Oscars 2023: Five things to watch out for with nominations
The contenders for the 2023 Oscars, the most coveted statuettes in the film industry, were announced this Tuesday, with the science fiction film Everything Everywhere All At Once leading the race with 11 nominations.
But as always, the announcement generated a lot of controversy, from the absence of female directors on the list to the surprise inclusion of an actress from a film that almost no one has seen.
Here are five things to keep in mind before handing out the Oscars 2023which will take place on March 12 in hollywood.
Absent directors at the Oscars 2023
No women were nominated for a best director Oscar this year, an absence that quickly sparked angry expressions and allegations of sexism on social media.
The issue has drawn criticism over the years. Until two years ago, the American Kathryn Bigelow she had been the only woman to win Hollywood’s top directing award, which she received in 2010 for The Hurt Locker.
But in 2021, the statuette went to the Chinese Chloe Zhao (nomad land) and, in 2022, for the New Zealand Jane Campion (the power of the dog), in what seemed to finally be the end to decades of male dominance.
This year, however, voters ignored strong female candidates, such as Sarah Polley (Women Talking) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King), before which the magazine Variety he proposed the perhaps inevitable hashtag #OscarsSoMale (OscarsTanMasculinos).
The nominees are Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), Todd Field (tar), Ruben Ostlund (Triangle of Sadness) and Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All At Once).
One of the more surprising nominations went to Andrea Riseborough for To Lesliea small indie film about a Texas single mother struggling with alcoholism who wins the lottery but quickly squanders her fortune.
While her performance has been highly praised, very few people have seen the film: it has grossed just $27,322 in total, according to BoxOfficeMojo.
However, Riseborough benefited from an intense last-minute social media campaign mounted on his behalf by celebrity friends including Edward Norton, Gwyneth Paltrow and Sarah Paulson.
the surprise of The Fabelmans
Few doubted that Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical drama, The Fabelmanswas to earn a best supporting actor nomination for his portrayal of Paul Dano, who received much applause for playing the director’s father.
But instead, the voters of the Academy opted for Judd Hirsch, 87, who is seen in the film for less than 10 minutes. Hirsch plays a curmudgeonly and highly eccentric great-uncle who shows up unexpectedly to offer a young Spielberg advice on how to fulfill his filmmaking dreams.
The Academy has awarded brief cameos with golden statuettes before, including those of Judi Dench, for passionate Shakespeare, and Beatrice Straight, for just five minutes in networks.
The song of RRR
Despite the fact that India did not present it as its official shortlist for the Oscars 2023, the action film RRR she had wide popular support to become a Hollywood darling in recent months.
Among the fans is the director of Avatar: The Way of WaterJames Cameron, who praised the director of RRRSS Rajamouli, in a recent video that went viral on social media, raising hopes that the film would be among the best picture Oscar contenders.
While that didn’t happen, his catchy musical number Naatu Naatu it was nominated for best original song.
The film that India presented as best international film, The last moviedid not achieve a nomination.
“Without wishing to overshadow the film they chose, which is actually very good, RRR It’s a master move,” he told the AFP Clayton Davis, awards editor for Variety.
Rihanna vs. Lady Gaga
With television ratings at awards ceremonies plummeting in recent years, the Oscars producers want to make sure some of the biggest names in show business attend the gala in March.
No category is more star-studded than Best Original Song, which includes Lady Gaga, Rihanna Y david byrne.
gaga sang hold my hand in Top Gun: MaverickRihanna played lift me up in superhero sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Talking Heads frontman Byrne intoned This Is A Life in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The contenders in this category are completed with Naatu Naatu by MM Keeravaani, for RRRY Applause by Diane Warren, for the film Tell It Like a Woman.
With this, Warren has 14 nominations for best original song, which he never won, although he received an honorary Academy Award last year for his songwriting career, which includes I don’t want to miss a thing, from Aerosmith. (With information from AFP).
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