For many, March is all about college basketball. But for movie lovers like us, this March is all about the Oscars®. We’ve been counting down the days to the announcement of the nominees and speculating which amazing movies will make the coveted Best Picture list — and return to the big screen as part of our AMC Best Picture Showcase.
Well the Academy Awards made the nominations official, and the Oscar nominees are…
AMC is proud to present nine of the Best Picture nominees back on the big screen as part of the AMC Best Picture Showcase from January 24th – March 12th. This year, seven of the nominees were selected as AMC Artisan Films, which recognizes films that are driven by innovators in cinema and encourage discussion, with fresh and diverse perspectives.
And as you would imagine, our Staff selected most of these nominees as our favorite movies of the year, but only one can win Best Picture.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER
THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
TOP GUN: MAVERICK
TRIANGLE OF SADNESS
Actor in a Leading Role
Austin Butler won a Golden Globe in January, and may appear to be the front-runner for the Actor in a Leading Role Academy Award as the King of Rock and Roll. Butler perfectly stepped into Elvis’ blue suede shoes in Baz Luhrman’s ELVIS, which was recognized as an AMC Artisan Film for its unique vision and compelling score.
Austin Butler, ELVIS
Colin Farrell, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Brendan Fraser, THE WHALE
Paul Mescal, AFTERSUN
Bill Nighy, LIVING
Actress in a Leading Role
Michelle Yeoh is making history as first Asian Actress in a Leading Role Nominee for her performance as Evelyn Wang in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE. In the comedy, action adventure, Yeoh’s Evelyn is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes and connecting with the lives she could have led.
Cate Blanchett, TÁR
Ana de Armas, BLONDE
Andrea Riseborough, TO LESLIE
Michelle Williams, THE FABELMANS
Michelle Yeoh, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Actor in a Supporting Role
Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, both from Martin McDonagh’s Best Picture nominee THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN will face off for the golden statue in the Actor in a Supporting Role. The sleeper nominee within the category is Ke Huy Quan, from fan favorites THE GOONIES and INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM.