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After the recent Golden Globes ceremony, the SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards nominations, and the BAFTA nominations, we have not arrived at the big show, as the Academy has finally revealed their nominations for the 2023 Oscars.

So without further ado, let’s jump right into my final 2023 Oscar nominations:

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The pictures do not represent any predicted winners and the nominees are ranked in no particular order.

PICTURE

Top Gun: Maverick

Nominees: Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, TÁR, Avatar: The Way of Water, All Quiet in the Western Front, Women Talking, Triangle of Sadness

The biggest surprise was the redemption of Women Talking. After it lost a lot of steam over the last few weeks, it’s quite surprising that it still made it in.

DIRECTOR

Steven Spielberg

Nominees: The Daniels – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin, Todd Field – TÁR, Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans, Ruben Ostlund – Triangle of Sadness

The nomination of Ostlund wasn’t on a lot of people’s predictions.

ACTOR

Elvis

Nominees: Brendan Fraser – The Whale, Austin Butler – Elvis, Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Bill Night – Living, Paul Mescal – Aftersun

ACTRESS

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Nominees: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Cate Blanchett – TÁR, Ana De Armas – Blonde, Andrea Riseborough – To Leslie, Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Riseborough’s different approach to campaigning, which included being praised by some of the industry’s most known faces.

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Nominees: Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin, Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin, Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans, Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway

The potentially biggest surprise of the day was Tyree Henry’s nomination.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

Nominees: Angela Basset – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Hong Chau – The Whale

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Banshees of Inisherin

Nominees: Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, The Banshees of Inisherin, Triangle of Sadness, TÁR

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Hong Chau The Whale Darren Aronofsky Brendan Fraser A24

Nominees: Women Talking, Top Gun: Maverick, Glass Onion, Living, All Quiet on the Western Front

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Batman

Nominees: Empire of Light, Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, TÁR, Elvis, All Quiet on the Western Front

How did Top Gun: Maverick, which won nearly every precursor miss here?!

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Babylon - movie still

Nominees: Avatar: The Way of Water, All Quiet on the Western Front, Babylon, The Fabelmans, Elvis

EDITING

Top Gun: Maverick

Nominees: Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, The Banshees of Inisherin, Everything Everywhere All at Once, TÁR

MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING

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

SCORE

Babylon - movie still

Nominees: Babylon, All Quiet on the Western Front, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans

Everything Everywhere All at Once being nomianted here was definitely a big suprise. Especially at the expense of Pinocchio.

COSTUME DESIGN

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER

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

SOUND

Top Gun: Maverick

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

VISUAL EFFECTS

Avatar: The Way Of Water

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

SONG

RRR film

Nominees: RRR, Top Gun: Maverick, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Tell It Like a Woman

This category once again proves the overperformance of Everything Everywhere All at Once, as the song nomination here was quite unexpected.

ANIMATED FEATURE

Pinocchio

Nominees: Pinocchio, Turning Red, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, The Sea Beast

The Sea Beast was unexpected, but in my opinion great nomination.

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

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

Decision to Leave missing here definitely was unexpected.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Nominees: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, Nawalny, All that Breathes, Fire of Love, The Territory

ANIMATED SHORT

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

LIVE-ACTION SHORT

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

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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

The Oscars will take place on March 12, 2023.

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