The 96th Annual Academy Awards are almost two months away and that beckons the question, which 2023 film will take home the Oscar for Best Picture?

While Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is regarded as one of his best films yet, and with a surplus of stars lining up to work with the one of the most in-demand directors in the business – the film’s IMDb rating may be an indicator that it might fall short on the night.

Bookmaker comparison website, My Betting Sites, found that while bookies offering Academy Awards Odds have Oppenheimer as the clear favorite, the history of Best Picture Winners have nearly always ranked as #1 for their IMDb rating against the fellow nominees in the past decade, or second last.

The 3 hour epic Oppenheimer which stars Cillian Murphy as the titular role, isn’t exactly doing poorly on the world’s largest online movie database, which ranks the film at 8.4.

Murphy has been praised for his role of the “father of the atomic bomb”, and the film features Hollywood heavyweights Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, plus three past Academy Award Best Actor winners in minor roles (Rami Malek, Gary Oldman and Casey Affleck). However, even with all this flash, some people have found the film too slow, with half the motion picture spent debating Oppenheimer’s political views in a dingy room.

Yorgos Lanthimos film Poor Things, starring Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo has this year’s bragging rights as 2023’s highest IMDb rated film (8.5). The black-comedy has been polarizing viewers, with some walking out, and others giving it instant cult-classic status. Nevertheless, its uniquity will surely grab the attention of the voters of the Academy, and may prove more truth to the IMDb / Best Picture winner theory.