The 95th Academy Award Nominations have been released, and as usual, there are some noteworthy nominations of interest to the Science Fiction and Fantasy world. Here are the nominees.

  • AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Best Picture, Production Design, Sound, Visual Effects
  • THE BATMAN – Sound, Visual Effects, Makeup & Hairstyling
  • BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – Supporting Actress Angela Bassett, Costume Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Music (Original Song) “Lift Me Up,” Visual Effects
  • EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Best Picture, Directing Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Writing (Original Screenplay) Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Lead Actress Michelle Yeoh, Supporting Actor Ke Huy Quan, Supporting Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, Supporting Actress Stephanie Hsu, Costume Design, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song) “This Is A Life”
  • THE FABELMANS [Fictionalized autobio of Steven Spielberg] – Best Picture, Directing Steven Spielberg, Music (Original Score) John Williams, Writing (Original Screenplay) Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner, Supporting Actor Judd Hirsch, Supporting Actress Michelle Williams, Production Design
  • GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO – Animated Feature Film
  • MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON- Animated Feature Film
  • PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH- Animated Feature Film
  • THE SEA BEAST- Animated Feature Film
  • TURNING RED – Animated Feature Film
28th annual Critic's Choice Awards - Everything Everywhere All at Once
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 15: (L-R) Ke Huy Quan, Michelle Yeoh, guest, Daniel Kwan, Stephanie Hsu, Jonathan Wang and Paul Rogers attend the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on January 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Critics Choice Association)

It’s also worth noting that last week at the Critic’s Choice Awards, the Michelle Yeoh film Everything, Everywhere All at Once walked away with five awards. The Critic’s Choice Awards are generally regarded as the best bellweather of Academy Awards winners later in the awards season.

To summarize, the nominations for the 95th Annual Academy Awards for our favorite genre tallied up as follows:

  • Best Picture: 3
  • Supporting performers: 5
  • Lead Performer: 1
  • Directing: 2
  • Writing: 2
  • Original songs: 2
  • John Williams score: 1


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