2023 Oscar nominations: some notable snubs & surprises this year!

I wasn’t massively shocked by any of the Golden Globe, BAFTA or SAG awards nominations this year, mostly because I think this year’s awards season seems a little bit chaotic anyway. There’s an “anything goes” vibe, and while there were definitely early favorites, there is not (to my mind) one consensus film, a Parasite or a CODA. So, let’s get to it – here are some of the biggest Oscar nominations for 2023:

Best Picture:
All Quiet on the Western Front
Avatar: The Way of Water
Banshees of Inisherin
Elvis
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Tár
Top Gun: Maverick
Triangle of Sadness
Women Talking

Best Director:
The Daniels, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’
Steven Spielberg, ‘The Fabelmans’
Todd Field, ‘TÀR’
Martin McDonagh, ‘Banshees of Inisherin’
Ruben Ostlund, ‘Triangle of Sadness’

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”)

Best Supporting Actor:
Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Bryan Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)
Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”)
Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best Actress:
Cate Blanchett (“Tár”)
Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)
Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie”)
Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)
Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best Actor:
Austin Butler (“Elvis”)
Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)
Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”)
Bill Nighy (“Living”)

Adapted Screenplay
All Quiet on the Western Front
Glass Onion
Living
Top Gun: Maverick
Women Talking

Original Screenplay
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere all at Once
The Fabelmans
Tar
Triangle of Sadness

Costume
Babylon
Wakanda
Elvis
Everything Everywhere
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Best Song:
“Applause” from Tell it Like a Woman
“Hold my Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick
“Lift me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
“Naatu Naatu” from RRR – Music by M.M. Keeravaani, Lyric by Chandrabose
“This is a Life” from Everywhere Everywhere All at Once

Notable snubs: no Paul Dano for The Fabelmans, he got a SAG nomination but no Oscar nom. No acting nominations for Babylon, amazing, and that sad flop got snubbed for Best Picture and director. Two HUGE snubs in Best Actress, and both of them Black actresses: no Viola Davis (The Woman King) and no Danielle Deadwyler (Till). Oscars So White, yet again. While I didn’t think Viola was a huge contender for Best Actress this year, I thought she was a shoo-in for a nomination. They gave Ana de Armas a nomination for that f–king Marilyn disaster rather than Viola.

Notable unexpected noms: I was surprised by Brian Tyree Henry for Causeway. While critics said he was the best part of a meh movie, there hasn’t been much Oscar buzz. I was also not expecting to see Paul Mescal’s nomination, so I’m very happy for him and his fanbase. Andrea Riseborough’s weird Oscar campaign worked, and I’m so happy for Sarah Polley’s Women Talking too. Still, no women in Best Director, huh. Also: noms for Rihanna and Lady Gaga!

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105 Responses to “2023 Oscar nominations: some notable snubs & surprises this year!”

  1. mia girl says:

    Paul Mescal!!!!! So deserved.

    • AlpineWitch says:

      Not only him but Michelle Yeoh!! Yessssss…

      I hope Blanchett isn’t awarded AGAIN, I don’t understand this obsession with giving her awards at all times.
      Brendan Fraser for the win in the Actor category!!

      • SAS says:

        I’m rooting for Brendan too but Bill Night was amazing in Living and I’d be happy for him to win his first Oscar too.

  2. LadyE says:

    Nothing for Nope!?!? Wow, that’s a disappointment.

  3. Frippery says:

    If Angela Bassett wins for Wakanda Forever, I will (happily) die in the doorway. I’m so excited about that nomination! 🤗🤗🤗

    • Mia4s says:

      The nomination is not that surprising; older actors in genre/fantasy have a decent history of it (think Alec Guinness for Obiwan in the first Star Wars, or Ian McKellan as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings). A win is a much longer shot, but I think she might get it. She’s due for a “make up Oscar” and the field of contenders is strong but has no other clear favourite. So there is a good chance…don’t die! 😉

      • Sumodo1 says:

        Angela Bassett ftw. I just re-watched “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” She’s powerful in it. Now I have to see “Wakanda Forever.”

