A view of the stage appears before the start of the 95th Academy Awards nomination ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California

Michelle Yeoh is second Asian woman ever to get best actress nod, Naatu Naatu first Indian film song to be nominated.

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards have been announced, with sci-fi family drama, Everything Everywhere all at Once, leading the pack with 11 nods from academy voters, followed by German anti-war movie, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Irish black comedy, The Banshees of Inisherin, with both nabbing nine nominations.

Several categories announced during the televised ceremony in Los Angeles, California on Tuesday made history.  For the first time, two sequels — Top Gun: Maverick and, Avatar: The Way of Water — were nominated for best picture. Malaysia-born Michelle Yeoh, who starred in the genre-bending, Everything Everywhere all at Once, became the second Asian woman to be nominated for best actress since the awards were first held in 1929.

Still, some criticised the lack of Black women in the best actress category, with neither Viola Davis nor Danielle Deadwyler recognised, despite being seen as leading contendersin advance of the nominations for their roles in, The Woman King, and, Till, respectively.

The snub comes amid a years-long push to make the awards more inclusive.

In the best supporting actress category, Angela Bassett became the first star in a Marvel superhero movie ever to earn an Oscar acting nomination for, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Meanwhile, the song, Naatu Naatu, from the Telegu-language Indian film, RRR, also broke barriers, becoming the first song from a completely Indian production to be nominated for the prestigious award. The film followsed two Indian revolutionaries’ struggle against British colonial rule.

Here are all the nominees for the main categories. Winners will be announced on March 12:

 

Best picture

  • All Quiet on the Western Front – Netflix
  • Avatar: The Way of Water – 20th Century Studios
  • The Banshees of Inisherin – Searchlight Pictures
  • Elvis – Warner Bros
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once – A24
  • The Fabelmans – Universal Pictures
  • Tár – Focus Features
  • Top Gun: Maverick – Paramount Pictures
  • Triangle of Sadness – NEON
  • Women Talking – United Artists Releasing/Orion Pictures

 

Best actress

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

Best actor

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

 

Best director

  • Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin – Searchlight Pictures
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once – A24
  • Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans – Universal Pictures
  • Todd Field, Tár – Focus Features
  • Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness – NEON

Original screenplay

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • The Fabelmans
  • Tár
  • Triangle of Sadness

Adapted screenplay

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Living
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Women Talking

Best supporting actor

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

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

 

Cinematography

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

Costume design

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

Film editing

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

Documentary feature

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

Original song

  • Applause – Tell It like a Woman
  • Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick
  • Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Naatu Naatu – RRR
  • This Is A Life – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best international film

  • All Quiet on the Western Front – Germany
  • Argentina, 1985 – Argentina
  • Close – Belgium
  • EO – Poland
  • The Quiet Girl – Ireland

Best animated feature

  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Netflix
  • Marcel the Shell With Shoes On – A24
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Universal Pictures
  • The Sea Beast
  • Turning Red – Walt Disney
Marcel
Animation director Kirsten Lepore, left, director/co-writer Dean Fleischer-Camp, centre, and voice actor/co-writer Jenny Slate pose for a portrait 

Best animated short film

  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
  • The Flying Sailor
  • Ice Merchants
  • My Year of D***s
  • An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Score

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

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?
  • The Martha Mitchell Effect
  • Stranger at the Gate

Production design

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

Makeup and hairstyling

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

Sound

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

Visual Effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Top Gun: Maverick
SOURCE: AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

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