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'Everything Everywhere All At Once', Cate Blanchett, Paul Mescal: The 2023 Oscar Nominations Are Here

'Everything Everywhere All At Once' just scored Academy Award nominations for almost everything it could, but it has plenty of company.
By Sarah Ward
January 25, 2023
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By Sarah Ward
January 25, 2023
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Excellent movie, apt title. Since premiering at the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival, Everything Everywhere All At Once has lived up to its name. The Michelle Yeoh-starring action-comedy was a global hit in cinemas. It was a well-deserved audience favourite, too. And, it's utterly beloved by awards bodies. The latest accolades showering it with affection? The 2023 Oscars, which has just given the film a year-best haul of 11 nominations.

Everything Everywhere All At Once scored Academy Award nods for almost everything it could, in fact, in a year that broke the record for the most Asian acting nominees ever. Yeoh pops up for Best Actress and made history doing so, as the first nominee in the category who identifies as Asian. Her co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu were also recognised, in the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress fields respectively. And, for the Brendan Fraser-led drama The Whale, Hong Chau also received a nomination in the latter category.

Similarly making history: the infectious song 'Naatu Naatu' from explosive action-musical RRR, which became the first tune from an Indian feature to get recognition in the field. Yes, that's a baffling statistic given India's prolific film industry.

While Everything Everywhere All At Once leads the contenders overall, it has plenty of company. German war drama All Quiet on the Western Front and Irish comedy The Banshees of Inisherin each picked up nine nominations, while the Australian-made Elvis nabbed eight, Steven Spielberg's The Fabelmans scored seven, the Cate Blanchett-led Tár and high-flying Tom Cruise vehicle Top Gun: Maverick received six each, and Marvel sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever collected five.

Naturally, Blanchett received her eighth Oscar nomination for Tár. No, fellow Australian Baz Luhrmann wasn't nominated for Best Director for Elvis. But many of the Elvis Presley biopic's nods were for behind-the-scenes categories, which means nominations for the likes of cinematographer Mandy Walker, plus costume and production designer Catherine Martin.

Among the other highlights, Normal People favourite Paul Mescal received his first Oscar nomination for father-daughter drama Aftersun; the always-excellent Brian Tyree Henry earned some love for his thoughtful turn in Causeway; Andrea Riseborough capitalised upon celebrity support to score a look-in for To Leslie; and movies with scene-stealing donkeys had the Academy braying with love, thanks to The Banshees of Inisherin's nominations and a Best International Feature Film nod for EO. Also, gorgeous Irish drama The Quiet Girl was recognised in the same field, and wonderful documentary Fire of Love is among the doco contenders. And, the new Oscar-nominee with the best name? It's Best Animated Short competitor My Year of Dicks.

That said, the Academy couldn't find room for far too many other exceptional films — and the people behind them — in 2023's batch of nominees. That includes completely leaving out phenomenal South Korean thriller Decision to Leave in all fields, deciding that female filmmakers weren't worthy of any Best Director nominations this year, ignoring Viola Davis for The Woman King and Danielle Deadwyler for Till (and Black actors in the lead acting categories overall), overlooking Moonage Daydream for Best Documentary, and only giving RRR that one nod for Best Song.

The Oscars will announce this year's winners on Monday, March 13, Australian and New Zealand time, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. Here's the full list of nominations:

OSCAR NOMINEES 2023

BEST MOTION 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 DIRECTOR

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans
Todd Field, Tár
Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Tár
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie
Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Paul Mescal, Aftersun
Bill Nighy, Living

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh
Everything Everywhere All At Once, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
The Fabelmans, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner
Tár, Todd Field
Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Östlund

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

All Quiet on the Western Front, Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, 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, Sarah Polley

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

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

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 DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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

BEST 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

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

'Applause', Tell It Like a Woman (Diane Warren)
'Hold My Hand', Top Gun: Maverick (Lady Gaga and BloodPop)
'Lift Me Up', Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; lyrics by Tems and Ryan Coogler)
'Naatu Naatu', RRR (music by MM Keeravaani, lyrics by Chandrabose)
'This Is a Life', Everything Everywhere All At Once (music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski, lyrics by Ryan Lott and David Byrne)

BEST 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

BEST FILM EDITING

The Banshees of Inisherin, Mikkel EG Nielsen
Elvis, Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond
Everything Everywhere All At Once, Paul Rogers
Tár, Monika Willi
Top Gun: Maverick, Eddie Hamilton

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

All Quiet on the Western Front, Christian M. Goldbeck and Ernestine Hipper
Avatar: The Way of Water, Dylan Cole, Ben Procter and Vanessa Cole
Babylon, Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino
Elvis, Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy and Bev Dunn
The Fabelmans, Rick Carter and Karen O'Hara

BEST 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

BEST 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

BEST 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

BEST SOUND

All Quiet on the Western Front, Viktor Prásil, 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

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

The Elephant Whisperers
Haulout
How Do You Measure a Year?
The Martha Mitchell Effect
Stranger at the Gate

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

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 LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

An Irish Goodbye
Ivalu
Le Pupille
Night Ride
The Red Suitcase

Published on January 25, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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