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2023 Oscars awards: Sunday 12 March 2023, commencing 2000 LA time

Oscars 2023 nominations for Best Film

All Quiet on the Western Front (Edward Berger, 2022)
Avatar: The Way of Water (James Cameron, 2022)
The Banshees of Inisherin (Martin McDonagh, 2022)
Elvis (Baz Luhrmann, 2022)
Everything Everywhere All at Once (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, 2022)
The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg, 2022)
Tár (Todd Field, 2022)
Top Gun: Maverick (Joseph Kosinski, 2022)
Triangle of Sadness (Ruben Ostlund, 2022)
Women Talking (Sarah Polley, 2022)

Predictions: Everything, the Daniels, Brendan Fraser, Cate Blanchett, Brendan Gleeson, Hong Chau, Mandy Walker. [I only scored 3/7.]

There are only three truly remarkable films out of the ten nominees: Banshees, Everything, and Tár.  And they are good in completely different ways from each other, so deciding one is 'best' is meaningless. Personally, I see faults in Everything, but fewer in Banshees, so I would give the award to the latter. As for Tár, that is so dominated by one performance that I do not have a view of it as a whole after seeing it only once.

Earlier possibilities not nominated:

After Yang (Kogonada, 2021)
Aftersun (Charlotte Wells, 2022)
Amsterdam (David O. Russell, 2022)
Armageddon Time (James Gray, 2022) Anthony Hopkins
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths (Alejandro Inarritu, 2022)
Batman, The (Matt Reeves, 2022)
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Ryan Coogler, 2022) Marvel
Babylon (Damien Chazelle, 2022)
Blonde (Andrew Dominik, 2022)
Bob's Burgers Movie, The (Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman, 2022) animated
Bodies Bodies Bodies (Halina Reijn, 2022)
Bones and All (Luca Guadagnino, 2022)
Bullet Train (David Leitch, 2022)
Causeway (Lila Neugebauer, 2022)
Corsage (Marie Kreutzer, 2022)
Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 2022)
Death on the Nile (Kenneth Branagh, 2022)
Decision to Leave (Park Chan-wook, 2022
Descendant (Margaret Brown, 2022)
Devotion (J. D. Dillard, 2022) war
Downton Abbey: A New Era

Emancipation (Antoine Fuqua, 2022)
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Sam Raimi, 2022) Marvel
Empire of Light (Sam Mendes, 2022)
The Forgiven (John Michael McDonagh, 2022)
Funny Pages (Owen Kline, 2022)
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Rian Johnson, 2022)
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande (Sophie Hyde, 2022)
The Inspection (Elegance Bratton, 2022)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, 2022)
Living (Oliver Hermanus, 2022)
A Man Called Otto (Marc Forster, 2022)
Marcel the Shell with Shoes on
The Menu (Mark Mylod, 2022)
Moonage Daydream (Brett Morgan, 2022)
Mrs Harris Goes to Paris
My Policeman (Michael Grandage, 2022)
Nitram (Justin Kurzel, 2021) 
The Northman (Robert Eggers, 2022) 
Official Competition (Mariano Cohn & Gastón Duprat, 2021)
Pinocchio (Guillermo del Toro, 2022)
RRR (S. S. Rajamouli, 2022)
Saint Omer (Alice Diop, 2022)
She Said (Maria Schrader, 2022)
Thirteen Lives (Ron Howard, 2022)
Thor: Love and Thunder (Taika Waititi, 2022)
Three Thousand Years of Longing (Dr George Miller, 2022)
Till (Chinonye Chukwu, 2022)
Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, The (Tom Gormican, 2022)
The Whale (Darren Aronofsky, 2022)
White Noise (Noah Baumbach, 2022)
The Woman King (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2022)
The Wonder (Sebastian Lelio, 2022)
You Won't be Alone

God's Creatures
Stars at Noon
The Eternal Daughter
All the Old Knives
Argentina, 1985
Catherine Called Birdy
Good Night Oppy
Wild Cat
Cha Cha Real Smooth
Raymond & Ray
Greatest Beer Run Ever
A Love Song
Breaking Emily
Montana Story
Mr Malcolm's List
Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down
Terrifier 2
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
The Bad Guys
Mavka: The Forest Song
Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul
Spoiler Alert
The Outfit
The Silent Twins
The End of Medicine
Am I OK?
God's Country
Spin Me Round
The Lost King
Tori and Lokita
Alice, Darling
The Good House
The Eight Mountains
I Love My Dad

Last Flight Home
The African Desperate
The Cathedral
Bobi Wine Ghetto President
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
A Jazzman's Blues
Apollo 10.5: A Space Age Childhood
Drifting Home
My Father's Dragon
The Good Nurse
The Gray Man
The Pale Blue Eye
The Sea Beast
The Swimmers
Wendell and Wild
Freedom on Fire
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
The Lost City
War Pony
Turning Red
As They Made Us
Gig and Nate
Call Jane
Emily the Criminal
Butcher's Crossing
Cairo Conspiracy
See How They Run
Second Chance
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Lyle Lyle Crocodile

... there are more

References and Links

Variety's complete list of nominees.

The Conversation's predictions, 10 March 2023. Ari Mattes think Banshees will win. ... He was wrong.

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