And here are the nominees!

Best Picture

“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“The Fabelmans”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Triangle of Sadness”
“Women Talking”

Best Director

Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)
Todd Field (“TÁR”)
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 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 Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Hong Chau (“The Whale”)
Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best International Feature Film

“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)
“Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)
“Close” (Belgium)
“EO” (Poland)
“The Quiet Girl” (Ireland)

Best Cinematography

James Friend (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Darius Khondji (“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”)
Mandy Walker (“Elvis”)
Roger Deakins (“Empire of Light”)
Florian Hoffmeister (“Tár”)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Edward Berger, Ian Stokell, and Lesley Paterson (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Rian Johnson (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)
Kazuo Ishiguro (“Living”)
Ehren Kruger, Christopher McQuarrie, and Eric Warren Singer (“Top Gun: Maverick”)
Sarah Polley (“Women Talking”)

Best Original Screenplay

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Todd Field (“TÁR”)
Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)
Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)

Best Animated Feature

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”
“Turning Red”
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”
“The Sea Beast”

Best Visual Effects

“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“The Batman”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Top Gun: Maverick”

Best Editing

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Best Production Design

“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“The Fabelmans”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“The Batman”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“The Whale”

Best Costume Design

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”

Best Sound

“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“The Batman”

Best Documentary Feature

“All That Breathes”
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
“Fire of Love”
“A House Made of Splinters”

Best Documentary Short Subject

“The Elephant Whisperers”
“How Do You Measure a Year?”
“The Martha Mitchell Effect”
“Stranger at the Gate”

Best Live Action Short

“An Irish Goodbye”
“Le Pupille”
“Night Ride”
“The Red Suitcase”

Best Animated Short

“The Flying Sailor”
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
“Ice Merchants”
“My Year of Dicks”
“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It”

Best Original Song

“Hold My Hand” — Lady Gaga (“Top Gun: Maverick”)
“Lift Me Up”— Rihanna (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
“Naatu Naatu”— Kaala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, and Rahul Sipligunj (“RRR”)
“Applause”— Diane Warren (“Tell It Like a Woman”)
“This Is a Life”— David Byrne, Ryan Lott, and Mitski (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

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

Live every year, Oscar nomination morning is full of hot takes, surprises, and “What the hell?” moments! Kudos to Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams for a smooth announcement that included a mention of M3GAN and a little giggle due to one certain movie. My favorite movie of the year, Everything Everywhere All At Once, was the big film of the day garnering 11 nominations including top categories like Best Picture, Director (The Daniels), Actress (Michelle Yeoh), two Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu), and Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan). Netflix’s All Quiet On the Western Front was the second-most nominated film with nine nominations including Best Picture.

Best Supporting Actress may just have the best lineup of any category with: Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Hong Chau (The Whale), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All At Once), and Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All At Once).

Best Supporting Actor had some surprises with Judd Hirsch receiving a nomination for his work in The Fabelmans beating out Paul Dano who many expected would receive a nomination. Brian Tyree Henry was a well-deserving surprise nomination for his work in Causeway, an AppleTV+ film that not many people have seen, so the word of mouth wasn’t nearly as strong in other award ceremonies this season.

Speaking of word of mouth, within the last two weeks, the industry saw a grass-roots campaign for Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie in Best Actress. She had been ignored in every other award season race so far, yet, we saw people within the industry, like Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet, do social media or other proclamations of her work that started drumming up buzz. There’s usually a typical studio marketing campaign push, which is how nominations come to be, and yet, Riseborough’s was truly word of mouth, non-financially funded nomination. Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Williams, and Ana de Armas will be her competition. This category also has the most noteworthy “snubs” with Viola Davis (The Woman King) and Danielle Deadwyler (Till). Davis is a past winner and frequent nominee. Deadwyler truly gave one of the best and most powerful performances of the year, and it’s heartbreaking to see her film ignored by audiences and her performance ignored by the Academy.

Let’s talk Cinematography. Here’s a category with some “WHAAATT??” moments. I was expecting Top Gun: Maverick, The Fabelmans, Nope, and The Banshees of Inisherin to be nominated. Frankly, I just assumed Claudio Miranda would WIN for Top Gun: Maverick. ALL SHUT OUT for the likes of All Quiet On the Western Front, Bardo, Elvis, Empire of Light, and Tár.

What will win? Find out when they air live on March 12, 2023 on ABC with host Jimmy Kimmel!

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