Jimmy Kimmel Hosts Oscars 95, the 95th Academy Awards, Live
Sunday on ABC. Ten 2022 Films In the Running for Best Picture
By: Ellis Nassour
March 10, 2023: The 2023 Academy Awards will telecast live from Hollywood and the Dolby Theatre this Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Hosting is producer and late-night star Jimmy Kimmel, returning to the Oscar stage for his third time. He claims to be “unslappable and unflappable,” referring to his previous gig when he was caught in the middle when the wrong film was announced at Best Picture and, more recently, when the “shockingly infamous incident” was seen live across the globe.
Ten films from across the world will be in competition for Best Picture.
There was a cry for more diversity and, as you will see among the nominated actors and films, 2022 is a very pivotal and inclusive time for film and the Academy. Last year’s nominated films have made the Oscars more international than ever, which not all of moviedom is thrilled about, so it makes sense that the telecast will go out live and tape delay to over 200 countries and territories.
Women are also front and center in filmmaking as never before. You’ll see real progress at www.Oscars.org in categories such as Production, Cinematography, Screenplay, Documentary, Production Design, Animation, Editing, Costume Design, Make-Up and Hairstyling.
Rickey Minor returns to direct the huge Oscar orchestra. Tony Award vets as well as Emmy winners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner are executive producers and showrunners. Oscar’s executive producer is screen and TV writer Molly McNearney, executive producer of ABC’s late night Jimmy Kimmel Live, which stars her husband.
Announced as presenters are Riz Ahmed, Halle Bailey, Antonio Banderas, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Blunt, Glenn Close, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Dano, Ariana DeBose, Cara Delevingne, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Andrew Garfield, Hugh Grant, Danai Gurira, Harrison Ford, Kate Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Mindy Kaling, Troy Kotsur, Eva Longoria, Andie MacDowell, Melissa McCarthy, Jonathan Majors, Janelle Monáe, Elizabeth Olsen, Deepika Padukone, Pedro Pascal, Florence Pugh, Questlove, Salma Hayek Pinault, Zoe Saldaña, John Travolta, and Donnie Yen.
Million-selling Grammy-winning musician Lenny Kravitz will deliver the In Memoriam segment. After the telecast tribute, more than 200 filmcreatives, stars, and executives will be memorialized in an extended photo gallery on A Frame, the Academy’s digital magazine.
Among the special segments will be a 50th Anniversary celebration of the James Bond films.
“The Academy’s Board of Governors has honored to recognize four individuals who’ve made indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large,” states Academy president David Rubin.
Four-time Oscar nominee, four –time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy winner as well as best-selling author Michael J. Fox was awarded the 2022 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He’s starred in some of the unforgettable films and TV series of the past 40 years, noted Variety. He’s also picked up four Golden Globes,
“Michael’s tireless advocacy of Parkinson’s disease research along with his boundless optimism exemplifies the impact one person can have in changing the future for millions” notes Rubin.
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, founded in 2000, is the leading Parkinson’s organization in the world.
Honorary Awards are given to honor “the extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement and exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”
The 2022 honorees are writer, director, and producer Euzhan Palcy, composer Diane Warren, and six-time Oscar nominated Australian filmmaker Peter Weir.
“Ms. Palcy’s groundbreaking significance in international cinema as a Black filmmaker is cemented in film history,” says Rubin. [Ms. Palcy’s debut feature, Sugar Cane Alley (1983), won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, making her the first Black director ever to win the prestigious prize. She was also the first Black woman to direct for a major studio, A Dry White Season (1989), which brought Marlon Brando his eighth Oscar nomination.]
“Diane is one of the most prolific songwriters in history. Her songs have magnified the emotional impact of countless motion pictures and inspired generations of musical artists.
[She’s written tunes for more than 100 films, which earned a staggering 13 Oscar nominations.]
“Peter is a director of consummate skill and artistry whose work reminds us of the power of film to reveal the full range of human experience.” [He directed some of the most iconic films of the past 40 years, beginning with Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) and The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), which earned Linda Hunt an Oscar for Supporting Actress. [Weir landed his first Director nomination for Witness (1986), which garnered Harrison Ford
a Best Actor nod.]
Find the complete list of nominees at www.Oscars.org.
Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick mark the first time the
Best Picture category features two sequels.—and the first time two films
grossing over $1-billion worldwide are nominated. All Quiet on the Western
Front becomes the 15th film not in English and the ninth Best International
Feature Film (formerly, Foreign Film) to also be nominated for Best Picture.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
The Lead Actor nominees are all first-timers for the first time in 88 years.
AUSTIN BUTLER – Elvis
COLIN FARRELL – The Banshees of Inisherin
BRENDAN FRASER – The Whale
PAUL MESCAL – Aftersun
BILL NIGHY – Living
In a list of 2022 acting snubs, Tom Hanks’ performance in A Man Called Otto heads the list.