  4. Frippery says:

    How is Glass Onion an adapted screenplay? What was it adapted from??

  5. Mads says:

    Best actor is soooo competitive honestly anyone could take it

  6. Danbury says:

    Michelle Yeoh had better win for best actress!

  7. Jais says:

    Just no to Ana as Marilyn. That film sounded gross AF. It shoulda been Viola or Danielle.

    • Mia4s says:

      Ana de Armas being up for the Oscar AND the Razzie is a good indication of how silly and messy this all is. Sorry for Danielle Deadwyler though, this would have been a nice career boost.

      I wasn’t that stunned Viola Davis was out….but then The Woman King did not get one single nomination?! Not even tossed a “Best costume” nom or something? Wow. That’s the real indication the movie did not catch on with the Academy.

    • Ang says:

      It was both gross and boring.

  8. Léna says:

    Ana De Armas nomination seriously made me laugh out loud, what a joke!

    • TeamMeg says:

      Hunh. I watched Blonde last weekend and thought Ana’s performance was luminous. Was expecting awful accent work from what I’d read on here, but it was not a problem for me at all, and I’m really really picky about bad accents. Movie was based on the Joyce Carol Oates “historical novel” about MM, if you will. It was not a biopic. Maybe it needed a disclaimer, like The Crown LOL. Anyway, I loved it. Know I’m in the CB minority here, but I think this nomination is well deserved.

      • CourtneyB says:

        I agree. She received raves as well as other noms. You can have a great performance in a shit movie. I’m more surprised Riseborough knocked off davis or Deadwyler.

    • Kimberly says:

      I’m not surprised at all. I’ll go as far to say that BRAD PITT is the next Harveyyyyy Wein S T E I N.
      Ana is to Brad…………what Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence etc was to Weinstein. An investment that was HEAVILY pushed upon the rest of the industry goons in Hollywood. What do all those women have in common? Nominations that were questionable…….Ana’s performance was mediocre and NO it wasn’t the accent that was unimpressive. NONE of her mannerisms were close to that of Marilyn either. Just another actress with a blonde wig.

  9. Ronaldinhio says:

    I am genuinely hoping the Banshees of Inisheran are successful. That film has made me think about the time and the hope/hopelessness over and over again.
    Viola Davis should always get a nod, she is unbelievable in literally any vehicle

    • blue says:

      Viola is often, but not always, great. Watching her chew the scenery in How to Get Away With Murder was painful & her portrayal of Michelle Obama in First Lady was terrible. She did the role a big injustice with her exaggerated facial contortions. No one praised her for that & if I were Michelle, I’d be p***ed.

      • Sass says:

        I agree, I’m a huge Viola fan (I even named my favorite houseplant in her honor lol) but I couldn’t stand HTGAWM. Partly bc the writing was awful all around but also she was not at her best. Likely overcompensating for the terrible writing 🤣

      • Deering24 says:

        Writing-wide, HTGAWM should have been a limited-run series—it got way-crazy way too quick. Glad Viola got a hit TV show, though…👏🏾

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Blonde…Cinematic torture. Hope it wins a Razzie.

  11. Kirsten says:

    Both Collin Farrell and Brendan Fraser gave extraordinary performances in their respective films, and both deserve the Oscar, but I hope Fraser wins.

  12. Courtney says:

    Great to see so much AAPI representation, but UGH about Ana de Armas’ nomination. I have refused to watch Blonde because it sounds like torture porn, and it’s frustrating that it’s getting this recognition.

  13. little bird says:

    nope being completely shut out is my villain origin story

  14. mia girl says:

    I honestly feel like I’m taking crazy pills with all The Fablemans accolades. I think it’s just an ok film. I didn’t feel moved or invested in the story. .But I guess if Spielberg is telling his life story, he’s automatically gonna get award noms.

    In terms of Directors telling their childhood stories, this year I actually think I prefer James Gray’s Armageddon Time.

