95TH ACADEMY AWARDS SUNDAY 12TH MARCH, Richard Fitzwilliams, film critic and awards commentator for many years (CNN etc),will be watching, has seen all the films and is available on 07939602749 www.richardfitzwilliams.com
This should be a crowd pleaser which is needed with declining audiences. The runaway favourite, Everything Everywhere All at Once is certain to win, not only Best Picture but could win in most of the acting categories as well as best director. It will be the first sci-fi film and the first Asian American film to do so, it is also a financial success. It has something of a cult following too.
Jimmy Kimmel will host at the Dolby Theatre. Fans will be pleased Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: Way of Water are in the Best Picture list. Controversy has surrounded the all white Best Actress and all male Best Director nominees, especially with Angela Riseborough for To Leslie being nominated over Danielle Deadwyler for Till. Angela Bassett is the first to receive a nomination for a Marvel film.
Best Picture Everything Everywhere All at Once. A clear winner after success at Globes, SAGS and DGA etc.
Best Actor Austin Butler for Elvis. A superb performance.
Best Actress. The main duel of the evening. It should be Cate Blanchett who is brilliant in Tar. It could well be Michelle Yeoh, the favourite, for Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Supporting Actor Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Supporting Actress Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever over Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything, Everywhere All at Once.
Best Director The two Daniels for Everything Everywhere All at Once
Best Original Screenplay Everything Everywhere All at Once/The Banshees of Inisherin.
Best Adapted Screenplay All Quiet on the Western Front
Best Foreign Language Film All Quiet on the Western Front.
Best Documentary the excellent Navalny