Among recent Disney films, there are definitely a few stand-outs.
Avatar: The Way of Water and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are two films that stole the hearts of audiences last year — and with good reason! It’s no surprise then, that three popular Disney films made it on the list of nominees for the 95th Academy Awards.
Variety Magazine posted a complete list of 2023 Oscar nominations, and we’re excited to see all the Disney nominations! Without further ado, here are the categories to which Disney brought some pixie dust.
Producers James Cameron and Jon Landau were nominated for Best Picture with Avatar: The Way of Water.
This film is the 3rd one by James Cameron to gross over $2 billion at the box office.
Best Supporting Actress
Actress Angela Bassett achieved a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in her role as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Cinematographer Roger Deakins scored the Best Cinematography nomination for Empire of Light — a romantic drama starring Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward.
This is such a beautiful film!
Best Production Design
Dylan Cole, Ben Proctor, and Vanessa Cole snagged a Best Production Design nomination for Avatar: The Way of Water.
The beautiful sets throughout the movie speak for themselves!
Best Visual Effects
Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White, and Dan Sudick blew it out of the park with visuals in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, scoring a nomination for Best Visual Effects. Once again — who’s surprised? It is such a beautiful film!
Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett also blew it out of the park — and Avatar: The Way of Water will be competing with Black Panther to win this Oscar!
Best Costume Design
Can we talk about the costumes in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever for a sec? Everyone looked AMAZING on screen and this was well-rewarded with a nomination for Best Costume Design.
Kudos to costume designer Ruth Carter!
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Similar to the costumes, the makeup in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was incredible.
Artists Camille Friend and Joel Harlow scored a nomination for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
Avatar: The Way of Water snagged a nomination for Best Sound.
Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Cristopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges made up the team that created the awesome sound effects and music that accompanied the film.
Here’s the complete list of nominations for The Walt Disney Company:
The Banshees of Inisherin by Searchlight Pictures: 9 Nominations
- Best Picture – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers
- Best Director – Martin McDonagh
- Best Actor – Colin Farrell
- Best Supporting Actor – Brendan Gleeson
- Best Supporting Actor – Barry Keoghan
- Best Supporting Actress – Kerry Condon
- Best Original Screenplay – Martin McDonagh
- Best Film Editing – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
- Best Music (Original Score) – Carter Burwell
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever by Marvel Studios: 5 Nominations
- Best Supporting Actress – Angela Bassett
- Best Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter
- Best Original Song for Lift Me Up – Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler
- Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Camille Friend and Joel Harlow
- Best Visual Effects – Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick
Avatar: The Way of Water by 20th Century Studios: 4 Nominations
- Best Picture – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers
- Best Sound – Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges
- Best Production Design – Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole
- Best Visual Effects – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett
Empire of Light by Searchlight Pictures: 1 Nomination
- Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins
Fire of Love by National Geographic Documentary Films: 1 Nomination
- Best Documentary Feature Film – Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman
Le Pupille by Disney Branded Television: 1 Nomination
- Best Live Action Short – Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón
Turning Red by Pixar Animation Studios: 1 Nomination
- Best Animated Feature Film – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins
Each of these nominations are so well deserved and we can’t wait to see who wins each category. We know all you Avatar and Black Panther fans are very excited right now! Here at DFB, we keep track of all the best merch so that you can support these films as they compete for these Oscars!
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