Disney Receives Many Oscar Nominations for Avatar Way of Water and Black Panther Wakanda Forever


Disney Receives Many Oscar Nominations for Avatar Way of Water and Black Panther Wakanda Forever

The 95th Oscar Nominations are out now and for Disney, Avatar: The Way of Water and Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever received many Oscar nominations for a bunch of different categories. Not really a surprise there…

From Best Supporting actress to Best Picture while Disney might not have many films in the running I think they are going to bring home the Oscar for both of these amazing movies.

Related – Angela Bassett Wins Best Supporting Actress at Critics Choice Awards for Wakanda Forever

Let’s take a look at the Oscar Nominations for 2023:

Angela Basset for Actress in a Supporting Role

Wakanda Forever for Costume Design

Best Sound Nominations

Original Song

Pinocchio for best Animated Feature Film

Makeup and Hairstyling

Production Design

Visual Effects

and finally Best Picture

Here is the official Press Release

The Walt Disney Company today received a total of 22 nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 95th Oscars®, which are set to take place on Sunday, March 12.  

Disney’s film studios led the way with a total of two Best Picture nominations for 20th Century Studios’ “Avatar: The Way of Water” and Searchlight Pictures’ “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

“The Banshees of Inisherin” received a total of nine nominations, including Best Director (Martin McDonagh), Best Actor (Colin Farrell), Best Supporting Actor (Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan), Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon), Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), Best Film Editing (Mikkel E.G. Nielsen), and Best Original Score (Carter Burwell).

Searchlight Pictures also secured a nomination for Best Cinematography for “Empire of Light,” bringing its grand total of Academy Award®nominations to 10. To date, Searchlight Pictures has secured a total of 21 Best Picture nominations.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” picked up a total of five nominations, including Best Supporting Actress (Angela Bassett), Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter), Best Original Song for “Lift Me Up” (Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler), Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Visual Effects.

“Avatar: The Way of Water” had a total of four nominations, including Best Production Design, Best Sound, and Best Visual Effects.

Pixar’s “Turning Red” was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film and National Geographic Documentary Films secured a nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film for “Fire of Love.”

Rounding out the nominations was Disney Branded Television’s “Le Pupille” for Best Live Action Short.

A complete list of all TWDC nominations is below.


“THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN” | Searchlight Pictures

9 Nominations

·         Best Picture – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin, and Martin McDonagh, Producers

·         Best Director – Martin McDonagh

·         Best Actor – Colin Farrell

·         Best Supporting Actor – Brendan Gleeson

·         Best Supporting Actor – Barry Keoghan

·         Best Supporting Actress – Kerry Condon

·         Best Original Screenplay – Martin McDonagh

·         Best Film Editing – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

·         Best Music (Original Score) – Carter Burwell


5 Nominations

·         Best Supporting Actress – Angela Bassett

·         Best Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter

·         Best Original Song for “Lift Me Up” – Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler

·         Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

·         Best Visual Effects – Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick

“AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER” | 20th Century Studios

4 Nominations

·         Best Picture – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

·         Best Sound – Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges

·         Best Production Design – Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole

·         Best Visual Effects – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett

“EMPIRE OF LIGHT” | Searchlight Pictures

1 Nomination

·         Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins

“FIRE OF LOVE” | National Geographic Documentary Films

1 Nomination

·         Best Documentary Feature Film – Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

“LE PUPILLE” | Disney Branded Television

1 Nomination

·         Best Live Action Short – Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

“TURNING RED”| Pixar Animation Studios

1 Nomination

·         Best Animated Feature Film – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Earlier this week Avatar: The Way of Water Passed $2 Billion at Worldwide Box Office! How many times have you seen it?

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