Oscar nominations in 2023: A rise of sequels is led by Top Gun

The 2023 Oscar nominations will be revealed later, and several Academy records are set to be broken.

Thanks to fresh adaptations of Top Gun, Avatar, and Black Panther, among other films, there may be more sequels than ever up for best picture nominations.

Irish performers and films are anticipated to have a good showing, and Marvel may receive its first-ever acting nomination.

This year’s ceremony, which is scheduled for March 12, will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Everything Everywhere All At Once and The Banshees of Inisherin are anticipated to be prominently mentioned when the nominations are announced starting at 13:30 GMT on Tuesday due to their success at precursor prizes.

It’s also expected that Elvis, Tár, The Fabelmans, All Quiet on the Western Front, and The Whale will attend. Before the nominations, keep an eye out for the following:

The number of sequels nominated for best picture in a single year may be broken on the 2023 shortlist.

Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and perhaps even Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery are among the prospects. Quite a few colons, in fact.

To break the record for the most sequels released in one year, only two of those would need to be nominated. This is partially due to the fact that there are now 10 slots available in the best picture category, which is larger than it used to be.

There have only ever been eight sequels nominated for best picture, and never twice in the same calendar year. The Godfather and Lord of the Rings sequels, Toy Story 3 and Mad Max: Fury Road, among others, have previously made the shortlist.

The first-ever acting nomination for a Marvel movie would go to Angela Bassett for her role in Wakanda Forever in the category of best supporting actress.

In 2019, the first Black Panther film was nominated for best picture, and while performers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe have appeared in other movies, they have not been awarded for their work in the superhero franchise.

Marvel movies have received 19 nominations overall in the past, but several of them were for technical achievements. For instance, the first Black Panther earned awards for best production design, costume design, and original score.

This year, Irish actors may have a particularly impressive showing. Four acting candidates could come from The Banshees of Inisherin: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, and Kerry Condon.

The movie, which has done well in precursor events, is about two friends who get into a fight on an island off the west coast of Ireland.

Paul Mescal for Aftersun and Jessie Buckley for Women Talking are two further Irish actors who might receive nominations.

The Quiet Girl, a superb movie about a quiet young girl who spends the summer with her distant family, may also receive a nomination in the best international picture category.

There might be a few Britons competing for acting awards as well. Bill Nighy is anticipated to receive a nomination for his highly appreciated portrayal in the film Living, in which he portrays an elderly civil servant who changes his way of life after learning that he has terminal cancer.

Eddie Redmayne, who played the serial killer Charles Cullen in the movie The Good Nurse, is among the other British actors rumored to be in the running.

Although Olivia Colman’s portrayal of a movie theater employee with mental health difficulties in Empire of Light has the potential to be recognized, her candidacy is not guaranteed.

Emma Thompson and Ben Whishaw for Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and Women Talking, respectively, are two further potential but less likely British nominees.

The World War One epic, All Quiet On The Western Front, topped the Bafta nominations last week and is expected to perform similarly well at the Oscars.

It would only be the second novel to be adapted into two best picture nominees in history if it received a nomination (a previous Oscar-winning adaptation was released in 1930).

Both the innovative multiverse adventure Everything Everywhere All At Once and its stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan might win awards for best picture.

Meanwhile, Austin Butler, who played Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s most recent biopic, and Cate Blanchett, who portrays a disgraced orchestra conductor in Tár, are the acting front-runners. Brendan Fraser plays a morbidly obese professor in The Whale.

Otherwise, even though she isn’t a favorite, Ana de Armas can be nominated for best actress for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.

The possibility of Michelle Williams receiving an award nomination for Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical film The Fabelmans has generated a lot of discussion this year.

Williams, with the backing of the movie studio, made the decision to enter herself in the leading actress category rather than the supporting actress category even though she portrays the mother of the protagonist in the drama.

This sparked a discussion in Hollywood about whether mothering roles are typically passed over for main parts despite these characters frequently receiving a lot of screen time.

However, according to Oscar regulations, the Academy may nominate any performer in any category that it deems appropriate. Thus, despite her own efforts to elevate, Williams could still be there if enough members determine her character was only meant to be a supporting one.

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