2024 Academy Award Best Picture Prediction as Good as Oscar Gold

2024 Academy Award Best Picture Prediction as Good as Oscar Gold
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✍️ Written by
Ty Bronicel
🗓 Updated
Aug 23rd 2023

Listen up. I know these writers' and actors’ strikes have everyone in a huff but this is heat-wave reactionary posturing … and also that those creatives are pissed.

Per the Associated Press: This is the first strike for actors from film and television shows since 1980. And it’s the first time two major Hollywood unions have been on strike at the same time since 1960 when Ronald Reagan was the Actors’ Guild president.

The talent – and you don’t have a show or a flick without ‘em – simply want more of the enormous money-making pies that studio execs and streaming service presidents shove down their greedy pie holes.

Once cooler heads prevail – and they will, just as they did in 2008, after 100 days  – the talent will return to work and it will be business as usual.

The good news is that there’s a boatload of promising pictures, to use the parlance of the ‘60s, that are in the can and will be showcased in theaters and on TV in 2023 and 2024.

So, let’s look ahead to the 2024 Academy Awards which will be held March 20, 2024.

“Barbie” should be fun and it will make gazillions but there’s zero chance it’s a contender for the Academy’s major awards. Production design and costume I could possibly see.

It’s just too cotton candy.

Oddsmakers have already made two heavyweight, historical epic three-hour flicks the top contenders to take home the night’s biggest prize: Best Picture.

96th Academy Awards (2024)

Best Picture

Oppenheimer (+300)

Killers of the Flower Moon (+300)

The odds I’m using are from DraftKings Sportsbook, one of our top-reviewed sports gambling sites here at OddsSeeker. But be sure to read all of our reviews here. And for the rest of the Best Picture odds go here.

Down the road, you can also bet against fellow Academy Award prognosticators at another favorite site or ours: Kalshi.com.

But I really do believe that is already a two-flick picture to the top of the movie mountain.

Never count out a Martin Scorsese film and “Killers of the Flower Moon” looks fantastic. Cannes Film Festival attendees loved it.

However, in his incredible career, he’s won only one Best Picture Oscar (2007 for “The Departed”) which was the same year he finally won his first Academy Award for Best Director.

He shoulda won everything for “Goodfellas”, but I digress.

Without having seen any of it, my lock for next year’s Oscars night is …


I believe this will be Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece. He is the movie’s screenwriter, producer and director—he adapted the screenplay from the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.”

Early reviews are pouring in and the movie is being described as stunning and spectacular. Robert Downey Jr. says this is the best movie he’s ever been in.

This will be his “Gladiator”, his “Titanic,” his “Saving Private Ryan.”

It will be that big for him, as well as Cillian Murphy who already seems like the frontrunner for Best Actor – yes, even against Leonardo DiCaprio – so when those odds emerge jump on that one, too.

Tellin ya, the entire cast is incredible and it’s a historical depiction – I’m not going into details, but you should already know what it’s about (trailer here) – that old and young alike will be fascinated because it will show the USA’s ultimate show of power in devastating fashion.

It opens on the same day as “Barbie” (July 21, 2023) but believe me, many will be awed by what Nolan accomplished, an entirely IMAX-shot production which means watch on an IMAX screen because it is going to be theater-seat shaking, ear-rattling and overall a gloriously insane experience.

And also, it’s winning Best Picture.

Book it now at +300 while the getting is good.

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