Everything Everywhere All at Once leads Oscar race with 11 nominations
The film by Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan is notably in the running for the prize for best film. Its interpreters Michelle Yeoh (best actress in a leading role) and Ke Huy Quan (best actor in a supporting role) are also nominated.
Among the other titles competing for the Best Picture award: The Banshees of Inisherin (The Banshees of Inisherin), The Fabelmans (The Fabelmans) and Avatar: The Way of the Water (Avatar : The way of the water).
We also find there women who talk (what they say) by Toronto filmmaker Sarah Polley. Polley is also in competition to win the trophy for best adapted screenplay. Her film is based on Manitoba author Miriam Toews’ novel of the same name.
Another Canadian, the director Domee Shi finds herself in the category of the best animated feature film for turn red (Red alert). The film follows the story of Meilin “Mei” Lee, a 13-year-old girl living in Toronto who discovers she has the ability to transform into a giant red panda.
The flying sailor (The flying sailor), a National Film Board of Canada production directed by Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis is nominated for Best Animated Short.
Montreal-born makeup artist Adrien Morot gets a mention for his work in The whale (The whale), and the impressive – and criticized – physical transformation of Canadian actor Brendan Fraser into a severely obese man.
Return of traditional cinema
The nominations were announced Tuesday morning at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams.
Last year, Oscar nominations were dominated by online viewing platforms – CODA Apple TV+ had won Best Picture and Netflix had 27 nominations – but this year, the films that drew viewers to theaters after two years of the pandemic are in the spotlight.
The nominees for Best Actress are: Ana de Armas for Blond; Cate Blanchett in Tar; Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie (To Leslie); Michelle Williams in The Fabelmans (The Fabelmans), as well as Michelle Yeoh for Everything everywhere all at once (Everything, everywhere, all at once).
Five artists could win the prize for best actor: Brendan Fraser in The whale (The whale); Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin (The Banshees of Inisherin); Austin Butler for Elvis; Bill Nighy dancing Life (Live) and Paul Mescal for After Sun (Under the sun).
Last year’s Academy Awards drew 15.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen, up 56% from the all-time low of 10.5 million for the 2021 TV show. This year, ABC brought back Jimmy Kimmel to host the March 12 ceremony.
Here are the works and people nominated in the main categories for the 95th Academy Awards:
- In the west, nothing is new
- Avatar: The Way of Water
- The Banshees of Inisherin (The Banshees of Inisherin)
- Everything everywhere all at once (Everything, everywhere, all at once)
- The Fabelmans (The Fabelmans)
- Superior gun : Maverick
- triangle of sadness (Without filter)
- women who talk (what they say)
- Cate Blanchett, Warehouse
- Ana de Armas, Blond
- Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie (To Leslie)
- Michael Williams, The Fabelmans (The Fabelmans)
- Michelle Yeo, Everything everywhere all at once (Everything, everywhere, all at once)
- Austin Butler, Elvis
- Colin Farrel, The Banshees of Inisherin
- Brendan Fraser, The whale (The whale)
- Paul Mescal, After Sun (Under the sun)
- Bill Nighy, Life (Live)
- Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin (The Banshees of Inisherin)
- Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything everywhere all at once (Everything, everywhere, all at once)
- Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans (The Fabelmans)
- Todd Field, Warehouse
- Ruben Ostlund, triangle of sadness (Without filter)