With 11 nominations, Everything Everywhere All At Once is the most nominated film for this year’s Academy Awards.
The outrageous journey follows a woman, played by Michelle Yeoh, as she travels around the multiverses in various guises.
The Banshees of Inisherin, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Top Gun: Maverick are among the other films up for best picture.
The acting nominations include Andrea Riseborough and Bill Nighy from the United Kingdom, as well as Cate Blanchett and Brendan Fraser.
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For her role as a renowned orchestra conductor in the movie Tár, in which she is accused of abuse, Blanchett is nominated for best leading actress.
For her portrayal in To Leslie, British actress Andrea Riseborough was an outsider nominated in the same category, but she experienced a late surge courtesy to endorsements from stars like Gwyneth Paltrow, Susan Sarandon, and Jennifer Aniston.
Yeoh, Michelle Williams (The Fablemans), and Ana de Armas are additionally included on the shortlist, alongside Blanchett and Riseborough (Blonde).
Blonde received a number of Razzie nominations earlier this week for being one of the worst movies of the year, which has divided opinion on De Armas’ portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.
For her part as a tax inspector in Everything Everywhere All At Once, Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, has garnered her first Oscar nod in her lengthy and diverse career.
Angela Bassett is the first individual to receive an acting nomination for a Marvel movie with her nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the best supporting actress category.
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One of the Oscar nominees is a short from Northern Ireland.
At the age of 73, Nighy has received his first Oscar nomination for the film Living, in which he portrays a government worker whose perspective alters after receiving a fatal illness diagnosis.
The other contenders for best actor are Irish actors Colin Farrell (Banshees of Inisherin) and Paul Mescal (The Whale), as well as Fraser (The Whale), Austin Butler (Elvis), and (Aftersun).
Mescal, who starred in Normal People, received his first Oscar nomination for the role of a young Scottish father who is parenting his daughter, who is 11 years old.
Ireland has had a good year overall. The Quiet Girl, a movie about a quiet young girl who spends the summer with her distant family, was also nominated in the best international film category.
Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, and co-star Kerry Condon were all honored for their performances in Martin McDonagh’s Banshees in the best supporting actor category.
With four nominations – Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and Hong Chau – the most in one year, it was also a successful year for actors of Asian origin.
Midway through the 1980s, Quan achieved recognition as a young actor in The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, but he quit acting when he struggled to land parts. In more than 30 years, Everything Everywhere All At Once is his first significant motion picture.
Surprises and snubs
Both Viola Davis (The Woman King) and Danielle Deadwyler (Till) were expected to receive nominations for best actress, but the Academy made a point of ignoring both.
Tom Cruise from Top Gun and Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie from Babylon were among the other notable actors that were left out.
Bryan Tyree Henry, a US actor who starred opposite Jennifer Lawrence in Apple’s Causeway as a garage owner with a difficult past, was a surprising addition to the supporting actor shortlist.
Paul Dano’s performance in The Fabelmans was anticipated to be included in the same category, however he was left out, while Judd Hirsch, his co-star, was included.
Irish talent did well, although Jessie Buckley was not nominated for best supporting actress for her work in Women Talking.
The only film directed by a woman in the competitive best picture race is Sarah Polley’s drama about abuse in a small Mennonite village, yet no women were nominated for best director.
Other movies vying for best picture include the World War I epic All Quiet on the Western Front, Elvis by Baz Luhrmann, The Fablemens by Steven Spielberg, Tar by Todd Field, and Triangle of Sadness, Ruben Ostlund’s Cannes-winning feature.
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, a TV version of Charlie Mackesy’s best-selling novel that aired over Christmas, is up for best animated short film in additional categories.