Academy Awards 2023 - Ones To Watch

3rd March 2023

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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.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

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.

Avatar: The Way of Water

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.

The Fabelmans

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.