‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Leads the 95th Academy Award Nominations

The 95th Academy Awards are officially upon us, and while there were certainly some snubs and surprises to behold, one thing about them is abundantly clear: they celebrate the impressive nature of a banner year for cinema.

Let’s start with the most exciting news out of the lineup: Everything Everywhere All At Once is your Oscar frontrunner, overperforming expectations with a leading eleven nominations. On top of a Best Picture nomination, all four of the lead performers managed to earn nominations, along with the Daniels as directors and screenwriters, Editing, and surprise nominations in Costume Design, Original Score, and Original Song. Also leading the pack are All Quiet on the Western Front, The Banshees of Inisherin, and Elvis, which earned nine, nine, and eight nominations, respectively – not to mention that All Quiet and Elvis dominated the technical categories, to boot.

Also near the top of the pack were critical and audience favorites, like The Fabelmans, Tár, and Top Gun: Maverick. That’s right, everyone’s favorite fighter pilot sequel managed to earn a Best Picture nomination! It also earned nominations for Writing, Editing, Sound, and Original Song – although it did shockingly miss Best Cinematography, where it was considered a frontrunner. Meanwhile, The Fabelmans managed to get Michelle Williams into the Best Actress lineup, and even managed to pick up a nomination in Production Design. But of the lot, Tár probably had the best day: not only did it earn nominations for Best Picture, Writing, Directing, and Cate Blanchett, but it also managed to pick up surprise nominations in Cinematography and Editing.

Rounding out the Best Picture nominees, Avatar: The Way of Water was perhaps the least surprising of the lot, also earning nominations in Visual Effects, Sound Design, and Production Design. More surprising was the overperformance of Triangle of Sadness, which not only earned nominations in Best Picture and Best Screenplay, but managed to earn a nomination for Director Ruben Östlund. And I’m happy to report that despite an abysmal preseason, Women Talking managed to match its Best Adapted Screenplay nomination with a Best Picture bid as well. Other multi-nominated films include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with five nominations, Babylon, The Whale, and The Batman with three apiece, and Living, which managed to (deservedly) sneak into Best Adapted Screenplay.

Amongst the biggest surprises of the day, one has to start with the acting races. While Brian Tyree Henry’s surprise nod in Best Supporting Actor wasn’t too big a leap (he was solidly in the mix all season), Andrea Riseborough’s nomination came squarely in the last two weeks, when she encouraged her actress friends to overly promote her unseen film squarely during the voting window, marking one of the strangest, most shocking awards campaigns in modern Oscar history. Sadly, her nomination came at the expense of Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler.

Meanwhile, Decision to Leave – perceived by many to be the International frontrunner – found itself shockingly and frustratingly snubbed. Elsewhere, my beloved Pinocchio significantly underperformed – while it earned its Best Animated Feature nomination, it ended up missing Original Score and Song as well (Women Talking also missed out on Score). However, it’s hard to be too mad – after all, this means that “Naatu Naatu” has managed to earn a nomination for Best Original Song, hopefully on the way to one of the most exciting wins in Oscar history.

That wraps up our look at the major nominations at this year’s ceremony. While there’s certainly disappointment to be had at some of the snubs, it’s hard to be too mad at any of these nominees or the surprises. Meanwhile, it’s important to remember going forward with predictions that getting nominated for Editing and Screenplay are borderline essential, so your frontrunners have to be Everything Everywhere, The Banshees of Inisherin, Tár, and Top Gun: Maverick. The 95th Academy Awards will be held on March 12th, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. You can see the full list of nominees below.

Best Picture

  • 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
  • Women Talking

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 – Tár
  • Ana De Armas – Blonde
  • Andrea Riseboroguh – To Leslie
  • Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans
  • Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

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

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

Best Director

  • Daniels – Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Todd Field – Tár
  • Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Ruben Ostlünd – Triangle of Sadness
  • Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Tár
  • 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 Animated Feature

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Puss In Boots: The Last Wish
  • The Sea Beast
  • Turning Red

Best International Film

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Argentina, 1985
  • Close
  • EO
  • The Quiet Girl

Best Documentary Feature

  • All That Breathes
  • All The Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Fire of Love
  • A House Made Of Splinters
  • Navalny

Best Documentary Short

  • The Elephant Whisperers
  • Haulout
  • How Do You Measure A Year?
  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
  • Stranger At The Gate

Best Live Action Short

  • An Irish Goodbye
  • Ivalu
  • Le Pupille
  • Night Ride
  • The Red Suitcase

Best Animated Short

  • The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse
  • The Flying Sailor
  • Ice Merchants
  • My Year of Dicks
  • An Ostrich Told Me The World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Best Original Score

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Babylon
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • The Fabelmans

Best Original Song

  • “Applause” – Tell It Like A Woman
  • “Hold My Hand” – Top Gun: Maverick
  • “Lift Me Up” – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • “Naatu Naatu” – 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 Production Design

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Babylon
  • Elvis
  • The Fabelmans

Best Cinematography

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Bardo (False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)
  • Elvis
  • Empire of Light
  • Tár

Best Costume Design

  • Babylon
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • The Whale

Best Film Editing

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once
  • Tár
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Everything Everywhere All At Once – 11
All Quiet on the Western Front – 9
The Banshees of Inisherin – 9
Elvis – 8
The Fabelmans – 7
Tár – 6
Top Gun: Maverick – 5
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – 5
Avatar: The Way of Water – 4
Babylon – 3
The Batman – 3
Triangle of Sadness – 3
The Whale – 3
Living – 2
Women Talking – 2

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