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The Oscars 2023


The Oscar nominations were announced this week, which rewards the best movies of the past year.


Here's 10 films our Mix Up Theatre families might want to check out before 12th March 2023.

Remember to rate what you see!

The full list of nominees follow...


 

1. ELVIS

Available to rent/buy from Amazon Prime

8 Nominations:


Best Picture

Best Leading Actor - Austin Butler

Best Cinematography

Best Film Editing

Best Costume Design

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Best Production Design

Best Sound


The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

 

2. THE FABELMANS

In Cinemas

7 Nominations:


Best Picture

Best Director - Steven Spielberg

Best Leading Actress - Michelle Williams

Best Supporting Actor - Judd Hirsch

Best Original Screenplay - Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner

Best Original Score - John Williams

Best Production Design


Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence, but soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth.

 

3. TOP GUN: MAVERICK

Available on Sky Cinema / Paramount

6 Nominations:

Best Picture

Best Adapted Screenplay - Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie, Peter Craig, Justin Marks

Best Original Song - "Hold My Hand" - Lady Gaga, Bloodpop

Best Editing

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound


After thirty years, Maverick is still pushing the envelope as a top naval aviator, but must confront ghosts of his past when he leads TOP GUN's elite graduates on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.


Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★★★

"Top Gun Maverick was an absolutely amazing film. The acting was top tear and the writing was great. I would argue that it was just as good as the original."


Read our Reviews HERE

 

4. BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

In Cinemas Now / Streaming Disney+

5 Nominations:


Best Supporting Actress - Angela Bassett

Best Original Song - "Lift Me Up" - Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Goransson

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Visual Effects


The people of Wakanda fight to protect their home from intervening world powers as they mourn the death of King T'Challa.


Jasmine (Age 15) - ★★★★★

"This sequel delivers on all notes- great action, great twists and an interesting villain. With superb acting from the brilliant Letitia Wright, I would recommend this movie not to just marvel fans but also any movie fans of an action epic. (Also, Rihanna’s new song made especially for this movie is wonderful). I especially loved how it paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman and created some truly beautiful scenes."


Read our Reviews HERE

 

5. AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER

In Cinemas Now

4 Nominations:


Best Picture

Best Production Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound


Jake Sully lives with his newfound family formed on the extrasolar moon Pandora. Once a familiar threat returns to finish what was previously started, Jake must work with Neytiri and the army of the Na'vi race to protect their home.


Daniel (Age 12) - ★★★

"This was a good film. The cgi was absolutely amazing and the action was good but it was very long and after a while did start to feel boring. I also thought the dialogue was not great. My favourite character is Miles Quaritch because he was cool and a very good villain in my opinion.

Overall this was a good movie that looked and sounded amazing but I do think it was way to long and the dialogue could have been better"


Read our Reviews HERE

 

6. THE BATMAN

Available on Sky Cinema

3 Nominations:


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Visual Effects

Best Sound


When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.


Daniel - ★★★★

"I’m a big fan of the Batman films but this was very different from the others. First Bruce Wayne was always quite quiet and melancholy and was very different from Christian Bale’s performance as the character. Aside from this the acting was enjoyable the action was terrific and the Riddeler was a great villain because he was scary and extremely smart and cunning. My favourite character was Batman and my second favourite was commissioner Gordon.

Overall this film was very enjoyable but was very different from the Dark Knight trilogy and other Batman films."


Read our Reviews HERE

 

7. LIVING

Available to Rent/Buy on Amazon Prime


2 Nominations:


Best Leading Actor - Bill Nighy

Best Adapted Screenplay - Kazuo Ishiguro


In 1950s London, a humorless civil servant decides to take time off work to experience life after receiving a grim diagnosis.

 

8. THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE

Available on BBC iPlayer

1 Nomination:


Best Animated Short Film


Follows a boy, a mole, a fox and a horse, as they create an unexpected friendship and travel together in the boy's search for home.

 

9. CLOSE

In Cinemas

1 Nomination:


Best International Feature Film


The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Leo and Remi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi's mother. "Close" is a film about friendship and responsibility.

 

10. PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH

In Cinemas

1 Nomination:


Best Animated Feature Film


When Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll and he has burned through eight of his nine lives, he launches an epic journey to restore them by finding the mythical Last Wish.



How do you rate these films?



 

All the nominations of the Academy Awards 2022...


Best Picture

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Elvis

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • The Fabelmans

  • Tar

  • Top Gun: Maverick

  • Triangle of Sadness

  • Women Talking


Best Actress

  • Ana de Armas - Blonde

  • Cate Blanchett - Tar

  • Andrea Riseborough - To Leslie

  • Michelle Williams - The Fabelmans

  • Michelle Yeoh - Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Actor

  • Austin Butler - Elvis

  • Colin Farrell - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Brendan Fraser - The Whale

  • Paul Mescal - Aftersun

  • Bill Nighy - Living

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

Best Supporting Actor

  • Brendan Gleeson - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Bryan Tyree Henry - Causeway

  • Judd Hirsch - The Fabelmans

  • Ke Huy Quan - Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Barry Keoghan - The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Director

  • Todd Field - Tar

  • Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert - Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Martin McDonagh - The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Ruben Ostland - Triangle of Sadness

  • Steven Spielberg - The Fabelmans

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • The Fabelmans

  • Tar

  • Triangle of Sadness

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Glass Onion

  • Living

  • Top Gun: Maverick

  • Women Talking

Best Animated Feature

  • Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio

  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

  • The Sea Beast

  • Turning Red

Best Documentary Feature

  • All That Breathes

  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

  • A House Made of Splinters

  • Fire of Love

  • Navalny

Best International Feature

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Argentina, 1985

  • Close

  • EO

  • The Quiet Girl

Best Original Song

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • RRR

  • Top Gun: Maverick

  • Tell it Like a Woman

Best Original Score

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Babylon

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • The Fabelmans

Best Cinematography

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

  • Elvis

  • Empire of Light

  • Tar

Best Visual Effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

  • The Batman

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Film Editing

  • The Banshees of Inisherin

  • Elvis

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Tar

  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Costume Design

  • Babylon

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Elvis

  • Everything Everywhere All At Once

  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Best Sound

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

  • The Batman

  • Elvis

  • No Time to Die

  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Production Design

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • Avatar: The Way of Water

  • Babylon

  • Elvis

  • The Fabelmans

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

  • The Batman

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  • Elvis

  • The Whale

Best Live Action Short

  • An Irish Goodbye

  • Ivalu

  • Night Ride

  • The Pupils

  • The Red Suitcase

Best Animated Short

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

  • The Flying Sailor

  • Ice Merchants

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

  • My Year of Dicks

Best Documentary Short

  • The Elephant Whisperers

  • Haulout

  • How Do You Measure a Year?

  • The Martha Mitchell Effect

  • Stranger at the Gate


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