A Brief History
On January 24, 2023, the nominations for the Academy Awards, better known as the “Oscars,” have been released! The big day of the awards ceremony will be March 12, 2023, and will honor those films released in 2022.
Some of our favorite major nominees include: All Quiet on the Western Front for Best Picture, Austin Butler in the title role of Elvis for Best Actor, and Michelle Yeoh for Best Actress in the frenetic Everything Everywhere All at Once. You can see trailers for each of these films below.
Question for students (and subscribers): What film do you think was the best of 2022? Do you agree with the nominations for best picture? What are your favorites? Feel free to make your predictions for this year’s Oscars in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Cheney, Diane. Academy Award Winning Movies 1928-2020: How Movies Have Changed Through the Years. Gatekeeper Press, 2021.
Davis, Bruce. The Academy and the Award: The Coming of Age of Oscar and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Brandeis University Press, 2022.
The featured image in this article is a poster for All Quiet on the Western Front. The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, Netflix, the publisher of the film, or the graphic artist. It is believed that the use of scaled-down, low-resolution images of posters to provide critical commentary on the film in question on a website hosted on servers in the United States qualifies as fair use under the copyright law of the United States.
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