Months of film festivals, red carpets, and predictions have all led to the moment the Academy unveiled the nominations for the 2023 Oscars on Tuesday morning, glamsquad reports.
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Announced by actors Allison Williams (M3GAN) and Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), ABC’s televised rollout turned high-profile contenders into Oscar nominees, following a contentious race that included everything from prestige gems (Everything Everywhere All at Once, TÁR, The Fabelmans) and major blockbusters (Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water) to late-breaking international dramas like All Quiet on the Western Front.
As expected, A24’s multiverse epic Everything Everywhere All at Once led the nominations list with 11 overall appearances in key categories, including Best Picture, Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), and Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu).
Trailing just behind are the German war epic All Quiet on the Western Front and Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin, both of which scored nine nominations — including four acting nominations for the latter’s cast members Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, and Kerry Condon.
Blockbuster titles also hit big with the Academy, including Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick in Best Picture, which means Tom Cruise earned a nod as a producer of the Top Gun sequel despite missing out on a Best Actor nomination. Angela Bassett, the Best Supporting Actress frontrunner, also became the first-ever performer from a Marvel movie to bag an Oscar nomination for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Surprise omissions from the list include Eddie Redmayne and Paul Dano in The Good Nurse and The Fabelmans, Viola Davis in The Woman King, and Danielle Deadwyler in Till, while performers like Judd Hirsch (also in The Fabelmans) and Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie) seemingly swooped into their respective categories at the last minute with little precursor support.
The network will again broadcast the upcoming Oscars, with Jimmy Kimmel returning to host after previously serving as emcee for the 2017 and 2018 ceremonies, with Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner producing the ceremony.
“All I will say is that we’re moving forward. It’s going to be a return to a show that’s about a love of cinema, international cinema, diverse artists. And it’s our 95th Oscars, so there are going to be some great legacy surprises,” Academy CEO Bill Kramer teased in September of the upcoming show.