Oscars Predictions: Best Picture – A ‘Whale’ of Possibilities After PGA, DGA and SAG

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2023 Oscars Predictions: Best Picture

CATEGORY COMMENTARY: Here’s the bottom line: there seems to be a “safe” top six for best picture — “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Fabelmans,” “Tár” and “Top Gun: Maverick.”

The 2023 Producers Guild of America Award nominations stunned on Thursday with a shocking inclusion of the Brendan Fraser best-actor vehicle “The Whale” making the lineup, in addition to four sequels — “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.”

The Golden Globes’ top two film categories were “The Fabelmans” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.” With the former, it was just what the doctor ordered. Steven Spielberg’s personal drama had seemed to stumble in the last week after an underwhelming BAFTA longlist showing (which omitted Spielberg) and missed out on key guild mentions, including from the American Society of Cinematographers.

“Banshees” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” dominated the SAG nominations, with movies like “Babylon” and “Women Talking.”

AMPAS nomination voting is open and closes on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 5 p.m. PT.

See the latest film predictions, in all 23 categories, in one place on Variety’s Oscars Collective. To see the ranked predictions for each individual category, visit Variety’s Oscars Hub.

See the 2022-2023 Awards Season calendar for all key dates and timelines.

ALL AWARDS CONTENDERS AND RANKINGS:

And The Predicted Nominees Are:

Rank

Film

Distributor

Producers

1

“Top Gun: Maverick”

Paramount Pictures

Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison

After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN’s elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

2

“The Fabelmans”

Universal Pictures

Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg

A semi-autobiography based on Spielberg’s own childhood growing up in post-war Arizona, from age seven to eighteen.

3

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Searchlight Pictures

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh

Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

4

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

A24

Daniel Kwan, Mike Larocca, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

5

“Tár”

Focus Features

Todd Field, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan

Set in the international world of classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár. widely considered one of the greatest living composer/conductors and first-ever female chief conductor of a major German orchestra.

6

“Elvis”

Warner Bros.

Baz Luhrmann, Gail Berman, Catherine Martin, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss

The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

7

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige, Nate Moore

The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T’Challa.

8

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

Netflix

Daniel Marc Dreifuss, Malte Grunert

A young German soldier’s terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.

9

“The Whale”

A24

Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel

A reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

10

“Living”

Sony Pictures Classics

Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

In 1950s London, a humorless civil servant decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis.

Next in Line

11

“Triangle of Sadness”

Neon

Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff

12

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

20th Century Studios

James Cameron, Jon Landau

13

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Netflix

Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

14

“Babylon”

Paramount Pictures

Olivia Hamilton, Marc Platt, Matt Plouffe

15

“Women Talking”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand

16

“RRR”

Variance Films

D.V.V. Danayya

17

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinochhio”

Netflix

Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, Gary Ungar

18

“The Woman King”

Sony Pictures

Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon

19

“Aftersun”

A24

Mark Ceryak, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski

20

“She Said”

Universal Pictures

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

Other Top-Tier Contenders

21

“Empire of Light”

Searchlight Pictures

Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes

22

“A Man Called Otto”

Sony Pictures

Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Fredrik Wikström Nicastro

23

“Thirteen Lives”

Amazon Studios/MGM

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder, William M. Connor, P.J van Sandwijk, Gabrielle Tana

24

“The Menu”

Searchlight Pictures

Adam McKay, Betsy Koch

25

“Till”

Orion/United Artists Releasing

Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick Zollo

26

“Bones and All”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Luca Guadagnino, David Lajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, Theresa Park, Peter Spears

27

“Emancipation”

Apple Original Films

Todd Black, Joey McFarland, Jon Mone, Will Smith

28

“The Inspection”

A24

Chester Algernal Gordon, Effie Brown

29

“Devotion”

Sony Pictures

Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Molly Smith, Rachel Smith

30

“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”

Searchlight Pictures

Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski

All Contenders Listed (Unranked-Alphabetical)

“Amsterdam”

20th Century Studios

Matthew Budman, David O. Russell, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

20th Century Studios

James Cameron, Jon Landau

“Death on the Nile”

20th Century Studios

Kenneth Branagh, Judy Hofflund, Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie”

20th Century Studios

Loren Bouchard, Janelle Momary-Neely, Nora Smith

“After Yang”

A24

Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, Paul Mezey, Theresa Park

“Aftersun”

A24

Mark Ceryak, Amy Jackson, Barry Jenkins, Adele Romanski

“Bodies Bodies Bodies”

A24

Ali Herting, David Hinojosa

“Close”

A24

Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

A24

Dan Kwan, Mike Larocca, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Daniel Scheinert, Jonathan Wang

“Funny Pages”

A24

Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie, Sebastian Bear-McClard, Ronald Bronstein, Oscar Boyson, David Duque-Estrada

“God’s Creatures”

A24

Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly

“Marcel the Shell With Shoes On”

A24

Dean Fleischer-Camp, Andrew Goldman, Elisabeth Holm, Caroline Kaplan, Terry Leonard, Paul Mezey, Jenny Slate

“Men”

A24

Andrew Macdonald, Alton Reich

“Pearl”

A24

Ti West

“Stars at Noon”

A24

Olivier Delbosc

“The Eternal Daughter”

A24

Ed Guiney, Emma Norton, Andrew Lowe, Joanna Hogg

“The Inspection”

A24

Chester Algernal Gordon, Effie Brown

“The Whale”

A24

Jeremy Dawson, Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel

“X”

A24

Jacob Jaffke, Harrison Kreiss, Kevin Turen, Ti West

“Causeway”

A24/Apple Original Films

Jennifer Lawrence, Justine Polsky

“All the Old Knives”

Amazon Studios

Gail Egan, Matt Jackson, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, Nick Wechsler

“Argentina, 1985”

Amazon Studios

Victoria Alonso, Santiago Carabante, Chino Darín, Ricardo Darín, Axel Kuschevatzky, Agustina Llambi-Campbell, Santiago Mitre, Federico Posternak

“Catherine Called Birdy”

Amazon Studios

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lena Dunham, Jo Wallet

“Emergency”

Amazon Studios

Marty Bowen, John Fischer, Isaac Klausner

“Good Night Oppy”

Amazon Studios

Matt Carroll, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Matt Goldberg

“Master”

Amazon Studios

Joshua Astrachan, Brad Becker-Parton, Andrea Roa

“My Policeman”

Amazon Studios

Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Robbie Rogers, Cora Palfrey, Philip Herd

“Nanny”

Amazon Studios

Nikkia Moulterie, Daniela Taplin Lundberg

“Wild Cat”

Amazon Studios

To be added

“Thirteen Lives”

Amazon Studios/MGM

Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Karen Lunder, William M. Connor, P.J van Sandwijk, Gabrielle Tana

“Cha Cha Real Smooth”

Apple Original Films

Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig, Dakota Johnson, Cooper Raiff, Jessica Switch

“Emancipation”

Apple Original Films

Todd Black, Joey McFarland, Jon Mone, Will Smith

“Luck”

Apple Original Films

John Lasseter, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and David Eisenmann

“Raymond & Ray”

Apple Original Films

Alfonso Cuarón, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn

“Sidney”

Apple Original Films

Derik Murray, Oprah Winfrey

“Spirited”

Apple Original Films

Sean Anders, George Dewey, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, David Koplan, John Morris, Ryan Reynolds

“The Greatest Beer Run Ever”

Apple Original Films

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Andrew Muscato, Jake Myers, Peter Farrelly

“A Love Song”

Bleecker Street

Dan Janvey, Jesse Hope, Max Walker-Silverman

“Breaking”

Bleecker Street

Salman Al-Rashid, Mackenzie Fargo, Sam Frohman, Ashley Levinson, Kevin Turen

“Emily”

Bleecker Street

Jo Bamford, David Barron, Robert Patterson, Piers Tempest

“Montana Story”

Bleecker Street

Scott McGehee, David Siegel, Jennifer Roth

“Mr. Malcolm’s List”

Bleecker Street

Laura Rister, Laura Lewis, Katie Holly, Emma Holly Jones

“Gabby Giffords Won’t Back Down”

Briarcliff Entertainment

Julie Cohen, Betsy West, Lisa Espramer, Sam Jinishian

“Terrifier 2”

Cinedigm

Damien Leone, Phil Falcone, George Steuber, Michael Leavy, Steven Della Salla, Jason Leavy

“Navalny”

CNN/Warner Bros.

Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Shane Boris

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”

DreamWorks Animation

Mark Swift

“The Bad Guys”

DreamWorks Animation

Rebecca Huntley, Damon Ross

“Mavka: The Forest Song”

Feelgood Entertainment

Anna Eliseyeva, Iryna Kostyuk, Egor Olesov

“Armageddon Time”

Focus Features

James Gray, Anthony Katagas, Rodrigo Teixeira, Alan Terpins

“Brian and Charles”

Focus Features

Rupert Majendie

“Downton Abbey: A New Era”

Focus Features

Gareth Neame, Julian Fellowes, Liz Trubridge

“Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul”

Focus Features

Adamma Ebo, Adanne Ebo, Rowan Riley, Daniel Kaluuya, Amandla Crichlow, Matthew Cooper, Jessamine Burgum, Regina Hall, Sterling K. Brown, Kara Durrett, Jordan Peele

“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

Focus Features

Anthony Fabian, Xavier Marchand, Guillaume Benski

“Spoiler Alert”

Focus Features

Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick, Todd Spiewak, Jim Parsons

“Tár”

Focus Features

Todd Field, Scott Lambert, Alexandra Milchan

“The Forgiven”

Focus Features

Elizabeth Eves, Nick Gordon, Trevor Matthews, John Michael McDonagh

“The Northman”

Focus Features

Mark Huffam, Lars Knudsen, Robert Eggers, Alexander Skarsgård, Arnon Milchan

“The Outfit”

Focus Features

Scoop Wasserstein, Amy Jackson, Ben Browning

“The Silent Twins”

Focus Features

Anita Gou, Joshua Horsfield, Ben Pugh, Klaudia Smieja, Alicia Van Couvering, Letitia Wright

“Vengeance”

Focus Features

Jason Blum, Greg Gilreath, Adam Hendricks

“You Won’t Be Alone”

Focus Features

Kristina Ceyton, Samantha Jennings

“The End of Medicine”

Gravitas Ventures

Keegan Kuhn, Alex Lockwood

“Am I OK?

HBO Max

Stephanie Allynne, Ro Donnelly, Jessica Elbaum, Erik Feig, Will Ferrell, Dakota Johnson, Lucy Kitada, Tig Notaro

“Bruiser”

Hulu

Scott Frank, D. Scott Lumpkin, Jewerl Ross, Aaron Ryder

“Both Sides of the Blade”

IFC Films

Olivoer Delbosc

“Corsage”

IFC Films

Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz

“God’s Country”

IFC Films

Miranda Bailey, Halee Bernard, Julian Higgins, Amanda Marshall

“Happening”

IFC Films

Edouard Weil, Alice Girard

“Nitram”

IFC Films

Nick Batzias, Virginia Whitwell, Justin Kurzel, Shaun Grant

“Official Competition”

IFC Films

Jaume Roures

“Resurrection”

IFC Films

Lia Buman, Tim Headington, Tory Lenosky, Alex Scharfman

“Spin Me Round”

IFC Films

Jeff Baena, Alison Brie, Mel Eslyn, Chris Parker, Dylan Sellers

“The Lost King”

