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More than 600 readers voted: Here’s who will win at the 2023 Oscars

Plus, readers share their overall favorite Oscar-nominated film.

An Oscars statue appears before the start of the 95th Academy Awards nomination ceremony. Jae C. Hong/Associated Press

We recently asked readers to share their 2023 Oscars predictions, and it turns out one movie took the winning vote for nearly everything.

More than 600 readers responded with “Everything Everywhere All at Once” leading the most votes across all categories. The indie hit, which dominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last Sunday, was also the reader favorite film among all nominations.

Readers predict “Everything Everywhere All at Once” will sweep six categories at the 95th Academy Awards on March 12: Best Picture, Directing, Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Film Editing, and Original Screenplay.


“The picture draws the viewer into the life of the protagonist and makes you empathize with her perspective. However, the film masterfully reveals her shortcomings, as well,” said Chris N. “We see ourselves in her actions, and it makes the story deeply compelling. The ending reflects on the very beauty of life and love.”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” may have won the most predicted wins in our poll, but readers also took notice of a few other noteworthy films.

“Elvis” received substantial reader predicted wins in four categories: Actor in a Leading Role, Costume Design, Hair and Makeup, and Production Design. The film, starring Austin Butler in the lead role, was also nominated for Best Picture, Cinematography, Film Editing, and Sound. According to reader Ada from Boston, the film deserves every nomination it received.

Another film voters thought achieved phenomenal accomplishments in multiple categories was none other than “Top Gun: Maverick.” The box office hit is predicted to win best Original Song, Sound, Visual Effects, and Adapted Screenplay.

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” a favorite watch of 2022, was also among the top nominated films readers would recommend.

“It was just so well written and so well acted,” reader Roy said of his favorite film.


Ahead, see all our 2023 Oscars winner predictions, according to readers. The 95th Academy Awards will be held on Mar. 12 at 8 p.m. and can be viewed on Hulu Live TV, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV, FuboTV, and ABC.

Readers predict who will win at the Oscars, and why it’s their favorite film: 

Best Picture: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“The movie tries to do it all, and thankfully mostly succeeds. Largely I think on the strength of the phenomenal cast. I cannot say enough good things about it, and I’ll happily sing it’s praises at every opportunity.”

– Zachary S., Saint Charles, Mo.

Best Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, “EverythingEverywhere All at Once”

“[T]he movie is many genres and is wonderfully acted and directed. You’ll never laugh so hard and cry so much in one movie.”

– Kim, Jamaica Plain

Best Actor: Austin Butler, “Elvis”

“Only thing I want is Austin Butler to win.”

– A reader who identified as “Elvis Presley fan number 1” from Graceland

Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh, “EverythingEverywhere All at Once”

“Very original, poignant, amazing, acting, and costumes.”

– U., Middleton

Best Original Screenplay: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is a masterpiece.”

– Diego, Fallbrook, Calif.

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Top Gun: Maverick”

“Top Gun. No movie since ‘Titanic’ has [been] this cinematic.”

– Timothy G., Winston Salem, N.C.

Actor in a Supporting Role: Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ was mind bending and mind blowing! Can’t wait to watch it again.”

– Lisa O., North Billerica

Actress in a Supporting Role: Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

“The visuals alone are enough for me to fall in love with the movie, but Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleason act out their characters so well for a script with an interesting set up. All the supporting and background characters are brilliant, too. Every element of this film is perfect in my eyes.”

– Keira L., Muncie, Ind.

Cinematography: “All Quiet on the Western Front”

“‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ is my favorite. The film with a German perspective of the senseless fighting of World War 1, showed that there was no difference between both sides of combatants; all experienced tragedy.”

-Al, New York City, N.Y.

International Feature Film: “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Germany

“’All Quiet on the Western Front’ was an amazing film that makes the horrors and the waste of war so apparent.”

– Maureen B., Hingham

Film Editing: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“The film has it all, literally. You can watch it over and over and each time be surprised by some little gem you missed the last time you saw it. It’s a film for the maximalist.”

– Ro, Medfield

Visual Effects: “Top Gun: “Maverick”

“The cinematography, editing, and sound make you feel like you are in the jets with the actors, giving you a sense of realism.”

– Josh F., Virginia Beach, Va.

Sound: “Top Gun: Maverick”

“It’s a true movie experience that I haven’t felt in a very long time and the reason why people should come to the movies.”

– Ryan M., Hatboro, Pa.

Other reader-predicted 2023 Oscars winners:

  • Production Design: “Elvis”
  • Costume Design: “Elvis”
  • Makeup and Hairstyling: “Elvis”
  • Animated Feature Film: “Guillermo del Toro’sPinocchio”
  • Documentary Feature Film: “All That Breathes”
  • Documentary Short Film: “The Elephant Whisperers”
  • Animated Short Film: “The Flying Sailor”
  • Live Action Short Film: “Night Ride”
  • Original Score: “Babylon”
  • Original Song: “Hold My Hand” (“Top Gun: Maverick”)