Box office hits Everything Everywhere, Elvis and Avatar land Oscar nominations, Entertainment News

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LOS ANGELES — Dimension-hopping adventure Everything Everywhere All at Once was nominated for this year’s Oscars on Tuesday (January 24) as Hollywood’s Film Academy picked several crowd-pleasing hits to compete for Best Picture. It topped the list of featured movies.

Everything Everywhere, a sci-fi movie about a frustrated Chinese immigrant struggling to pay his taxes, was nominated for 11 categories, including four for Best Picture and Best Performance.

Other films gunning for the top Academy Award trophy include James Cameron’s visual spectacle sequel Avatar: Way of Water, which currently ranks as the sixth highest-grossing film of all time. increase.

Top Gun: Maverick and Elvis, two of last summer’s biggest blockbusters, were cut alongside Steven Spielberg’s autobiographical coming-of-age drama “Favellmans” and dark comedy “Inisherin’s Banshees.”

Tar, Triangle of Sadness, Women Talking, and the German remake of All Quiet on the Western Front complete the 10-picture list.

Winners of the industry’s premier honor will be announced at an awards ceremony hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel on March 12, which will be broadcast live on The Walt Disney Company’s ABC network.

The Oscars and other awards ceremonies struggle to attract TV audiences, especially younger viewers who spend time on TikTok and YouTube.

At last year’s Academy Awards ceremony, Will Smith slapped host Chris Rock and won the Best Actor Oscar, drawing nearly 15.4 million television viewers. This was the second lowest audience ever.

The Hollywood Reporter’s awards editor Scott Feinberg said that widely viewed films, rather than lesser-known arthouse films, may help boost ratings at this year’s Oscars. The nominated Oscars took place 25 years ago when the mega-hit Titanic swept the honors.

“When a movie is popular with the public, the public feels invested and wants to see who wins,” Feinberg said. “This is setting them up for as much success as possible.”

Of the 20 people who decided to nod their acting nods, 16 were first-time nominees.

They included Austin Butler, who portrayed rock legend Elvis Presley, and Colin Farrell, who starred as an Irish farmer obsessed with restoring friendships in Banshees. Top Gun star Tom Cruise didn’t take the field.

Butler recalled the positive reaction to his performance from Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley. died of cardiac arrest earlier this month 54 years old.

“I wish she could be here today to celebrate with us,” Butler told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cate Blanchett, who was nominated for Best Actress for her role as a manipulative orchestral conductor in “Tar,” joined the likes of Michelle Yeoh in “Everything Everywhere” and Michelle Williams in The Fabermans. Compete.

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Winners are voted on by nearly 10,000 actors, producers, directors and filmmakers who make up the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Academy added more women and people of color to its ranks after the 2015 and 2016 #OscarsSoWhite riots, and increased membership from outside the United States.

This year, seven of the 20 acting nominees were people of color. It included Yeo, Stephanie Sue, star of Everything Everywhere, and Ke Hui Kuan, a child actor in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, who is now a frontrunner for Best Supporting Actor.

In a statement, Quan said, “I never dreamed of imagining this moment.

Angela Bassett Nominated Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.

Smith was not nominated for his role in the slavery drama Liberation. He was banned from attending the Oscars for ten years after slapping The Rock, but is still eligible for nominations and awards.

Traditional studios dominated this year’s nominations, following the recent forays of streaming services. Apple TV+ won Best Picture last year for the heartwarming drama Coda.

This time, Disney received the most nominations, with a total of 22, for films such as Avatar, Banshees and the animated Turning Red. Banshees, overall he was nominated for 4 out of 9 nominations.

“A big thank you to the Academy. I think it’s going to be a fun night!” Banshees director Martin McDonagh, who was also nominated, said in a statement.

All Quiet on the Western Front, released by streaming service Netflix Inc, tied Banshees with nine nominations.

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