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Disney Receives 22 Oscar Nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards

2023 Academy Awards nominations

The 2023 Oscar nominations were announced today (Jan. 24, 2023), and Disney-branded films received a total of 22 nominations.

Searchlight Pictures’ “The Banshees of Inisherin” led with nine total nominations, including “Best Picture” and “Best Director” for Martin McDonagh.

Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” received five nominations, including Angela Bassett in the “Actress in a Supporting Role.” Her nomination made Oscar history as the first woman, the first person of color, and the first Marvel Studios actor to be nominated for an Academy Award for their performance in a comic book adaptation.

The box office juggernaut ($2+ billion worldwide) “Avatar: The Way of Water” received four nominations, including “Best Picture,” but curiously director James Cameron was snubbed in the “Best Directing” category.

Rounding out the Disney-branded nominations are Disney/Pixar’s “Turning Red,” Searchight’s “Empire of Light,” Walt Disney’s “Le Pupille,” and National Geographic’s “Fire of Love” with one nomination each.

The reading of the nominations was done via a live presentation hosted by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams.

The 2023 Oscars will be awarded on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on ABC.

Here is the complete list of 2023 Oscar nominations for Disney-branded films:

Best Picture

“Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios)
A 20th Century Studios Production
James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight)
A Blueprint Pictures/Film4/TSG Entertainment Production
Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role

Colin Farrell in “The Banshees of Inisherin”


Martin McDonagh
“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight)

Actor in a Supporting Role

Brendan Gleeson in “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Barry Keoghan in “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Angela Bassett in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
(Marvel Studios)

Kerry Condon in “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Animated Feature Film

“Turning Red” (Walt Disney)
Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

Documentary Feature Film

“Fire of Love” (National Geographic)
A National Geographic Documentary Films/Sandbox Films/Intuitive Pictures & Cottage M Production
Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

Short Film (Live Action)

“Le Pupille” (Walt Disney)
Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

Writing (Original Screenplay)

“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight)
Written by Martin McDonagh


“Empire of Light” (Searchlight)
Roger Deakins

Film Editing

“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight)
Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Music (Original Score)

“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight)
Carter Burwell

Music (Original Song)

“Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
(Marvel Studios)
Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler

Production Design

“Avatar: The Way of Water”
(20th Century Studios)
Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter
Set Decorator: Vanessa Cole

Costume Design

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios)
Ruth Carter

Makeup and Hairstyling

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios)
Camille Friend and Joel Harlow


“Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios)
Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges

Visual Effects

“Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios)
Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel Studios)
Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick