The 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday with “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” a science fiction film, leading the pack with 11 nominations. It was closely followed by “All Quiet on the Western Front,” a World War I drama, and “The Banshees of Inisherin,” a comedic film set during the Irish civil war, both of which received nine nominations. All three movies are nominated for best picture, making for a more commercially successful group of nominees compared to previous years. Other films in the running for best picture include the blockbuster hits “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick,” as well as “Elvis,” a musical biopic that was popular with audiences. Other notable nominees include “The Fabelmans,” directed by Steven Spielberg, “Tár,” a film about an abusive conductor, “Women Talking,” a film about a religious community, and “Triangle of Sadness,” a satire about the wealthy elite.
“Triangle of Sadness,” one of the most controversial films of the year, received nominations for its screenplay and for the direction of Ruben Östlund, the Swedish filmmaker behind the satire. He will be competing in the best director category against Steven Spielberg, Todd Field (“Tár”), Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), and the directing duo of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”). The category is entirely composed of men. The last two best director winners, Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”) and Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”) have been women, and there were some expectations that “Women Talking’s” Sarah Polley might receive a best director nomination.
The announcement of the Oscar nominations comes at a difficult time for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the organization behind the awards, and the film industry as a whole. Ratings for the Oscars have been in decline in recent years, which has affected the broadcast’s licensing fees, the primary source of revenue for the Academy. Additionally, adult-oriented movies such as “The Fabelmans,” “Tár” and “The Banshees of Inisherin” have struggled at the box office during the pandemic. Furthermore, streaming services, which have helped to fill the gap left by the decline in theatrical revenues by providing a platform and funding for artists, are also shifting their priorities. For example, Netflix has informed investors that it plans to keep content spending relatively stable while it focuses on increasing profits. However, this year’s Oscar season has featured several comeback stories. Ke Huy Quan, a former child actor known for his role in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” earned a best supporting actor nomination for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” A few years ago, Quan had given up on acting, believing his career as an actor was over. Another comeback story is Brendan Fraser, a former action star whose career was hindered by health problems and personal struggles, but who has re-emerged as a powerful character actor with a transformative performance as a morbidly obese man in “The Whale.” He earned a nomination for best actor.
Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars, which will be his third time as the emcee. He previously hosted the awards show in 2017 and 2018. Last year, the Oscars returned to a host format with Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, after going host-less the previous two years. The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC.
The best picture nominees are: “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Fabelmans,” “Tár,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Triangle of Sadness,” “Women Talking.”
The best director nominees are: Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”) Todd Field (“Tár”) Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)
The best lead actor nominees are: Austin Butler (“Elvis”) Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”) Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”) Bill Nighy (“Living”)
Best Lead Actress nominees are: Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) Ana de Armas (“Blonde”) Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”) Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”) Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Best Supporting Actor nominees are: Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”) Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”) Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Best Supporting Actress nominees are: Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) Hong Chau (“The Whale”) Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”) Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”) Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Best Adapted Screenplay nominees are: “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Written by Rian Johnson “Living,” Written by Kazuo Ishiguro “Top Gun: Maverick,” Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks “Women Talking,” Screenplay by Sarah Polley
Best Original Screenplay nominees are: “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Written by Martin McDonagh “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert “The Fabelmans,” Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner “Tár,” Written by Todd Field “Triangle of Sadness,” Written by Ruben Östlund
Best Cinematography nominees are: “All Quiet on the Western Front”, James Friend “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” Darius Khond
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