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2023 Oscar Nominees Are Here!

25 January

2023 Oscar Nominees Are Here!

The biggest award show of the year is upon us and the nominations are in… With many outstanding films selected (many currently showing at Palace), we’re giving you the run-down of the films that the Academy has crowned the crème de la crème!

Leading the way is Everything Everywhere All at Once with 11 nominations including Best Picture and Best Lead Actress for the brilliant Michelle Yeoh, making her the first Asian to be nominated in the category. The A24 action-comedy from Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert had us laughing, gasping, and crying and we’re delighted to see it receiving praise aplenty!

The luck of the Irish continues! Hot on the heels of Everything Everywhere is Palace favourite, The Banshees of Inisherin which has broken the record for most Oscar nominations for an Irish film with a whopping nine nods. Martin McDonagh’s black comedy was also nominated for Best Picture and for it’s main cast including Best Lead Actor for Colin Farrell, Best Supporting Actor for Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan and Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon.

National Treasure Cate Blanchett has also (incredibly predictably) scored a Best Lead Actress nomination for Todd Field’s critically acclaimed and long-waited return, TÁR (which received six nominations).  Many critics have praised Blanchett’s turn in the drama as a ‘career high performance’ and having already won a Golden Globe for her role, it seems likely she’ll take the Oscar home.

Another Aussie looking to score big is Baz Luhrmann with his megahit biopic on The King, Elvis, which also received six nominations. As well as a Best Picture nomination, Austin Butler is being recognised for his dedicated performance as the rock legend.

This year’s Oscars are also celebrating the return of the blockbuster with the inclusion of Tom Cruise’s epic return in Top Gun: Maverick (five nominations), Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (five nominations), and James Cameron’s record-breaking Avatar: the Way of Water (four nominations).

On to a man who knows how to make a blockbuster better than any… This year famously private filmmaker Steven Spielberg took a more personal approach with his semi-autobiographical memoir, The Fabemans which impressed the Academy with seven nominations including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress for Michelle Williams.

Catch these Oscar-nominated gems at Palace Cinemas and decide for yourself who should reign supreme! Showing now: Avatar: The Way of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Triangle of Sadness, Tár (as of Thursday, 26 of January), The Whale (as of Friday, 27 of January), Aftersun (Movie Club Previews on February 1) and Women Talking (from February 16).

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