A surprising number of Oscar nominees in 2023 in the acting categories received their first Oscar nominations today.
There are 20 spots in four acting categories — Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actor — and this year, 16 of those spots went to first-time nominees.
Here are the Oscar 2023 nominees
Oscar ahead Everything Everywhere at Once and Pictures of Inisherin they got all four first-choice names. About Everything Everywhere at Once, these are Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and Jamie Lee Curtis. About Pictures of Inisherinwith Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, and Barry Keoghan.
The entire Best Actor list is made up of first-time Oscar nominees, including Farrell, Brendan Fraser (WhaleBill Nighy (Living lifePaul Mescal (After the sun), and Austin Butler (Elvis). Other nominees for the first time include Hong Chau kwa WhaleBrian Tyree Henry to The wayAndrea Riseborough to To Leslieand Ana de Armas to Blonde.
A large number of first-time candidates is a breath of fresh air. They give us the opportunity to celebrate industry veterans like Yeoh, Quan, and Fraser, as well as young actors with a few films under their belt like Mescal, Hsu, and Butler.
Of the four nominees who have already been nominated for the Academy Awards – Cate Blanchett (LIBRARYJudd Hirsch (The FabelmansAngela BassettBlack Panther: Wakanda Forever), and Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans) – only Blanchett has ever won. Because of this, it is possible that we will see a list of the first four Oscar winners come the 95th Academy Awards.