IFC Films

Steve Coogan, Christine Langan, Dan Winch

“Tori and Lokita”

Janus Films

Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Delphine Tomson

“EO”

Janus Films and Sideshow

Ewa Piasokowska, Jerzy Skolimowski

“Murina”

Kino Lorber

Danijel Pek, Rodrigo Teixeira

“Alice, Darling”

Lionsgate

Katie Bird Nolan, Christina Piovesan, Noah Segal, Lindsay Tapscott, Sam Tipper-Hale

“The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”

Lionsgate

Nicolas Cage, Samson Mucke, Kevin Turen, Kevin Etten, Kristin Burr, Mike Nilon

“The Good House”

Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions

Jane Rosenthal, Aaron Ryder, Berry Welsh

“The Eight Mountains”

M2 Pictures

Hans Everaert, Lorenzo Gangarossa, Mario Gianani, Louis Tisné

“Bitterbrush”

Magnolia Pictures

Su Kim, Emelie Mahdavian

“Hunt”

Magnolia Pictures

Lee Jung-jae

“I Love My Dad”

Magnolia Pictures

Bill Stertz, Patton Oswalt, Sean O’Grady, Dane Eckerle, Phil Keefe, Daniel Brandt, Sam Slater

“Piggy”

Magnolia Pictures

To be added

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige, Nate Moore

“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige

“Thor: Love and Thunder”

Marvel Studios

Kevin Feige, Brad Winderbaum

“Bones and All”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Luca Guadagnino, David Lajganich, Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Lorenzo Mieli, Marco Morabito, Gabriele Moratti, Theresa Park, Peter Spears

“Dog”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Gregory Jacobs, Peter Kiernan, Brett Rodriguez

“Three Thousand Years of Longing”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

George Miller, Doug Mitchell

“Women Talking”

MGM/United Artists Releasing

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand

“Last Flight Home”

MTV Documentary Films

Ondi Timoner, David Turner

“Decision to Leave”

Mubi

Park Chan-wook

“The African Desperate”

Mubi

Martine Syms, Rocket Caleshu, Vic Brooks

“The Cathedral”

Mubi

Ricky D’Ambrose, Graham Swon

“Retrograde”

National Geographic

Priscilla Galvez, Adrian Murray, Sennah Yee

“Bobi Wine Ghetto President”

National Geographic Documentary Films

Moses Bwaye, Christopher Sharp (directors), John Battsek (producer)

“A Chiara”

Neon

Julie Billy, Jonas Carpignano, Paolo Carpignano, Jon Coplon

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”

Neon

Howard Gertler, Nan Goldin, Yoni Golijov, John S. Lyons, Laura Poitras

“Broker”

Neon

Eugene Lee

“Crimes of the Future”

Neon

Robert Lantos, Panos Papahadzis, Steve Solomos

“Moonage Daydream”

Neon

Brett Morgen

“Triangle of Sadness”

Neon

Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff

“Saint Omer”

Neon/Super

Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral

“The Adam Project”

Netflix

David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Shawn Levy, Ryan Reynolds

“A Jazzman’s Blues”

Netflix

Tyler Perry

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

Netflix

Daniel Marc Dreifuss, Malte Grunert

“Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood”

Netflix

Richard Linklater, Mike Blizzard, Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix

“Athena”

Netflix

Mourad Belkeddar, Romain Gavras, Ladj Ly

“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”

Netflix

Alejandro González Iñárritu

“Blonde”

Netflix

Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Tracey Landon, Brad Pitt, Scott Robertson

“Descendant”

Netflix

Margaret Brown, Essie Chambers, Kyle Martin

“Drifting Home”

Netflix

Koji Yamamoto

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Netflix

Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinochhio”

Netflix

Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Alexander Bulkley, Corey Campodonico, Gary Ungar

“Hustle”

Netflix

Maverick CLofty Sky Distributionr, Allen Covert, LeBron James, Jeff Kirschenbaum

“Lady Chatterley’s Lover”

Netflix

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Elizabeth Gabler, Laurence Mark

“Matilda”

Netflix

Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jon Finn, Luke Kelly

“My Father’s Dragon”

Netflix

Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn, Paul Young

“Persuasion”

Netflix

Andrew Lazar, Christina Weiss Lurie

“Sr.”

