By Katie Sterling
For the majority of the world, it’s just another mundane Tuesday. But for a select few, it’s the day that they receive a potentially life-changing phone call. The morning when the crème de la crème of Hollywood wake up to the news that they have been nominated for an Academy Award. There are snubs, there are surprises and naturally, it’s not without its controversy.
So, were your personal favorites nominated? Are you scratching your head, asking yourself, “Who is that?” Do you feel the need…the need for Top Gun: Maverick to win?! Below are the nominations for the top categories, as well as a few cheat sheet notes if you’re hoping to win your party’s ballot competition this year. (The Golden Globes can be a huge predictor of who might win the Oscar, but as Will Smith demonstrated, the night is also chalk full of surprises so it’s never a given.) While Jimmy Kimmel won’t be hosting the 95th annual Academy Awards until March 12, you have a few weeks to stream, or snub, the films vying to take home that golden statue.
All Quiet on the Western Front (Based on the 1928 novel)
Avatar: The Way of Water (Cameron shockingly snubbed from Best Director category)
The Banshees of Inisherin (Won GG Best Picture, Comedy – personally, most depressing “comedy” I saw this year…)
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans (Won GG Best Picture, Drama – strong contender for the winner)
Top Gun: Maverick (A 1986 sequel?! A Tom Cruise movie?! – Honestly, I’m loving the fact this movie is shaking up a category typically reserved for “films”)
Triangle of Sadness
Austin Butler (Elvis) (GG Best Actor, Drama winner-strong contender…he hasn’t even lost the Elvis voice!)
Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) (GG Best Actor, Comedy winner)
Brendan Fraser (The Whale) (strong contender, we love a comeback!)
Paul Mescal (Aftersun)
Bill Nighy (Living)
Cate Blanchett (Tár) (GG Best Actress, Drama winner)
Ana de Armas (Blonde) (Fun fact: this movie also got the most Razzies this year…Razzies are awarded to the worst films)
Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie)
Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)
Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once) (GG Best Actress, Comedy winner, strong contender)
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) (GG Supporting Actor winner – strong contender. We love a comeback!)
Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) (GG Supporting Actress, winner – first time a Marvel movie has been in the Oscar running)
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 Animated Film
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (GG winner of Best Picture, Animated)
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
The Sea Beast
Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once) (The race could definitely come down to “the Daniels” and Spielberg)
Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans) (GG Winner, Best Director)
Todd Field (Tár)
Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)
For a full list of nominations, including all categories, visit oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2023.
Luckily for viewers, the majority of the Best Picture nominees this year are available to watch online – some included in your streaming service package and some available to rent or buy. Availability is as follows:
All Quiet on the Western Front: Streaming on Netflix.
Avatar: The Way of Water: Currently only available in theatres.
The Banshees of Inisherin: Streaming on HBO Max.
Elvis: Streaming on HBO Max.
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Streaming on Showtime or available to purchase on Amazon Prime.
The Fabelmans: Available to purchase on Amazon Prime.
Tar: Available to rent or purchase on Amazon Prime but will be streaming on Peacock this Friday.
Tom Gun: Maverick: Available to stream on Paramount+ or available to rent or purchase on Amazon Prime.
Triangle of Sadness: Available to rent or buy on Amazon Prime.
Women Talking: Currently only available in theatres.