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The much-anticipated time finally is here, and we all know what that means! The Oscar nominations for 2023 have finally arrived, and everyone has a lot of feelings about these nominees, just as every year. While there are several categories that will be presented at the Oscars, today we are focussing on all the brilliant movies that have made it to the final list of nominees, and we are more than certain this list includes some of your favorites. If not, now is the perfect time to watch them.
Now that award season is upon us, you can expect anyone and everyone to talk about the nominations and who they think might win. One of the most coveted awards at the Oscars is Best Pictures. So, if you’re at a party and the conversation moves to the Oscars, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of all the nominees for Best Picture at the 95th Oscars, which will be held on the 12th of March, 2023 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, and will be hosted by the very funny and talented, Jimmy Kimmel. So keep reading this article to find out more about the nominees, and whether your favorite movie made it to the list:
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All Quiet on the Western Front is a German anti-war movie based on a novel by Erich Maria Remarque and stars some brilliant cast members like Albrecht Schuch, Daniel Brühl, Felix Kammerer, and Edin Hasanovic. All Quiet on the Western Front is the perfect example of a movie that would be nominated for the Oscars especially after being snubbed several nominations for other prestigious awards such as the Golden Globes or the Critics Choice Awards.
Nevertheless, All Quiet on the Western Front received several nominations at the 76th British Academy Film Awards. As for the 75th Academy Awards, the movie has also been nominated in several other categories including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best International Feature Film, Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Score amongst others. Germany is certainly rooting for All Quiet on the Western Front to win the Oscar this year, are you? We are certainly hoping these nominations lead to more people watching All Quiet on the Western Front, which is available to stream on Netflix!
Avatar: The Way of Water was not only one of the most anticipated movies in 2022 but of the entire decade, which is saying something. The first installment of the franchise was a box office hit, and that might just be an understatement, since it was one of the most watched movies of all time, hitting records that we didn’t even know existed. So, when Avatar: The Way of Water was finally announced, after years of being in the making, fans were incredibly excited and had set some very high standards for the movie, which it has clearly lived up to.
Avatar: The Way of Water was seemingly one of the most visually stunning movies of all time, and we can see why directed David Cameron waited all this while for the right technology to come along so he could make this movie. Of course, Avatar: The Way of Water has gained recognition in other award ceremonies so far, and an Oscar nomination was just what the movie needed. Avatar: The Way of Water has also been nominated for Best Production Design, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound. We are more than certain that if you are reading this article, you have probably already watched Avatar: The Way of Water, but if you haven’t, now is the time!
Many people hadn’t heard about The Banshees of Inisherin until the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month, and thanks to them, more people since have watched the brilliant movie The Banshees of Inisherin. This movie is based on a life-long friendship that falls apart amidst the Irish Civil War. The Banshees of Inisherin can be classified as a comedy and drama, and comedies rarely make it to all the big awards, but clearly, this one has been an exception and we completely understand why. The Banshees of Inisherin has an incredible cast that includes Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, Kerry Condon, and Sheila Flitton amongst others.
The Banshees of Inisherin is now being recognized worldwide and especially at the Oscars where apart from Best Picture, it has received several other nominations like Best Director (Martin McDonagh), Best Lead Actor (Colin Farrell), Best Supporting Actor (Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan), Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, and Best Original Score. Everyone has high hopes set for The Banshees of Inisherin, and we can’t wait to see how many of these awards they will win this year!
Who doesn’t love a music biopic about one of the best singers that ever existed? That is exactly what Elvis was, and it received immense love from the audience, and was one of the most popular movies of 2022, especially amongst the fans. What blew everyone’s minds off was how brilliant Austin Butler was, as he portrayed the role of Elvis, which was not an easy job, but he did it with class, and now he is being rightfully recognized and praised for his efforts. Elvis has everything that a music and Elvis Presley fan would have wanted, which lead to the worldwide recognition of the movie. Apart from Austin Bustler, the movie featured some other brilliant actors and actresses including Tom Hanks, Olivia DeJonge, Dacre Montgomery, Shonka Dukureh, Luke Bracey, and Kodi Smit-McPhee amongst several others.
Elvis had an ensemble cast, but the focus remained on Austin Butler. Apart from Best Picture, Elvis has received other nominations at the Oscars including Best Lead Actor (Austin Butler), Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. We know there are a lot of Austin Butler fans here, but if by any chance you haven’t watched Elvis yet, this is your sign to do so right away!
We might be a little biased here, but without a doubt, Everything Everywhere All at Once was one of the best movies of 2022, if not the best movie. Anything and everything about this movie was perfect, whether it was the story, the editing, or the acting, and all these things have been reflected in the nominations. Everything Everywhere All at Once has officially taken the lead at the Oscars this year with the most number of nominations, and we urge everyone to watch this movie if they haven’t yet. Everything Everywhere All at Once has been in the news ever since the Golden Globes because fans have been disappointed at the jury for nominating Jamie Lee Curtis as the best supporting actress and not Stephanie Hsu, who played one of the biggest roles in the movie, especially since Everything Everywhere All at Once revolves around the lives of Chinese Immigrants in the United States of America.
Everything Everywhere All at Once has taken the concept of multiple universes to a different level, and done what Marvel could only hope to do someday. Other than Best Picture, Everything Everywhere All at Once has been nominated for several other awards including Best Director, Best Lead Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, and Best Costume Design amongst several others. We are rooting for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and especially Stephanie Hsu this year!
