Between acknowledgments to movie legends and important leaps in representation, the Oscars are already beginning to break records again.
Finally Oscar nominations have been announced, and with it the big surprises, celebrations and some other disappointment. Nevertheless This year’s nominations already stand out for several reasons and one of them is the large number of records that the contest has already begun to break.
Here we present all the records that have surpassed the nominations for the Oscars 2023!
A director through time
Steven Spielberg maintains his record with his most recent nomination in 2023. Well, after his work behind West Side Story in 2022 give the title to the first person to be nominated for Best Director in 6 different decades, the filmmaker increased his streak with a category nomination with The Fabelmans.
In addition to the Best Director nomination, The Fabelmans was also recognized by the Academy in the categories of Best film —where Spielberg is also listed as a producer—, Best actress to Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actor to Judd Hirsch, Best Original Screenplayhe, Production design Y Soundtrack.
Since his first nomination in 1978 for Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Spielberg has become a frequent contender for the category of Best Directorfinding himself in the same position later with projects such as Raiders of the Lost Ark (nineteen eighty one), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Schindler’s List (1993), Saving Private Ryan (1998), Munich (2005), lincoln (2012), Y West Side Story (2021), having taken the statuette for both Schindler’s List as for Saving Private Ryan in 1994 and 1999 respectively.
Before managing to be part of the nominees in six different decadess, Spielberg tied with Scorsesewho has been on the list of Best Director in 5 Decades, thanks to raging bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)Goodfellas (1990), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Departed (2006), Hugo (2011)The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Y The Irishman (nominated in 2020, but released in 2019).
As part of the records dand The Fabelmans too, Judd Hirsch is the second oldest actor andn receiving an Oscar nomination with 87 years (and 315 days) oldand standing behind Christopher Plumber who had 88 years (and 41 days) the day of his nomination.
And the Oscar for the most nominations goes to…
John Williams breaks his own record by earning his 53rd nomination! Well, having surpassed his own record set in 2020 by The Rise of Skywalker, the composer becomes the living person with the most Oscar nominations To the date.
Historically, walt disney Who is has the most nominations with a total of 59. Nevertheless, Williams is one of the few living legends to achieve such numbers until now.
In addition, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has highlighted that Williams is also the oldest competitor to feature in a competitive category. in the history.
John Williams is back in the awards for his work on the tape The Fabelmanswhich he previously commented would be the penultimate project in which he would participate, retiring after his work in Indiana Jones 5 scheduled to be released this year. Nevertheless, the composer left the door open to return, His retirement is not yet final.
The Year of the Aftermath
2023 is the year that for the first time in history two sequels compete for the award a Best film, well Top Gun: Maverick Y Avatar: The Way of Water they dispute the statuette for the maximum prize of the night.
By your side, Top Gun: Maverick It’s a sequel to the movie top gun of 1986, also being in the competition to various categories for the Oscars 2023. Well, beyond recognition in Adapted Screenplay and Original Songone of the highest grossing blockbusters of the year, also has nominations in technical aspects such as Sound, Edition and Visual Effects.
Curiously, Avatar: The Way of Water compete against Top Gun: Maverick in three categories: Best Film, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. the tape James Cameronwhich serves as a sequel to Avatar released in 2009, is also among the outstanding titles for the Shortlist of Production Design.
Martin McDonald has so far been recognized for most nominations for an Irish film in historythanks to the nine places what has been done The Banshees of Inisherin in several of the main categories. Neverthelessthe Irish talent does not leave its final point there, since this is the year in which the region has achieved the most nominations in its history through its artists and films.
For its part, the tape Colm Bairead The Quiet Girlhas become Ireland’s first film to achieve a nomination within the category international filml at the Oscars celebration.
As for actors, Paul Mescal gets his first nomination for aftersunadding to talent from Ireland alongside Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan, who also appear in the lists of the year.
Asian talent squared
Yes ok the diversity of the Oscars has been criticized for several years, and still, getting some indications in the nominations for the delivery of 2023, this year’s shortlist has broken the record for the most Asian actors nominated in their main categories.
Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan Y Stephanie Hsu are among those nominated for their work on Everything Everywhere All at Once, joining Hong Chau, who has been recognized for her work as a supporting actress in The Whale.