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Movies, the Oscars edition: Our picks for the top artists and flicks

Michelle Yeoh in a scene from "Everything Everywhere All At Once," an A24 film directed by "Daniels" (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert). The rollicking multiverse parable has earned 11 Academy Award nominations -- more than any other film contending this year -- including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Yeoh) and Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress. The 95th annual Oscars presentation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (image courtesy A24 Films)
Michelle Yeoh as harried multiverse traveler Evelyn Wang in "Everything Everywhere All At Once," an A24 film directed by "Daniels" (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert). The rollicking sci-fi parable has earned 11 Academy Award nominations -- more than any other film contending this year -- including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Yeoh) and Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor and Actress. The 95th annual Oscars presentation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, CA and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (image courtesy A24 Films)

Welcome to Midday at the Movies, our monthly look at films and filmmaking. Today, it's our annual Oscars edition, when we invite our guests — and you, our listeners — to tell us which films and film artists will (or should) bring home Oscar statuettes when they're awarded in Hollwood on Sunday, March 12. For a convenient one-page Oscars Ballot, click here.

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 95th Oscars Awards show will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (Oscars image courtesy AAMPAS)
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 95th Oscars Awards show will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (Oscars image courtesy AAMPAS)

Joining Tom in Studio A today is Jed Dietz, founding director of the Maryland Film Festival, and a regular here on Midday at the Movies.

Also back with us in studio is Max Weiss, pop culture and film critic and Editor-in-Chief of Baltimore Magazine.

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