How fantastic after 38 years in the business, there’s recognition for Michelle
Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All at Once. She should also receive the
Motion Picture Medal of Honor for her portrayal of Evelyn Wong. She says, “Our movie has such a great, loving, beating heart that so many relate to. We’re getting an outpouring of love, which has been such a healing process. Not just in the movie but for our audiences as well, as they walk through the journey with this crazy woman called Evelyn Wong.”
CATE BLANCHETT – Tár
ANA DE ARMAS – Blonde
ANDREA RISEBOROUGH – To Leslie
MICHELLE WILLIAMS – The Fabelmans
MICHELLE YEOH – Everything Everywhere All at Once
How great to see Barry Keoghan nominated for his hilarious portrayal of the
bumbling Dominic in The Banshees of Inisherin.
BRENDAN GLEESON – The Banshees of Inisherin
BRIAN TYREE HENRY – Causeway
JUDD HIRSCH – The Fabelmans
BARRY KEOGHAN – The Banshees of Inisherin
KE HUY QUAN – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu has come a long way since 2017 when she portrayed Karen
the Computer and Undersea Creature in SpongBob Square Pants and her memorable Christine in 2018’s Be More Chill. She’s also been one of the highlights of Seasons Three and Four as Mei in Prime’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Regarding Kerry Condon, whom you may recall from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, not to mention TVs Rome, Better Call Saul, and Ray Donovan, you wish she had more screen time.
ANGELA BASSETT – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
HONG CHAU p – The Whale
KERRY CONDON – The Banshees of Inisherin
JAMIE LEE CURTIS – Everything Everywhere All at Once
STEPHANIE HSU – Everything Everywhere All at Once
Todd Field – TÁR
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE
ALL AT ONCE
Martin McDonagh – THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Ruben Östlund – TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
Steven Spielberg – THE FABELMANS
MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON – Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth
Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan, and Paul Mezey
PINOCCHIO – Guillermo Del Toro
PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH– Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
THE SEA BEAST – Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
TURNING RED – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Germany
ARGENTINA, 1985 – Argentina
CLOSE – Belgium
EO – Poland
THE QUIET GIRL – Ireland
John Williams, age 90, becomes the oldest competitive nominee in history. This is his 53rd nod. Williams, famed for his scores in Spilbert films, broke his own record as the most-nominated living person, and the second-most nominated person behind Walt Disney.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Volker Bertelmann
BABYLON – Justin Hurwitz
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Carter Burwell
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Son Lux
THE FABELMANS – John Williams
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Martin McDonagh
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Daniel Kwan, Daniel
THE FABELMANS – Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner
TÁR – Todd Field
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS – Ruben Östlund
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT- Edward Berger, Lesley
Paterson, Ian Stokell
GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY – Rian Johnson
LIVING- Kazuo Ishiguro
TOP GUN: MAVERICK – Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer,
Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig, Justin Marks
WOMEN TALKING – Sarah Polley
Pick Your Choice for Winners and to Win Big with Pick’em
Go to Oscars.org to play Pick’em – especially if you think you know who’ll win
big. Play along with friends to predict winners in the 23 categories.Prizes include a trip for two to next year’s 2024 Oscars, the Watch Party at the Academy Museum, and $2,500 cash along with Oscar-themed merchandise. There are 10 First Prize packs with Oscars totes, water bottle, notebook, pen, and beanie. It’s free to play! You can also play on ESPN.com/ABC.com, the ESPN app, and ESPN’s Fantasy app. will receive an Oscars® All-Star Winner prize package: a 3-day/2-night trip for two to L.A. and tickets to the 2024 Oscars Watch Party at the Academy Museum.
What to Watch After You Watch the Oscars
Go behind-the-scenes during the telecast and the next morning with the stars of Live with Kelli and Ryan. With ABC airing the Oscars, the stars of the network’s and Disney Media’s Number One syndicated program, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, will once again descend upon the famed Dolby Theatre with “Live” waiting in the wings to talk with the winners the very moment they walk off stage, Oscar in hand. Then, after all the late night parties, join the duo for a special edition of Live with Live After OscarShow, alsoairing from the Dolby at 9 A.M. Eastern. There’ll be winners, special guests, and lots of surprises.
When in Los Angeles, Visit One of the City’s Newest Attractions
The Academy Museum, the largest museum in the U.S. devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking, is located 607 Wilshire Boulevard. Transport and parking are nearby. Timed-entry tickets: prices range up to $25. Purchase at firstname.lastname@example.org. Academy and Museum members are free. Screenings, after hours screenings, and special exhibits are ticketed separately. Reservations are highly recommended. Excluding special holidays, the Museum is open Sunday-Thursday from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. , and until 8 P.M. Friday and Saturday.