the main points
- Australian Cate Blanchett portrays a manipulative orchestra conductor in Tarr.
- A range of nationalities are represented in the 2023 Academy Awards casting list.
- Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh has also been nominated for her starring role in Everything Everywhere.
The dimension-hopping adventure “Everything, Everywhere, Everywhere” topped the list of films nominated for this year’s Academy Awards as voters picked several hits to compete for Best Picture.
Everything is Everywhere, a sci-fi thriller about an angry woman trying to finish her taxes, earned 11 nominations, including Best Picture and four acting nods.
Australian Cate Blanchett was nominated for Best Actress for her role as a manipulative orchestra conductor in Tar, as was Michelle Yeoh for her starring role in Everything Everywhere.
Also acting nominees include Austin Butler for his portrayal of rock legend Elvis Presley, and Colin Farrell, who stars as a farmer obsessed with winning back a friendship in The Banshees.
Other films vie for Best Picture like Avatar: The Way of Water, James Cameron’s sequel that currently ranks as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.
Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis, two of the northern hemisphere’s biggest summer blockbusters, also made the cut, along with upcoming Steven Spielberg film The Fabelmans, The Banshees of Inisherin, Tar, Triangle of Sadness, Women Talking, and All Quiet on the front. western.
Actors Rizwan Ahmed (L) and Allison Williams announce the nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role during the announcement of the 95th Academy Awards nominations at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday. Source: GT / Valerie Macon
The winners of the industry’s highest honors will be revealed at the March 12 ceremony hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast live on The Walt Disney Company’s ABC network.
The Academy Awards and other entertainment awards shows are struggling to attract TV viewers, especially younger people who spend time on TikTok and YouTube.
last year’s Oscars, r, drew around 15.4 million television viewers, the second-smallest audience ever.
A range of nationalities are represented in the 2023 cast list, with nominations for performers from Australia, Cuba, Ireland and Malaysia – along with the UK and the US.
Ireland is particularly well represented and accounts for a quarter of all 20 acting nominations – with nods for Kerry Condon, Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan (The Banshees Of Inisherin’) as well as Paul Mescal (in the coming-of-age drama Aftersun).
Winners will be voted on by the approximately 10,000 actors, producers, directors, and film craftsmen who make up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.