The time- and space-twisting “Everything Everywhere All at Once” captured a leading 11 Oscar nominations, including best picture, Tuesday, while Steven Spielberg continued his awards season success by garnering a best director nod for “The Fabelmans,” which also snagged seven nominations, including best picture.
The World War I tale “All Quiet on the Western Front” and the Irish dark comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” each took nine nominations — including best picture nods for both — as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its candidates for the Oscars, which will be handed out March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The biopic “Elvis” was next with eight nominations, including best picture and best actor (Austin Butler), while “The Fabelmans” — Spielberg’s largely autobiographical movie about a young boy who dreams of becoming a filmmaker — took seven nods, including Michelle Williams for best actress and Judd Hirsch for best supporting actor.
Cate Blanchett was tapped for best actress for her performance in “Tar,” playing a fictional composer suffering a career crisis — and helping the film garner six nominations, including best picture. The Tom Cruise action sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” also captured six nods, among them best picture.
Rounding out the 10 best picture nominees were “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Triangle of Sadness,” and “Women Talking.”
In the major individual awards, also garnering best actor nominations were Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Brendan Fraser in “The Whale,” Paul Mescal in “Aftersun” and Bill Nighy in “Living.”
For best actress, in addition to Williams and Blanchett, nominations went to Ana de Armas in “Blonde,” Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie,” and Michelle Yeoh in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
In the best supporting actor category, Hirsch was joined by Brendan Gleeson in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Brian Tyree Henry in “Causeway,” Barry Keoghan in “The Banshees of Inisherin” and Ke Huy Quan in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Best supporting actress nods went to Angela Bassett in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Hong Chau in “The Whale,” Kerry Condon in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Jamie Lee Curtis in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and Stephanie Hsu in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Spielberg — who took the best director trophy as well as best drama picture for “The Fabelmans” at the recent Golden Globe Awards — was joined in the Oscar best director category by Martin McDonagh for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Todd Field for “Tar” and Ruben Ostlund for “Triangle of Sadness.”
Actress Allison Williams and actor/producer Riz Ahmed hosted the nomination ceremonies, which were streamed live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater and covered 23 categories in all.
With more theaters reopening as the pandemic has eased, the Academy this year has returned its Oscar eligibility requirements to films released in theaters between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2022 — and in six specific locales. Those locations are: Los Angeles County; the City of New York; the Bay Area; Chicago; Miami; and Atlanta.