Tom Cruise in surprise Oscars snub ​

Tuesday - 24/01/2023 10:34 Author: Editors Desk Source: News Corp Australia Network:
Tom Cruise was thought to be a popular shoo-in for a best actor nomination but it wasn’t to be as a famous Aussie also found themselves snubbed.

Tom Cruise was thought to be a popular shoo-in for a best actor nomination but it wasn’t to be as a famous Aussie also found themselves snubbed.

There was frenzied speculation Tom Cruise could get a best actor nod at the Oscar nominations announced today in Hollywood. But it wasn’t to be.

The wildly successful Top Gun: Maverick, which was the highest grossing film of his entire career and the second biggest movie of last year, was not enough to push Cruise over the line to his third best actor nomination.

Although he could still get an Oscar as he is one of the producers of Top Gun: Maverick which is up for best picture. Indeed, overall, the Top Gun sequel fared well picking up six noms.

Brendan Fraser, in his controversial role as an obese teacher in The Whale, will battle it out for best actor with Austin Butler from Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and Love Actually’s Bill Nighy who stars as a terimally ill beureuacrat in teh critially acclaimed Living.
 

No best actor Oscar for you. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)
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Aussie nomination – and a snub

Australian directorial royalty Luhrmann, of Moulin Rouge fame, will be in two minds after the nominations. His Elvis biopic received eight nominations – the fourth highest overall – but he failed to get the nod for best director.

There’s better news for Cate Blanchett. Her portrayal of fictionalised composer Lydia

Tár in Tár sees her up for best actress. But it will be a tough category with Michelle Yeoh from Everything Everywhere All At Once the one to beat.

Indeed, Everything Everywhere All At Once was the most nominated film and is in 11 categories, followed by German World War II anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front and Irish juggernaut The Banshees of Inisherin with nine noms apiece.
 

US actor Austin Butler (L) is up for best actor in Elvis. But Australian director Baz Luhrmann did not get the best director nod. (Photo by Michael TRAN / AFP)
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Worst film could get an Oscar

Officially, it’s one of the worst films of the entire year – yet it could get an Oscar.

Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde has been panned and received eight nominations for the Razzies – the alternative Oscars for worst motion pictures.

However, Ana de Armas, who plays Monroe in Blonde, was nominated for best actress. To be that bad and also Oscar worthy is a remarkable feat for a film.

The nominations for the 2023 Oscars were announced in Hollywood on Tuesday morning, US time.

British actor and Oscar winner Riz Ahmed and Alison Williams, who is starring in creepy flick M3GAN, announced the nominations at an eye-wateringly early 5.30am local time from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars will be held on March 12 and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
 

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monro in Blondie. She has a best actress nod at the Oscars despite the film getting a slew of Razzie nominations.
Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monro in Blondie. She has a best actress nod at the Oscars despite the film getting a slew of Razzie nominations.


Nominations in full (live as announced)

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick

Triangle of Sadness

Women Talking

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Tár

Ana de Armas, Blonde

Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Austin Butler, Elvis

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Bill Nighy, Living

Best Director

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Todd Field, Tár

Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Hong Chau, The Whale

Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
 

British actor Riz Ahmed (L) and US actress Allison Williams announce the nominees during the 95th Academy Awards nominations announcement at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, on January 24, 2023. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)
British actor Riz Ahmed (L) and US actress Allison Williams announce the nominees during the 95th Academy Awards nominations announcement at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, on January 24, 2023. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)


Best Director

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Todd Field, Tár

Ruben Östlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Film Editing

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick
 

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh poses with the award for the Golden Globe Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy for Everything Everywhere All at Once. She is nominated for the best actress Oscar. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)
Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh poses with the award for the Golden Globe Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy for Everything Everywhere All at Once. She is nominated for the best actress Oscar. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)


Best Cinematography

All Quiet on the Western Front

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Elvis

Empire of Light

Tár

Best production design

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Elvis

The Fabelmans

Best Costume Design

Babylon

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Best Sound

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Elvis

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Score

All Quiet on the Western Front

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Brendan Fraser is nominated in the east actor category for The Whale. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
Brendan Fraser is nominated in the east actor category for The Whale. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for FIJI Water)


Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front (Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Rian Johnson)

Living (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Top Gun: Maverick (Peter Craig, Ehren Kruger, Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie & Eric Warren Singer)

Women Talking (Sarah Polley)

Original Screenplay

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tár

Triangle of Sadness

Live Action Short Film

An Irish Goodbye

Ivalu

Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase

Best Animated Short Film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Flying Sailor

Ice Merchants

My Year of Dicks

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It
 

Cate Blanchett is up for best actress. (Photo by Michael TRAN / AFP)
Cate Blanchett is up for best actress. (Photo by Michael TRAN / AFP)


Best Original Song

Applause –Tell It like a Woman

Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick

Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Naatu Naatu – RRR

This Is A Life – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Documentary Short

The Elephant Whisperers

Haulout

How Do You Measure a Year?

The Martha Mitchell Effect

Stranger at the Gate

Best International Feature Film

Argentina, 1985 – Argentina

Close – Belgium

All Quiet on the Western Front – Germany

The Quiet Girl – Ireland

EO – Poland

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

All Quiet on the Western Front

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

The Whale

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