If I were able to select the entire Oscar ballot, this is what I would nominate (again presented without comment past — I’m still working on International Feature, Doc Short, Live Action Short and Animated Short, so those I just picked five based on how I think things will go for me and will alter those once I finish watching everything).
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Banshees of Inisherin
Bardo, False Chronicles of a Handful of Truth
Everything Everywhere All at Once
Top Gun: Maverick