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The Oscars are one of the most anticipated award shows in all of popular culture, and winning an Oscar can be a career-high experience for an actor or director. This year’s Oscars event is taking place on March 12, and the nominees have now officially been announced. Here are some of the greatest movies and actors that received Oscar nominations this year.
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The most-nominated film for the 2023 Oscars is Everything Everywhere All at Once, a unique and wacky comedy. The movie stars Michelle Yeoh as a Chinese-American immigrant who discovers that there is a powerful being threatening to destroy the multiverse, and it’s her job to stop it by collaborating with versions of herself from parallel universes. The film received 11 Oscar nominations.
The Banshees of Inisherin
As the second most-nominated film of the year, The Banshees of Inisherin received nine Oscar nominations. This film is a dark comedy that stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two men in Ireland whose friendship ends abruptly. While this movie hasn’t received as much media attention as some others this year, it’s been one of the most critically acclaimed movies of 2022.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front was one of the most watched and talked-about movies of the year, and it was also nominated for nine Oscars this year. This film is a remake of the 1930 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name and describes the severe mental and physical trauma suffered by German soldiers fighting in the trenches during World War I.
Actors and actresses
The actors nominated for “Best Actor” this year were Austin Butler for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Elvis, Colin Farrell for his role as Pádraic Súilleabháin in The Banshees of Inisherin, Brendan Fraser for his role as Charlie in The Whale, Paul Mescal for playing Calum Paterson in Aftersun, and Bill Nighly for his role as Mr. Rodney Williams in Living.
As for the “Best Actress” award, this year’s nominees were Cate Blanchett for her portrayal of Lydia Tár in Tár, Ana de Armas for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, Andrea Riseborough for her work as title character Leslie Rowlands in To Leslie, Michelle Williams for her role as Mitzi Fabelman in The Fabelmans, and Michelle Yeoh for playing Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Supporting Actor
Great films require great supporting characters, so this year’s nominees for “Best Supporting Actor” are Brendan Gleeson for his work in The Banshees of Inisherin, Brian Tyree Henry for his role in Causeway, Judd Hirsch for his role in The Fabelmans, Barry Keoghan for The Banshees of Inisherin, and Ke Huy Quan for his role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Best Supporting Actress
This year’s best supporting actresses were Angela Bassett from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hong Chau for her role in The Whale, Kerry Condon for her work in The Banshees of Inisherin, and Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu for Everything Everywhere All at Once.