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Oscar 2023 LIVE: Avatar, The Fabelmans and Banshees vie for big awards

Oscar nominations 2023 LIVE: Avatar, The Fabelmans, Banshees and more vie for the big awards as Austin Butler and Cate Blanchett expected as nominees for Best Actor and Actress

Here, follow’s liveblog for all the latest on the Oscar nominations:

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In the Best Actor category, Austin Butler is all but guaranteed to be in the running for his lead role in the biopic Elvis, having already taken home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.

Likewise, Colin Farrell is a top contender for his performance in The Banshees Of Inisherin, which saw him win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

Brendan Fraser’s performance as a reclusive college professor struggling with obesity in The Whale has received universal praise as has Bill Nighy’s turn as a bureaucrat facing an illness in Living is another name in the mix.

Adam Sandler’s performance in Hustle, Paul Mescal’s in Aftersun and Hugh Jackman in The Son are also thought to be contenders.

In the Best Actress category, Cate Blanchett’s role as a world famous composer in TAR is thought to be a frontrunner.

Joining her could be Golden Globe winner Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once and Viola Davis for her role in The Woman King.

Danielle Deadwyler’s role as Emmet Till’s mother in Till has received universal praise while Ana de Armas’ turn as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde is also thought to be in the running.

Other names mentioned for the nomination include Margot Robbie for Babylon and Emma Thompson for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.

Projects in the running for Best Picture include Avatar: The Way Of Water, Top Gun: Maverick, TAR, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Everything Everywhere All At Once, Elvis and All Quiet On The Western Front.

Actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams are set to announce the Oscars nominations for 2023 on Tuesday morning.

The pair will finally put viewers out of their misery and reveal which films caught the judges’ eyes around 8.30am ET.

They will likely put on the usual jokes and surprises for audiences across the US before reeling off the list of leading movies.

The 2023 Oscars are on Monday, March 12 2023. US viewers can watch the show on ABC while fans in the UK can also livestream the ceremony on the sub channel Sky Cinema Oscars. 

The ceremony will once again take place at the Dolby Theatre in LA after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences signed a signed a 20-year extension to its hosting deal, meaning the show will take place there until at least 2033.

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