And the Nominees Should Be....

On Jan. 24, the Oscar nominations will be announced. Here’s who and what WW’s film critics would pick if they ran the Academy.

Bennett Campbell Ferguson

BEST PICTURE:

Amsterdam

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Broker

Top Gun: Maverick


BEST DIRECTOR:

James Cameron, Avatar: The Way of Water

Damien Chazelle, Babylon

Kore-eda Hirokazu, Broker

Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick

David O. Russell, Amsterdam


BEST ACTRESS:

Cate Blanchett, TÁR

Greta Gerwig, White Noise

Aubrey Plaza, Emily the Criminal

Florence Pugh, Don’t Worry Darling

Margot Robbie, Babylon


BEST ACTOR:

Christian Bale, Amsterdam

Diego Calva, Babylon

Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick

Adam Driver, White Noise

Brendan Fraser, The Whale


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Hong Chau, The Whale

Jennifer Connelly, Top Gun: Maverick

Lee Ji-eun, Broker

Margot Robbie, Amsterdam

Tang Wei, Decision to Leave


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Don Cheadle, White Noise

Gang Dong-won, Broker

Rory Kinnear, Men

Edward Norton, Glass Onion

Ty Simpkins, The Whale


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Amsterdam

Babylon

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Broker

TÁR


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

Avatar: The Way of Water

Deep Water

Top Gun: Maverick

The Whale

White Noise


Chance Solem-Pfeifer

BEST PICTURE:

After Yang

Barbarian

Nope

Top Gun: Maverick

TÁR


BEST DIRECTOR:

Kogonada, After Yang

Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick

Jordan Peele, Nope

S.S. Rajamouli, RRR

Charlotte Wells, Aftersun


BEST ACTRESS:

Cate Blanchett, TÁR

Mia Goth, Pearl

Keke Palmer, Nope

Margaret Qualley, Stars at Noon

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once


BEST ACTOR:

Adam Driver, White Noise

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kaluuya, Nope

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Franz Rogowski, Great Freedom


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

Hong Chau, The Whale

Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Lashana Lynch, The Woman King

Rooney Mara, Women Talking


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

Don Cheadle, White Noise

Justin Long, Barbarian

Anthony Hopkins, Armageddon Time

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere all At Once

Wes Studi, A Love Song


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

Barbarian

Decision To Leave

Nope

TÁR

Triangle of Sadness


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

God’s Country

Prey

Stars at Noon

White Noise

Women Talking