The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will take place in March 2023 and honour the best films released since December 31st, 2022.
We all know what happened this year, a controversy that not only saw Will Smith banned from attending the awards for ten years but overshadowed the amazing achievements of the other winners.
Jessica Chastain won her first Oscar as Best Actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which she also produced under her company Freckle Films.
Troy Kotsur won the best supporting actor for CODA as Frank Rossi. Ariana DeBose won best supporting actress for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story.
Best Picture went to Apple TV’s CODA with Jane Campion winning Best Director for the Netflix movie The Power of the Dog.
So who will be joining them in 2023?
Well, as you can imagine those awards are a long way off. Most of the actors, actresses and movies that will ultimately be nominated, have not even been released yet.
However, that hasn’t stopped bookmakers from taking odds on who they think will be holding the statuette next year.
We look at some of those films that are in the running for Best Picture. All Oscars Odds are provided by Paddy Power.
BEST PICTURE CONTENDERS & OSCAR ODDS 2023
Thirteen Lives – 6/1
Based on a true story, Thirteen Lives is about a rescue mission assembled in Thailand where a group of young boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a system of underground caves that are flooding.
Directed by Ron Howard, the film stars Colin Farrell, Tom Bateman and Viggo Mortensen.
Canterbury Glass – 7/1
Canterbury Glass is still a technically untitled movie from director David O. Russell.
Set in the ’30s, it follows three friends who witness a murder, become suspects themselves, and uncover one of the most outrageous plots in American history.
It stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Christian Bale, Timothy Olyphant and Margot Robbie.
Killers of the Flower Moon – 7/1
From Apple Original Films comes Martin Scorsese’s The Killers of the Flower Moon starring Jesse Plemons and Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio.
The film follows a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover after members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s.
She Said – 9/1
Maria Schrader’s She Said is based on the book by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, and tells the story of the New York Times journalists who exposed the abuse and sexual misconduct of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein.
The film stars Zoe Kazan, Samantha Morton and Carey Mulligan.
Rustin – 9/1
Starring Chris Rock, Bill Irwin and Jeffrey Wright, Rustin is the true story of gay, civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, who organized the 1963 March on Washington.
Babylon – 10/1
From Director Damien Chaszelle comes Babylon which is tipped to get quite a lot of Oscar Nominations in 2023.
Little is known about the movie but it is rumoured to be a period piece about Hollywood starring Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. However, you will have to wait until December to see it in the cinema!
OSCARS 2023 BEST PICTURE OUTSIDERS ODDS
The Fabelmans – 14/1
Directed and written by Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans is a loosely based semi-autobiographical look at Spielberg’s childhood.
Gabriel LaBelle plays Sammy Fabelman with Paul Dano playing his father, Michelle Williams as his mother and Seth Rogan as his uncle.
The Son – 14/1
While The Son may not be tipped for Best Picture, its lead actor, Hugh Jackman is the front runner for the Best Actor nod.
Directed by Florian Zeller, the film follows Peter and his busy life with new partner Emma and their baby. But his life is thrown into disarray when his ex-wife Kate turns up with their teenage son, Nicholas.
Empire of Light – 16/1
Any film that stars both Olivia Colman and Colin Firth is bound to attract Oscar rumours and Empire of Light is no different.
Directed by Sam Mendes, the movie is a love story set in and around a beautiful old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.
Poor Things – 16/1
Starring Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and William Dafoe, Poor Things is a Victorian tale of love, discovery and scientific daring.
It is an incredible story of Belle Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Alasdair Gray.
The Killer – 16/1
From Netflix comes The Killer from director David Fincher and starring Michael Fassbender and Oscar winner Tilda Swinton.
The film is based on an assassin who begins to psychologically crack as he develops a conscience, even as his clients continue to demand his skills.
WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE OSCARS 2023 BE HELD?
The ceremony is most likely to be scheduled for Sunday, March 26th, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
WHO DECIDES THE OSCARS?
The voting process that determines which films are nominated is a long and complicated process that involves thousands of voting members and hundreds of eligible films.
Each eligible voting member belongs to one of 17 branches. Each branch nominates for its own category — e.g., editors nominate editors, actors nominate for acting categories etc.
Best Picture is the only award where all members can vote.
WHEN WILL THE NOMINATIONS BE ANNOUNCED?
The nominations were announced on February 2023.
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*Oscar odds correct at time of publishing