Netflix

Emily Barclay Ford, Kevin Ford, Chris Smith

“The Good Nurse”

Netflix

Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, Michael Jackman

“The Gray Man”

Netflix

Chris Castaldi, Mike Larocca, Palak Patel, Joe Roth, Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

“The Pale Blue Eye”

Netflix

Scott Cooper, Christian Bale, John Lesher, Tyler Thompson

“The Sea Beast”

Netflix

Jed Schlanger, Chris Williams

“The Swimmers”

Netflix

Tim Bevan, Tim Cole, Eric Fellner, Ali Jaafar

“The Wonder”

Netflix

Ed Guiney, Juliette Howell, Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross

“Wendell and Wild”

Netflix

Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jordan Peele, Henry Selick

“White Noise”

Netflix

Noah Baumbach, Uri Singer

“Freedom on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom”

Self-Distributed

To be added

“Till”

Orion/United Artists Releasing

Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Thomas K. Levine, Michael JP Reilly, Frederick Zollo, Whoopi Goldberg

“Babylon”

Paramount Pictures

Olivia Hamilton, Marc Platt, Matt Plouffe

“On the Come Up”

Paramount Pictures

To be added

“Scream”

Paramount Pictures

William Sherak, James Vanderbilt, Paul Neinstein

“Sonic the Hedgehog 2”

Paramount Pictures

Neal H. Moritz, Toby Ascher, Toru Nakahara, Hitoshi Okuno

“The Lost City”

Paramount Pictures

Sandra Bulllock, Liza Chasin, Seth Gordon

“Top Gun: Maverick”

Paramount Pictures

Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison

“War Pony”

Picturehouse Entertainment

Val Abel, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bear Damen, Saliem El Arja, Gina Gammell, Bert Hamelinck, Riley Keough, Michael Manasseri, Sergey Shtern, Elaine Thomas, Willi White, Ryan Zacarias

“Lightyear”

Pixar

Galyn Susman

“Turning Red”

Pixar

Pete Docter, Lindsey Collins, Dan Scanlon

“As They Made Us”

Quiver

Mayim Bialik, Anne Clements, Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Ash Christian, Mark Maxey, Michael Day

“Call Jane”

Roadside Attractions

Robbie Brenner, Kevin McKeon, David Wulf

“Gigi & Nate”

Roadside Attractions

René Besson, Nick Hamm, Piers Tempest

“Emily the Criminal”

Roadside Attractions/Vertical Entertainment

Tyler Davidson, Aubrey Plaza, Drew Sykes

“Butcher’s Crossing”

Saban Films

Amanda Bowers, Will Clarke, Molly Conners, Andy Mayson, Gabe Polsky

“Cairo Conspiracy”

Samuel Goldwyn Films

Kristina Åberg, Fredrik Zander

“Empire of Light”

Searchlight Pictures

Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes

“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”

Searchlight Pictures

Debbie Gray, Adrian Politowski

“See How They Run”

Searchlight Pictures

Gina CLofty Sky Distributionr, Damian Jones

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Searchlight Pictures

Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh

“The Menu”

Searchlight Pictures

Adam McKay, Betsy Koch

“2nd Chance”

Showtime

Ramin Bahrani, Charles Dorfman, Johnny Galvin, Jacob Grodnik, Daniel M. Turcan

“A Man Called Otto”

Sony Pictures

Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, Rita Wilson, Fredrik Wikström Nicastro

“Bullet Train”

Sony Pictures

Antoine Fuqua, David Leitch, Kelly McCormick

“Devotion”

