Presenting The 95th Annual Academy Awards Nominations

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The time has come for the biggest announcements in cinema for the previous years releases as The Oscar nominations for 2023 have been announced. Though we didn’t watch the ceremony, it was delivered by Academy Award-winner Riz Ahmed (Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Allison Williams who stars in the new creepy film “M3gan”. The lengthy rundown is presented for your entertainment.

Best Picture
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Malte Grunert, Producer

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

ELVIS – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers

THE FABELMANS – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers

TÁR – Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers

WOMEN TALKING
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Austin Butler in ELVIS

Colin Farrell in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Brendan Fraser in THE WHALE

Paul Mescal in AFTERSUN

Bill Nighy in LIVING

Actor in a Supporting Role
Brendan Gleeson in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Brian Tyree Henry in CAUSEWAY

Judd Hirsch in THE FABELMANS

Barry Keoghan in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Ke Huy Quan in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett in TÁR

Ana de Armas in BLONDE

Andrea Riseborough in TO LESLIE

Michelle Williams in THE FABELMANS

Michelle Yeoh in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Actress in a Supporting Role
Angela Bassett in BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

Hong Chau in THE WHALE

Kerry Condon in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Jamie Lee Curtis in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Stephanie Hsu in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Animated Feature Film
GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO
Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON
Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH
Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

THE SEA BEAST
Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

TURNING RED
Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Cinematography
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
James Friend

BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS
Darius Khondji

ELVIS
Mandy Walker

EMPIRE OF LIGHT
Roger Deakins

TÁR
Florian Hoffmeister

Costume Design
BABYLON
Mary Zophres

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
Ruth Carter

ELVIS
Catherine Martin

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Shirley Kurata

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS
Jenny Beavan

Directing
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Martin McDonagh

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

THE FABELMANS
Steven Spielberg

TÁR
Todd Field

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
Ruben Östlund

Documentary Feature Film
ALL THAT BREATHES
Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer

ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED
Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov

FIRE OF LOVE
Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS
Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström

NAVALNY
Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

Documentary Short Film
THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS
Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

HAULOUT
Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev

HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR?
Jay Rosenblatt

THE MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT
Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison

STRANGER AT THE GATE
Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

Film Editing
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

ELVIS
Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Paul Rogers

TÁR
Monika Willi

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Eddie Hamilton

International Feature Film
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Germany

ARGENTINA, 1985
Argentina

CLOSE
Belgium

EO
Poland

THE QUIET GIRL
Ireland

Makeup and Hairstyling
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová

THE BATMAN
Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

ELVIS
Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti

THE WHALE
Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

Music (Original Score)
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Volker Bertelmann

BABYLON
Justin Hurwitz

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Carter Burwell

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Son Lux

THE FABELMANS
John Williams

Music (Original Song)
“Applause” from TELL IT LIKE A WOMAN
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Hold My Hand” from TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

“Lift Me Up” from BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler

“Naatu Naatu” from RRR
Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

“This Is A Life” from EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne

Production Design
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole

BABYLON
Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino

ELVIS
Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn

THE FABELMANS
Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Short Film (Animated)
THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE
Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

THE FLYING SAILOR
Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

ICE MERCHANTS
João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano

MY YEAR OF DICKS
Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon

AN OSTRICH TOLD ME THE WORLD IS FAKE AND I THINK I BELIEVE IT
Lachlan Pendragon

Short Film (Live Action)
AN IRISH GOODBYE
Tom Berkeley and Ross White

IVALU
Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan

LE PUPILLE
Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

NIGHT RIDE
Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen

THE RED SUITCASE
Cyrus Neshvad

Sound
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges

THE BATMAN
Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson

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

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

Visual Effects
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett

THE BATMAN
Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
Screenplay – Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
Written by Rian Johnson

LIVING
Written by Kazuo Ishiguro

TOP GUN: MAVERICK
Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks

WOMEN TALKING
Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Writing (Original Screenplay)
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Written by Martin McDonagh

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

THE FABELMANS
Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner

TÁR
Written by Todd Field

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
Written by Ruben Östlund

The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Since this is such a lengthy rundown I am going to keep my editorial mumblings short and to the point. Last year I didn’t see a whole lot of movies that I wanted to. I never got around to seeing “Top Gun: Maverick” or “Everything, Everywhere All At Once” or even “Avatar: The Way Of Water” but was behind all of the Marvel Studios and Sony superhero stuff along with the Warner Brothers releases of the same kind. There are a number of films that I still wish to see and one of the things I like about their nominations is that it pushes me in the direction of checking stuff out. So as I wrap this up nice and early in the morning, I wonder what you out there in the readership think about it all. Are you pleased with the nominations for what The Academy has determined to be in the running for the best out of the batch? Please chime in down below in the comments section to let me know if you think some other films should have been nominated as well and place them in there for observation. Of course if you are curious what the Worst in cinema is for the past year, I recently posted the nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards which you can find easily by clicking HERE. That’s it for now, see you next time. Please keep safe out there.

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