Michelle Yeoh's co-stars in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' also received acting noms, making up a stellar line-up of Asian nominees in a single year

As expected, Everything Everywhere All At Once garnered acting nominations for best actress (Michelle Yeoh), best supporting actor (Ke Huy Quan), and best supporting actress (Jamie Lee Curtis and—surprise, surprise—Stephanie Hsu). Yeoh is now the first Malaysian ever to be nominated for a best actress Oscar. Her nomination comes on the heels of her historic win at the Golden Globes. She is a hot favourite to win the category—her only real contender is Cate Blanchett, who is nominated for Tár. The indie turned juggernaut Everything Everywhere All at Once also leads the Oscar race with a total of 11 nominations, including best picture.

While technically Yeoh is the first person who identifies as Asian to be nominated for best actress Oscar, an article in Washington Post dated January 25, 2023, highlighted that Merle Oberon, a biracial actress was the first Asian to be nominated in the category, for Dark Angel in 1936. According to the article, Oberon was born to a mother of mixed South Asian origin and a white British father, but she obscured her biracial identity to make it in Hollywood. 

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Apart of Yeoh, Quan, and Hsu, other Asians on the list of nominees include Hong Chau, nominated for best supporting actress for The Whale; Daniel Kwan, one half of the Daniels nominated for best director for Everything Everywhere All at Once; director Domee Shi, nominated for best animated film for Turning Red; and M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose who are nominated for best original song for Naatu Naatu from the Indian movie, RRR

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on January 24 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams. Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, and The Fabelmans were some of the top favourites to receive nods going into the announcement, as were Elvis, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Top Gun: Maverick

The winners will be announced on March 12, 2023 with Jimmy Kimmel as host. Read on to find out who are the nominees in the major categories.

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 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 Actor

  • Austin Butler (Elvis
  • Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brendan Fraser (The Whale
  • Paul Mescal (Aftersun
  • Bill Nighy (Living

Best 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 Original Screenplay

  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once 
  • The Fabelmans
  • Tár 
  • Triangle of Sadness

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
  • Living
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Women Talking

Best Visual Effects

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Costume Design

  • Babylon (Mary Zophres)
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Ruth Carter)
  • Elvis (Catherine Martin)
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once (Shirley Kurata)
  • Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (Jenny Beavan)

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)

Best Original Song

  • Applause from Tell It like a Woman
  • Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick
  • Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Naatu Naatu from RRR
  • This Is A Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Animated Film

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