The 2023 Oscar nominations have been released, along with the expected nominees, there are several snubs, surprises, and shocks.
The Oscars 2023 nominations have been announced, and as expected, this year’s crop of nominees includes a surprising number of bizarre omissions. As the award season gets underway, 2023 is finally emerging from its January doldrums, which can only mean that red carpets are being vacuumed and rambling acceptance speeches are being drafted. The 2023 Golden Globes are now in the books, the Razzie nominees are set despite becoming increasingly unimportant, and the time has come for the 2023 Oscar nominations to be announced.
As usual, the Golden Globes gave viewers a good sense of what to anticipate from the 2023 Oscar contenders, and several obvious picks are indeed included. The 2023 Oscar nominations include representation for The Fabelmans, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, and Everything Everywhere All At Once, as was widely predicted. Aside from the obvious front-runners, the list of contenders competing for golden statuettes on March 13 includes some glaring absences and inclusions that raise questions.
The Oscars Were a Cover-Up for Mitzi Fabelman by Michelle Williams,
Viola Davis & Danielle Deadwyler were Not Included In Best Actress.
The Best Actor and Best Actress nominees for the 2023 Academy Awards broadly match expectations, although Viola Davis may be the most obvious exclusion. Davis, who played Nanisca in The Woman King, was anticipated to receive an Oscar nomination. She had previously received numerous honors and praises for the role, notably at the 2023 Golden Globes. While Cate Blanchett for Tár and Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once was always going to be the front-runners for Best Actress in 2023, Viola Davis might have expected the recognized nod of nomination.
In addition to Viola Davis, Danielle Deadwyler also received a shocking pass in the Best Actress category of the 2023 Oscars for her mesmerizingly potent portrayal of Mamie Till in the film Till. Deadwyler, like Davis, had a tough time getting a nomination because of the competition she faced in her field. But it’s a disappointing and unexpected omission that neither woman received a nomination for the 2023 Oscars.
Oscars 2023 Best Director Nominations For Female Directors,
Since no female directors are nominated for Best Director at the 2023 Oscars, it is a snub that many people would have anticipated but disappointing nevertheless. The prejudice of the Oscars in favor of male directors is well known, but there has been recent progress, with Chloé Zhao winning in 2021 for Nomadland and Jane Campion winning in 2022 with The Power of the Dog. The 2023 field, however, always seem to be dominated by men, with obvious choices like Todd Field (Tár), Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin), and Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans). However, there was room for more diversity in the Best Director category of the 2023 Oscars; Sarah Polley (Woman Talking) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King) may have been the worst omissions.
As it stands, Ruben Stlund’s Triangle Of Sadness and Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once are both up for awards. Both nominations are deserving, but unlike Spielberg, McDonagh, Field, and Field, as well as several female directors, including Prince-Bythewood and Polley, who had equal claims, neither was assure a slot. According to the enduring argument, Hollywood is only now starting to experience genuine change, and the absence of gender equality in the Best Director category of the Oscars says as much about the Academy as it does about the general lack of female filmmakers in Hollywood.