NEW YORK (AP) — The multiverse sci-fi indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led nominations for the 95th Academy Awards as Hollywood took top honors on big-screen shows like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “ Avatar: The Way of Water” a year after a streaming service won best picture for the first time.
Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” landed 11 nominations on Tuesday, including nods for Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan.
The 10 films in the running for best picture are: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, ‘The Fabelmans’, ‘Tár’, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ , “Elvis”, “All Quiet on the Western Front”, “Women Talking” and “Triangle of Sadness”.
The nominations were announced Tuesday from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams.
If last year’s Oscars were dominated by streaming — Apple TV+’s ‘CODA’ won best picture and Netflix nabbed 27 nominations — the movies that lured moviegoers to multiplexes after a two-year pandemic are many of this year’s top contenders.
The nominees for Best Actress are: Ana de Armas, “Blonde”; Cate Blanchett, “Tár”; Andrea Riseborough, “To Leslie”; Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans”; Michelle Yeoh, “Everything, everywhere, at once”.
Best Actor nominees: Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”; Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”; Austin Butler, “Elvis”; Bill Nighy, “Live”; Paul Mescal, “After Sun”
The nominees for Best Supporting Actress are: 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”.
The nominees for Best Supporting Actor are: Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway”; Judd Hirsch, “The Fabelmans”; Brendan Gleeson, “Banshees on Inisherin”; Barry Keoghan, “Banshees of Inisherin”; Ke Huy Quan, “Everything, everywhere, at once”.
The nominees for the international film are: “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany); “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina); “Close” (Belgium); “EO” (Poland); “The Quiet Girl” (Ireland).
The nominees for the original screenplay are: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”; “The Banshees of Inisherin”; “The Fabelmans”; “Tar”; “Triangle of Sadness.”
The nominees for Best Original Score are: Volker Bertelmann, “All Quiet on the Western Front”; Justin Hurwitz, “Babylon”; Carter Burwell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”; Son Lux, “Everywhere All at once”; John Williams, “The Fabelmans”.
The nominees for best animated film are: “Pinocchio by Guillermo del Toro”; “Marcel the shell with shoes”; “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”; “The Beast from the Sea”; “Getting red.”
If last year’s Oscars were dominated by streaming — Apple TV+’s ‘CODA’ won best picture and Netflix nabbed 27 nominations — the movies that lured moviegoers to multiplexes make up many of the top contenders. of this year.
Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” has struggled to attract audiences, but the director’s autobiographical tale is poised to land Spielberg his 20th Oscar nomination and his eighth Best Director nomination. John Williams, its longtime composer, extended his record for the most Oscar nominations by a living person. Another nod for the high score will give Williams his 53rd nomination, a number that trails only Walt Disney’s 59.
Last year’s show drew 15.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen, up 56% from the record audience of 10.5 million for the pandemic-tainted 2021 TV show. This year, ABC is bringing back Jimmy Kimmel to host the March 12 ceremony, which will surely be experienced as a return to the place of the slap.
But bigger concerns swirl around the movie industry. The past year has seen flashes of triumphant resurrection for theaters, like the success of “Top Gun: Maverick,” after two years of the pandemic. But partly due to a less steady stream of major releases, ticket sales for the year only recovered about 70% of pre-pandemic activity. Regal Cinemas, the nation’s second-largest chain, announced the closure of 39 movie theaters this month.
At the same time, storm clouds swept across the streaming world after years of seemingly limitless growth. Stocks plunged as Wall Street turned to streaming services to earn profits, not just add subscribers. A pullback followed, as the industry once again enters an uncertain chapter.
Unlike last year’s Oscars, this year no streaming title will be vying for the most coveted Oscar prize – although the final spots in the Top 10 movies are still up for grabs. Netflix’s best shots come in other categories instead, including favorite animated film “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” and German submission, “All Quiet on the Western Front.”