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2024 Oscars: My Predictions (Ft. My Movie-Bro BF)

The Oscars are a nostalgic time in mine and Max's relationship. Before we were seeing each other, we worked with a small team on the weekends at NBC 5. In our downtime, our five person team created a movie club. Every week we watched a new movie and shared our thoughts during our late night shifts. After a few months of watching movies across genres, we were all working on the weekend of the Oscars and made our predictions. It was a fun weekend discussing who deserved the most coveted awards and taking shots in the dark for the more niche categories where we had little to no opinions.


Two years later, Max and I are returning to this fun exercise and we'll see how we do for the 2024 Oscars. I think we ended up dominating the predictions back in 2022 over our small movie club, so we'll really be going head to head.


"The people that I think are going to win are people that, I believe, should have won before – but not necessarily for their work this year. I think that’s the secret of the Oscars," Max informed me as I gathered his thoughts for this blog.


I'll be sure to post an update after the awards show to see how we did!


2024 OSCARS

Without further ado, here are the nominations and our picks.


ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE | Oscars 2024

BRADLEY COOPER

Maestro


COLMAN DOMINGO

Rustin


Max’s Prediction: 

PAUL GIAMATTI

The Holdovers


Madison’s Prediction: 

CILLIAN MURPHY

Oppenheimer


JEFFREY WRIGHT

American Fiction



ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE | Oscars 2024

STERLING K. BROWN

American Fiction


ROBERT DE NIRO

Killers of the Flower Moon


Max’s Prediction: 

ROBERT DOWNEY JR.

Oppenheimer


Madison’s Prediction: 

RYAN GOSLING

Barbie


MARK RUFFALO

Poor Things



ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE | Oscars 2024

ANNETTE BENING

Nyad


Max’s Prediction:

LILY GLADSTONE

Killers of the Flower Moon


SANDRA HÜLLER

Anatomy of a Fall


CAREY MULLIGAN

Maestro


Madison’s Prediction: 

EMMA STONE

Poor Things



ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE | Oscars 2024

EMILY BLUNT

Oppenheimer


DANIELLE BROOKS

The Color Purple


Madison’s Prediction: 

AMERICA FERRERA

Barbie


JODIE FOSTER

Nyad


Max's Prediction:

DA'VINE JOY RANDOLPH

The Holdovers



ANIMATED FEATURE FILM | Oscars 2024

Max & Madison’s Prediction: 

THE BOY AND THE HERON

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki


ELEMENTAL

Peter Sohn and Denise Ream


NIMONA

Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary


ROBOT DREAMS

Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz


SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE

Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal



CINEMATOGRAPHY | Oscars 2024

EL CONDE

Edward Lachman


Max’s Prediction: 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Rodrigo Prieto


MAESTRO

Matthew Libatique


Madison’s Prediction: 

OPPENHEIMER

Hoyte van Hoytema


POOR THINGS

Robbie Ryan



COSTUME DESIGN | Oscars 2024

BARBIE

Jacqueline Durran


Madison’s Prediction: 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Jacqueline West


NAPOLEON

Janty Yates and Dave Crossman


OPPENHEIMER

Ellen Mirojnick


Max’s Prediction: 

POOR THINGS

Holly Waddington



DIRECTING | Oscars 2024

ANATOMY OF A FALL

Justine Triet


Max’s Prediction: 

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Martin Scorsese


Madison’s Prediction: 

OPPENHEIMER

Christopher Nolan


POOR THINGS

Yorgos Lanthimos


THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Jonathan Glazer



DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM | Oscars 2024

BOBI WINE: THE PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT

Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek


THE ETERNAL MEMORY

Maite Alberdi


FOUR DAUGHTERS

Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha


Madison's Prediction:

TO KILL A TIGER

Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim


20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL

Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath


Max was unwilling to make a prediction with no information on these productions. Madison will take literally any win on her prediction sheet and blindly guessed.



DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM | Oscars 2024

Madison's Prediction:

THE ABCS OF BOOK BANNING

Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic


THE BARBER OF LITTLE ROCK

John Hoffman and Christine Turner


ISLAND IN BETWEEN

S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien


THE LAST REPAIR SHOP

Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers


NǍI NAI & WÀI PÓ

Sean Wang and Sam Davis


Max was unwilling to make a prediction with no information on these productions. Madison will take literally any win on her prediction sheet and blindly guessed.



FILM EDITING | Oscars 2024

ANATOMY OF A FALL

Laurent Sénéchal


THE HOLDOVERS

Kevin Tent


KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Thelma Schoonmaker


Max & Madison’s Prediction: 

OPPENHEIMER

Jennifer Lame


POOR THINGS

Yorgos Mavropsaridis



INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM | Oscars 2024

IO CAPITANO

Italy


PERFECT DAYS

Japan


SOCIETY OF THE SNOW

Spain


Madison's Prediction:

THE TEACHERS' LOUNGE

Germany


THE ZONE OF INTEREST

United Kingdom


Max was unwilling to make a prediction with no information on these productions. Madison will take literally any win on her prediction sheet and blindly guessed.



MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING | Oscars 2024

GOLDA

Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue


MAESTRO

Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou and Lori McCoy-Bell


OPPENHEIMER

Luisa Abel


Max & Madison’s Prediction: 

POOR THINGS

Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston


SOCIETY OF THE SNOW

Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé



MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) | Oscars 2024

AMERICAN FICTION

Laura Karpman


Max's Prediction:

INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY

John Williams


KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Robbie Robertson


Madison's Prediction:

OPPENHEIMER

Ludwig Göransson


POOR THINGS

Jerskin Fendrix



MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) | Oscars 2024

THE FIRE INSIDE

from Flamin' Hot; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren


I'M JUST KEN

from Barbie; Music and Lyric by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt


IT NEVER WENT AWAY

from American Symphony; Music and Lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson


WAHZHAZHE (A SONG FOR MY PEOPLE)

from Killers of the Flower Moon; Music and Lyric by Scott George


Max & Madison's Prediction:

WHAT WAS I MADE FOR?

from Barbie; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell


BEST PICTURE | Oscars 2024

AMERICAN FICTION

Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson and Jermaine Johnson, Producers


ANATOMY OF A FALL

Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, Producers


BARBIE

David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, Producers


Max's Prediction:

THE HOLDOVERS

Mark Johnson, Producer


Madison's Prediction:

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi, Producers


MAESTRO

Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers


OPPENHEIMER

Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan, Producers


PAST LIVES

David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, Producers


POOR THINGS

Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, Producers


THE ZONE OF INTEREST

James Wilson, Producer


PRODUCTION DESIGN | Oscars 2024

Max & Madison's Prediction:

BARBIE

Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer


KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Adam Willis


NAPOLEON

Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Elli Griff


OPPENHEIMER

Production Design: Ruth De Jong; Set Decoration: Claire Kaufman


POOR THINGS

Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek


ANIMATED SHORT FILM | Oscars 2024

LETTER TO A PIG

Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter


NINETY-FIVE SENSES

Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess


OUR UNIFORM

Yegane Moghaddam


PACHYDERME

Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius


Madison's Prediction:

WAR IS OVER! INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF JOHN & YOKO

Dave Mullins and Brad Booker


Max was unwilling to make a prediction with no information on these productions. Madison will take literally any win on her prediction sheet and blindly guessed.


LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM | Oscars 2024

THE AFTER

Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham


INVINCIBLE

Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron


KNIGHT OF FORTUNE

Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk


RED, WHITE AND BLUE

Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane


Madison's Prediction:

THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR

Wes Anderson and Steven Rales


Max was unwilling to make a prediction with no information on these productions. Madison will take literally any win on her prediction sheet and blindly guessed.


SOUND | Oscars 2024

THE CREATOR

Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic


Max's Prediction:

MAESTRO

Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE

Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor


Madison's Prediction:

OPPENHEIMER

Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo and Kevin O'Connell


THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn


VISUAL EFFECTS | Oscars 2024

Madison's Prediction:

THE CREATOR

Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts and Neil Corbould


Max's Prediction:

GODZILLA MINUS ONE

Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima


GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 3

Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek


MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - DEAD RECKONING PART ONE

Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland and Neil Corbould


NAPOLEON

Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould


WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) | Oscars 2024

AMERICAN FICTION

Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson


Madison's Prediction

BARBIE

Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach


OPPENHEIMER

Written for the screen by Christopher Nolan


Max's Prediction:

POOR THINGS

Screenplay by Tony McNamara


THE ZONE OF INTEREST

Written by Jonathan Glazer


WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) | Oscars 2024

ANATOMY OF A FALL

Screenplay - Justine Triet and Arthur Harari


Max's Prediction:

THE HOLDOVERS

Written by David Hemingson


MAESTRO

Written by Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer


MAY DECEMBER

Screenplay by Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik


Madison's Prediction:

PAST LIVES

Written by Celine Song


How to Watch the 2024 Oscars

Tune in to the 96th Oscars at the new time of 7:00pm EDT / 4:00pm PDT / 11:00pm GMT / 7:00am CST. See it for free over-the-air on your local ABC station. If you’re a cable or satellite subscriber, ABC is part of your lineup. Subscribe instantly with streaming services like Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV and FuboTV– many of these services offer a free trial as well.


If you'd rather skip the broadcast, you can follow the Oscars season journey across Oscar.com, Oscars.org, or on the Academy’s Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook to learn more about this year's nominees and show!

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