Cate Blanchett secures her eighth Oscar nomination, while Elvis scores Best Picture Oscar nod

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has secured her eighth Oscar nomination.

Blanchett will be up to win her third Oscar after scoring a Best Actress nomination for her role in Tár, as the conductor of a Berlin orchestra whose life unravels amid personal and professional chaos.

The 95th Academy Awards nominees were announced at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning (12.30am Wednesday AEDT) by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams.

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If the 53-year-old takes home the statuette, it will be her third win and she’ll equal Meryl Streep who holds the title for most Oscar-nominated actress ever, with an impressive 21 nods.

Only one other actress has more Oscar wins to her name than the pair and that’s Katharine Hepburn, who won four trophies from 12 nominations.

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Blanchett has some stiff competition in her category with Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans), Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Ana de Armas (Blonde) and Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie) all nominated.

While Aussie Baz Luhrmann missed out on a Best Director nomination, his movie Elvis, which was shot entirely in Australia, scored a total of eight nods – including a coveted Best Picture nomination, in which he’s recognised as a producer along with his wife, Catherine Martin.

Four-time Oscar winner Martin, who has won the most Academy Awards of any Aussie, also scored two additional individual nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design for the biopic.

Actor Austin Butler scored a nomination for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in the Best Actor category, following up on his Golden Globe win and BAFTA nomination.

Butler will go up against Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Bill Nighy (Living) and Paul Mescal (Aftersun) in his category.

Elvis will compete against nine other films in the Best Picture category, including: Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water, Elvis, All Quiet on the Western Front, Women Talking and Triangle of Sadness.

Hollywood heaped honours on big-screen spectacles – also both long-awaited sequels and big box office hits – like Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water, a year after a streaming service won Best Picture for the first time.

One of those nods for Top Gun: Maverick went to popstar Lady Gaga, whose lead song off the soundtrack, Hold My Hand, has been nominated for Best Original Song.

This marks Gaga’s third Oscar nomination in the category – missing out in 2016 for Til It Happens To You from The Hunting Ground, before taking home the trophy in 2019 for the massive hit single Shallow, from A Star is Born.

Meanwhile in the same category, popstar Rihanna scored her first Oscar nomination for Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever but Taylor Swift missed out on a nomination for Carolina from Where the Crawdads Sing.

Ryan Reynolds missed out on a nomination in the category after making the short-list and sparking a social media “battle” with frenemy Hugh Jackman.

Jackman and his movie The Son also missed out any nominations – the movie is the follow up to The Father, which earned Sir Anthony Hopkins the Best Actor Oscar in 2021.

And he wasn’t the only notable Aussie to miss out.

While Avatar: The Way of Water scored four nominations in total, Australian actor Sam Worthington missed out, and similarly, Babylon’s three nods didn’t include Aussie actress Margot Robbie.

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The multiverse-skipping sci-fi indie hit Everything Everywhere All at Once leads the nominations with 11 in total, which includes veteran actress Jamie Lee Curtis‘s first ever Oscar nomination after being recognised in the Best Supporting Actress category alongside co-star Stephanie Hsu.

While Steven Spielberg landed his 20th Oscar nomination and eighth nod for Best Director for his semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans.

John Williams, his longtime composer, extended his record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person, nabbing his 53rd nomination with another nod for Best Original Score. He trails only Walt Disney, who had 59.

This year’s Oscars will see the return of host Jimmy Kimmel and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12 (midday Monday, March 13 AEDT).

FULL LIST OF 2023 OSCAR NOMINEES:Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front – Malte Grunert, Producer

Avatar: The Way of Water – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

The Banshees of Inisherin -,” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

Elvis – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers

Everything Everywhere All at Once – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers

The Fabelmans -,” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers

Tár – Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers

Top Gun: Maverick – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers

Triangle of Sadness – Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers

Women Talking – ,” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

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 Lead Actor

Austin Butler (Elvis)

Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Brendan Fraser (The Whale)

Paul Mescal (Aftersun)

Bill Nighy (Living)

Best Lead 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 Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front – Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery -,” Written by Rian Johnson

Living – Written by Kazuo Ishiguro

Top Gun: Maverick – Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks

Women Talking – Screenplay by Sarah Polley

Best Original Screenplay

The Banshees of Inisherin -,” Written by Martin McDonagh

Everything Everywhere All at Once -,” Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

The Fabelmans -,” Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner

Tár -,” Written by Todd Field

Triangle of Sadness -,” Written by Ruben Östlund

Best Cinematography

All Quiet on the Western Front – James Friend

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths -,” Darius Khondji

Elvis – ,” Mandy Walker

Empire of Light -,” Roger Deakins

Tár -,” Florian Hoffmeister

Best Documentary Feature Film

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

Best Documentary Short Film

The Elephant Whisperers -,” Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

Haulout -,” Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev

How Do You Measure a Year? – Jay Rosenblatt

The Martha Mitchell Effect -,” Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison

Stranger at the Gate -,” Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

Best Film Editing

The Banshees of Inisherin -,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Elvis – Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond

Everything Everywhere All at Once -,” Paul Rogers

Tár -,” Monika Willi

Top Gun: Maverick -,” Eddie Hamilton

Best International Feature Film

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Belgium)

EO (Poland)

The Quiet Girl (Ireland)

Best Original Song

Applause from Tell It Like a Woman – Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick – Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever -,” Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler

Naatu Naatu from RRR -,” Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once -,” Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne

Best Production Design

All Quiet on the Western Front -,” Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper

Avatar: The Way of Water -,” Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole

Babylon -,” Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino

Elvis -,” Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn

The Fabelmans -,” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

Best Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front – ,” Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar

Avatar: The Way of Water -,” Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett

The Batman -,” Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever -,” Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick

Top Gun: Maverick -,” Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

Best Animated Feature Film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio -,” Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On -,” Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish -,” Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

The Sea Beast -,” Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

Turning Red -,” Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Best Animated Short Film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse -,” Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

The Flying Sailor -,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Ice Merchants -,” João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano

My Year of Dicks -,” Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It -,” Lachlan Pendragon

Best Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye -,” Tom Berkeley and Ross White

Ivalu -,” Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan

Le Pupille -,” Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

Night Ride -,” Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen

The Red Suitcase -,” Cyrus Neshvad

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 Makeup and Hairstyling

All Quiet on the Western Front -,” Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová

The Batman – Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever -,” Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

Elvis – Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti

The Whale -,” Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

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 Sound

All Quiet on the Western Front -,” Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte

Avatar: The Way of Water -,” Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges

The Batman -,” Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson

Elvis -,” David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller

Top Gun: Maverick -,” Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

– Reported with Associated Press.

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