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Oscars 2023: Everything Everywhere All at Once leads nominations

Everything Everywhere All at Once, the action comedy starring Michelle Yeoh as an unsuspecting launderette owner who battles evil by connecting with different versions of herself in parallel universes, heads into this year’s Oscar race the title to beat, The Guardian reports.

As well as nods for Yeoh and her supporting co-stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan, the film is up for picture, director (for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), costume design, editing, original song, original score and original screenplay.

Hard on its heels are The Banshees of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh’s black comedy starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as former friends on a small Irish island, and All Quiet on the Western Front, Edward Berger’s devastating Netflix drama about an idealistic German soldier sent to the trenches.

In the nominations, which were revealed in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, Banshees took nods for best picture, directing, editing, original screenplay, leading actor (for Farrell), supporting actor (for both Gleeson and Barry Keoghan), supporting actress (for Kerry Condon), production design and original score.

Meanwhile Berger’s film, which scooped a record-equalling 14 Bafta nominations last Thursday, has no acting nominations, but is recognised in nine other categories, including best picture.

Surprise inclusions on that 10-strong list include Tár, Todd Field’s drama about an imperious conductor, played by Cate Blanchett, which scored a better-than-expected six nominations, as well as Top Gun: Maverick.

The high-octane belated sequel starring Tom Cruise also over-performed with six nominations, including one for adapted screenplay, though there was no fourth nod for Cruise himself.

Instead, those shortlisted were Farrell, fellow Irishman Paul Mescal (for Aftersun), Austen Butler (for Elvis), Brendan Fraser (for The Whale) and Bill Nighy (for Living).

There were surprises in the best actress field, with Blanchett and Yeoh competing against Ana de Armas for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans and Andrea Riseborough in the little-seen To Leslie.

The nominations were announced by actors Allison Williams, of Girls and evil doll hit M3gan, and the British-Pakistani star Riz Ahmed, who starred in last year’s live action short winner and was nominated for best actor in 2021.

Almost 9,500 Academy members are eligible to vote for the 95th annual awards – their numbers swelled considerably after recent efforts to diversify their demographic.

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