Oscars 2023: The nominations at a glance

Austin Butler as Elvis Presley in a performance

March 12 will be in los Angeles For the 95th time, the most important film prize in the world was awarded – the Academy Awardsbetter known as Oscar. The show will be hosted by late-night presenter for the third time Jimmy Kimmel.

We now also know which films can hope for the coveted award, because the nominations in the total 23 categories were announced yesterday. Anyone who fears that there are only difficult art house films among them that he or she has never heard of can breathe a sigh of relief. Because this year, a particularly large number of hits with the public received nominations.

Eleven Oscar nominations for a fantasy film about parallel universes!

The field is led by the multiverse spectacle Everything Everywhere All at Once. The surprise hit of 2022 has received a total of eleven nominations and is likely to be the favorite in the top category “best film”.

In the acting categories were for the film Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis nominated. Yeoh is the first Malaysian woman to be nominated for an Oscar as an actress. Ke Huy Quan, on the other hand, is the clear favorite in the category Best supporting actor – an amazing comeback for the former child star Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom!

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The trailer for Everything Everywhere All at Once

From a German point of view, too, the nominations are extremely pleasing: the film adaptation of the novel nothing new in the West was considered with nine nominations. So far, no German film has achieved so many!

the Netflix-Production by Director Edward Berger is in the running for best film, best international film as well as in the categories for screenplay, camera and effects.

The tragic comedy has also been nominated nine times The Banshees of Inisherinfor which among other things Colin Farell hope for the award for best leading actor.

Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and Steven Spielberg are also there!

Two American icons and their actors and actresses are also nominated: Austin Butler has an energetic performance as in “Elvis”. Elvis Presley delivered. The film was nominated a total of eight times.

Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”) starred in the controversial Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde (available on Netflix) but is arguably just an underdog in the Best Actress category.

In addition to the already mentioned Michelle Yeoh, there is above all Cate Blanchett Hopes that in the music drama “Tár” (theatrical release: March 2) plays a fictional conductor, who is the first woman to direct a large German orchestra.

Oscar nominees: Austin Butler as Elvis Presley ©WarnerBros.

Just like last year with West Side Story, star director sends this time too Steven Spielberg a film in the running: his autobiographical drama The Fabelmans (in cinemas from March 9) was nominated seven times. It remains to be seen whether it will be enough for the awards for best film and for best director.

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In any case, things don’t look bad for the film composer John Williams (“Star Wars”, “Indiana Jones”, “ET”), who once again collaborated with Spielberg. He will be 91 in a few weeks and has now received his 53rd Oscar nomination – it only brought more nominations Walt Disney himself!

Oscars for “Top Gun”, “Black Panther” and “Avatar”?

The audience hits mentioned include Top Gun: Maverick (available on Paramount+ and nominated six times), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (on Disney+ and nominated five times) as well as Avatar: The Way of Water (four nominations).

They all enter the race for “Best Film”, but they probably don’t have much of a chance there. For the first time, however, an acting performance was rolled into one Marvel-Film nominated for an Oscar: Angela Basset as noble Queen Ramonda is even considered a favorite in her category.

Angela Bassett in her Oscar-nominated role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ©Marvel Studios

As the winner in the category “Best Animated Film”. Guillermo del Toro’s new Pinocchiofilm adaptation (Netflix) has been confirmed, while the Indian action musical drama “RRR” (also on Netflix) was sadly only nominated for best song.

But we can at least look forward to a lively performance of the song Naatu Naatu at the Oscars ceremony. A complete list of all nominations can be found here here and can here Also download and print out a handy checklist if you want to watch the Oscar ceremony live and get in on the action yourself.

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