Oscars 2023: All you need to know about the 95th Academy Awards I Times of Oman

The Oscars, officially known as the Academy Awards, are one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the world of entertainment.  Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes the best and brightest talent in the film industry. Here is everything you need to know about the 95th Academy Awards ceremony.

Where: The Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The ceremony will begin in Los Angeles on March 12 at 8:00 pm. Due to the time difference, the Live ceremony will be at 4:00 am on March 13, 2023.

(Photo Credit: Jimmy Kimmel’s official twitter account)

The Host: 
Jimmy Kimmel – the host of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ This will be the third time he will be hosting the Oscars ceremony.

The Presenters: Deepika Padukone, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Riz Ahmed, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Troy Kotsur, Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Connelly, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa McCarthy, Zoe Saldana, Donnie Yen, Jonathan Majors and Questlove.

The Performers:  Rihanna (Lift Me Up), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (Applause), Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux (This Is a Life), and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (Naatu Naatu).

The Indian Connection:

Three films from India have won nominations, with RRR getting attention for a catchy musical number Naatu Naatu, which was nominated for Best Original Song. 

Shaunak Sen’s ‘All That Breathes’ has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film and Guneet Monga’s The Elephant Whisperers for Best Documentary Short.


Awards are given out in 23 categories, including film editing, directing, cinematography, acting, music, costume design, and makeup and hairstyling. The most anticipated award tends to be the title of best picture, with 10 films competing this year for one of the most prestigious distinctions in filmmaking.

Nominees in popular categories

Best picture:

All Quiet on the Western Front: Epic anti-war film based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque.

Avatar: The Way of Water:  Science fiction film directed and produced by James Cameron.

The Banshees of Inisherin: A black tragicomedy set in Ireland.

A biopic on the life of American music icon Elvis Presley.

Everywhere all at once: An absurdist comedy-drama film set as a multiverse adventure.

The Fabelmans: Semi-autobiographical story loosely based on Steven Spielberg’s adolescence and journey into filmamking. 

Tar: Set in the world of  Western classical music, the film centers on fictional character of Lydia Tár, widely considered one of the greatest living composer-conductors.

Top Gun: Maverick : Action film in the much celebrated Top Gun series of movies.

Triangle of Sadness: A satirical black comedy that follows a celebrity couple on a luxury cruise with wealthy guests.

Women Talking:  Based on Miriam Toews’s 2018 novel of the same name.

Best actress

Cate Blanchett
in Tár

Ana de Armas in Blonde

Andrea Riseborough in To Leslie

Michelle Williams in The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor

Austin Butler in Elvis

Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser in The Whale

Paul Mescal in Aftersun

Bill Nighy in Living

Best Director

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin – Searchlight Pictures

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once – A24

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans – Universal Pictures

Todd Field, Tár – Focus Features

Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness – NEON

Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway

Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans

Brendan Gleeson – Banshees on Inisherin

Barry Keoghan – Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best supporting actress

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hong Chau – The Whale

Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Documentary feature

All That Breathes

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Fire of Love

A House Made of Splinters


Original song

Applause – Tell It like a Woman

Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick

Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Naatu Naatu – RRR

This Is A Life – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best international film

All Quiet on the Western Front – Germany

Argentina, 1985 – Argentina

Close – Belgium

EO – Poland

The Quiet Girl – Ireland

Best animated feature

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Netflix

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On – A24

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Universal Pictures

The Sea Beast

Turning Red – Walt Disney


Best animated short film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Flying Sailor

Ice Merchants

My Year of D***s

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Documentary short

The Elephant Whisperers


How Do You Measure a Year?

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Stranger at the Gate

Makeup and hairstyling

All Quiet on the Western Front

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


The Whale


All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman


Top Gun: Maverick

Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Top Gun: Maverick

For movie fans and industry professionals alike, the Oscars are a celebration of the magic of movies and a chance to pay tribute to the people who make them possible.

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