Oscar nominations for 2023 have been announced, and it’s been the talk of the town ever since! Let’s have a look at all the best films from the past year that are going to be honored at the ceremony!

There are certain events that happen every year that the whole world looks forward to. The Oscars definitely top that list. So it goes without saying that the anticipation for Oscar nominations in 2023 were on the peak just like every year. Winning or not is not in anyone’s control but being nominated and paving the way for future generations is the biggest honor in itself. And there were many who paved the way this year! Naatu Naatu from S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR has been nominated for Best Original Song, The Elephant Whisperers produced by Guneet Monga and Kartiki Gonsalves has been nominated in the Best Documentary Short Film category and All That Breathes made by Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film. India truly has made its mark on the nominations this year and everyone on social media has been beaming with pride ever since the nominations were announced. 

The Oscar nominations announcement was hosted by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams last night. Everything Everywhere All At Once leads with 11 nominations. Including Best Picture and Best Actress nomination for the powerhouse of talent Michelle Yeoh. Closely followed by All Quiet on the Western Front which is a World War-I epic and The Banshees of Insherin which is a dark comedy about a friendship set against the backdrop of the civil war. Both of the films have received nine nominations and are also competitors for Best Picture. Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick, two of the highest grossing films of the year are also nominated for Best Picture, along with Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, Cate Blanchett’s Tár and Elvis Presley’s biopic Elvis also in running. 

This year, the Oscars are going to be helmed by Jimmy Kimmel, marking the late-night comic’s third time as the host of the prestigious awards ceremony. The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023 (6.30am IST which is March 13, Monday in India) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. 

Also Read: From RRR winning Best Original Song to Michelle Yeoh winning Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, here’s the entire list of Golden Globes 2023 winners!

Check out the whole list of nominees! 

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front- Produced by Malte Grunert

Avatar: The Way of Water– Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau

The Banshees of Inisherin– Produced by Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh

Elvis– Produced by Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss

Everything Everywhere All at Once– Produced by Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang

The Fabelmans– Produced by Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner

Tár- Produced by Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers

Top Gun: Maverick– Produced by Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers

Triangle of Sadness– Produced by Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers

Women Talking– Produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

Best Director 

Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin) 

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once) 

Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans) 

Todd Field (Tár) 

Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

Best Lead Actor

Austin Butler (Elvis) 

Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) 

Brendan Fraser (The Whale) 

Paul Mescal (Aftersun) 

Bill Nighy (Living) 

Best Lead Actress

Cate Blanchett (Tár) 

Ana de Armas (Blonde) 

Andrea Riseborough (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 Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front- Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery-  Written by Rian Johnson

Living- Written by Kazuo Ishiguro

Top Gun: Maverick-  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Eric Warren Singer, Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks

Women Talking- Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Best Original Screenplay

The Banshees of Inisherin Written by Martin McDonagh

Everything Everywhere All at Once Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

The Fabelmans Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner

Tár  Written by Todd Field

Triangle of Sadness Written by Ruben Östlund

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 Documentary Feature Film 

All That Breathes– Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed– Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov

Fire of Love–  Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

A House Made of Splinters– Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström

Navalny– Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

Best Documentary Short Film 

The Elephant Whisperers– Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

Haulout– Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev

How Do You Measure a Year?– Jay Rosenblatt

The Martha Mitchell Effect– Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison

Stranger at the Gate– Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

Best Film Editing

The Banshees of Inisherin- Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Elvis- Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond

Everything Everywhere All at Once- Paul Rogers

Tár- Monika Willi

Top Gun: Maverick- Eddie Hamilton

Best International Feature Film 

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany) 

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina) 

Close (Belgium)

EO (Poland) 

The Quiet Girl (Ireland) 

Best Original Song 

“Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman,” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler

“Naatu Naatu” from “RRR,” Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose  

“This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne 

Best Production Design 

All Quiet on the Western Front- Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper

Avatar: The Way of Water- Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole

Babylon- Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino

Elvis- Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn

The Fabelmans- Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: 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 Animated Feature Film 

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio–  Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish– Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

The Sea Beast – Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

Turning Red –  Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Best Animated Short Film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse– Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

The Flying Sailor– Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Ice Merchants– João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano

My Year of Dicks–  Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It– Lachlan Pendragon

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 Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye– Tom Berkeley and Ross White

Ivalu– Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan

Le Pupille– Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

Night Ride- Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen

The Red Suitcase– Cyrus Neshvad

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 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 Sound

All Quiet on the Western Front- Viktor Prášil, 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

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