Ukrainian Documentary Shines Amongst Oscar Nominees


The Academy Awards ceremony, also known as the Oscars, is set to take place on March 12-13, 2023 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The event will begin at 3 am Kiev time and will be broadcasted in Ukraine by the Public TV channel. The ceremony is a highly anticipated event in the film industry, as the winners of the prestigious awards are expected to experience an upsurge in their career, demand and popularity.

Jimmy Kimmel, an American comedian and broadcaster, has been announced as the host for the upcoming ceremony. This will be Kimmel’s third time hosting the Oscars, having previously hosted the event in 2017 and the Emmy Awards. Kimmel is known for his comedic wit and is expected to bring a fun and entertaining element to the ceremony.

The nominees for the 2023 Oscars were announced on January 24, with ten films being nominated for Best Picture. Additionally, a Ukrainian film titled “House of Splinters” has been nominated for Best Documentary. The film tells the story of Ukrainian children living in an orphanage near the front line and was created with the help of Ukrainian director and line producer, Azad Safarov.

This is a historic moment for Ukraine’s film industry, as it marks the first time a Ukrainian film has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary category. The nomination serves as a testament to the growing recognition and success of Ukraine’s film industry on an international scale. Fans and supporters of the film are eagerly awaiting the awards ceremony to see if “House of Splinters” will take home the prestigious award.

Best Picture

“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Malte Grunert, Producer

“Avatar: The Way of Water,” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

“Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers

“The Fabelmans,” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers

“Tár,” Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers

“Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers

“Triangle of Sadness,” Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers

“Women Talking,” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

Best Documentary Feature Film 

“All That Breathes,” Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov

“Fire of Love,” Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

“A House Made of Splinters,” Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström

“Navalny,” Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris