The list of Oscar nominees this year is interesting and unexpected. From Ana de Armas, who won best actress, to The Triangle of Sadness, which received several nominations, to RRR, which received only one nod, there is something to talk about, so let’s get down to business.
Ana De Armas and Andrea Riseborough are nominated for Best Actress
Well, to hear Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams read out the names of Ana de Armas and Andrea Riseborough for the Blonde and Leslie respectively was a big surprise, to put it mildly. This is due to the fact that, despite the fact that long-time leaders Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett got into “Everything and Everywhere, All at Once” and “Tar”, as well as Michelle Williams in “Fabelmans”, Ana de Armas and Andrea Riseborough were extremely unexpected and were not talked about almost as much. as many as the other three actresses.
De Armas, who played Marilyn Monroe in the movie “Blonde”, which received average reviews, gained momentum in the awards season. The actress was nominated for her performance at the BAFTA, the Golden Globe and the Screen Actors Guild, but the fact that she was nominated because of the negative attitude of the audience to the film is still surprising.
As for Riseborough, she has only recently gained momentum in her role in the movie “To Leslie”. She received recognition at the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony, as well as at several other small shows, but the nomination for the Academy Award was unexpected.
Overall, the race for best actress turned out to be the most shocking for me because of these two surprises. Now we’ll have to wait and see if de Armas and Riseborough will rise to the top, or if Yeo and Blanchett will remain the leaders.
Stephanie Hsu is nominated for the role of supporting actress
There have been many rumors that Stephanie Hsu is missing out on various award ceremonies this season. Nevertheless, it seems that the Academy has heard the discourse around the actress and has come to its senses, because the woman behind the cool and heartfelt antagonist of “Everything, Everywhere and at Once” is receiving well-deserved recognition!
We knew EEAAO would be the favorite of the season based on his winning streak at some of the biggest awards on the track. However, Hsu was not a guaranteed candidate. While it’s so exciting that Jamie Lee Curtis has received a nomination and Ke Huy Quan remains the frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor, these two things were expected and Xu’s nomination was not.
Although her name on the list is surprising for an actress, it also means that Daniels’ film received four nominations for acting, along with many others, showing how great love is for everything, everywhere and at once.
A Lot Of Representation Sadness Triangle
One film that received more nominations than expected is Ruben Estlund’s Triangle of Sadness. While the nomination for “Best Original Screenplay” was expected, the nominations for “Best Director” and “Best Film” did not follow.
The film really performed very well during the festival season, winning the highest award of Cannes: the Palme d’Or. It also received good reviews and made it onto some of the best lists of 2022, including Eric Eisenberg’s Top 10 films.
However, what makes this surprising are the films that have not been nominated in these categories, especially in the Best Director category. While Estlund has always been a contender, directors such as Joseph Kosinski for Top Gun: Maverick, Sarah Polley for Women Talking and James Cameron for Avatar: The Way of Water seemed to be the people chosen by the Academy. However, instead they chose to direct this small but powerful satire about wealth, which is still very exciting.
Dark Horse Paul Mescal received a nomination for Best Actor for “After Sunset”
Paul Mescal has been a dark horse throughout the awards season, and the fifth place in the Best Actor category has fluctuated over the past few months, and I am very glad that the young actor was able to play in “After Sunset”. The actor, who burst onto the scene thanks to the popular TV series “Normal People”, conducted a quiet campaign for the Oscar, and the film “After Sunset” was loved by critics. There was always the question of whether the actor would get recognition, and it seems the Academy loves his acting as much as those who saw the film, which was one of the best overlooked films of 2022.
During the awards season, Mescal received nominations here and there, and he had a big professional break when he was selected in Gladiator 2 and Richard Linklater’s Fun We Roll. I would say that between all this news and his favorite performance in Aftersun, even though it was shocking, it makes sense that an outstanding actor received a nomination.
RRR was only nominated for an original song
Unfortunately, it wasn’t morning RRR. The film has long claimed the title of best film. This is partly because it could not be considered in the “International Feature Film” category due to the fact that the Film Federation of India instead submitted a “Last Film Screening” for its application, according to IndieWire. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get the biggest nomination in the movie.
Nevertheless, after a successful screening at several award ceremonies, the film received a nomination for the best original song “Natu Natu”, which was 100% deserved. It is also worth noting that although this is the only nomination that the film has received, I would call this melody the leader in its category.
Best Shooter: Maverick has received many nominations, but not in the title role or Best Director
Best Dune Shooter: Maverick. As with the sci-fi hit last year, “Best Shooter: Maverick” received numerous nominations, but was excluded from all acting categories, as well as in the Best Director category. The biggest snubs here are 100% that Joseph Kosinski doesn’t get a nomination for Best Director, and Tom Cruise isn’t in the race for Best Actor.
Although this is a big bummer, the film has received numerous nominations in technical categories, as well as awards in the categories of “Best Adapted Screenplay” and a big award: “Best Film”.
These are just some of the biggest surprises from this year’s Academy Award nominations. Be sure to follow the TV program for 2023 to get more information about the ceremony, and tune in to the 95th Academy Awards ceremony on March 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.