Oscars 2023: All you need to know about the 95th Academy Awards

Lifestyle Sunday 12/March/2023 11:45 AM
By: Times News Service
Oscars 2023: All you need to know about the 95th Academy Awards
The Oscars, officially known as the Academy Awards, are one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the world of entertainment.  Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the best and brightest talent in the film industry. Here is everything you need to know about the 95th Academy Awards ceremony.

Where: The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The ceremony will begin in Los Angeles on March 12 at 8:00 pm. Due to the time difference, the Live ceremony will be at 4:00 am on March 13, 2023.
(Photo Credit: Jimmy Kimmel's official twitter account)

The Host: 
Jimmy Kimmel - the host of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' This will be the third time he will be hosting the Oscars ceremony.

The Presenters: Deepika Padukone, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Troy Kotsur, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa McCarthy, Zoe Saldana, Donnie Yen, Jonathan Majors and Questlove.

The Performers:  Rihanna (Lift Me Up), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (Applause), Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux (This Is a Life), and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (Naatu Naatu).

The Indian Connection:
Three films from India have won nominations, with RRR getting attention for a catchy musical number Naatu Naatu, which was nominated for Best Original Song. 
Shaunak Sen's 'All That Breathes' has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film and Guneet Monga's The Elephant Whisperers for Best Documentary Short.

Awards are given out in 23 categories, including film editing, directing, cinematography, acting, music, costume design, and makeup and hairstyling. The most anticipated award tends to be the title of best picture, with 10 films competing this year for one of the most prestigious distinctions in filmmaking.

Nominees in popular categories

Best picture:

All Quiet on the Western Front: Epic anti-war film based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque.

Avatar: The Way of Water:  Science fiction film directed and produced by James Cameron.

The Banshees of Inisherin: A black tragicomedy set in Ireland.

A biopic on the life of American music icon Elvis Presley.

Everywhere all at once: An absurdist comedy-drama film set as a multiverse adventure.

The Fabelmans: Semi-autobiographical story loosely based on Steven Spielberg's adolescence and journey into filmamking. 

Tar: Set in the world of  Western classical music, the film centers on fictional character of Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors.

Top Gun: Maverick : Action film in the much celebrated Top Gun series of movies.

Triangle of Sadness: A satirical black comedy that follows a celebrity couple on a luxury cruise with wealthy guests.

Women Talking:  Based on Miriam Toews's 2018 novel of the same name.

Best actress

Cate Blanchett
in Tár
Ana de Armas in Blonde
Andrea Riseborough in To Leslie
Michelle Williams in The Fabelmans
Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor
Austin Butler in Elvis
Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser in The Whale
Paul Mescal in Aftersun
Bill Nighy in Living

Best Director

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin – Searchlight Pictures
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once – A24
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans – Universal Pictures
Todd Field, Tár – Focus Features
Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness – NEON

Best supporting actor

Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway
Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans
Brendan Gleeson – Banshees on Inisherin
Barry Keoghan – Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best supporting actress
Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau – The Whale
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Documentary feature
All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
A House Made of Splinters

Original song
Applause – Tell It like a Woman
Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick
Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Naatu Naatu – RRR
This Is A Life – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best international film
All Quiet on the Western Front – Germany
Argentina, 1985 – Argentina
Close – Belgium
EO – Poland
The Quiet Girl – Ireland

Best animated feature
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Netflix
Marcel the Shell With Shoes On – A24
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Universal Pictures
The Sea Beast
Turning Red – Walt Disney

Best animated short film
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Flying Sailor
Ice Merchants
My Year of D***s
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Documentary short
The Elephant Whisperers
How Do You Measure a Year?
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Stranger at the Gate

Makeup and hairstyling
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The Whale

All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Top Gun: Maverick

Visual Effects
All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick

For movie fans and industry professionals alike, the Oscars are a celebration of the magic of movies and a chance to pay tribute to the people who make them possible.

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