“Everything Everywhere All At Once” Rules The 2023 Oscar Nominations (And Ana de Armas, Andrea Riseborough, And Austin Butler Also Got Noms)

January 24, 2023 / Posted by:

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards came out today. So from now until voting closes on March 7th, there’s going to be some 5.0 Richter scale rolling come from Marilyn Monroe’s grave since Ana de Armas got a Best Actress nom for her performance in the Razzie-nominated trauma porn Blonde, and you know her campaign is going to put everyone’s eye-rolling muscles to the test. Same goes for Carrie Diaries star Austin Butler, whose possibly permanent thankyouverymuch voice will continue to cling to his vocal cords since he got a nom for Best Actor for his performance in Elvis. And the last-minute push by several Hollywood actors to get Andrea Riseborough a Best Actress nomination for her performance in To Leslie paid off because she got in too. But this Oscar season belongs to Everything Everywhere All at Once because it was all over the nominations.

EEAAO swept that bitch and racked up 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, and Best Supporting Actress for both Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu. There was a tie for the second-most nominations. The Banshees of Inisherin and the German war movie All Quiet on the Western Front got nine each (“A war movie getting lots of Oscar nominations? Groundbreaking.”) As expected, Cate Blanchett got her eighth Oscar nomination for TÁR, comeback king Brendan Fraser got his first for The Whale, and Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick were both nominated for Best Picture. But James Cameron did not get a Best Director nom, and Tom Cruise did not get a Best Asscar nom (typo and it stays).

As for the surprises, Andrea Riseborough’s name wasn’t mentioned as a Best Actress contender until a few weeks ago when actors like Kate Winslet, Demi Moore, Edward Norton, Melanie Lynskey, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, and Frances Fisher began to tape Rise4Riseborough campaign posters all over the walls of Hollywood’s cafeteria. Other surprises were Best Supporting Actor nominations for Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway) and Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)  And Angela Bassett’s Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever wasn’t a shock at all, but she is the first  Marvel actor to be nominated for an Oscar. Another surprising reminder that Groot remains Oscar-less.

Then there were THE SNUBS! There were a couple in the Best Actress category. Viola Davis (The Woman King) and Danielle Deadwyler (Till) seemed to get passed for a nomination over Andrea and Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans). I haven’t seen The Fabelmans, but many have said that Michelle (and the bleached limecat wig she wore to play Steven Spielberg’s mom) belong in the Best Supporting Actress category, but she was submitted for Best Actress. Paul Dano got nothing for his performance in The Fabelmans, Baz Luhrmann (Elvis) was shut out of the Best Director category, and no female directors were nominated. Some thought that directors Sarah Polley (Women Talking), Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King), Chinonye Chukwu (Till), and Maria Schrader (She Said) could get in. Also, I can’t wait for Taylor Swift’s scathing diss track against Oscar for continuing to kill her Oscar dreams by not giving her a Best Original Song nomination for the song Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing.

And now I leave you with Riz Ahmed, who announced the nominations this morning with Allison Williams, saying My Year of Dicks (not to be confused with my 2022 memoir, My Year Of No Dick).

Here is the full list of nominations. The winners will be announced on March 12th.

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 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 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 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
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The Quiet Girl

Best Documentary Feature
All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
A House Made of Splinters
Navalny

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
Ivalu
Le Pupille
Night Ride
The Red Suitcase

Best Documentary Short
The Elephant Whisperers
Haulout
How Do You Measure a Year?
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Stranger at the Gate

Pic: A24

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