‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ leads with 11 nominations, Angela Bassett scores the MCU’s first acting nom — and who got snubbed?

Cookie Monster with the only Oscar he cares about. / Sesame Street Workshop

Happy Oscar nominations day! Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards this morning, revealing who made the cut for this year’s Oscars — and who we get to complain about on Twitter.

The fantastic Everything Everywhere All at Once was the morning’s most prolific nominee, with 11 nominations including honors in the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

Let’s go through the nominations on other side of this break …

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Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeah and Key Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All at Once. / A24

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

I love seeing the ten-movie Best Picture field. After shifting to a five-to-ten system for the number of movies that could score a Best Picture nomination, the Academy returned to a solid ten beginning last year. A field this big allows a great mix of films to make the cut, whether it’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, a foreign film like All Quiet on the Western Front or two of the biggest box office hits in movie history like Avatar: The Way of Water and Top Gun: Maverick.

Speaking of those two films, The Way of Water and Maverick become the rare sequels to get Best Picture nominations. Have we ever had two sequels score Best Picture noms in the same year? (Update: Yup, that’s a record.)

I thought we’d see Glass Onion, The Whale or even possibly Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sneak into the Best Picture slate.

Gotta step up my work on this category, as I’ve seen only four of the ten nominees.

Cate Blanchett in Tár. / Focus Features

Best Director

  • Todd Field (Tár)
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once)
  • Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)
  • Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)
  • Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans)

Once again, the Academy fails to nominate a woman in the Best Director category. There were some predictions that had The Woman King’s Gina Price Bythewood cracking this category. Best Picture nominee Women Talking was directed by Sarah Polley.

Besides Steven Spielberg, though, we did get four first-time nominees in this category. (Well, five if you count Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.) Meanwhile, this is Spielberg’s ninth nomination for Best Director, previously winning for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.

Ana de Armas in Blonde. / Netflix

Best Actress

  • Cate Blanchett (Tár)
  • Ana de Armas (Blonde)
  • Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie)
  • Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)
  • Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Two big snubs in the Best Actress category: Viola Davis for The Woman King and Danielle Deadwyer for Till.

This is Cate Blanchett’s fifth nomination for Best Actress, going winless in the previous four times featured in this category.

Brandan Fraser in The Whale. / A24

Best Actor

  • Austin Butler (Elvis)
  • Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
  • Brendan Fraser (The Whale)
  • Paul Mescal (Aftersun)
  • Bill Nighy (Living)

All five nominees for Best Actor are first-timers.

Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. / Marvel Studios

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)

Everything Everywhere All at Once scores two Best Supporting Actress nominations, with Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis both being honored.

Angela Bassett makes history for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, becoming the first acting nomination for the megafranchise.

Barry Keoghan in The Banshees of Inisherin. / Searchlight Pictures

Best Supporting Actor

  • Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)
  • Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmas)
  • Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin)
  • Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Brian Tyree Henry is a surprise here, right? I saw Paul Dano on a bunch of lists for his work in The Fabelmans. Fun to see the Atlanta star earn Oscar attention, though.

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)

Glass Onion’s lone Oscar nomination comes in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Awards folks, let’s give Rian Johnson the attention he deserves.

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 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

There have been 21 Best Animated Feature Film winners. Eleven of those winners have been Pixar films. An additional four have been Walt Disney Animation films. Will Turning Red be another win for Disney/Pixar?

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Best Cinematography

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
  • Elvis
  • Empire of Light
  • Tár

Best Costume Design

  • Babylon
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Best Documentary Feature

  • All That Breathes
  • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
  • Fire of Love
  • A House Made of Splinters
  • Navalny

Best Documentary Short

  • The Elephant Whisperers
  • Haulout
  • How Do You Measure a Year?
  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
  • Stranger at the Gate

Best Film Editing

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Elvis
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Tár
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best International Feature Film

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Argentina, 1985
  • Close
  • EO
  • The Quiet Girl

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Elvis
  • The Whale

Best Original Score

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Babylon
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Fabelman

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
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Babylon
  • Elvis
  • The Fabelmans

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 Live Action Short Film

  • An Irish Goodbye
  • Ivalu
  • Le Pupille
  • Night Ride
  • The Red Suitcase

Best Sound

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Elvis
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Visual Effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Top Gun: Maverick
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