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Oscar nominations 2023: The full list of nominees

The Oscar race begins


By Marissa Chin

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Oscar nominations 2023: The full list of nominees

After the string of historic wins at the Golden Globe Awards in early January, the anticipation for the 95th Academy Awards (also known as the Oscars) only continues to grow. Will Michelle Yeoh nab her first-ever golden statue for Best Actress? Which film will win Best Picture? 

The nominees for the 2023 Academy Awards were announced on 24 January—some were predictable whilst others were surprising. The Asian-led action film Everything Everywhere All at Once is currently a critics-favourite and leads with a whopping 11 Oscar nominations, signifying an already huge win for Asian representation in Hollywood. Following closely behind are The Banshees of Inisherin, a dark Irish comedy, and All Quiet on the Western Front, a World War I epic, with nine nominations each. 

For the acting categories, it will be a stunning race as the nominations see several comeback actors pitted against Hollywood staples. Namely, former action star Brendan Fraser had a remarkable year in 2022 as he returned to the big screen after years of personal setbacks and health issues for a transformative role in The Whale. He is nominated for Best Actor and interestingly, all four other nominees such as Austin Butler and Collin Farrell are first-time nominees as well. Likewise, Ke Huy Quan who was best known as the child actor in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom earned himself a best supporting actor nomination for Everything Everywhere

All eyes will also be on the Best Actress category as eight-time nominee Cate Blanchett is up against the likes of Ana De Armas, Michelle Williams and Michelle Yeoh. Notably, some of the most heralded performances of 2022 failed to make the final list of nominees such as Viola Davis for The Woman King and Babylon’s Brad Pitt. Meanwhile, Stephanie Hsu has earned her first Oscar nomination for best supporting actress for Everything Everywhere after losing it to co-star Jamie Lee Curtis at the Golden Globes. Now, both are nominated for the Oscars.

The 95th Oscars will be held on 12 March 2023 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. Popular late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will return in his third stint to host the Oscars. The live broadcast will also televise the full 23 categories of winners, after last year’s decision to cut out eight awards in an effort to reduce the award show’s long run time was met with criticism from famed Hollywood directors Guillermo del Toro, Denis Villeneuve, Steven Spielberg, and more.

Ahead, here are the full list of nominees.


Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Banshees of Inisherin


Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans


Top Gun: Maverick

Triangle of Sadness

Women Talking


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 and Eric Warren Singer and 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,

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Fire of Love

A House Made of Splinters



Best Documentary Short Film 

The Elephant Whisperers


How Do You Measure a Year? 

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Stranger at the Gate


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

The Flying Sailor

Ice Merchants

My Year of Dicks

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


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


Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase


Best Makeup and Hairstyling 

All Quiet on the Western Front

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


The Whale


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

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman


Top Gun: Maverick


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