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Oscar Nominations 2023: Snubs & Surprises

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The Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars if they didn’t have their share of snubs and surprises. And this year was no different.

To catch you up, the year’s most nominated film is Everything Everywhere All at Once, with 11 nods, followed by All Quiet on the Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin with nine each; Elvis with eight, The Fabelmans with seven; and Tar and Top Gun: Maverick, with six each.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever followed with five nods; Avatar: The Way of Water was next up, with four.

Top Gun: Maverick did better in the nominations than the first Top Gun, which received just four nods. Also, this sequel rated a best picture nod, something that was denied the 1986 blockbuster that made Tom Cruise a superstar. But the aforementioned sequels to Black Panther and Avatar moved in the other direction in voters’ esteem. The original Black Panther had seven nominations. Avatar had nine.

The 95th Oscars will be presented on March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner will produce the show, with Weiss also serving as director.

Jimmy Kimmel will host for the third time. Kimmel presided over the most infamous gaffe in Oscar history, where the best picture award was presented to the wrong film. Nothing like that could possibly happen again, could it? You’ll just have to tune in on March 12 to see.

We’ve teased you enough. Here are 2023’s snubs and surprises, with a special focus on music categories.

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