    • Case says:

      My problem with the Fabelmans is that it’s an incredibly mid movie and requires the context that it’s by Spielberg about his own adolescence in order to mean anything. It can’t stand on its own without that self-referential angle.

      • mia girl says:

        @Case Exactly how I feel! The film just assumes you are engaged from the start because you know it’s Spielberg’s story. It does nothing to actually connect you to the story or the characters. Frankly, the 2017 doc “Spielberg” did a much better job driving emotional investment.

  15. Case says:

    It’s been an exciting award year — no main category felt fully rounded out and guessable before the nominations came out. Even now, it’s anybody’s game to win for many categories — there’s an argument to be made for Farrell, Butler, or Fraser, same with Yeoh or Blanchett. Best picture, it’s probably between Banshees and EEAAO as it has been this whole season, but The Fabelmans could sneak in. My personal choice would be Tar, though. It’s a fun year to be an awards watcher.

    I’m honestly not mad Davis didn’t get in — loved her and loved The Woman King, but I felt like her performance in that was very good and action-oriented, but not exceptional. I don’t care about Ana de Armas getting in, either; she hit the prerequisites and was always getting a nom. Riseborough getting nominated is just funny. My real issue is with Michelle Williams getting in instead of Danielle Deadwyler. Williams should NOT be there!

    • Sass says:

      I agree about Williams – I haven’t loved her work in recent years. She has been…acting like she’s acting. I’ve always loved her interviews and she seems like a normal person who has lived through some truly horrible stuff, but like I said. Her more recent roles aren’t doing it for me (as far back as The Greatest Showman, I know it was a hit, but it was a shallow movie and I found her portrayal whiny).

  16. Jiminssi says:

    Wait, Ana is nominated for an Oscar and a Razzie for the same role?! Was that the case ever before?

    • Scarlett says:

      Sandra Bullock – Oscar for The Blind Side and Razzie for All about Steve, in the same weekend, If I am remembering correctly, she attended both in person and picked up her awards, I love that woman lol.

      • girl_ninja says:

        I remember that too but like you shared, she was nominated for both awards for two different films. That’s the difference. Ana’s Marilyn was dreadful.

    • Frippery says:

      Amy Irving was nominated for an Oscar AND a Razzie for Yentl.

    • Mia4s says:

      The last time it happened was Glenn Close for the piece of cinematic garbage known as “Hillbilly Elegy”…yep that got Oscar nominations, just in case anyone was in danger of taking any of this seriously!

    • Kate says:

      She wasn’t nominated! but the movie and the director were.

  17. Jess says:

    Bummed Viola Davis didn’t get a nom, but it’s a real travesty that Danielle Deadwyler didn’t. What she did in Till was one of the most amazing things I’ve seen and she deserves the nom more than at least three people on the ballot.

    • Deering24 says:

      Jess–I can’t wait to see how the Oscar voters the Hollywood Reporter polls will explain the Deadwyler exclusion–if they do at all. Most of them probably didn’t even see Till.

  18. Aly says:

    Blonde was produced by Angelina Jolie’s deadbeat baby daddy. Remember how people were kissing his butt during Golden Globes? That man definitely holds a lot of power in the industry. I believe Ana’s GG and Oscar noms were purchased by his camp.

    There’s no way a tainted movie like that would get serious acting noms without someone powerful pulling strings behind the scene. Harvey used to do it all the time.

    • Coco says:

      People were kissing his butt because he was in the “mayor” Seat at the GG. It was explained that anybody who sits in a seat, gets their ass, kissed by the people who come up on stage. It was mentioned all over how it completely failed with Pitt.

    • Case says:

      Nah. Ana has been nominated for tons of awards this season, including two huge Oscar prerequisites, the BAFTA and the SAG. Those are two nominations that Michelle Williams did not get (and Danielle Deadwyler did!), so if anything, it’s Williams who should be out first and who took Danielle Deadwyler’s place, not de Armas.

