We don’t know how it plays elsewhere in the multiverse, but in this reality the Oscars really love “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
The genre-smashing sci-fi hit ruled Tuesday morning when nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced. The film scored 11 honors including best picture and screenplay, star Michelle Yeoh was nominated for best actress, Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu earned their first Oscar nominations and Cinderella story Ke Huy Quan garnered a nod for supporting actor.
“Everything” is up for the night’s biggest prize with Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical “The Fabelmans,” dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin,” blockbuster sequel “Top Gun: Maverick,” musical biopic “Elvis,” a German remake of 1930 best picture winner “All Quiet on the Western Front,” the satire “Triangle of Sadness,” classical music drama “Tár,” #MeToo drama “Women Talking” and otherworldly extravaganza “Avatar: The Way of Water.”
Academy Awards acting categories feature a mix of old and new faces
The Academy selected a wide variety of movies and actors to be honored at its March 12 ceremony (airing live on ABC), hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for a third time:
- Cate Blanchett and first-time nominee Michelle Yeoh scored slots in the best actress race.
- Brendan Fraser, Colin Farrell and Austin Butler are first-time best actor nominees.
- Awards-season favorites Angela Bassett and Ke Huy Quan both garner Oscar nods.
Brendan Fraser and Colin Farrell in for best actor, Cate Blanchett vs. Michelle Yeoh for best actress
Blanchett (“Tár”) and Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere”) – who both scored victories at the recent Golden Globes – lead the best actress category and will compete against Ana de Armas (“Blonde”), Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”) and surprise entry Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”).
The field for best actor – which features all first-time Oscar nominees – includes Fraser (“The Whale”), Butler (“Elvis”), Farrell (“Banshees”), Bill Nighy (“Living”) and Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”).
Angela Bassett and Ke Huy Quan lead the Oscars’ supporting actress and actor categories
Quan, whose comeback story with “Everything Everywhere” has been a highlight of awards season, was nominated for best supporting actor, as were “Banshees” co-stars Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”) and Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”).
Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”) earned her first Oscar nomination since 1994 with a slot in supporting actress alongside “Everything Everywhere” co-stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, Kerry Condon (“Banshees”) and Hong Chau (“The Whale”).
Full list of the 2023 Oscar nominees:
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Triangle of Sadness”
Ana de Armas, “Blonde”
Cate Blanchett, “Tár”
Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”
Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”
Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”
Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Austin Butler, “Elvis”
Bill Nighy, “Living”
Paul Mescal, “Aftersun”
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