Oscar 2023: Who are the best director nominees?

Last Modified Feb 21, 2023 05:14 GMT
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The nominees of 95th Academy Awards for Best Director are Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Steven Spielberg (The Fablemans), Todd Field (TÁR), Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness).


On January 24, 2023, the 95th Oscar nominations were announced by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams. The award ceremony will begin on Sunday, March 12, 2023, in Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, Los Angeles.


Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars for the third time. Prior to that, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 89th Oscars in 2017 and 90th Oscars in 2018. The event will be broadcast on US television by ABC and will be produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss.


Who are the Oscar’s best director nominees 2023?


Martin McDonagh


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Martin McDonagh was nominated in the Best Director category of 95th Academy Award for his black tragicomedy film “The Banshees of Inisherin”. He was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture (as one of the producers) for the same film.



McDonagh was first nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for his film "Six Shooter," which won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. He was next nominated in 2009 for his film "In Bruges," which received nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for actor Brendan Gleeson.


In 2017, McDonagh received three Oscar nominations for his film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," which he wrote and directed. The film was nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Actress for Frances McDormand, who won the award.


Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert


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Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as "Daniels," was nominated for their second feature film "Everything Everywhere All at Once", an absurdist comedy-drama film. The film has been praised almost universally for its representation of philosophical concepts such as nihilism, existentialism, and absurdism.


Other than being nominated in the Best Director category, the film has also been nominated for 10 different categories in 95th Academy Award. Daniels were also nominated in Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture (as a producer) category for the same film.



In addition to the Academy Award, Daniels have received critical acclaim for their work as film directors, particularly for their 2016 film "Swiss Army Man," which starred Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. While the film did not receive any Oscar nominations, it did win the Directing Award (Dramatic) at the Sundance Film Festival that year.


Daniels has also directed several music videos for popular artists, including "Turn Down for What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon, which won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction in 2014.


Steven Spielberg


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Steven Allan Spielberg, the acclaimed 76-year-old filmmaker, once again marked his genius in filmmaking with the 2022 coming-of-age drama "The Fabelmans" and was nominated for 95th Academy award 2023 for Best Director category for the eighth time. Speilberg has also been nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture category for the same film.



Spielberg won his first Best Director Oscar in 1994 for the Holocaust drama "Schindler's List," which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture that year. He won his second Best Director Oscar in 1999 for the World War II drama "Saving Private Ryan."


Spielberg's other nominations for Best Director include "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1978), "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1982), "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" (1983), "Munich" (2005), and "Lincoln" (2012). Additionally, Spielberg has been nominated for many other Academy Awards in various categories, including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.


Todd Field


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William Todd Field has been nominated for his 2022 psychological drama "Tár" on 95th Academy Award for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture (as a producer) and the film "Tár" has been nominated in six categories including Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing.



Field is best known for his work as a director, and his films have been praised for their intense performances, powerful narratives, and striking cinematography. His first Academy Award nomination came in 2001, for his directorial debut, "In the Bedroom," which he also co-wrote and produced. The film received five nominations in total, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actress for Sissy Spacek.


Field's second Academy Award nomination came in 2007, for his film "Little Children," which he again wrote, directed, and produced. The film received three nominations in total, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress for Kate Winslet.


Ruben Östlund


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Ruben Östlund, a Swedish filmmaker, has been nominated for his 2022 satirical black comedy film "Triangle of Sadness." Östlund was nominated for the 95th Oscar for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for the film "Triangle of Sadness."



Östlund's Oscar nomination came in 2018 for his film "The Square," which he wrote and directed. The film is a satirical look at the art world and the dynamics of power and privilege, and won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival before going on to receive an Oscar nomination.


In addition to his Oscar nomination, Östlund has received many other accolades for his work, including numerous awards at film festivals around the world. He has also been nominated for and won several Swedish film awards, including the Guldbagge Award for Best Director, which he has won four times.

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