The Fabelmans was one of the movies that struggled a little at the box office, but we can rely on the different juries to recognize talent from afar and make sure that they get the recognition that they deserve. The Fabelmans is a coming-of-age drama movie that revolves around the story of a young boy who falls in love with movies. He continues to pursue this passion with the help of his camera and makes movies at his own home, with a very supportive mother who is his biggest cheerleader.
The Fabelmans was directed by none other than the legendary Steven Spielberg himself, and while this wasn’t a biopic, it reflects a little on his childhood and life, which makes it all the more interesting to watch. The Fabelmans has a brilliant cast that includes actors and actresses including Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano, Julia Butters, Judd Hirsch, David Lynch, and Seth Rogen amongst others. The Fabelmans is finally getting the love and praise that it deserves, and at the Oscars, apart from Best Picture, the movie has also been nominated for Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Lead Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Supporting Actor (Judd Hirsch), Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score.
Tár was another movie that went under the radar when it came to the box office and the audience, however, now that it has been nominated for the Oscars, there’s a lot of hype around it, and everyone needs to know how they can watch Tár. Let us tell you a little bit about Tár, and you will understand just why this movie has been nominated for the Oscars. The run time of this movie is longer than the usual Hollywood movie, but if you are patient enough, you will truly be able to appreciate the ruthless beauty that Tár is. Tár is a psychological drama that revolves around the fictional composer and conductor, Lydia Tár.
Tár isn’t necessarily an easy watch and the several reviews on the internet will tell you exactly why, but we’re here to tell you more about the cast of Tár, which includes some of the most brilliant names in Hollywood including Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Sydney Lemmon, Mark Strong and Alec Baldwin amongst others. Apart from being nominated for Best Picture, Tár has also been nominated for Best Director (Todd Field), Best Lead Actress (Cate Blanchette), Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing.
If we had to pick a fan favorite movie of the year, it would without a doubt be Top Gun: Maverick, and we wholeheartedly agree with that choice. When Top Gun: Maverick was first announced, everyone expected it to be a class Tom Cruise action movie, and no one expected it to become one of his best performances, one of his most watched movies, and a movie that ultimately gets nominated for the Oscars. But all of that happened, and within reason too, because Top Gun: Maverick was truly brilliant in every way possible. It has action, it had emotion, it had romance, it had brilliant sound, and everything that a movie needs. If you watched Top Gun: Maverick in the theatres, on the big screen, then we are certain that you got goosebumps, and not just because of how good Tom Cruise looked, it’s like the man simply doesn’t age.
Top Gun: Maverick served as a sequel to the original Top Gun movie, which was also loved by fans, but it doesn’t nearly compare to Top Gun: Maverick, and we can thank better technology for that. Apart from being nominated for Best Picture, Top Gun: Maverick has also been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Original Song, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound. Top Gun: Maverick is now streaming on Prime Video based on your location, so if you haven’t watched it yet, now is the time!
Triangle of Sadness has definitely received some mixed reviews from critics and audiences, but that doesn’t mean that the movie doesn’t deserve the nomination for Best Picture. However, we are certain that this nomination might spark some controversy as some percentage of the audience might disagree with the jury, and want to replace their favorite movie in place of Triangle of Sadness. Anyway, speaking of Triangle of Sadness, the movie revolves around a cruise for the rich which eventually sinks, leaving a few survivors trapped on an island. The movie is an interesting commentary that asks society whether they are bound by their social groups, or if they can move past the limitations and bounds.
Some people loved it, the others, not so much, but we can’t help but focus on the brilliant cast for Triangle of Sadness. The cast for this movie included Charlbi Dean, Harris Dickinson, Dolly De Leon, Woody Harrelson, Carolina Gynning, and Vicki Berlin amongst others. Apart from being nominated for Best Picture, Triangle of Sadness has also been nominated for Best Director (Ruben Östlund) and Best Original Screenplay which was also written by the director, Ruben. It will be interesting to see how Triangle of Sadness fares at the Oscars.
Women Talking is an American drama which is based on a novel by the writer Miriam Toews, and the movie has been directed by Sarah Polley. Polley is a political activist and former child actress, apart from being a brilliant filmmaker, which reflects clearly in the movie Women Talking. Women Talking is based on real-life events which took place in the Manitoba Colony in Bolivia, where the women make a shocking discovery about the men in their community, who have spent their whole lives controlling the lives and faith of these women. Women Talking is an emotional movie that comments on the state of women and their oppression.
This movie isn’t an easy watch and has several trigger warnings, but once you get past them, you realize just how many women have suffered under their control of them, a pattern that continues in many parts of the world even today. The cast of Women Talking includes Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara, Frances McDormand, Ben Whishaw, Michelle McLeod, and Sheila McCarthy amongst others. Women Talking has been nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay this year.
Everyone has a lot of feelings about the Oscar nominations this year, and while these movies weren’t nominated for Best Picture, we do feel like they deserve a mention. These movies include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which has received several nominations including Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song, and Best Visual Effects amongst others. We also have The Whale, where Brendan Fraser has been nominated for Best Lead Actor.
Another fan favorite, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. And of course, we cannot forget Babylon which has been nominated for Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score. Last but not the least, the very controversial movie Blonde, for which Ana de Armas has been nominated for Best Lead Actress.
Whether or not your favorite movie has been nominated for Best Pictures at the Oscars this year, we would love to know in the comments which movie you are rooting for, if you think any of these movies shouldn’t have made the list!