Shannon Brady
Writer & Editor

The Academy Awards (also informally known as the Oscars, after the prized golden statuettes given to winners) have been an institution of American film since 1929. Established and still run by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose membership nominate and judge eligible films, they are intended to recognize the year’s greatest accomplishments in acting, directing, screenwriting, music, and other vital aspects of filmmaking. 

The awards ceremony will be held Sunday, March 10, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, beginning at 7:00 PM EDT/EST. (The preshow will be held at 6:30 PM.) You can watch live on ABC, or watch the livestreams on or the ABC app with your cable subscription, Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, AT&T TV, and Fubo TV.

If you plan to watch, it’s especially important to remember to adjust your clocks: March 10 is also the first day of Daylight Saving Time in the U.S.!

The nominees for Best Picture of 2023 are, in alphabetical order:

-      American Fiction (directed by Cord Jefferson)

-      Anatomy of a Fall (directed by Justine Triet)

-      Barbie (directed by Greta Gerwig)

-      The Holdovers (directed by Alexander Payne)

-      Killers of the Flower Moon (directed by Martin Scorsese)

-      Maestro (directed by Bradley Cooper)

-      Oppenheimer (directed by Christopher Nolan)

-      Past Lives (directed by Celine Song)

-      Poor Things (directed by Yorgos Lanthimos)

-      The Zone of Interest (directed by Jonathan Glazer)

The other categories up for awards include:

-      Actor in a Leading Role

-      Actor in a Supporting Role

-      Actress in a Leading Role

-      Actress in a Supporting Role

-      Animated Feature Film

-      Cinematography

-      Costume Design

-      Directing

-      Documentary Feature Film

-      Documentary Short Film

-      Film Editing

-      International Feature Film

-      Makeup and Hairstyling

-      Original Score

-      Original Song

-      Production Design

-      Short Film (Animated)

-      Short Film (Live Action)

-      Sound

-      Visual Effects

-      Adapted Screenplay

-      Original Screenplay

Unlike in previous years, where some categories were excluded, all categories’ awards are expected to be broadcast live. Check out the Academy’s website for complete lists of the other categories’ nominees and more information on the awards ceremony.

Many theaters offer special reissues of Best Picture nominees and even compilation showings of the nominees for Best Short Film (Animated) and Best Short Film (Live Action). Check your local listings for showtimes near you!

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