Oscars 2023: How to watch the nominated films

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Irish actor Paul Mescal is nominated for his performance opposite Frankie Corio in Aftersun

A wide variety of cinematic tastes are catered for at this year's Oscars, with the nominated films ranging from Tár to Avatar.

Jimmy Kimmell will host this year's Academy Awards ceremony, which will be held in Los Angeles on 12 March.

Find out more about the films nominated in the acting, animated and best picture categories and how to watch them in the UK.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

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What's it about? - An unassuming launderette owner must hop through the multiverse, tapping into alternative versions of herself, in order to save the world.

Who's in it? - Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis.

How many nominations? - 11

What is it nominated for? - Acting nominations for the four stars above, plus best picture, director, original screenplay, film editing, original song, original score and costume design.

Where can I see it? - It's included with Amazon Prime Video, or can be rented from on-demand stores including Curzon, YouTube and Apple TV.

All Quiet on the Western Front

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What's it about? - An idealistic young German soldier is confronted with the increasingly brutal realities of World War One, in this adaptation of the 1928 novel by Erich Maria Remarque.

Who's in it? - Felix Kammerer, Albrecht Schuch and Daniel Brühl.

How many nominations? - 9

What is it nominated for? - Best picture, adapted screenplay, international feature, original score, cinematography, visual effects, sound, production design, and make-up and hairstyling.

Where can I see it? - On Netflix and in some cinemas.

The Banshees of Inisherin

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What's it about? - Two friends who live on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland fall out - with one threatening to chop off his fingers unless the other agrees to leave him alone.

Who's in it? - Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon.

How many nominations? - 9

What is it nominated for? - Acting nominations for the four stars, best picture, director, original screenplay, film editing and original score.

Where can I see it? - On Disney+ and in some cinemas.

Elvis

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What's it about? - A cradle-to-grave biopic of legendary singer Elvis Presley, who transformed mainstream rock 'n' roll in the US.

Who's in it? - Austin Butler portrays Presley, while Tom Hanks plays his manager Colonel Tom Parker.

How many nominations? - 8

What is it nominated for? - Best actor for Butler, picture, cinematography, film editing, sound, costume design, production design and make-up and hairstyling.

Where can I see it? - It can be rented from on-demand stores including Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video.

The Fabelmans

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What's it about? - Steven Spielberg's autobiographical drama follows a young boy who falls in love with cinema and begins making his own films, while navigating other difficulties of teenage life.

Who's in it? - Gabriel LaBelle, Paul Dano, Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Judd Hirsch.

How many nominations? - 7

What is it nominated for? - Best actress for Williams, supporting actor for Hirsch, picture, director, original screenplay, original score and production design.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 27 January.

Top Gun: Maverick

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What's it about? - After 30 years of service, fighter pilot Maverick must train a young group of graduates for a high-profile mission. One of them is the resentful Rooster, the son of Goose - a main character from the original film.

Who's in it? - Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm and Val Kilmer.

How many nominations? - 6

What is it nominated for? - Best picture, original song for Lady Gaga's Hold My Hand, adapted screenplay, visual effects, film editing and sound.

Where can I see it? - On Paramount Plus, or available to rent on other platforms.

Tár

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What's it about? - A renowned orchestra conductor, Lydia Tár, faces scrutiny following the suicide of one of her former protégés.

Who's in it? - Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss and Mark Strong.

How many nominations? - 6

What is it nominated for? - Best actress for Blanchett, picture, director, original screenplay, cinematography and film editing.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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What's it about? - Following King T'Challa's death, invading forces from around the world target Wakanda's vibranium, unleashing chaos. Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M'Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje must fight to protect the kingdom.

Who's in it? - Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong'o and Angela Bassett.

How many nominations? - 5

What is it nominated for? - Best supporting actress for Bassett, original song for Rihanna's Lift Me Up, costume design, visual effects, and make-up and hairstyling.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas and on Disney+ on 1 February.

Avatar: The Way of Water

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What's it about? - Jake Sully, Neytiri and their family join a reef tribe and must defend themselves against an attack from humans that threatens the existence of the Na'vi people on the planet Pandora.

Who's in it? - Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña and Sigourney Weaver.

How many nominations? - 4

What is it nominated for? - Best picture, visual effects, sound and production design.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

Babylon

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What's it about? - In 1920s Hollywood, actress Nellie LaRoy's star is on the rise while Jack Conrad's is starting to wane. The decadence and depravity of the era is laid bare, while the film industry must grapple with the transition from silent films to "talkies".

Who's in it? - Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Diego Calva.

