Will resolve on January 24th, when the Oscar Nominations are revealed.
Close date updated to 2023-01-24 5:53 am
The first five each year are usually easy to pick: Only once in the era of the expanded Best Picture field has a movie nominated for the Directors Guild’s feature-film prize not gone on to compete for the Oscar. This year’s quintet are The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár, and Top Gun: Maverick, so that’s your top tier right there.
The next two are sitting quite comfortably in the lineup. Avatar: The Way of Water and Elvis both made impressive amounts of money, and both earned top nominations from precursors like the Golden Globes and the Producers Guild of America.
The last three spots are in flux.
This market is about the same top 7 that Vulture has as comfortable picks, would be surprising if they weren't nominated.
https://ew.com/awards/2023-oscar-nomination-predictions/ has the exact same top 7: