Time and Date
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24, at 8:30am EST (7.00 pm IST) from the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.
Where to watch Oscar nominations 2023?
The Oscar Nominations will be live-streamed on Oscars.org, Oscars.com and on several of the Academy’s social media platforms – YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. For the first time, the live stream will also be available in virtual reality via Horizon Worlds in the Metaverse.
Hosts for the evening
Actors Riz Ahmed (‘Sound of Metal’) and Allison Williams (‘M3gan’) will unveil the nominations from Los Angeles.
Why to watch?
While there are several Indian films are among the 300-odd films in the running to secure Oscar nods, four Indian films are a part of the shortlists that were announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 10 categories in December 2022. These films include ‘RRR’ for Best Song, ‘Chhello Show’ aka ‘The Last Film Show’ for Best Foreign Film, ‘All That Breathes’ for Best Documentary Feature Film and ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ for Best Documentary Short Film.
Best film category
Of the 10 slots up for grabs, six films look to be assured for nominations tonight. These include ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, ‘Elvis’, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, ‘The Fabelmans’, ‘Tár’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.
‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ turned out to be a strong contender after sweeping 14 BAFTA nominations. The critically acclaimed film ‘The Whale’, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’ are also tipped to be among the top 10 contenders this year.
RRR to create history?
SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ may just be the first Indian film to secure a nomination at the Oscars. Should it be among the top 10 nominees, then it will be only the second Non-English film after ‘Parasite’ to secure a nod in the Best Picture category.
Five actors would be nominated for best actor at the 2023 Oscars. Colin Farrell’s performance in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ and Brendan Fraser’s comeback in ‘The Whale’ are the top contenders. However, Austin Butler’s turn as ‘Elvis’ would be a strong contender.
It is anticipated that Cate Blanchett will not just secure a nomination for her role in ‘Tár’, but will even win the trophy. Also a strong contender for the same award is Michelle Yeoh for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. Viola Davis who bagged the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globes, and Critics Choice Awards for her performance in ‘The Woman King’ will also be in the running for an Oscar nod. Furthermore, Michelle Williams, who starred in the film ‘Fabelmans’, might also be given a spot in the final nomination list.
Best in Visual Effects
‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is expected to repeat its wins at the Oscars, much like it did back in 2009, when it swept away awards in all techincal categories and even won Best picture. This year, it will face stiff competition from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.
Most number of nominations
If things go as expected, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and ‘Elvis’ could all rack up somewhere between 6-9 nominations in various categories.