Everything Everywhere All at Once and Top Gun: Maverick dominate Oscar nominations 2023

Top Gun: Maverick has been nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, in a sign that Hollywood is finally listening to audiences and honoring box office hits instead of arthouse favorites.

The movie starring Tom Cruise is nominated for Best Picture along with Elvis, Avatar: The Way of Water, All Quiet on the Western Front and The Fabelmans at the 95th Academy Awards, which will be hosted on March 12 by Jimmy Kimmel. 

While Cruise missed out on a nomination for Best Actor, the nomination for Best Picture could bring him his first Academy Award.  

Everything Everywhere All at Once won 11 nominations and The Banshees of Inisherin won nine nominations. The two films swept the Golden Globes earlier this month. 

Elvis, by Baz Luhrmann, won eight nominations, including one for Austin Butler.

Box office hit Top Gun: Maverick starring Tom Cruise. The movie was snubbed by the Globes

Poll

Which Oscar nominee should win best picture?

  • All Quiet on the Western Front 113 votes
  • Avatar: The Way of Water 38 votes
  • The Banshees of Inisherin 202 votes
  • Elvis 112 votes
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once 134 votes
  • The Fabelmans 19 votes
  • Tár 17 votes
  • Top Gun: Maverick 330 votes
  • Triangle of Sadness 18 votes
  • Women Talking 11 votes

Best Actress at the Oscars will be a toss-up between Cate Blanchett in Tar and Michelle Yeoh, who won the award at the Golden Globes for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

Ana De Armas also won a nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.  

While Cruise missed out on a nomination for Best Actor, Austin Butler (Elvis)  Brendan Fraser (The Whale) and Bill Nighy (Living) all received nods. 

One film that received no nominations was The Woman King, starring Viola Davis. 

All Quiet on the Western Front, a German-produced film, won multiple nominations, as did Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, including Best Original Song.

Angela Bassett is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and as is Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The awards ceremony will be hosted on March 12 by Jimmy Kimmel. Allison Williams and Riz Ahmed announced the nominees on Tuesday morning. 

Austin Butler won Best Actor at The Golden Globes for his performance in Elvis

Austin Butler won Best Actor at The Golden Globes for his performance in Elvis 

Avatar: The Way of Water was nominated for Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design and Best Sound

Avatar: The Way of Water was nominated for Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design and Best Sound

THE FILMS THAT LEAD THE 2023 OSCAR NOMINATIONS 

Everything Everywhere All at Once: 11 nominations

All Quiet on the Western Front: 9 nominations

The Banshees of Inisherin: 9 nominations

Elvis: 8 nominations 

The Fabelmans: 7 nominations 

Tár:  6 nominations 

Top Gun: Maverick: 6 nominations

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever: 5 nominations

Avatar: The Way of Water: 4 nominations

Babylon: 3 nominations

The Batman: 3 nominations

Triangle of Sadness: 3 nominations

The Whale: 3 nominations

Living: 2 nominations

Women Talking: 2 nominations 

Over the last five years, ratings for the once-adored show have steadily plummeted. 

Last year’s drama with Will Smith and Chris Rock revived the flailing numbers, but it also made the prestigious event into a mockery. 

This year’s awards season kicked off with the Golden Globes on January 10. 

Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans won Best Picture, with The Banshees of Inisherin winning Best Picture: Musical/Comedy. 

Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her performance in Tár, while Austin Butler won Best Actor for his role in the Elvis biopic. 

Angela Bassett won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Key Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor for Everything Everywhere All At Once. 

Top Gun: Maverick, one of the highest grossing films of the last few years, was snubbed at the Globes. 

Kimmel previously hosted the event in 2017 and 2018, when ratings were considerably higher than in recent years. 

This year’s awards bring first-time nominations for Colin Farrell and Bill Nighy, who are both nominated for Best Actor. 

Nighy won his nomination for Living, in which he portrays a veteran civil servant who is inspired to make the most of his remaining days.

Farrell’s performance in The Banshees of Inisherin won has dazzled the awards circuit so far. 

Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once. The movie has swept awards season so far. Yeoh is nominated for Best Actress

Michelle Yeoh in Everything Everywhere All At Once. The movie has swept awards season so far. Yeoh is nominated for Best Actress

Another critics' favorite is The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell

Another critics’ favorite is The Banshees of Inisherin, starring Colin Farrell 

Over the last decade, audience numbers for the once coveted event have evaporated. 

The most watched ever was in 1998, when 55.8million people tuned in to see Titanic win Best Picture. 

The numbers steadily declined in the years that followed, then fell off a cliff-edge in 2019, when actors started using their speeches to preach politics, and celebrities strutted badges and themed-outfits down the red carpet. 

In 2021, when the in-person event was scrapped due to COVID, only 10milion people watched the livestream. 

Will Smith gave last year’s show a boost by slapping Chris Rock, bringing the numbers back up to 16.6million. 

Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams 95th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement, Los Angeles

Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams 95th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement, Los Angeles

FULL LIST OF OSCARS 2023 NOMINATIONS 

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tar

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

Spielberg, Fabelmans

Todd Field, Tar

Ruben Ostlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Original Screenplay

Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tar

Triangle of Sadness

Best Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Living

Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

Best Supporting Actor 

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Barrry 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

Original Score

All Quiet on the Western Front

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Production Design

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Elvis

The Fabelmans

Best Film Editing  

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick 

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 Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye

Ivalu

Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase  

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, Tar 

Ana De Armas, Blonde

Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Cinematography

All Quiet on the Western Front

Bardo, False Chronicle

Elvis

Empire of Light

Tar

Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveer

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Song

Applause, Tell It Like a Woman

Hold my hand, Top Gun: Maverick

Lift me up, Black Panther

Naatu Naatu from RRR

This is a life, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Sound

All Quiet On The Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Elvis

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Costume Design

Babylon

Black Panther

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Make Up and Hair

All Quiet on the Western Front

Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

The Whale

Best Documentary Feature Film

All That Breathes 

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

 Fire of Love 

A House Made of Splinters 

Navalny

Best Documentary Short Film

The Elephant Whisperers

Haulout

How Do You Measure a Year? 

The Martha Mitchell Effect 

Stranger at the Gate  

Best International Feature Film

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Belgium)

EO (Poland)

The Quiet Girl (Ireland

Best Animated Short Film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Flying Sailor,

Ice Merchants

My Year of D***s

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It          

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