Ah, the Oscars, the most glamorous night in Hollywood, where the crème de la crème of the film industry gather to celebrate the art of cinema. And of all the awards, none are quite as prestigious as the coveted Best Picture award. Here’s a showcase of the Best in Film in 2023 Oscars Nominations.
In the early days of the Academy Awards, there were only a handful of categories, including Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director. As the film industry evolved, it became clear that there should be an award for the overall best film of the year.
A Showcase of the Best in Film in 2023 Oscars Nominations
- The 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced, with “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a complex sci-fi adventure, receiving 11 nods and leading the pack.
- All Quiet on the Western Front,” a World War I epic, and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” a darkly comic look at friendship set during the Irish civil war, both received nine nominations, following closely behind.
We’ve not included the awards won by the films below. 2023 Oscars Winners List. Without any further ado, let’s head into the nominations!
1. Everything Everywhere All at Once (Best Picture Winner)
Unexpectedly, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s action-comedy film with martial arts elements has landed high on this critic’s list. The film is a great showcase for Michelle Yeoh and a career jumpstart for Ke Huy Quan, as well as a representation of Asian-mom in action movies.
It’s also a reminder that cosmic universe leaps aren’t exclusive to Marvel movies. Everything Everywhere All at Once is considered to be the best overall film of the year. Based on a variety of factors such as storytelling, direction, acting, cinematography, and more.
2. The Banshees of Inisherin
The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once both received four acting nominations, which is quite rare for any movie. Especially telling that both of these pictures achieved this feat in the same year.
This tale of the Irish community’s disintegrating friendship is a rare showcase that offers an intimate scale for actors to shine. And with Ben Davis‘ beautiful cinematography, it also achieves significant cinematic weight.
3. The Fabelmans
Last year, Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” ranked number 3 in the Best Picture category and expressed concerns that the most popular living filmmaker might be underrated. With The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg moves up one slot in the rankings a year later, highlighting his late-career vitality. And the fact that he remains underappreciated.
For decades, Spielberg has injected his personal dreams, memories, and desires into his films. The Fabelmans may appear to be an “Indiana Jones” Easter egg hunt on paper, but it offers much more, serving as a sort of career road map for the director.
4. All Quiet on the Western Front
Edward Berger’s World War I drama has surprisingly emerged as Netflix’s strongest awards contender this season. While higher-profile films such as “Blonde” and “Bardo” have been critically savaged and fallen by the wayside.
In All Quiet on the Western Front, we see the atrocities of war unfold in Ukraine and other parts of the world. Any story that examines the pointless and brutal machinery of armed conflict carries a profound resonance. Berger’s film is undeniably crafted with intelligence.
Todd Field’s “Tár” is a sophisticated and cool portrayal of a famous conductor named Lydia Tár. With scenes of classical music that are beautifully constructed, written, directed, and performed with exceptional skill.
What keeps Tár ticking is Cate Blanchett. Her struggle to return to the podium she had earned with hard work, the desperation that consumes her, and the agony of realizing the depths from which her music emerged. According to Rotten Tomatoes – “Tár is irreducible, and it is great.”
Despite being messy and reductive, Elvis cannot be accused of lacking passion or conviction. Nor can you fault Austin Butler’s performance. Giving one of the better Oscar-nominated biopic stars turns in recent memory.
The two-and-a-half hours of Elvis will fly by with incredible vigor. But the outing makes you feel like you’re staying at ‘the Heartbreak Hotel’ and you can’t check out anytime soon!
7. Triangle of Sadness
Triangle of Sadness may seem smug to some, but the movie’s humorous take on the peculiarities of human behavior across various backgrounds makes it enjoyable for others. And Ruben Östlund’s absurdist comedy hits the mark with its commentary on money and power.
The film features a talented cast of actors, including Harris Dickinson, Charlotta Jonsson, and Woody Norman. Its unique blend of humor has earned critical acclaim and has been praised for its intelligent and thought-provoking approach to satire.
8. Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick is the highly anticipated sequel to the iconic 1986 movie, Top Gun. It is truly a thrilling ride that promises to be a worthy successor to the original film.
The movie holds on to the old ways and technologies but still aims to inspire the new generation. Showing that even the traditional methods can bring joy, making it a worthy Nomination in the 2023 Oscars.
9. Women Talking
Women Talking is a thought-provoking movie that portrays the strength and resilience of women in the face of unimaginable adversity. The film’s message of empowerment and change is especially timely and relevant in today’s world.
The movie is at 104 minutes, the shortest of this year’s best picture nominees — and the only one I wish were actually longer. Have you watched it? Do let us know in the comments down below!
10. Avatar: The Way of Water
If James Cameron had managed to set the entire film underwater and had the actors hold their breath for longer periods, this stunning exploration of the deep sea might have ranked even higher.
Do we need another sequel, the return trips to Pandora that lie ahead? I’m not that interested. But then, when it comes to convincing the skeptical, Cameron does stand alone.
The Oscars are a celebration of the best in film, and this year’s nominations truly showcase the industry’s incredible talent and creativity.
This was our Showcase of the Best in Film in 2023 Oscars Nomination. Do let us know which one was your favorite in the comments down below.
Also Read: 2023 Oscars Winners List: Who Took Home the Gold in All 23 Categories?
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