A Look at This Year’s Best Picture Nominations


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Seth Badics

The Best Picture nominations at the Oscars are always a pleasant surprise to see. To truly put the best works of cinema against each other is always a crowd favorite. This year delivered some very strong contenders, so let’s take a look at the list.

This year’s list of Best Picture nominations include:

  • “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
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang
  • “The Fabelmans,” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner
  • “Tár,” Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert
  • “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer
  • “Triangle of Sadness,” Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober
  • “Women Talking,” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand

A close fight between the two highest grossing films of the year is expected (Avatar and Top Gun: Maverick). However, Everything Everywhere All At Once picked up 11 total nods for each different category. It truly is anyone’s game.

But perhaps the nominations are not all they are meant to be. Due to the pandemic, a lot of these movies have struggled. Ratings for the Oscars have declined as well.

Regardless, the awards should hopefully be a good show. We can only hope that nobody gets slapped this year.