      I understand a lot of people hate Blonde, and with good reason, but there is a pretty reliable system to how people end up with Oscar noms — by hitting the prerequisites first. Ana didn’t cheat.

      • Aly says:

        @Coco people kissing that deadbeat’s butt and Colin Farrell gushing over Ana and praising her Blonde performance on stage…all that happening on the same night definitely seems suspicious to me.

        @Case How many prerequisites did Andrea Riseborough fulfill? She got nominated because her famous friends campaigned for her. Oscars are all about what happens behind the scenes. Why would prestigious award shows nominate an actress from a movie that caused strong outrage? Ana is not a big name in Hollywood. But Blonde has strong backing and that backing is BP and co.

      • Case says:

        @Aly Because Ana put in a good performance and controversy equals interest.

        I’m not saying that it always goes the same way — Riseborough is a clear exception to the normal campaign approach. What I’m saying is that, based on typical prerequisites, Williams should be out and Deadwyler should be in, and there’s a lot of misplaced anger at Ana’s nom. She was always going to be in.

      • Twin Falls says:

        @ Case – agree it’s Michelle Williams that “stole” a spot not Ana.

      • Aly says:

        @Case This is Michelle Williams’ fifth Oscar nom. They clearly love her lol people who keep up with award season were already discussing the possibility of her getting nominated last year. Blonde’s controversy was not some petty/ridiculous affair like DWD. It was much more serious in nature and started a discourse on how gross sexualisation and exploitation of women is seen as art by powerful misogynistic men.

        Why would any prestigious award show would want to associate with that? I thought the Academy was trying to have a progressive makeover? All this purely for Ana’s acting? If they love acting so much then how come Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler didn’t get in? The prerequisites argument doesn’t work this year since Andrea Riseborough got in last minute.

      • Case says:

        @Aly I am heavily involved with watching award season and am active in groups that discuss it. I’m aware that Williams has been in contention, but when she lost the SAG nom and the BAFTA nom, many people thought that took her out of the running, or at least put her much lower on the list. Those are two nominations that both Ana and Danielle received, which is why I’m saying Ana did not take Danielle’s spot, Michelle Williams did. I’m not talking about Andrea Riseborough because obviously that’s a very different situation and a very rare occurrence. What I’m saying is, among those who have been in the running this whole time, Williams should’ve been out before de Armas based on nominations they’ve received this year, that’s all.

  19. rawiya says:

    They should be ashamed of themselves for the Best Actress category. Ana???? That Andrea lady whose PR person paid all those other actors to schill for her on social media????? I’m disgusted. It’s not even that those two spots should have gone to black actresses. It’s that those two spots should have gone to actresses who actually deserved the nominations. And they put Stephanie in Best Supporting, but they’re still going to give it to JLC, so whatever.

    • Shoop says:

      I haven’t seen To Leslie, but Andrea Riseborough is a terrific actor. They all hustle for nominations, and I doubt Cate Blanchett and Gwyneth Paltrow required money in return for bigging it up. I haven’t seen Till but it does seem odd Danielle Deadwyler has been excluded in favour of de Armas.

    • Mia4s says:

      While I understand the snubs can feel infuriating I have to point out that the “Andrea lady”, Andrea Riseborough, did exactly what ever other actor and studio did this year…campaigned. The only difference was she didn’t have a studio spending tens of thousands of dollars (easily can be six figures for big studio films) telling people who to vote for. None of this is pure. People help their friends, do favours. Multimillionaire Cate Blanchett was not paid to tell people to vote to for Andrea Riseborough. The studios are going to be taking a long hard look at the “For Your Consideration” campaigns they ran for Woman King in particular. Trust me.

      I haven’t seen the movie and I have no idea if she is any good in it, but if anything what happened with Riseborough is a huge blow to the traditional “parties and handshake/selfies” awards circuit. That is fascinating!

