2022 has been a turbulent year for the industry of film. The 2023 Oscars will confirm it as a roller-coaster ride of blockbusters and devastating disappointments. Some long-awaited films failed to please, and a few hits appeared out of the blue.
The race to win 2023’s Oscars is also diverse in that blockbusters compete with emotional tearjerkers, bizarre comedies, and tense, intense thrillers, many of which are produced by Academy Award winners (Steven Spielberg, Martin McDonagh, Damien Chazelle). ) and some from new voices (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Chinonye Chukwu).
In the meantime, as you wait for the wedding to occur on March 12, 2023, here are the ten films you should be watching.
Steven Spielberg’s deeply emotional and personal story of a family break-up (which has won The Toronto Film Festival’s Audience Award) is ready to be an old-fashioned Best Picture winner. It could be seeing the three-time Oscar-winning author come back to the podium along with John Williams for his smooth and thoughtful score and Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, and Judd Hirsch for their terrific performances.
The Banshees of Inisherin
The wacky fable of an unresolved friendship on a stormy Irish island will likely make Martin McDonagh his first feature film Oscar (he already received it for his short Six Shooter in 2006). The homages to the skillful direction and a boisterous script are expected. The film will also acknowledge the subtle supporting roles played by Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon and the heartbreaking and hilarious principal role of Colin Farrell, for which the festival awarded him the Volpi Cup. Venice.
As the charming, manipulative, naive, and gifted music composer Lydia Tar, Cate Blanchett outdoes the other Best Actress contenders in Todd Field’s compelling report of the abuses committed by power in the mysterious musical world. . Additionally, it’s expertly written and constructed and features performances on stage from Noemie Marant, and Nina Hoss, but its brutality could prove to be difficult and unsettling for Academy to give the film a Best Picture Award.
Women who talk
Should Sarah Polley, the dark horse that is in contention in the race for the Best Director award, wins an award for her heartbreaking tale of an exiled Mennonite colony where women were cruelly treated and abused, she’ll become only the third female in the space of three years to receive the prestigious award, just like Chloe Zhao and Jane Campion. In addition, she’s on the Best Picture betting lists, along with the beautiful Rooney Mara for Best Actress, as well as Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley in the category of support.
Everything everywhere ALL at once
Even though it was released on March 1, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s enthralling, mind-bending action film is a story of a struggling laundromat owner who becomes the ruler in the world (Best Actress nominee Michelle Yeoh) can keep its. Its energy is due to its uniqueness and boldness. It’s destined to be the surprise winner to win this year’s Best Picture race, with Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and Jamie Lee Curtis in the race for Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting as well…
Top Gun: Maverick
More than $1 billion globally, the epic sequel to the 1980s classic produced by Tom Cruise and Joseph Kosinski served as an emergency defibrillator in a film industry that was still reeling from the effects of the pandemic, and the Academy may give her a prize for it. There’s no doubt about the power of the flight sequences thanks to their quick editing, booming sound, and hair-raising effects, all that could result in technical awards or even the possibility of being named Best Picture.
Brendan Fraser is currently the most favored candidate to win the Best Actor award. He was an absentee father in middle age who was addicted to eating after the passing of his wife in this dark family drama by Darren Aronofsky. Watch out for the Best Supporting Actress, hopeful Hong Chau. She brings great humanity to the role of her friend and the only nurse who reluctantly allows her to eat, even while she fights for her life.
Do you think Danielle Deadwyler be the first black-skinned woman to be awarded the Best Actress award in over two years? (Surprisingly, the only actress to do so in the Academy’s 93-year history was Halle Berry for Monster’s Ball in 2002.) Given the awe she has brought to Chinonye’s touching portrayal of the civil rights activist Mamie Till, it’s possible. She fought for justice following the murder of her son, who was 14 years old, in Mississippi in the 50s.
It’s not wise to dismiss Damien Chazelle, whose last film, which explored the pitfalls and wonders of Hollywood in 2016 La La Land, has won six Oscars. The most recent film, a minute-long adventure, transports us to the 1920s’ hedonistic era, in which the industry shifted from silent films to talkies. The film features lavish set designs, a bouncy score composed by Justin Hurwitz, stunning costumes created by Mary Zophres, and of course: Brad Pitt, Diego Calva, and Margot Robbie as three souls who are determined to succeed.
Baz Luhrmann’s mind-bending biography of the notorious King of Rock and Roll is controversial. However, there’s one thing that critics and the general public can agree on Austin Butler’s edgy performance as the hip-swinging superstar is an absolute success. We hope to have him in the Best Actor category, as in Hairstyling as well as Makeup and Production Design and Costume Design (the last two categories are the work of Luhrmann’s partner and wife, the four-time Oscar award-winning Catherine Martin).