Check out the nominees, there are surprisingly no gender favorites

Check out the nominees, there are surprisingly no gender favorites
Check out the nominees, there are surprisingly no gender favorites

There are surprises, almost no tapes with blatant gender ideology

24 January 2023Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.

Author: Georgi RUSCHEV

The fight for “Best Visual Effects” is shaping up to be the most contested this year.

The nominations for the Oscars in 2023 are clear, and the surprise is that among the contenders in the “Best Film” category, there are almost no representatives of the so-called “gender ideology”. What exactly is due to this is unclear, but 2022 will definitely go down in history as one of the best for modern cinema, and this is evident from the quality of films nominated for the prestigious award.

The list is long, and some of the tapes came out literally a month ago, but they’re still on the chart simply because they’re too good. In fact, the absurd rules for the Oscars that were proposed and adopted in 2020 – that a film that has none of the following: disabled; a person with skin other than white; a representative of the LGBTI community cannot qualify for the award at all – they will not come into effect until next year. So that may be one reason February’s ceremony didn’t have a ribbon strictly adhering to those requirements. Well, there are still examples of the listed interlayers in the suggested films, but they are not so blatant in the audience’s face and fit well with the stories presented.

There is also good news in the list of nominees in the “Best Actor in a Leading Role” category. After a long absence from the scene due to his bitter divorce from his wife and her practically ruining his career, Brendan Fraser is back in the audience at the Academy Awards. He is nominated for his role in The Whale, a film that tells the story of an overweight English teacher who is ashamed of the way he looks and teaches entirely online, but with the webcam turned off. The presence of such a film in the list of Oscar nominees is a rare variety, especially given the fact that in the West, the idea that it is “normal to be fat” and that even “it is healthy” is massively internalized.


Tapes that should actually be watched are also available on the so-called “foreign cinema”. In this category are films that were not produced in the USA. Of particular note on this list should be the German “Nothing New on the Western Front,” telling the harrowing story of a group of teenagers at the end of World War I who were sent to die as cannon fodder in the vile trenches. The film is also nominated for Best Cinematography and is likely to win both awards.

The competition for the “Best Visual Effects” category will be very serious, because the list of nominees includes films that are purely graphically polished to the last detail. Among them is the aforementioned German film; Avatar: The Last Airbender, Batman, Black Panther and Top Gun Maverick.

A lot can be said about the latter not only in terms of visual effects, but also in terms of craftsmanship. We’ll just say that the actors you saw in the planes weren’t shot on green screen and were actually in the F/A-18 Hornets during filming. Much can be said about the new “Avatar” by James Cameron, which, although relying on a clichéd story, showed the true level of visual effects and again – more than 10 years after the premiere of the original film in 2008, impressed the audience.


Here’s a full list of nominations by category:

Best Picture Nominees:

  • “Nothing new on the Western Front”
  • “Avatar 2”
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “elvis”
  • “Everything everywhere at once”
  • “The Fableman Family”
  • “Lydia Tarr”
  • “Top Gun”
  • “The Idiot Triangle”
  • “Her Word”

Nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Auston Butler – “Elvis”
  • Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Brendan Fraser – “The Whale”
  • Paul Mezcal – Aftersun
  • Bill Knighty – Living

Nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role:

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Ana de Armas
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Michelle Williams
  • Michelle Yeo

Best Visual Effects:

  • Nothing new on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Best Supporting Actor Nominees:

  • Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)
  • Judd Hirsch (“The Fableman Family”)
  • Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
  • Ki Hui Kwan (“Everything everywhere at once”)

Best Supporting Actress Nominees:

  • Angela Bassett (“Wakanda Forever”)
  • Hong Chau (“The Whale”)
  • Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere at Once”)
  • Stephanie Tzu (“Everything Everywhere at Once”)

Nominees for Best Director:

  • Martin McDonough – “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Daniel Quan/Daniel Scheinert – “Everything Everywhere at Once”
  • Steven Spielberg – “The Fableman Family”
  • Todd Field – “Lydia Tarr”
  • Ruben Jostland – “The Idiot Triangle”

Nominees for Best Original Screenplay:

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Everything everywhere at once”
  • “The Fableman Family”
  • “Lydia Tarr”
  • “The Idiot Triangle”

Nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • “Nothing new on the Western Front”
  • “Put Out the Knives: Glass Onion”
  • Living
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Her Word”

Best Foreign Language Film Nominees:

  • “Nothing new on the Western Front”
  • “Argentina 1985”
  • Close
  • Eo
  • The quiet girl

Best Animated Feature Nominees:

  • “Pinocchio”
  • “Puss in Boots”
  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
  • Inu-Oh
  • Sea Beast
  • Turning Red

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