Oscars 2023 – 17 films ahead of the event

The 95th Academy Awards, scheduled for next March, will, as every year, celebrate American and international cinema. With 2022 already halfway behind us, check out our 17 predictions for the 2023 Oscars.

Baz LuhrmanNominated for the Oscar as best film in 2001 with “Moulin Rouge”, presents a new musical fling in the footsteps of with his latest feature filmElvis Presley. In this work with explosive photography, Austin Butler dons the king’s costume, as opposed to a tom hanks turned into a shady manager. A performance worthy of the actor at two Oscars – for “Philadelphia” in 1993 and “Forrest Gump” in 1994.

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In this spectacularly photographed Scandinavian epic, **Alexander Skarsgård* plays a Norse prince who seeks revenge after his father is murdered and his mother is kidnapped by his uncle. A dazzling work signed by Robert Eggers**, director of 2015 The Witch, whose 2019 film The Lighthouse was nominated for Cinematography at the 2020 Awards.

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In the 1950s, the kidnapping and murder of African-American teenager Emmett Till ended with the acquittal of his killers. A decision her mother Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley (Danielle Deadwyler), to fight for justice and become one of the great figures of the American civil rights movement. A story that promises gripping direction Chinonye Chukvufor a film whose performances will certainly not be lacking in emotion.

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In this feature film we follow the life of young Paul Graff (Michael Banks) in the Queens area of ​​the 80s with his mother Esther (Anne Hathaway) his grandfather Aaron (Anthony Hopkins) and his best friend Johnny (Jaylin Webb). A film with a prestigious cast, winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, inspired by the filmmaker’s own life James GreyDirector in particular of “Ad Astra” in 2019 or “Two Lovers” in 2008.

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Last act of the theater trilogy Florian Zeller started with “The Mother” and “The Father” (and was brought to the big screen in 2020 with the grandiose film Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colmanand two-time Oscar winner), “The Son” tackles the difficult subject of adolescent depression. The director, screenwriter and playwright adapts his play with a masterly pen and takes up this very special period of life, which is known to everyone but forgotten by many. A work that promises to be intense and moving, driven in particular by Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern.

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Oscars 2023 - 17 films ahead of the event

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New feature film by a filmmaker that needs no introduction, here is the adaptation of Martin Scorsese from the famous short story David Grandma. Killers of the Flower Moon, produced by Apple, will unfold this unique story set in 1920s Oklahoma, when a murderer is rampaging among members of the Osage Nation. The subsequent investigation will be the origin of the formation of the FBI. And while Apple made its way into Oscars history with fanfare with its film “CODA”*, the cast mostly mixed Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert DeNiro and Jesse Plemons appears to be blessed bread for next March’s ceremony.

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The German director Mary SchraderShe, known from “I’m your man”, in the selection for the Golden Bear at the 71st edition of the Berlinale, surrounds herself with actresses Zoe Kazan (“The Big Sick”) and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”). Together they tell the story of journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey and her investigation to bring to light the sexual harassment allegations against the untouchable film producer Harvey Weinstein.

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After the acclaimed Get Out, Best Original Screenplay Oscar 2018, and Us Jordan Peele returns to the screens. For his third feature film, he again falls back on the British Daniel Kaluya, Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Judas and the Black Messiah. Here he plays the rancher who, with the help of his sister Keke Palmerfeatured in “Hustlers,” examines the strange and supernatural events witnessed by the residents of a small California town.

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The Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Koreeda is not his first stroke of genius and presented a special story at Cannes this year on a subject close to his heart: family and adoption. For her role in the very beautiful The Good Stars Song Kang Ho (previously featured in ‘Parasite’) also won the Best Actor award, an achievement that shouldn’t have gone unnoticed by the Academy.

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Francophone queer cinema has a bright future ahead of it. Luke DhontDirector of ‘Girl’ presented at Cannes Film Festival 2018 tells us the story of Léo (Eden Dambrine) and Remi (Gustav de Waele), 13 years. The two boys develop an intense and close friendship that is abruptly cut short. Troubled, Leo then tries to figure out what went wrong. A poignant film, Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix 2022.

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With two of his films, the French-American director Damien Chazelle has earned respect from the public and at the Oscars. So while 2014’s ‘Whiplash’ walks away with three statuettes, the fabulous ‘La la land’ will be honored with six awards in 2016. Six years later, here it is back on screens with a work on the back of a Hollywood full-length talkie conversion. Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie or John Smart will be part of it.

More information on “Babylon”

in 2009, JamesCameron Presents Avatar. A sci-fi epic with breathtaking backdrops. A technical feat that was rewarded with three Oscars: Best Special Effects, Best Photography and Best Art Direction. Thirteen years have passed and the wondrous planet Pandora returns in this long-awaited sequel that promises to be just as great, if not bigger, than its predecessor.

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Winner of three statuettes, including the prestigious Oscars for Best Picture for “Schindler’s List” in 1994 and for Best Director for “Saving Private Ryan” in 1999, the famous Steven Spielberg returns with a feature film inspired by his own childhood. A dive into post-war Texas for an intimate and personal work.

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Written and directed by Andrew Dominic (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” nominated for two Oscars in 2008), the feature film is inspired by the novel Joyce Carol Oates to showcase the life of one of cinema’s greatest legends. If interpret Marilyn Monroe had allowed michelle williams To be selected in the Best Actress category of 2012, we expect no lessAna de Armas (“Knives Out”), who already shines with his talent in the film’s trailer.

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In this historical drama directed by Gina Prince Bythewoodthe great Viola Davis (Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Fences” and three other career nominations) plays General Nanisca, who is embroiled in a bitter battle against the French colonists. An epic work that will no doubt continue to show the full extent of the actress’ talent.

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After the blockbuster “Thor: Love and Thunder”, the acclaimed director Taika Waititi leaves the Marvel Universe aside and returns to more personal cinema. The man who gave us 2019’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ (Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay) is adapting a 2014 documentary about the American Samoan soccer team that suffered the worst loss in the sport’s history in 2001. A perfect setting for the New Zealand filmmaker’s blend of drama and comedy.

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The English language feature film by the Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, which stunned 2017’s “The Square,” presents us with a cruise for a super-rich populace that culminates in disaster when the boat sinks and the survivors are trapped on an island. Presented at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and crowned with the prestigious Palme d’Or, this black satire is worn by the talented Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean and Woody Harrelsonpreviously nominated for three Oscars.

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