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The Incredible Men In The 2023 Academy Awards

Whether or not you are a movie buff, you might be excited about this year’s Academy Awards as it is a year of redemption for male actors who have disappeared from the big screen.

With “Everything, Everywhere, All At Once,”(EEAO) leading with 11 Academy Awards nominations, Ke Huy Quan, takes the spotlight when it comes to inspiring men to never give up on their dreams. Similar to Ke Huy Quan, actor Brendan Fraser makes a beautiful comeback in “The Whale,” playing a morbidly obese man.

The Incredible Men In The 2023 Academy Awards
Ke Huy Quan as Short Round

As you may recall, these two actors marked an amazing return to the big screen last year. Ke Huy Quan’s most memorable performance before EEAO was done almost 30 years ago, as Harrison Ford’s sidekick, Short Round, in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Before EEAO premiered, the actor was struggling with health insurance as he had difficulty booking roles as an Asian man. Brendon Fraser has also disappeared from the spotlight due to personal issues and health reasons, but his new role as “The Whale”’s Charlie proves he still has the talent to keep him going.

Speaking of comebacks, Tom Cruise also returns as Pete Mitchell in “Top Gun: Maverick.” In this 2022 movie, not only is he showing off his skills as one of Hollywood’s veteran actors, but he has also contributed as an executive producer of said film. With the success of this movie, Cruise is feeling confident about his next Mission: Impossible film.

Of course, when it comes to the Oscars, every year boasts a new beginning. Star of “Elvis,” Austin Butler, has expressed excitement over his first-time nomination. It wasn’t easy getting to this feat as the star was rushed to the ER once filming wrapped up.

Another first-time nominee, Irish “Aftersun” star, Paul Mescal, celebrates the rise of Irish Films alongside Martin McDonagh, director of “The Banshees of Inisherin.” This year’s Academy Awards has also featured “An Cailín Ciúin” or “The Quiet Girl,” for Best International Film, making it the first-ever Irish language movie to get a movie nomination. Lastly, the Northern Irish short film, “An Irish Goodbye” is also one of the nominees for this year’s Best Live-Action Short Film

The Incredible Men In The 2023 Academy Awards
Academy Awards nominee Avatar: The Way of Water

Of course, movie franchise never disappears from the Oscars. James Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar squeal, “Avatar: The Way of the Water,” has been nominated for Best Picture, along with other nominations, as well as Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe making a comeback in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

Stay tuned to activeman.com as we might post a commentary on next week’s Oscars winners. Listed down below are all the nominations. Has your favorite made it?

BEST PICTURE

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Malte Grunert, Producer
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water,” James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers
  • “Elvis,” Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers
  • “The Fabelmans,” Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers
  • “Tár,” Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers
  • “Top Gun: Maverick,” Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers
  • “Triangle of Sadness,” Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers
  • “Women Talking,” Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin) 
  • Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert (Everything Everywhere All at Once) 
  • Steven Spielberg (The Fabelmans) 
  • Todd Field (Tár) 
  • Ruben Östlund (Triangle of Sadness)

BEST LEAD ACTOR

  • Austin Butler (Elvis) 
  • Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin) 
  • Brendan Fraser (The Whale) 
  • Paul Mescal (Aftersun) 
  • Bill Nighy (Living) 

BEST LEAD ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett (Tár) 
  • Ana de Armas (Blonde) 
  • Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie)
  • Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans) 
  • Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin) 
  • Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway) 
  • Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)
  • Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin) 
  • Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) 
  • Hong Chau (The Whale) 
  • Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin) 
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once) 
  • Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Screenplay by Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” Written by Rian Johnson
  • “Living,” Written by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • “Top Gun: Maverick,” Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks
  • “Women Talking,” Screenplay by Sarah Polley

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Written by Martin McDonagh
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert
  • “The Fabelmans,” Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner
  • “Tár,” Written by Todd Field
  • “Triangle of Sadness,” Written by Ruben Östlund

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY 

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”, James Friend
  • “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths,” Darius Khondji
  • “Elvis,” Mandy Walker
  • “Empire of Light,” Roger Deakins
  • “Tár,” Florian Hoffmeister

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

  • “All That Breathes,” Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer
  • “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed,” Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov
  • “Fire of Love,” Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman
  • “A House Made of Splinters,” Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström
  • “Navalny,” Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

  • “The Elephant Whisperers,” Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga
  • “Haulout,” Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev
  • “How Do You Measure a Year?” Jay Rosenblatt
  • “The Martha Mitchell Effect,” Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison
  • “Stranger at the Gate,” Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

BEST FILM EDITING

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
  • “Elvis,” Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Paul Rogers
  • “Tár,” Monika Willi
  • “Top Gun: Maverick,” Eddie Hamilton

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany) 
  • “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina) 
  • “Close” (Belgium)
  • “EO” (Poland) 
  • “The Quiet Girl” (Ireland) 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman,” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop
  • “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler
  • “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR,” Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose  
  • “This Is a Life” from “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water,” Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole
  • “Babylon,” Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino
  • “Elvis,” Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn
  • “The Fabelmans,” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water,” Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett
  • “The Batman,” Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick
  • “Top Gun: Maverick,” Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

BEST ANIMATED FEATURED FILM

  • “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley
  • “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey
  • “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” Joel Crawford and Mark Swift
  • “The Sea Beast,” Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger
  • “Turning Red,” Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

  • “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,” Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud
  • “The Flying Sailor,” Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
  • “Ice Merchants,” João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano
  • “My Year of Dicks,” Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon
  • “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It,” Lachlan Pendragon

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • “Babylon,” Mary Zophres
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Ruth Carter
  • “Elvis,” Catherine Martin
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Shirley Kurata
  • “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris,” Jenny Beavan

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

  • “An Irish Goodbye,” Tom Berkeley and Ross White
  • “Ivalu,” Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan
  • “Le Pupille,” Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón
  • “Night Ride,” Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen
  • “The Red Suitcase,” Cyrus Neshvad

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová
  • “The Batman,” Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Camille Friend and Joel Harlow
  • “Elvis,” Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti
  • “The Whale,” Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Volker Bertelmann
  • “Babylon,” Justin Hurwitz
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Carter Burwell
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Son Lux
  • “The Fabelmans,” John Williams

BEST SOUND

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water,” Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges
  • “The Batman,” Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson
  • “Elvis,” David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller
  • “Top Gun: Maverick,” Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

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