The race and excitement for Oscars 2023 has increased, and it’s just a matter of a couple of weeks until the real winners are announced for the 95th Academy Awards on March 12 in a ceremony at Dolby Theaters in Los Angeles. The Academy Awards are the most prestigious awards, commemorating cinematic excellence in various categories throughout the year. They are held annually. Nominations for the 2023 Oscars were announced on January 24. Last year’s Academy Awards became controversial due to “slapgate,” where actor Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock during the award ceremony for making fun of his wife. The comedian and host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2023 Academy Awards; he last hosted the Oscars in 2018.
Who’s leading the Nomination race?
Everything Everywhere All at Once by Daniels, which changed the game, got the most nods, with 11. All Quiet on the Western Front, an epic about World War I, and The Banshees of Inisherin, a darkly funny movie, both have nine nominations. The Fabelmans by Steven Spielberg got seven nominations, while Tár only got six. Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, and Elvis are all movies that did well at the box office and are now in the race. It looks like the Academy’s view of Hollywood’s most popular movies is about to change in a big way.
Best Picture Nominations: Who has the Edge?
10 movies have been nominated in the best picture category, and this list is dynamic as it contains popular films such as Avatar: The Way of the Water and Top Gun: Maverick and, on the other hand, movies like The Fabelsman, The Banshees of Inisherin, and Tár, which are high on star performances. Movies like All Quiet on the Western Front, which is a period drama set during the First World War, also have a chance at winning. The most likely movie to receive the Best Picture award is Everything, Everywhere, All At Once, for its edgy storyline and unique star cast.
Best Actor in a leading role
This year’s nominees for best actor in a leading role are: Austin Butler, Elvis; Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin; Brendan Fraser, The Whale; Paul Mescal, Aftersun; and Bill Nighy, Living. Colin Farrell may bag the awards for his spectacular performance in The Banshees of Inisherin, followed by Austin Butler for Elvis.
Best International Feature Film
The international hit RRR, which was made in India and directed by S.S. Rajamouli, was not nominated in this category. After All Quiet on the Western Front, Argentina 1985 is a strong candidate for second place in this category. It is a German movie about World War I from the German point of view that shows how hard war is.
Naatu Naatu, RRR’s international hit, could win the Best Music (Original Song) category
RRR may have missed a nomination in the Best International Film category, but it leads in winning the Best Music Original Score for its internationally hit song Naatu Naatu. Naatu Naatu recently won a Golden Globe and is now roaring at the Oscars for a win. The music is given by M.M. Keeravaani, “Naatu Naatu,” is high on energy and already a global sensation, and it can really make India proud this time.