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Our top picks for the upcoming 2023 Academy Awards, which honours the best films of 2022.
The 95th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, will be held on the 13th March 2023. The event takes place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with comedian and late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel returning to host.
Director: Edward Berger
Nominated for: Best cinematography (Winner), Best international feature film (Winner), Best makeup and hairstyling, Best original score (Winner), Best picture, Best production design (Winner), Best sound, Best visual effects, Best adapted screenplay
Starring: Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch, Aaron Hilmer
Synopsis: A young German soldier's terrifying experiences and distress on the western front during World War I.
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Nominated for: Best actor, Best cinematography, Best costume design, Best editing, Best makeup and hairstyling, Best picture, Best production design, Best sound
Starring: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge
Synopsis: The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
Director: Todd Field
Nominated for: Best actress, Best cinematography, Best director, Best editing, Best picture, Best original screenplay
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss
Synopsis: Set in the international world of Western classical music, the film centers on Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors and the very first female director of a major German orchestra.
Director: James Cameron
Nominated for: Best picture, Best production design, Best sound, Best visual effects (Winner)
Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
Synopsis: Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the extrasolar moon Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their home.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Nominated for: Best supporting actor, Best actress, Best director, Best original score, Best picture, Best production design, Best original screenplay
Starring: Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano
Synopsis: Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence, but soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth.