Grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite spot, and let’s take a look at who might take home those shiny Oscars!
As 2024 rolls in, the Oscars are just around the corner, and looking back at 2023, it is clear that there are some stand-out movies that might win big. So, grab your popcorn, settle into your favorite spot, and let’s take a look at who might take home those shiny Oscars!
Oppenheimer is one of the biggest hits of 2023 as it has received 99 awards and more than 190 nominations. The movie about the "Father of the Atomic Bomb" is a strong candidate for various Oscar categories such as Best Picture, Best Director for Christopher Nolan, Best Actor for Cillian Murphy, Best Adapted Screenplay, and much more. The movie was first presented in Paris in July and continues to be highly acclaimed by critics to this day, with an 8.4 score on IMDb and praised as a cinematic masterpiece.
2023 couldn’t be wrapped without mentioning the Pink Fever, Barbie is also one of the strongest candidates for this year’s ceremony. The real-life doll movie got a chance at Best Picture along with Oppenheimer as well as Best Director for Greta Gerwig. As it is known, the movie has received mixed reviews from some of the critics, but it is still acknowledged to be empowering and it has undeniably marked 2023.
Along with the previous two, The Killers of the Flower Moon is another big name this year. The movie that received a nine-minute standing ovation at the end of its screening at Cannes features some of the most familiar and beloved faces of the public like Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert de Niro, and Lily Gladstone and is a possible winner of categories like Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Lily Gladstone and Best Actor for Leonardo Dicaprio.
The Holdovers deserves a nod too. The film was a festival favorite in 2023 being screened at Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Grand Lyon Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, San Diego International Film Festival, Chicago International Festival, and many others. The film depicts a connection between a teacher and a student during the holidays and it’s looking to grab some Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Paul Giamatti, and Best Original Screenplay.
Apart from these, there are a few other movies to keep an eye on:
● Poor Things: This movie has a strong potential to win a nomination for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress to Emma Stone, and Best Adapted Screenplay, and it was also presented in different film festivals throughout 2023, premiering in the Venice Film Festival in September, followed by Telluride Film Festival, CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, Hamburg Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival and many more.
● Maestro: The Netflix biography about Leonard Bernstein is also expected to be on the nomination list for Best Actor with Bradley Cooper and Best Actress with Carey Mulligan. The movie was screened in 10 film festivals all over the world including the Venice Film Festival, The New York Film Festival, and the BFI London Film Festival.
● American Fiction: Last, but not least, another 2023 Film Festival favorite is American Fiction which is also expected to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and is acclaimed by many critics as the film of the year.
It's no doubt these movies made a success in 2023 and as these hits take off in in-flight entertainment, we're looking forward to seeing travelers get hooked to these stories and turn their flights into movie marathons.
So, will these predictions be true, or will there be a plot twist? Only March will tell! The countdown is on!
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