      • CK3 says:

        Umm, Celebrities hosted screenings for “To Leslie” during the final week of Oscar nomination voting. It’s not so much of a huge blow to “parties and handshakes/selfies” as it is a signal that you just need to drop the front of selling the movie and the performance and cash in every favor to get insiders to do that for you. This wasn’t some big theatrical groundswell that happened because the word of mouth on the film spread the performance.

        The Oscars have always been an insider affair, but this just shows that there’s an element of access that you can’t even get by showing up.

      • Mia4s says:

        I don’t disagree for the most part, but I still say it is a blow in that there is an entire awards campaign industry set up to run and plan screenings and parties and appearances, that she just subverted with a few calls to her famous friends. I’m not saying she’s some champion and it’s a win for the common person…quite the opposite!! She wanted it and has the access to make it happen, no matter the movie was barely seen and the studio was not pushing. It is fascinating…and blunt, a bit uncomfortable, and a clear peak at how much of a country club Hollywood was and is.

    • Coco says:

      I remember someone on here commented something like, there are whispers that the out-of-nowhere Hollywood bush for Andrea Riseborough was to push Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler out.

      Whether it was intentional or not, that is exactly what happened so there might be some truth to those whispers.

      • Kebbie says:

        A lot of the white women pushing for Riseborough insisted that Michelle Yeoh, Danielle Deadwyler, and/or Viola Davis were locks. They basically insinuated that Andrea wouldn’t be taking the spot of a woman of color. Everyone else knew it would be the people of color that lost out. I’m interested to see what their public reaction to this will be.

      • Mia4s says:

        Oh come on, now we are just getting silly. One actress cannot push out two, she can push out one. That’s basic math. It would have been much more believable to say it was to push just Viola out or something. And I suppose the power of Andrea whatshername caused The Woman King to not get nominated in a single other category (even after making the BAFTAs)? That’s beyond absurd.

        The Academy left Black actresses out of the “Best Actress” category and all women out of the “Best Director” categories. That’s not new for them…and that is a kind way of putting it! We don’t need silly conspiracies to explain it when the issues with the system have been apparent for YEARS. I suppose without the evil whisper campaign the good and noble Academy would have never? HAHAHA! Yeah…sure.

      • sunny says:

        I think there is a real discussion of whose work gets appreciated, platformed and amplified. The way Andrea’s work in a smaller project was amplified would simply never happen for someone like Danielle and that is one way of how Hollywood continues to create inequalities.

        I was glad to see strong diversity in the supporting categories but that actually has been the place where you saw more diversity historically, the fact that that rarely translates to main acting categories is a huge flag.

        I that the director category also was a miss with not one woman being nominated in a year that saw some brilliant, lauded projects like AfterSun, Women Talking, St.Omer.

        And best international film was a whole mess despite some great nominations(Close, All Quiet), no RRR, and no Decision to Leave was just madness to me. Like COME ON!

    • Tommy says:

      JLC ain’t winning. She hasn’t won any precursors, Angela got the Globe, she’s beloved and almost certainly going to take SAG, and I’m very confident she’s going to go all the way. Love overdue given that she was arguably robbed twenty years ago, opportunity to recognize an incredible body of work, she’s a veteran actress beloved by her community, it’s a showy role with a narrative (mourning a death both in real life and on screen)… That’s a recipe for Oscar gold. The nomination is the win for JLC. This is Angela Bassett’s award to lose.

      • Becks1 says:

        Are people talking about Whats Love Got to Do With It when they keep referencing Angela Bassett being “robbed” etc? I just want to make sure we’re on the same page lol (I agree with that sentiment, just wanted to make sure I’m thinking of the right movie.)

    • JP says:

      “That Andrea lady”? Really?

  20. Mireille says:

    Happy for Everything Everywhere and the cast. Love Brendan Fraser, hope he wins. A BIG EFFING NO to Ana de Armas AND the entire production team behind Blonde. That movie employed a misleading marketing campaign calling itself a biopic. I feel strongly about this because it exploited a woman who’s been exploited and abused all her life. Ugh. Offensive and repulsive. I wish Hollywood would leave Marilyn Monroe alone already.