How many nominations? - 3

What is it nominated for? - Best original score, production design and costume design.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

The Batman

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What's it about? - Batman must venture into the dark underworld of Gotham City after a sadistic killer, known as the Riddler, leaves a trail of cryptic clues at the scenes of his murders.

Who's in it? - Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright and Colin Farrell.

How many nominations? - 3

What is it nominated for? - Best sound, visual effects, and make-up and hairstyling.

Where can I see it? - It can be streamed on Now Cinema or bought from on-demand stores.

Triangle Of Sadness

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What's it about? - The super-rich are enjoying a luxury cruise, until it sinks - leaving the privileged passengers fighting for survival on an island.

Who's in it? - Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean, Dolly de Leon and Woody Harrelson.

How many nominations? - 3

What is it nominated for? - Best picture, director and original screenplay.

Where can I see it? - It can be rented from on-demand stores and is in some cinemas.

The Whale

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What's it about? - A morbidly obese professor attempts to repair his relationship with his teenage daughter as his health declines.

Who's in it? - Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink and Hong Chau.

How many nominations? - 3

What is it nominated for? - Best actor for Fraser, supporting actress for Chau, and make-up and hairstyling.

Where can I see it? - In UK cinemas from 3 February.

Living

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What's it about? - An ageing civil servant decides to change his lifestyle after receiving a terminal diagnosis.

Who's in it? - Bill Nighy and Aimee Lou Wood.

How many nominations? - 2

What is it nominated for? - Best actor for Nighy and adapted screenplay.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas.

Women Talking

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What's it about? - A group of women in an isolated Mennonite colony debate whether they should leave en masse after several of them are drugged and raped by the community's men.

Who's in it? - Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley and Ben Whishaw.

How many nominations? - 2

What is it nominated for? - Best picture and adapted screenplay.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 10 February.

Blonde

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What's it about? - A fictionalised account of Marilyn Monroe's life, from a volatile childhood to struggles with fame, relationships and addiction, adapted from Joyce Carol Oates's novel of the same name.

Who's in it? - Ana de Armas, Adrien Brody and Bobby Cannavale.

What is it nominated for? - Best actress for de Armas.

Where can I see it? - On Netflix.

Aftersun

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What's it about? - A young man struggles with fatherhood and his own mental health while on holiday in Turkey with his 11-year-old daughter.

Who's in it? - Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio.

What is it nominated for? - Best actor for Mescal.

Where can I see it? - In some cinemas, on Mubi (which is available via Amazon Prime Video in the UK), or it can be rented from Curzon Home Cinema.

Causeway

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What's it about? - A US soldier who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan tries to readjust to normal life with the assistance of an unlikely friend, a mechanic with his own physical and mental health struggles.

Who's in it? - Jennifer Lawrence, Brian Tyree Henry.

What is it nominated for? - Best supporting actor for Henry.

Where can I see it? - On Apple TV+.

To Leslie

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What's it about? - An alcoholic mother from Texas tries to rebuild her life after squandering her lottery winnings.

Who's in it? - Andrea Riseborough, Allison Janney, Marc Maron and Andre Royo

What is it nominated for? - Best actress for Andrea Riseborough.

Where can I see it? - It can be rented from on-demand stores including Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime Video.

Below are the five films nominated for best animated feature.

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

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What's it about? - A carpenter brings a wooden boy to life against the backdrop of Fascist Italy, but young Pinocchio finds his nose grows whenever he lies.

Who voices the characters? - Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Cate Blanchett, Gregory Mann and David Bradley.

Where can I see it? - On Netflix.

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

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What's it about? - A documentary filmmaker moves into an AirBnB and discovers Marcel, a one-inch-tall talking shell living in the home with his dementia-afflicted grandmother.

Who voices the characters? - Jenny Slate, Rosa Salazar and Isabella Rossellini.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 17 February.

Turning Red

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What's it about? - A 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian girl who is grappling with adolescence discovers a family curse prompts her to transform into a giant red panda when she experiences any strong emotion.

Who voices the characters? - Rosalie Chiang, Sandra Oh, Ava Morse and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.

Where can I see it? - On Disney+.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

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What's it about? - After finding out he has burnt through eight of his nine lives, Puss in Boots sets off on an adventure to find the mythical Last Wish to restore them.

Who voices the characters? - Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Florence Pugh and Olivia Colman.

Where can I see it? - In cinemas from 3 February.

The Sea Beast

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What's it about? - A young girl ventures into uncharted waters with a legendary hunter, on their search for the elusive sea monster Red Bluster.

Who voices the characters? - Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator and Jared Harris.

Where can I see it? - On Netflix

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