The road to Oscar glory begins when Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced Oscar nominations 2023 this morning. This list includes 16 candidates nominated for the first time, from industry veterans such as Brendan Fraser and Brendan Gleeson to newcomers like Paul Mescal and Stephanie Hsu. Now all The shocks and surprises have resolved (we will always miss you) viola davis and Danielle Deadwyler), the nominees are beginning to react to the life-changing news that they are officially in the Oscar history books.
Mescal used FaceTime with family to share the good news. My sister, longing singer-songwriter Nell Mescal, shared a blurry screenshot of sundown actor on Twitter, seemingly confused by his nomination.
Another first-time candidate, Jamie Lee Curtis, posted her reaction to receiving a best supporting actress nomination for her work in Everything Anywhere All at once. “HOW THIS IS A SURPRISE!” she captioned photos of herself watching the live announcement. Curtis thanks her friend, Oscar-winning producer Deborah Oppenheimer, for photographing the moment and shouting out loud her co-star and best supporting actress nominee, Hsu, in the caption. “I didn’t even realize [Oppenheimer] took photos. First the moment of hearing my name, and then the thrill of my friend Stephanie’s @stephaniehsuofficial Curtis wrote.
Elsewhere, another first-time candidate, Colin Farrell, thank you academy in a statement, expressed that he is “so grateful to the Academy for all the love it has shared with banshees crew. Also, it’s an honor to be pooled with my fellow candidates. A sincere congratulations to all the boys!” His film co-star and arch-nemesis Brendan Gleeason also released a statement thanking the Academy. “What a great wake-up call! I am so proud and grateful to be a part of Inisherin’s Banshees on a personal and professional level. I am absolutely delighted that the entire cast is excellent and everyone is at home. What a day for the Irish film industry on the world stage! Feels like a big family outing on cards! Thank you, Academy. Thank you Martin! Thank for all!”
Barry Keoghan, third in the trio banshees men to receive a nomination, brought to his Instagram to express my thanks. “That one is for you Brando,” he wrote on his Instagram story. “Dad loves you.” The whales Brendan Fraser also released a statement, thanking the Academy for his nomination and shouting out his nominees for best supporting actress. Hong Chau, and makeup artist Adrian Morot. “I am extremely pleased and extremely grateful to the Academy for this recognition as well as recognition of Hong Chau’s beautiful performance and Adrien Morot’s incredible make-up,” he said. “I wouldn’t have this nomination without Darren Aronofsky, Samuel D. Hunter, A24 with its extraordinary cast and crew gave me the gift of Charlie. A gift that I certainly didn’t expect, but one that has profoundly changed my life. THANKS!”
Angela Bassett won the honor of becoming the first actor ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for a Marvel film for his portrayal of Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda forever. She celebrated her second career nomination with a statement noting that “this morning was a little more special in the Vance Bassett family,” shouted her husband, who won an Emmy Award. Courtney B. Vance.