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Oscars nominations 2023 – as it happened: Irish stars triumph with Paul Mescal and Colin Farrell up for Best Actor

Irish films and actors win big while Ana de Armas shocks with a nod for ‘Blonde’

Annabel Nugent
Tuesday 24 January 2023 17:00 GMT
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Everything Everywhere All At Once leads the pack with the most Oscar nominations this year – but some surprises and snubs have certainly shaken things up.

The nominations were announced today (24 January), as awards season continues.

Read: Full list of 2023 Oscar nominees here

Among the surprise nominees this year is Paul Mescal who received a Best Actor nod for his role in the father-daughter drama Aftersun. He is nominated alongside Austin Butler, Brendan Fraser, Bill Nighy, and fellow Irish actor Colin Farrell.

It is a big year for Ireland, with Brendan Gleeson and Kerry Condon joining Mescal and Farrell in the list of nominees. The Banshees of Inisherin, An Irish Goodbye and A Quiet Girl all received nods this year.

Read: The 7 biggest snubs and surprises from the 2023 Oscar nominations

Another shock came when Ana de Armas was nominated for Best Actress thanks to her role in the hugely polarising Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, which The Independent gave one-star.

Riz Ahmed and Alison Williams hosted the announcement presentation from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.

The 95th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday (12 March) with Jimmy Kimmel returning as host for the third time.

Follow along with all the live updates below…


Riz Ahmed and Alison Williams will announce the nominations

Oscar winner Riz Ahmed and Get Out star Alison Williams – most recently seen in the horror hit M3GAN – will be announcing today’s nominees.

(AFP via Getty)
Annabel Nugent24 January 2023 08:24

When will the Oscars nominations be broadcast?

The announcements – livestreamed from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles – will begin at 1.30pm GMT / 8.30am ET / 5.30am PT.

Roisin O'Connor24 January 2023 08:31

How to watch the Oscars nominations

You can tune into the live stream on and on the Academy’s social media platforms, which include TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.

Reminder: the announcements begin at 1.30pm GMT.

Annabel Nugent24 January 2023 08:53

Categories that will be announced in the first section of presentation

*The Academy has said that these are not in running order and are subject to change

1.30pm GMT

Actor in a supporting role

Actress in a supporting role

Animated feature film

Animated short film

Costume design

Live action short film

Makeup and hairstyling

Music (original score)


Writing (adapted screenplay)

Writing (original screenplay)

Roisin O'Connor24 January 2023 08:55

Categories that will be announced in the second section of presentation

*The Academy has said that these are not in running order and are subject to change

1.41pm GMT

Actor in a leading role

Actress in a leading role



Documentary feature film

Documentary short film

Film editing

International feature film

Music (original song)

Best picture

Production design

Visual effects

AnnabelNugent24 January 2023 09:10

Oscars shortlist

Today’s nominees won’t come as a total surprise. In December last year, a shortlist for the 95th Academy Awards was unveiled in 10 categories.

These categories include Documentary Feature Film, Documentary Short Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound, and Visual Effects.

See the shortlist in full here...

95th Oscars Shortlists Announced for 10 Categories | A.frame

Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

Annabel Nugent24 January 2023 09:30

Shortlist for Best International Feature Film

With an increasing number of people watching international films, more eyes than ever will be on the International Feature Film category.

This is the shortlist for International Feature Film:

Argentina, Argentina, 1985 Austria, Corsage Belgium, Close Cambodia, Return to Seoul Denmark, Holy Spider France, Saint Omer Germany, All Quiet on the Western Front India, Last Film Show Ireland, The Quiet Girl Mexico, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths Morocco, The Blue Caftan Pakistan, Joyland Poland, EO South Korea, Decision to Leave Sweden, Cairo Conspiracy

Annabel Nugent24 January 2023 09:50

Is this the year sequels dominate?

2023 could be the year that sequels dominate, with more follow-up films than ever before in contention for top prizes.

The contendors include Top Gun: Maverick, Avatar: The Way of Water, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

It’s also not impossible that Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery could also nab a nod.

Only eight sequels have been nominated for Best Picture before, including Toy Story 3 and Mad Max: Fury Road. Never before, however, has there been two in a single year.

Edward Norton as Miles Bron in Knives Out
Edward Norton as Miles Bron in Knives Out (John Wilson/Netflix)
Annabel Nugent24 January 2023 10:10

Ana de Armas could be one of the biggest surprises

The Best Actress category is as crowded as ever.

It is probably safe to say that Cate Blanchett (Tár), Viola Davis (The Woman King), Danielle Deadwyler (Till), and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All At Once) will receive nominations this afternoon.

More surprising would be a nod for Ana de Armas for her controversial role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde. Despite the film receiving mostly awful reviews, de Armas has managed to secure nominations at the Globes, SAG, and BAFTA awards.

I would speculate that that last nomination is between de Armas and Michelle Williams for her part in The Fablemans.

Read our one-star review of Blonde here...

Blonde is dull trauma porn with no idea what it’s trying to say – review

Andrew Dominik’s biopic is degrading, exploitative and misogynist, yet mercilessly boring

Annabel Nugent24 January 2023 10:30

Best Picture will have 10 nominees – six appear to be locked

Of the 10 nominations available for Best Picture, we can predict at least six very likely films (below).

The Banshees of Inisherin


Everything Everywhere All At Once


Top Gun: Maverick

The Fabelmans

This means that four spots are still up for grabs. Frontrunners to nab them including The Whale, Avatar: The Way of Water, Women Talking, the German-language war film All Quiet on the Western Front, and Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness.

Woody Harrelson and filmmaker Ruben Östlund on the set of ‘Triangle of Sadness'
Woody Harrelson and filmmaker Ruben Östlund on the set of ‘Triangle of Sadness' (Curzon)
Annabel Nugent24 January 2023 10:50

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