As the countdown to the Oscars 2024 begins, speculations are beginning to swirl as to who might be in contention for the prestigious awards. While the Academy Awards are still more than a year away, it's never too early to start making predictions.
The world of film is ever-evolving and with it, the range of talent that is honored each year at the Academy Awards. From blockbusters to smaller independent films, the Oscars recognize and celebrate the best in filmmaking across all genres. With that in mind, here are some predictions for which actors, directors, and films might be in the running for Oscars 2024.
Leading the pack are likely to be some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. George Clooney, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio are all expected to be in the running for Best Actor and Best Actress awards. While they are all veterans of the Academy Awards, younger stars like Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet are also likely to be in the mix.
In terms of directors, the field will likely be a mix of established filmmakers and exciting newcomers. Among the frontrunners for the Best Director category are likely to be Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino. But the Academy could also recognize some of the up-and-coming directors who have made waves recently, such as Greta Gerwig, Barry Jenkins, and Jordan Peele.
When it comes to the films themselves, the nominees will likely be a mix of blockbusters and indie darlings. Big-budget productions like Marvel's latest superhero installment and the latest Star Wars film are likely to be in the mix, as well as smaller films like Lady Bird, Moonlight, and The Shape of Water.
No matter who takes home the gold at the 2024 Academy Awards, it is sure to be a night of celebration and recognition for the best in filmmaking. Who will be crowned the year's top talent? Only time will tell.