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Oscar Previews

By Emma Chalouhi, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

As the 95th Academy Awards draws near , anticipation is building for what is sure to be a memorable event. Every year, millions of movie fans around the world anxiously await the announcement of the Academy Awards, or as they are commonly known as “The Oscars”. The prestigious ceremony honors the best films of the year, recognizing the remarkable achievements of both aspiring and professional filmmakers and actors. With the show just around the corner, now is the time to start catching up on all the films nominated and discussing who will take home the iconic Oscar awards.

Best Picture

1“All Quiet On The Western Front”Malte Grunert
It centers on the life of Paul Bäumer, a young German soldier who is idealistic and serves in the last days of World War I. Bäumer’s early dreams of becoming a hero are dashed as he struggles to survive after joining the German Army with his friends and is exposed to the harsh realities of war. This intense film is one of the many great pictures nominated for an Oscar.
2“Avatar: The Way Of Water”James Cameron and Jon Landau
Avatar: The Way of Water is likely to be a top Oscar contender. The eagerly anticipated Avatar sequel by James Cameron is a visually stunning experience as it will be the first full-length film to be shot entirely underwater. Avatar: The Way of Water is a strong contender for the best picture Oscar in 2023 thanks to its ground-breaking visuals, compelling story, and devoted fan base.
3“The Banshees Of Inisherin”Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh
With Colin Farrell receiving his first-ever nomination for Best Actor, The Banshees of Inisherin has garnered a record-breaking nine Oscar nominations for the 2023 ceremony. It has received a lot of praise for its stirring narrative and stunning cinematography. It is widely anticipated that the film, which has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, will win some of the night’s most prestigious prizes.
4“Elvis”Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss
Austin Butler’s portrayal of Elvis Presley in”Elvis” earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Butler underwent a demanding training program that included vocal lessons and long rehearsals in order to get ready for this iconic role. Butler had to undergo dialog coaching in addition to vocal and physical training. To better understand Elvis’s accent, speech patterns, and legendary charisma, he had to read Elvis’s interviews and watch documentaries.
5“Everything Everywhere All at Once”Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang
Everything Everywhere All at Once’s recent success has stunned the movie industry, and the film appears to be a strong candidate for an Oscar nomination in 2023. Despite receiving a mixed reaction, the ambitious production has gained a dedicated following thanks to its distinctive style and gripping narrative.
6“The Fablemans”Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner,
Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical movie “The Fablemans” was nominated for Best Picture at the 95th Academy Awards. After seeing “The Greatest Show on Earth,” which his parents took him to see, young Sammy Fabelman develops a love for movies. With a camera in hand, Sammy begins to create his own movies at home, much to the joy of his encouraging mother.
7“Tár”Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert
Tar, directed by Todd Field, was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director. The symphony that will advance the career of renowned musician Lydia Tár is set to be recorded in the coming days. Petra, Lydia’s adopted daughter, develops into a crucial emotional support for her struggling mother when everything seems to be working against her.
8“Top Gun:Maverick”Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer
The long-awaited sequel to the 1986 movie, Top Gun: Maverick, has received six Academy Award nominations, including best picture. The first movie’s star, Tom Cruise, is up for three Oscar nominations for his work in it , and it did well at the box office.
9“Triangle Of Sadness”Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober
Triangle of Sadness is generating more buzz because of its outstanding performances, compelling narrative, and gorgeous visuals. It has been called a “raw, emotionally charged exploration of love, tragedy, and destiny” by those who have seen it. The movie explores the lives of two couples whose paths cross after an unspeakable tragedy.
10“Women Talking”Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand
Women Talking is the first in a series of films that focus on the power of female voices. The movie tells the tale of a group of women who get together to talk about their pasts of abuse and how they can use their newly discovered courage to take charge of their lives. The movie has received a lot of positive reviews, and many people have noted that it could win an Oscar in 2023.

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