The summer time has drawn to a detailed bringing with it, in the film world at least, awards season. Now that the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals have wrapped up, awards pundits like me will spend the subsequent six months discussing, theorising and predicting who will be taking dwelling the gold at the 2023 Academy Awards.

I’ve spent the previous three weeks protecting two worldwide film festivals – Venice and Toronto – and watched greater than 50 movies. This contains sufficient anticipated titles to predict the possible key gamers over the coming awards season.

That said, there are some main titles but to be seen which may have a late-surge Oscars run equivalent to Damien Chazelle’s ode to Hollywood with Babylon, Maria Schrader’s well timed #MeToo drama She Said and James Cameron’s long-delayed, however extremely anticipated, franchise sequel Avatar: Way of Water.

Best Picture

Empire of Light

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While sure classes appear to have clear frontrunners, the race for the top prize, Best Picture, stays an open subject. Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical drama The Fabelmans, Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light and Sarah Polley’s Women Talking all tick a sure amount of containers however none has instilled confidence as an outright frontrunner.

The Fabelmans has taken an early lead after profitable the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), an award that has proved a extremely dependable indicator when it comes to predicting the Best Picture consequence. Past recipients that additionally triumphed at the Oscars embody 12 years a Slave, Green Book and Nomadland.

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