The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its list of nominees for the next 95 Oscars on Tuesday, with “Everything Everywhere All At Once” leading the way with a total of 11 nominations.
The film earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and its stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan earned nominations for Best Performance by an Actress and 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 Inisherin,” “Elvis,” “Everything Everywhere All At Once, “The Fabelmans”, “Tár”, “Top Gun: Maverick”, “Triangle of Sadness” and “Talking Women”.
The nominations were Announced by Allison Williams and Riz Ahmed on Tuesday morning at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.
Voting for the Oscar nomination concluded on January 17, and 9,579 Academy members were eligible to vote, according to Variety. The Academy said it saw a “record turnout” for this year’s nominations, Variety reported.
There are a total of 23 categories.
Angela Bassett was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” along with Hong Chau in “The Whale,” Kerry Condon in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, both for their roles in “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
Bassett has already won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the “Black Panther” sequel and is also nominated for a BAFTA in that category.
“The Banshees of Inisherin,” “The Fabelmans,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “Top Gun: Maverick” also dominated award nominations.
Austin Butler earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Elvis, Colin Farrell for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Brendan Fraser for “The Whale,” Paul Mescal for “Aftersun” and Bill Nighy for ” Living.”
The leading ladies nominated were Cate Blanchett in “Tár”, Ana de Armas for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”, Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie”, Michelle Williams in “The Fablemans” along with Yeoh.
The Oscar nominations come just weeks after the Golden Globes returned to the air. “The Banshees of Inisherin,” a story of two friends who quarrel on a remote island in Ireland in 1923, took home the award for best motion picture, musical or comedy. It was the most nominated film at the Golden Globes, with eight nominations. The final award of the night – best dramatic film – went to Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film “The Fabelmans”.
Last year’s ceremony caused widespread outrage after Will Smith, who took home the best actor award for “King Richard,” slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Smith apologized to the academy and to Rock. He later resigned from the Academy, which then announced that it would ban Smith from attending the awards show for 10 years.
In a recent statement, Academy CEO Bill Kramer said this year’s awards show will honor both the best films of the year and the ceremony’s 95th anniversary.
“The energy around the show should feel like one big celebration of cinema and awards – our legacy, our artists, our films, our future,” he said. “95 provides us with a great opportunity to unite 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 to host the ceremony, marking his third time at the helm of the ceremony, having previously helmed in 2017 and 2018.
The 95th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles and will be televised live on ABC.