Early Best Picture Predictions for the 2023 Oscars.

Here are some current season updates, from producer Tom Cruise to Steven Spielberg in personal mode.

As per usual, festivals provide the initial list of Oscar contenders

Sundance produced a large number of Oscar wins in the years 2020 and 2021

Including "Minari," "The Father," and "Promising Young Woman," as well as this year's Best Picture winner, "CODA."

But given that many of the most well-liked Sundance 2022 entries, such as the Searchlight/Hulu picks "Fresh"

And the Emma Thompson drama "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande," moved directly to streaming, it is unlikely that this accomplishment will be repeated in 2023.

A much-needed boost for faltering movie theatres, "Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount) has topped the international box office, surpassing $1 billion globally.

Tom Cruise, a famous film producer, is more likely to be nominated for Best Picture than Best Actor.

"Elvis" (Warner Bros.), which had its global premiere in Cannes, did well at the summer box office, grossing more over $210 million.

With White Noise, the 95th Academy Awards race has begun.

The Fabelmans, Till, The Woman King, Killers of the Flower Moon, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Michelle Yeoh are all vying for Oscar glory.

Following its historic Best Picture victory at the 94th Academy Awards, love for CODA is still on the rise.

However, buzz about upcoming high-profile films from Hollywood heavyweights and echoes from a solid Sundance slate have already aroused industry attention.

2023 Oscars contenders to watch in the awards race ahead.

Avatar : The Way of Water, being so pricey, is strengthened by a little liquid bravery.

A strange 13 years have passed since the release of the first instalment of James Cameron's massively anticipated series, 20th Century.

Blonde :  Since her part in Knives Out, which made her a star, and her scene-stealing performance in Daniel Craig's final Bond movie.

Ana de Armas has steadily advanced through Hollywood's ranks and is about to burst into a supernova.

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Oscar voters can't ignore the achievement with $47 million in domestic ticket sales (and counting).

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Killers of the Flower Moon

The Fabelmans

Lightyear

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