January 26, 2023
Check out the top contenders for Oscar awards
BEVERLY HILLS - “Everything Everywhere All At Once” led with 11 nods as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for the 95th Oscars on Tuesday, January 24th.

The film won nominations for best picture and best director, and its stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan won 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 prize: "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 "Women Talking."

Voting for the nominations ended Jan. 17, and 9,579 members of the academy were eligible to vote, according to Variety. The academy said it had “record-breaking participation” for this year’s nominations, Variety reported.

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 Inisherin" and 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 she is also nominated for a BAFTA, Britain’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, 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 the nominations.

Austin Butler snagged a nomination for best actor for his portrayal of Elvis Presley, joining Colin Farrell for “The Banshees of Inisherin," Brendan Fraser for “The Whale," Paul Mescal for “Aftersun” and Bill Nighy for “Living.”

Nominated for best actress were Cate Blanchett in “Tár," Ana de Armas for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde,” Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie" and Michelle Williams in “The Fabelmans,” along with Yeoh.

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 95th Oscars will be televised live on ABC on March 12th from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Story Date: January 25, 2023
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