  21. Scarlett says:

    My dad is from India and not since A.R.Rahman and Jai Ho have we been so excited about a song, Naatu Naatu from RRR, truly hope it wins, it’s such a fun song, with an awesome beat! Then again, I really love Lift me up from Wakanda Forever, not telling my dad though.

  22. Iris says:

    Come through, Ireland! ☘️ 💚
    Particularly thrilled for Paul, who is such a sweetheart

  23. Ally says:

    Give all the awards to Bill Nighy!

  24. Chaine says:

    I’m so out of it, don’t go to movies any more and nothing about the trailers or hype for any of these attracted me? The only one I’ve seen is Glass Onion and it was sooooo underwhelming.

  25. Lightpurple says:

    Ana de Armas does not belong here; Danielle Deadwiler and her amazing heartbreaking and stoic performance does. I’m not surprised Viola wasn’t nominated in lead. While she was the title character and great in the role, Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, and several other actresses actually had as much, if not more screen time as she did.

  26. Lena says:

    Ana and Michelle are surprising to me. Ana because the film was so polarizing and not in contention at all and Michelle because of obvious (to ME anyway) category fraud and was not that special. I didn’t know if Andrea’s campaign would work it was so inside Hollywood and Oscar’s are now more international. Gossip note: To Leslie was directed by my lady crush Mary McCormack’s husband Michael morris who was caught kissing Katherine McPhee outside a restaurant by the paps about ten years ago. They worked it out and are still together.

  27. Twin Falls says:

    I was just as shocked at Ana’s nomination for Blonde but then saw the performance got a SAG and GG nomination, too, so it’s been out here in plain sight that an Oscar nomination was a possibility.

  28. CK3 says:

    I was happy up until we got to Best Actress. Congratulations to the ladies that got in. I’m rooting for Yeoh. Deadwyler just didn’t have enough famous friends. It’s just so transparent and I’m not knocking the hustle. I’m sure Riseborough gave a phenomenal performance, but frankly, it got to the point where famous friends were basically posting copy pasta from the film’s PR team. I doubt they’d do as much for anyone else. I get that people dislike modern Oscar campaigning and would prefer to let performances speak for themselves, but this isn’t it. It’s insider baseball with a extra level of access (celebrity hosted screening + academy voter endorsements) that no peer can actually attain regardless of performance quality. That being said, as much as I wanted Davis to be nominated, I didn’t want to see her lose out to another actress getting her 3rd Oscar again.

  29. Kate says:

    Snubbing two black actresses is not a good look, but i’m not mad at the rest.

  30. Jiminssi says:

    Brendan Fraser will take this home. America loves a comeback kid.

  31. CooCoo Catchoo says:

    Gaga was nominated for her song in Top Gun Maverick.

  32. Lucía says:

    Thrilled for Paul Mescal and Argentina, 1985 (in the Best Foreign Film category)!!!

  33. AnneL says:

    I am so torn between wanting Fraser to win and wanting Farrell to win. They’re both deserving and have had long, sometimes tough roads to this moment. Fraser’s was tougher, no doubt; but Farrell also saw his Big Box Office star wane and worked his way back through supporting roles and interesting off-beat projects.

  34. Claire says:

    Okay but seeing Avatar in the Best Picture list feels like I’m in the crowd watching a naked emperor go by and no one is saying anything??

    • Deering24 says:

      Heh. That inclusion is definitely with an eye to increasing Oscar show ratings. They are desperate to avoid a repeat of the year when all the BP nominees were indie/low-budget films.

  35. Emily_C says:

    I hope Everything Everywhere All At Once wins everything (everywhere all at once?), but I’m not getting my hopes up. It’s a movie about a middle-aged woman — one huge strike against it. She’s not even white — second huge strike against it. I’m not getting my hopes up, and anyway the Oscars tend to be pretty meaningless. They’ve even messed up the technical categories lately.

    • Deering24 says:

      I’m betting this will take BP because it’s the best of both worlds—a sleeper/indie that made huge bank. And it’s a superhero movie _and_ a smart deconstruction of superhero movies.

