Gold Rush: How (Almost) Every Best Picture Nominee Can Win a Trophy

Unlike last year's Oscar race, when Everything Everywhere All at Once dominated nominations and awards, this year's nominations seem to hint at a more spread out award season for films. The BAFTAs, despite being less predictive of the Oscars in recent years, still hold some influence over the Academy, and their winners could hint at a possible future where multiple films take trophies home.

With the expected frontrunner, Oppenheimer, looking likely to win big, this article explores how nearly every Best Picture nominee could possibly win an award. Notably, it suggests that the screenplay categories could see wins for American Fiction and Anatomy of a Fall, with supporting acting awards likely to go to The Holdovers and Zone of Interest. Killers of the Flower Moon is expected to secure a win for Lily Gladstone, while Poor Things could win craft categories like production and costume design. Maestro could take the makeup and hairstyling award, and though it is unlikely, the last spot could go to Past Lives.

This article explores the likelihood of these picks and also looks ahead to the SAG awards, where the cast awards could provide an upset for Oppenheimer. In the end, it explains that though it is unlikely, a world where nearly every Best Picture nominee wins an award is not entirely impossible.

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