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My PreDicktions of All Categeories

PICTURE:  Oppenheimer (rooting for Holdovers, but fine with it)

DIRECTOR:  Nolan, Oppenheimer (Yay, Nolan's first Oscar!)

ACTOR:  Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer (rooting for Giamatti hard!, but also happy about Cillian otherwise)

ACTRESS:  Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon (by a HAIR over Emma, and rooting for Lily!)

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Robert Downey, Jr., Oppenheimer (& rooting for him!)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:  Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers (& rooting for her!)

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:  Anatomy of a Fall (rooting for Holdovers, but fine with it)

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:  American Fiction (rooting for Barbie!)

ANIMATED FEATURE:  Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (but close call with Boy and the Heron!)

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE:  The Zone of Interest (slam-dunk, as it's the only Best Pic nom here; but rooting for Society!)

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:  20 Days in Mariupol (haven't seen it, but that's the buzz!)

CINEMATOGRAPHY:  Oppenheimer (duh, & deserved)

FILM EDITING:  Oppenheimer (duh, & deserved)

SOUND:  Oppenheimer (neck & NECK with Zone of Interest)

VISUAL EFFECTS:  Godzilla Minus One

PRODUCTION DESIGN:  Poor Things (neck & neck with Barbie - idk!!!)

COSTUME DESIGN:  Poor Things (neck & neck with Barbie - idk!!!)

MAKEUP AND HAIR:  Poor Things (Maestro is heavily favored, but I don't buy it!)

SCORE:  Oppenheimer (duh, & deserved)

SONG:  "What Was I Made For?" from Barbie (but it might just be "I'm Just Ken"!?)

And I'll take a stab at the shorts!  (I've seen the animated & live action ones...)

ANIMATED SHORT:  WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko

LIVE ACTION SHORT:  The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (finally, Wes will win his Oscar*!)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:  The ABCs of Book Banning

*though I do feel a little weird about how high-profile celebs are hopping into the shorts pool and nabbing Oscars from "the little folk" through their fame...

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