The Oscar Nominees Include 16 First-Timers in the Acting Categories

The Oscar nominees were announced yesterday, and 16 people in the four acting categories are being recognized for the first time.

They include the ENTIRE Best Actor category:

Austin Butler“Elvis”

Colin Farrell“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Brendan Fraser“The Whale”

Paul Mescal“Aftersun”

Bill Nighy“Living”

Even though Brandan Fraser has a shot, “The Whale” did NOT get a Best Picture nod.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” got the most nominations . . . 11 . . . and was responsible for FOUR first-time nominees:

Michelle Yeoh for Best Actress, Ke Huy Quan for Best Supporting Actor, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu for Best Supporting Actress.

Michelle is the first Asian Best Actress nominee in Oscar history, by the way.

Steven Spielberg got ANOTHER Best Director nod for “The Fabelmans”, making him the only person to be nominated for that award in SIX different decades.

His buddy John Williams got his record 53rd nomination for scoring that film.  He’s got the most nominations of anyone ALIVE, but Walt Disney still has the most in history:  59.

Coming in second in nominations are “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Banshees of Inisherin”, with 9 each.

They’re up for Best Picture, along with “Everything Everywhere” and the two biggest movies of 2022, “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Top Gun: Maverick”.

Rounding out the category are “Elvis”, “The Fabelmans”, “Tár”, “Women Talking”, and “Triangle of Sadness”.

The SNUBS people are talking about include Tom Cruise not getting a Best Actor nod for “Top Gun: Maverick”, and Viola Davis being shut out for “The Woman King”(Here are more.)

The 95th Oscars will air on Sunday, March 12th, on ABC.  Jimmy Kimmel is hosting.

Here are all the nominees you care about . . .

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 Animated Feature Film:

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On”

“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”

“The Sea Beast”

“Turning Red”

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 Ostlund“Triangle of Sadness”

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 Riseborough“To Leslie”

Michelle Williams“The Fabelmans”

Michelle Yeoh“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Supporting Actor:

Brendan Gleeson“The Banshees of Inisherin”

Bryan 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 Documentary Feature:

“All That Breathes”

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”

“Fire of Love “

“A House Made of Splinters”

“Navalny”

Best Documentary (Short Subject):

“The Elephant Whisperers”

“Haulout”

“How Do You Measure a Year?”

“The Martha Mitchell Effect”

“Stranger at the Gate”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

“Living”

“Top Gun: Maverick”

“Women Talking”

Best Original Screenplay:

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“The Fabelmans”

“Tár”

“Triangle of Sadness”

Best International Film:

“All Quiet on the Western Front”  (Germany)

“Argentina, 1985”  (Argentina)

“Close”  (Belgium)

“EO”  (Poland)

“The Quiet Girl”  (Ireland)

Best Film Editing:

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

“Elvis”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“Tár”

“Top Gun: Maverick”

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 Visual Effects:

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

“The Batman”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

“Top Gun: Maverick”

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 Original Score:

“All Quiet on the Western Front”

“Babylon”

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“The Fabelmans”

Best Original Song:

“Applause” (by Diane Warren). . . from “Tell It Like a Woman”

“Hold My Hand” (by Lady Gaga andBloodPop) . . . from “Top Gun: Maverick”

“Lift Me Up” (by Rihanna,Tems,Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson) . . . from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

“Naatu Naatu” (by M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose) . . . from “RRR”

“This Is a Life” (by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski) . . . from “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

Best Short Film (Animated):

“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 Short Film (Live Action):

“An Irish Goodbye”

“Ivalu”

“Le Pupille”

“Night Ride”

“The Red Suitcase”

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