Sony Pictures

Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Molly Smith, Rachel Smith

“Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile”

Sony Pictures

Josh Gordon, Hutch Parker, Will Speck

“The Woman King”

Sony Pictures

Maria Bello, Viola Davis, Cathy Schulman, Julius Tennon

“Where the Crawdads Sing”

Sony Pictures

Reese Witherspoon, Lauren Neustadter

“Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody”

Sony Pictures

Clive Davis, Pat Houston, Anthony McCLofty Sky Distributionn, Larry Mestel, Denis O’Sullivan, Jeff Kalligheri

“Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song”

Sony Pictures Classics

Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

“Living”

Sony Pictures Classics

Stephen Woolley, Elizabeth Karlsen

“One Fine Morning”

Sony Pictures Classics

David Thion, Philippe Martin, Charlotte Dauphin

“Return to Seoul”

Sony Pictures Classics

Katia Khazak, Charlotte Vincent

“Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams”

Sony Pictures Classics

Francesco Melzi d’Eril, Gabriele Moratti

“The Phantom of the Open”

Sony Pictures Classics

Kate Glover, Nichola Martin, Tom Miller

“The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile”

Sony Pictures Classics

Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman, Carolyn Hepburn, Kathlyn Horan

“The Son”

Sony Pictures Classics

Iain Canning, Joanna Laurie, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone, Florian Zeller

“Turn Every Page”

Sony Pictures Classics

Lizzie Gottlieb, Joanne Nerenberg, Jen Small

“The Stranger”

Transmission Films

Iain Canning, Joel Edgerton, Rachel Gardner, Kim Hodgert, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Emile Sherman

“Ambulance”

Universal Pictures

Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, Laeta Kalogridis, James Vanderbilt

“Beast”

Universal Pictures

Baltasar Kormákur, James Lopez, Will Packer

“Bros”

Universal Pictures

Judd Apatow, Josh Church, Nicholas Stoller

“Jurassic World: Dominion”

Universal Pictures

Patrick Crowley, Frank Marshall

“Nope”

Universal Pictures

Jordan Peele, Ian Cooper

“She Said”

Universal Pictures

Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner

“The Bad Guys”

Universal Pictures

Rebecca Huntley, Damon Ross

“The Fabelmans”

Universal Pictures

Tony Kushner, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg

“Ticket to Paradise”

Universal Pictures

Deborah Balderstone, Tim Bevan, George Clooney, Eric Fellner, Marisa Yeres Gill, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Sarah Harvey, Grant Heslov, Julia Roberts

“Minions: The Rise of Gru”

Universal Pictures/Illumination

Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud

“Holy Spider”

Utopia

Sol Bondy, Jacob Jarek, Ali Abbasi

“Holy Emy”

Utopia Films

Giulia Caruso, Mathieu Bompoint, Ki Jin Kim, Konstantinos Vassilaros

“RRR”

Variance Films

D.V.V. Danayya

“First Love”

Vertical Entertainment

Nadine de Barros, A.J. Edwards, Lucas Jarach, Henry Bittredge

“The Walk”

Vertical Entertainment

Hank Blumenthal, Paul W. Hazen, Michael Mailer

“Wyrm”

Vertical Entertainment

Helen Estabrook

“Strange World”

Walt Disney Pictures

Roy Conli

“Black Adam”

Warner Bros

Beau Flynn, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia

“DC League of Super Pets”

Warner Bros

Patricia Hicks, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia, Jared Stern

“Don’t Worry Darling”

Warner Bros

Olivia Wilde, Katie Silberman, Miri Yoon, Roy Lee

“Elvis”

Warner Bros.

Baz Luhrmann, Gail Berman, Catherine Martin, Patrick McCormick, Schuyler Weiss

“The Batman”

Warner Bros.

Dylan Clark, Matt Reeves

“Something in the Dirt”

XYZ Films

Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, David Lawson Jr.

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