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Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards

January 24, 2023

By John Corrado

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced this morning, with A24’s beloved Everything Everywhere All at Once – which maxed out with a total of eleven nominations – leading the charge. The Best Picture lineup is rounded out by 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, and Women Talking.

From Top Gun: Maverick in Adapted Screenplay and Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness) in Director, to Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans) and Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway) in Supporting Actor and Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie) in Best Actress, this was kind of a wild morning in terms of both surprises and snubs.

Both Danielle Deadwyler (Till) and Viola Davis (The Woman King) missing in Best Actress is pretty shocking, since I really thought at least one would get in. Riseborough making the cut instead for the little seen indie film To Leslie has to be the biggest surprise of the morning, and will forever change awards campaigning, with the actress getting in off of a grassroots last minute push from her industry pals that included hosting screenings and posting on social media.

This is also the first year since 1934 that the Best Actor lineup is made up entirely of first time nominees, including Austin Butler (Elvis), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Bill Nighy (Living), with the fifth slot going to Irish actor Paul Mescal, on a much deserved lone nomination for critic’s darling Aftersun. It’s one heck of a good lineup.

Park Chan-wook’s Decision to Leave was notably and undeservedly snubbed in International Film. I’m also genuinely shocked that Top Gun: Maverick didn’t get in Cinematography, but it is cool to see both Bardo and TÁR recognized in that category. Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale missing Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay is not great, though I am very pleased that Fraser (my own personal frontrunner) and Hong Chau both got nominated.

It’s genuinely cool to see box office smash Top Gun: Maverick as a Best Picture nominee, and I think it’s safe to say that Everything Everywhere All at Once is now officially the Best Picture frontrunner (if it wasn’t already). The film got in basically everywhere it needed to, including four acting nominees (with an all but guaranteed Supporting Actor winner in Ke Huy Quan) as well as surprising in Score and Song, maxing out with the most nominations of any film today. So, yeah, it feels like the one to beat, and will honestly be a pretty cool winner.

The winners will be announced on March 12th at 8PM. The full list of nominees is below.

​Best Picture

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

Best Director

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Todd Field – TÁR

Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Ruben Östlund – Triangle of Sadness

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – TÁR

Ana de Armas – Blonde

Andrea Riseborough – To Leslie

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Actor

Austin Butler – Elvis

Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser – The Whale

Paul Mescal – Aftersun

Bill Nighy – Living

​Best Supporting Actress

​​​​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 Supporting Actor

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 Original Screenplay

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Fabelmans

TÁR

Triangle of Sadness

Best Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Living

Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

Best Animated Feature

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

The Sea Beast

Turning Red

Best Documentary Feature

All That Breathes

All the Beauty And the Bloodshed

Fire of Love

A House Made Of Splinters

​​​Navalny

Best International Feature

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Belgium)

EO (Poland)

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

Best Cinematography

​All Quiet on the Western Front

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Elvis

Empire of Light

TÁR

Best Costume Design

Babylon

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Best Film Editing

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All At Once

TÁR

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

​​​​​All Quiet on the Western Front

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

The Whale

Best Production Design

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Elvis

The Fabelmans

Best Sound

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Elvis

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Score

All Quiet on the Western Front – Volker Bertelmann

Babylon – Justin Hurwitz

The Banshees of Inisherin – Carter Burwell

Everything Everywhere All At Once – Son Lux

The Fabelmans – John Williams

Best Original Song

“Applause” – Tell It Like a Woman

“Hold My Hand” – Top Gun: Maverick

“Lift Me Up” – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

“Naatu Naatu” – RRR

“This Is A Life” – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Animated Short

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse

The Flying Sailor

Ice Merchants

My Year of Dicks

An Ostrich Told Me the World is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Best Documentary Short

The Elephant Whisperers

Haulout

How Do You Measure a Year?

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Stranger at the Gate

Best Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye

Ivalu

Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase

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