty. Trying to decipher a front runner in the race has confounded critics and filmgoers.
Tar and Everything Everywhere All at Once seem sure bets as does Braden Fraser and Ke Huy Quan are nods bets.
Cate Blanchette, Michelle Yeoh and Danielle Deadwyler for the little seen Till are front runners for actress.
Will Tom Cruise get the gold this year? Top Gun was the feel good flick of the year. The veteran blockbuster draw deserves a trophy for his $1 billion achievement.
The Best Picture field is wide open. Tar, The Fabelmans, Banshees of Inisherin and Babylon top the list. Wakanda and Babylon could sneak in the pack. Avatar:The Way of Water, the $350 million production will certainly get a number of technical nominations leading to a spot on the Best Picture list.
Todd Field for Best Director, Tar has the momentum, but I would not rule out James Cameron.
Award Season runs until March 12th 2023, the final ceremony is the Academy Awards in Hollywood.