“Tar,” “All Quiet on the Western Front” and “The Banshees of Inisherin” are also among the Academy Awards’ most nominated films of the year. The nominees were unveiled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.
The quirky indie sci-fi film directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert is one of numerous multiplex films that were among this year’s favorites. Streaming services like Netflix and Apple TV dominated the Oscars the year before.
The A24 movie, which debuted back in March, has defied even its producers’ expectations by emerging as an unexpected Oscar heavyweight. Yeoh was the first Asian actor to receive a best actress nomination.
Michelle Yeoh was much overwhelmed speaking about the nominations, stating that even being nominated even merely signifies approval and love from your peers.
“What it means for the rest of the Asians around the world, not just in America but globally, is to say we have a seat at the table. We finally have a seat at the table. We are being recognized and being seen,” said an “overwhelmed” Yeoh speaking by phone from London.
The Steven Spielberg coming-of-age movie “The Fabelmans,” Tom Cruise’s most recent high-flying sequel, “Top Gun: Maverick,” the classical music drama “Tar,” the Elvis Presley biographical “Elvis,” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” were also nominated for this year’s top 10 best picture awards.
Director James Cameron’s blockbuster “Avatar” sequel already ranks as the sixth-highest-grossing movie of all time and earned four nominations — it also became just the third franchise to garner best picture nods for the first two films.
Meanwhile, the smash hit Indian song “Naatu Naatu” from the film “RRR” has been nominated for best original song, becoming the first Indian nomination in the category.
— s (@colmansfilm) January 24, 2023