by Nadine Whitney

This year, the Academy has thrown in some curve balls but also some films that shouldn’t surprise anyone. From the Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All at Once to Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans already being touted as locks for nominations, it was some of the smaller films that made eyebrows rise.

Who would have predicted Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness getting into the big leagues? Then, of course, there is the campaigning for Andrea Riseborough in To Leslie that started out as a something that only other actors were talking about but it paid dividends.

For the full list of nominees and reviews where available, read on:

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front – Malte Grunert, Producer

Avatar: The Way of Water – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

The Banshees of Inisherin – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

Elvis – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers

The Fabelmans – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers

Tár – Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers

Top Gun: Maverick – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers

Triangle of Sadness – Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers

Women Talking – Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

Best Director

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Todd Field – Tár

Ruben Östlund – Triangle of Sadness

Best Lead Actor

Austin Butler – Elvis

Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser – The Whale

Paul Mescal – Aftersun

Bill Nighy – Living

Best Lead Actress

Cate Blanchett – Tár

Ana de Armas – Blonde

Andrea Riseborough – To Leslie

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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 Animated Feature Film 

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On – Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish – Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

The Sea Beast – Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

Turning Red – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Best Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front – Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson and Ian Stokell

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Written by Rian Johnson

Living – Written by Kazuo Ishiguro

Top Gun: Maverick – Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks

Women Talking – Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Best Original Screenplay

The Banshees of Inisherin – Written by Martin McDonagh

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

The Fabelmans – Written by Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner

Tár – Written by Todd Field

Triangle of Sadness – Written by Ruben Östlund

Best Cinematography

All Quiet on the Western Front – James Friend

Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths – Darius Khondji

Elvis – Mandy Walker

Empire of Light – Roger Deakins

Tár – Florian Hoffmeister

Best Documentary Feature Film 

All That Breathes – Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov

Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

A House Made of Splinters – Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström

Navalny – Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

Best International Feature Film 

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Belgium)

EO (Poland)

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

Best Original Song 

“Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick – Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

“Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler

“Naatu Naatu” from RRR – Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

“This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once – Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne

Best Production Design 

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water



The Fabelmans

Best Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Score 

All Quiet on the Western Front – Volker Bertelmann

Babylon – Justin Hurwitz

The Banshees of Inisherin – Carter Burwell

Everything Everywhere All at Once –Son Lux

The Fabelmans – John Williams

For other nominations keep an eye on the Academy Awards’ official site