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Oscar Noms 2023: Prestige Films, Blockbusters, and International Dramas Make the Cut


Actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams revealed the 2023 Oscar nominees on Tuesday morning.

The highly anticipated list is a mix of prestige films, blockbusters and international dramas alongside high-profile contenders like “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “TÁR,” “The Fabelmans,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” and “All Quiet on the Western Front” all received nods. 

The ceremony will be televised on ABC and will be hosted for the third time by Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 2017 and 2018 ceremonies. The show is produced by Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner.

The upcoming ceremony will “return to a show that’s about a love of cinema, international cinema, and diverse artists,” teased Academy CEO Bill Kramer. He added that the 95th Academy Awards will feature some “great legacy surprises. “.

The 95th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12 at 8 p.m. ABC ET/5pm PT.

The Oscars are one of the film industry’s most prestigious awards ceremonies. Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking by awarding an Oscar statuette.

Notably, with the exception of a few years during World War II, the Oscars have been presented every year since 1929. At the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, the ceremony usually takes place in late February or early March.

The show is broadcast live on television and is seen by millions of viewers around the world.

Oscar nominees are determined by the voting members of the Academy, which is made up of over 9,000 industry professionals. The voting process will be split in two, with the nominees announced in January and the winners announced at his March awards ceremony.

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Oscar: Prestigious Award

The Academy Awards recognize outstanding performances in various categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.

There are also categories for technical achievements, such as Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Visual Effects.

The Best Picture category is often considered the most prestigious, with past winners including classics such as “The Godfather,” “Schindler’s List,” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

The Oscar ceremony itself is a star-studded event, with the biggest names in Hollywood walking the red carpet and taking to the stage to present and accept awards. The show also features live performances from some of the world’s biggest musicians, as well as comedic segments and montages celebrating the year in film.

In recent years, the Academy has made a concerted effort to increase diversity and inclusion among its nominees and winners. 

The #OscarsSoWhite controversy of 2015, which saw all 20 acting nominees that year being white, prompted the Academy to take steps to diversify its voting membership and increase representation of people of color and other underrepresented groups in the film industry.

The Oscars remain one of the most widely-watched and highly-anticipated awards shows in the entertainment industry, with the ceremony and its nominees and winners often making headlines around the world. 

The next Oscars ceremony is set to take place in March 2022, and as always, all eyes will be on the nominees, winners, and all the glitz and glamour that surrounds the event.

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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

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Todd Field, TÁR

Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Actor

Austin Butler, Elvis

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Bill Nighy, Living

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 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

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, and Ian Stokell, All Quiet on the Western Front

Rian Johnson, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Kazuo Ishiguro, Living

Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie, story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks, Top Gun: Maverick

Sarah Polley, Women Talking

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, The Fabelmans

Todd Field, TÁR

Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Animated Feature Film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

The Sea Beast

Turning Red

Best International Feature Film

All Quiet on the Western Front

Argentina, 1985



The Quiet Girl

Best Documentary Feature

All That Breathes

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Fire of Love

A House Made of Splinters


Best Film Editing

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, The Banshees of Inisherin

Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond, Elvis

Paul Rogers, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Monika Willi, TÁR

Eddie Hamilton, Top Gun: Maverick

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 Costume Design

Mary Zophres, Babylon

Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Catherine Martin, Elvis

Shirley Kurata, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Jenny Beavan, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová, All Quiet on the Western Front

Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine, The Batman

Camille Friend and Joel Harlow, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, and Aldo Signoretti, Elvis

Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, and Anne Marie Bradley, The Whale

Best Production Design

Christian M. Goldbeck and Ernestine Hipper, All Quiet on the Western Front

Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, and Vanessa Cole, Avatar: The Way of Water

Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino, Babylon

Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, and Bev Dunn, Elvis

Rick Carter and Karen O’Hara, The Fabelmans

Best Music (Original Song)

“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman, music and lyrics by Dianne Warren

“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick, music and lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, music and lyrics by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson

“Naatu Naatu” from RRR, music by M.M. Keeravaani, lyrics by Chandrabose

“This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once, music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski, lyrics by Ryan Lott

Best Music (Original Score)

Volker Bertelmann, All Quiet on the Western Front

Justin Hurwitz, Babylon

Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Son Lux, Everything Everywhere All at Once

John Williams, The Fabelmans

Best Sound

Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel, and Stefan Korte, All Quiet on the Western Front

Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges, Avatar: The Way of Water

Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray, and Andy Nelson, The Batman

David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson, and Michael Keller, Elvis

Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon, and Mark Taylor, Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects

Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank, and Kamil Jafar, All Quiet on the Western Front

Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett, Avatar: The Way of Water

Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands, and Dominic Tuohy, The Batman

Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson, and Scott R. Fisher, Top Gun: Maverick

Best Animated Short Film

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 Live Action Short Film

An Irish Goodbye


Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase

Best Documentary Short

The Elephant Whisperers


How Do You Measure a Year?

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Stranger at the Gate

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