“Everything Everywhere All at Once” leads with 11 nods as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 95th Oscars on Tuesday.
The film won nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, and its stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Hui Quan received nods for Best Performance by an Actress and an Actor in a Leading Role.
Ten films were named as contenders for the coveted Best Picture award: “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “The Banshees of Inishrin,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere.” All at Once,” “The Fablemans,” “Tar,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Triangle of Sadness” and “Women Talking.”
Allison Williams and Riz Ahmed announced The nominations Tuesday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Voting for the nominations ended on January 17, according to Variety, and 9,579 members of the Academy were eligible to vote. As Variety reports, the Academy said it had a “record-breaking turnout” for this year’s nominations.
There are 23 categories.
Angela Bassett was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, along with Hong Chau in “The Whale”, Kerry Condon in “The Banshees of Inishrin” and Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, both were nominated for their roles in “Everything Together Everywhere.”
Bassett has already won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the “Black Panther” sequel, and has also been nominated for a BAFTA, Britain’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, in that category.
“The Banshees of Inishrin,” “The Fablemans,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Top Gun: Maverick” also dominated the nominations.
Austin Butler received nominations for Best Actor for his portrayal of Elvis Presley, Colin Farrell for “The Banshees of Inishrin,” Brendan Fraser for “The Whale,” Paul Mescal for “Aftersun” and Bill Nighy for “Living.” included for
Nominated for Best Actress were Cate Blanchett in “The Wire”, Ana de Armas for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”, Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie” and Michelle Williams in “The Fablemen”, along with Yeoh.
Martin McDonagh for “The Banshees of Inishrin”, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, Steven Spielberg for “The Fablemens”, Todd Field for “Tar” are in the best director race. and Ruben Ostlund for “Triangle of Sorrows”.
No woman made it to the list of best directors.
Films rejected for the Academy Awards include “Till,” a historical drama about Emmett Till’s search for justice after his mother is lynched to death in Mississippi in 1955, starring Daniel Deadweiler, and starring Viola Davis There was “The Woman King”, which focused on one. A group of women warriors defending the African kingdom of Dahomey.
No woman of color made the Best Actress list.
Rihanna made it to the list of nominations for Best Original Song for “Lift Me Up” in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, along with Lady Gaga for “Hold My Hand”, which was nominated for “Top Gun: Maverick”. appeared in But Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” was featured on “Where the Crawdads Sing” even though it was nominated for Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards.
The nominations come just weeks after the Golden Globes returned to the airwaves. “The Banshees of Inishrin,” the story of two friends who are marooned on a remote island in Ireland in 1923, won the award for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy. It was the most nominated film at the Golden Globes, with eight nods. The final award of the night – Best Motion Picture, Drama – went to Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical “The Fablemans.”
Last year’s Academy Awards ceremony ignited widespread shock after Will Smith, who won best actor for “King Richard,” slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith apologized to the Academy and The Rock. He later resigned from the Academy, which announced it was barring him from attending award shows for 10 years.
In a recent statement, Academy CEO Bill Kramer said this year’s show will honor both the year’s best films and the ceremony’s 95th anniversary.
“The energy around the show should feel like one big celebration of cinema and the awards – our heritage, our artists, our films, our future,” he said. “The 95th gives us a wonderful opportunity to weave together the incredible legacy of the Oscars, the diverse and powerful work we do at the Academy, and our vision for the future.”
Late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel will return as host, his third time hosting the ceremony, which he led in 2017 and 2018.
The 95th Oscars will be broadcast live on ABC on March 12 from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.