Why is the 2023 Best Picture Oscar race so confusing?

This week’s Oscars developments sent mixed messages about some of the biggest categories, including Best Picture. While the DGA Awards anointed Daniels with the “Everything Everywhere All At Once” award, seemingly advancing the idea that the film holds the biggest Oscar, a day later came the BAFTAs… no, not the Brits’ favorite, Martin. McDonagh and ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’. Instead, Netflix’s German war epic “All Quiet on the Western Front” dominated with seven wins from a record 14 nominations. What do you say now?

While the Best Picture race once seemed to boil down to “Everything Everywhere,” “Banshees” and “The Fabelmans,” it could now be argued that “All Quiet” is a contender in many categories. although the Best Picture award would still be considered an upset.

And then from “The Fablemen”? Steven Spielberg did the rounds This week at the Berlinale, perhaps increasing the chances of best director, but that remains an open question.

On this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson discuss all of these developments as they look ahead to two more big awards shows that will tell us a lot more about which films are best ahead of the Academy Awards on March 12. .

Watch the full episode above or listen below.

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