Avatar: The Way of Water, Top Gun: Maverick Nominated for Best Picture Oscar

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has shared its list of nominees for the 95th Academy Awards, teasing an Oscars 2023 show that may be of interest to those who are privy to blockbusters.

Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick, two of last year’s most successful films, both in terms of box office revenue and critical acclaim, are up for an Oscar in the coveted Best Picture category.

The original Avatar (2009) was nominated for Best Picture for the 82nd Academy Awards but did not win, and while Top Gun: Maverick’s nomination has surprised and been received well by many, Tom Cruise fans seem to be upset that the 60-year-old actor has missed out on what could have been his third chance at winning an Oscar for Best Actor.

Here is a list of nominees for some of the more popular categories, with the rest available to view on ABC.com:

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

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Austin Butler in ELVIS
  • Colin Farrell in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
  • Brendan Fraser in THE WHALE
  • Paul Mescal in AFTERSUN
  • Bill Nighy in LIVING

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Brendan Gleeson in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
  • Brian Tyree Henry in CAUSEWAY
  • Judd Hirsch in THE FABELMANS
  • Barry Keoghan in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
  • Ke Huy Quan in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett in TÁR
  • Ana de Armas in BLONDE
  • Andrea Riseborough in TO LESLIE
  • Michelle Williams in THE FABELMANS
  • Michelle Yeoh in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Angela Bassett in BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
  • Hong Chau in THE WHALE
  • Kerry Condon in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
  • Jamie Lee Curtis in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
  • Stephanie Hsu in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Cinematography

  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
  • BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS
  • ELVIS
  • EMPIRE OF LIGHT
  • TÁR

Directing

  • Martin McDonagh for THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
  • Steven Spielberg for THE FABELMANS
  • Todd Field for TÁR
  • Ruben Östlund for TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

Music (Original Score)

  • Volker Bertelmann for ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
  • Justin Hurwitz for BABYLON
  • Carter Burwell for THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
  • Son Lux for EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
  • John Williams for THE FABELMANS

Visual Effects

  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
  • THE BATMAN
  • BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER
  • TOP GUN: MAVERICK

The Oscars 2023 will air live on Sunday, March 12 on ABC. The event will also be televised live in more than 200 territories worldwide.

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