  36. CC says:

    I’m aggravated that Deadwyler was snubbed. Out of the nominees for Best Actress, I’ve only seen Yeoh in EEAaO. However, it seems like Williams might not belong in the category – just because she’s the woman with the biggest role of all the women in the cast of ‘The Fabelmans’ doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a lead. Whatever you want to say about Riseborough or de Armas, they’re the title characters.
    Does anyone think more people will vote for ‘Elvis’ and Butler after Lisa Marie Presley’s untimely death?

    • Kebbie says:

      Austin Butler is certainly hoping so, he dedicated his nomination to her. He was great, but Tom Hanks made that movie practically unwatchable for me.

  37. Becks1 says:

    I have not seen any of these except for Wakanda Forever and Glass Onion, lol. I guess I’ll start my Oscar watching now, I love that most are available on streaming etc.

    Last year my husband and I watched House of Gucci before I double checked the nominations bc I thought it was nominated for best picture and best supporting actress. Whoops. LOLOLOL.

  38. Big Bertha says:

    Cate Blanchett…yawn. She’s so overrated as an actor, and I deeply dislike her self-righteousness and lack of awareness in interviews. Viola Davis should be occupying her spot.

  39. blue says:

    Avatar?? Wtf? Not unless there’s a special category for “Most CGI.”

  40. LaurenAPMT says:

    Viola Davis and Danielle Deadwyler both put in incredible performances this year, so this is extremely disappointing news. Michelle Yeoh was amazing, as well, and deserved her nomination, but such a shame two brilliant actresses got overlooked.

  41. Margot says:

    Toronto represent! Congrats to Domee Shi for Turning Red and Sarah Polley for Women Talking.

  42. Slippers4life says:

    EEAAO was my favourite movie this year. I am so happy for Stephanie Hsu getting a best supporting actress nomination. She was absolutely fantastic as the daughter, Joy. The entire EEAAO cast played multiple versions of their characters and you believed it every time. That entire cast deserves the nomination and win. Though I also think Angela Basset deserves the win and you’re right about the Viola and Danielle snubs. Unfair.

  43. Saschafrom76 says:

    I don’t watch them and I don’t read the articles screw the Oscar’s Ana over Viola is boycott worthy. Over it.

  44. Saschafrom76 says:

    And aviator from anti indigenous himself no thx hard pass on the whole mess

  45. Kimberly says:

    I saw a screenshot on Lipstick Alley of Francis Fisher naming; VIOLA DAVIS, CATE BLANCHETT & MICHELLE WILLIAMS as the actresses who are a LOCK for their ‘outstanding work’, when she HEAVILY promoted that actress called….. Andrea. SO SHE HAD TO TARGET THE ACTRESSES SHE KNEW WOULD HAVE A HIGH CHANCE OF GETTING NOMINATED TO PROMOTE ANDREA???? That’s how I interpreted her post. I have not seen her performance so I can’t judge but it it certainly helps when you have MORE than a DOZEN industry friends heavily promoting you on social media just in time for the OSCARS. Oh well.

    I’m seeing posters here saying that Michelle Williams TOOK Viola’s spot. I can’t make any judgements on Michelle OR Viola either because I have not seen their films. As for Michelle, if she’s in SPIELBERG’s FILM, THEN NO ONE HERE SHOULD BE SURPRISED by her nomination. Come on y’all should know these awards are based on politics. Jeez.

    As for ANA DE ARMAS, I saw BLONDE because I wanted to know what all the CONTROVERSY & HYPE was among these horny, straight males. People need to STOP using her accent as an EXCUSE against any criticism of her performance. THERE WAS NOTHING AWARD WORTHY about her performance in those SOFT CORE PORNO. Her facial expressions, the way she moved, NONE her mannerisms were close to anything that we saw of Marilyn Monroe in her movies, her personal interviews etc. sHE PLAYED DRESS UP IN A BLONDE WIG. HELL…..,Julianne Nicholson OUTSHONE Ana (especially with her scene in the elderly home) and she only had a few mins screen time. Even Oscar Winner ADRIEN BRODY & BOBBY Cannavale stood out too with minimal time on screen to.

