Top Gun: Maverick leads the charge for Oscars glory - full list of nominees revealed

Top Gun: Maverick leads the charge for Oscars glory - full list of nominees revealed
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Carl Bennett

By Carl Bennett

Published: 24/01/2023

- 15:35

Irish talent put in a fantastic showing at the nominations

The 95th Oscar nominations have been revealed, with a strong Irish representation in major categories including best picture, best actor, and best supporting actor and actress.

Martin McDonagh’s dark Irish comedy The Banshees Of Inisherin was one of the top films to be recognised, with a total of nine nominations – beaten only by sci-fi thriller Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The film’s four main stars Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon were all nominated – while McDonagh scooped a nod for best director.

Nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams, in-person for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Farrell received his first best actor Oscar nomination, alongside veteran English actor Bill Nighy and Normal People star Paul Mescal – who both also claimed their first.

The nomination continues Farrell’s successful awards season run, having been nominated for both a Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild gong for his performance in The Banshees Of Inisherin.

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Nighy’s nod comes for his turn in Living, in which he portrays a veteran civil servant who is inspired to make the most of his remaining days, following a life of tedium.

Mescal earned his nomination for his role in coming-of-age drama Aftersun.

Irish talent was well-represented across other major categories, with Gleeson nominated for best actor in a supporting role for The Banshees Of Inisherin, alongside Keoghan, and Condon recognised in the best supporting actress category.

Angela Bassett, star of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, joined Condon as a nominee for best supporting actress – becoming the first actor from a Marvel movie to be nominated for their work in one of the franchise’s films.

English actress Andrea Riseborough joined frontrunners Cate Blanchett and Michelle Yeoh in the best actress category, following a grassroots awards season campaign.

Blanchett and Yeoh, who have both been recognised previously, earned nominations for Tar and Everything Everywhere All At Once, respectively.

Riseborough received the nod for her work in To Leslie.

Bill Nighy attending the Paramount+ UK launch event at Outernet London. Picture date: Monday June 20, 2022.
Veteran English actor Bill Nighy claimed his first Oscar nomination
Ian West

Michelle Williams was also nominated for best actress, following a campaign to recognise her acclaimed performance as Mitzi, the piano-playing mother in Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, rather than as a best supporting role.

Everything Everywhere All At Once once again led nominations, with a total of 11, closely followed by The Banshees Of Inisherin and All Quiet On The Western Front, which both received nine.

All three received nominations in the coveted best picture category, along with Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans.

They were joined in the 10-strong category by blockbuster sequels Avatar: The Way Of Water; Top Gun: Maverick; as well as Elvis, Tar, Triangle Of Sadness and Women Talking.

Angela Bassett attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, USA.
Angela Bassett, star of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, became the first actor from a Marvel movie to be nominated for their work in one of the franchise’s films.

Noticeable snubs came for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Babylon and The Whale, which did not feature on the list.

Elsewhere, Charlie Mackesy’s heart-warming story The Boy, the Mole, The Fox And The Horse received an Oscar nomination for best animated short film.

Oscar-winning English designer Jenny Beavan was nominated yet again in the best costume category, for her work on Mrs Harris Goes To Paris.

The star-studded Oscars ceremony, due to be hosted by US talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The full nominations are:


  • “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"


  • Austin Butler - “Elvis”
  • Colin Farrell - "The Banshees of Inisherin"
  • Brendan Fraser - "The Whale"
  • Paul Mescal - "Aftersun"
  • Bill Nighy - "Living"


  • Cate Blanchett - "Tár"
  • Ana de Armas - "Blonde"
  • Andrea Riseborough - "To Leslie"
  • Michelle Williams - "The Fabelmans"
  • Michelle Yeoh - “Everything Everywhere All at Once"


  • 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"


  • 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"


  • 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"

Actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams host the announcement of the 95th Oscars Nominations in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 24, 2023. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Nominees for the 95th annual Academy Awards were announced by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams,
Mario Anzuoni


  • "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


  • "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, Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
  • "Women Talking," screenplay by Sarah Polley


  • "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio"
  • "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On"
  • "Puss in Boots: The Last Wish"
  • "The Sea Beast"
  • "Turning Red"


  • "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


  • "All Quiet on the Western Front," Germany
  • "Argentina, 1985," Argentina
  • "Close," Belgium
  • "EO," Poland
  • "The Quiet Girl," Ireland


  • "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


  • "Applause," from "Tell It like a Woman," music and lyrics by Diane Warren
  • "Hold My Hand," from "Top Gun: Maverick," music and lyrics by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
  • "Lift Me Up," from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson, lyrics by Tems and Ryan Coogler
  • "Naatu Naatu," from "RRR," music by M.M. Keeravaani; lyrics by Chandrabose
  • "This Is A Life," from "Everything Everywhere All at Once," music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; lyrics by Ryan Lott and David Byrne

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