    Someone here said ANA did NOT cheat LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! NO she did not but clearly this person does NOT know that in ALL of these award shows, it’s about CONNECTIONS/POLITICS/ Campaigning……and sometimes MONEYYYY. Her nomination was connected to 1 of those mentioned OR ALL OF THE ABOVE. I can bet that BRAD PITT was behind this NONSENSE. He’s taking over where his FRIEND and MENTOR Harvey Weinstein LEFT OFF. And Angelina Jolie sure as hell may NEVER get another Golden Globe or Oscar nom ever again with Brad’s rise to power/ranks in the industry.

  46. Kimberly says:

    Another thing………..I’m NOT surprised to see NO black actresses in this category. The majority of Oscar Voters have shown the public for DECADES that Black Women are ONLY good enough to get most nominations & wins for the SUPPORTING category. So IF Angela Bassett wins, SO WHAT?!!! She’ll simply join the group with Whoopie Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Lupita Nyongo and then rest. THERE’S NOTHING SPECIAL ABOUT BW or any NON-WHITE actress BEING AWARDED IN THAT CATEGORY.

    It’s PITIFUL that HALLE BERRY is the only woman of colour to have won in Best Actress category and that was almost 2 DECADES ago. I will NOT refer to her specifically as black because she’s as much a BIRACIAL woman as Mariah Carey is. ONLY difference is her Phenotype. She’s NOT white passing. That’s it.

    ANYWAY, I’m not saying black actresses should be nominated in the leading category on the basis of their SKIN COLOR or that so called social construct called ‘RACE’ but surely there MUST have been BLACK actresses THIS YEAR who gave AWARD WORTHY or NOMINATION WORTHY performances. I CANNOT make any judgments about Danielle Deadwyler because I did not see the movie either. HOWEVER I saw some clips of her in this film and her performance in those couple of mins (especially the court room scene) was OUTSTANDING compared to…………. that almost 2 & a 1/2 hour performance from ANA DE ARMAS. And yes I’ll COMPARE the 2 since De Armas is still a FAVOURITE on this site which is surprising considering that she spoke so poorly of Marilyn and defended that director who saw Marilyn as simply an object to exploit. NO WONDER MORE THAN 2 ACTRESSES DROPPED OUT OF THAT PROJECT. I think Naomi Watts & Jessica Chastain refused the role of Marilyn.

    So there it is, 1 Asian actress (Michelle Yeoh) with a nomination in a sea of White Actresses. I guess the Oscar Voters can say YAY for ‘DIVERSITY’. I have not seen her film either BUT I’ve seen some of her other films and she’s a very talented actress. I’ll be BORED out my mind if the USUAL suspect (Cate SMUG OR FULL OF IT Blanchett) wins AGAIN but I can’t deny that’s she’s very talented as well.

  47. Imara219 says:

    The creator or producer behind The Woman King basically said they didn’t campaign or do a lot of hand-shaking, and he directly mentioned that’s why there isn’t a nomination. I find it disappointing because networking and money towards campaigns buy the prize. It’s incredibly frustrating because Danielle Deadwyler did everything right for a Black woman to get a nomination. It’s a sad period piece but with dignity and honor. It’s an American tragedy, and she was the front-and-center emotional piece. This is the type of film, if done on a white subject and had white actors, would have cleaned up at the Oscars. I used to care about these awards shows. In my youth (I’m 39 years old), they seemed so magical, but now they are bland and gray.

  48. 2lazy4username says:

    Aftersun gutted me. One of the best films I’ve seen in a a long time (minus a couple small flaws). So glad for Paul Mescal, who was stunning, but wish small films like Aftersun, based on true artistry and not reliant on fluff and special effects, got the real recognition they deserve. I mean, Top Gun for best picture? Are you serious?

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