With the announcement of the 95th Academy Award nominations, AMC is proud to present nine of the ten of the Best Picture nominees back on the big screen. With over 300 movies in contention for the Best Picture category, this years nominees range from major action blockbusters to more intimate films. Six of the nominees are selected as part of the AMC Artisan Films programming, recognizing films that are driven by innovators and encourage discussion, with fresh, diverse perspectives.
The continued support of our loyal AMC Best Picture Showcase fanbase has helped us bring together cinephiles from around the country to celebrate the previous year in movies. This year, the AMC Best Picture Showcase will celebrate the collection of the year’s Best Picture nominees from January 24th – March 12th.
And the Best Picture nominees are…
Avatar: The Way Of Water
Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER is directed by Academy Award winner James Cameron. In addition to its Best Picture nomination, James Cameron also received nominations for Production Design, Sound and Visual Effects and the use of 3D is a huge part of the reason why AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER requires a trip to AMC Theatres to experience the epic movie on the big screen.
Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive and the tragedies they endure.
Austin Butler fit perfectly into the blue suede shoes of the legend and icon Elvis. Director Baz Luhrmann cranks the volume to 11 with a performance by Butler that immerses you into the glamourizing and sobering story of the The King. ELVIS received 8 nominations in total including Butler for Best Actor and Best Picture.
A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis's story is seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker. As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley's rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. ELVIS cast includes Tom Hanks, Olivia Dejonge, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Gary Clark, Jr. and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Everything Everywhere All At Once
The wildly original EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE received 11 nominations, recognizing the immersive performances by Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan and the creative team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Writing (Original Screenplay) and Best Picture.
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. The cast includes breakout performer, Stephanie Hsu.
Cate Blanchett's performance is phenomenal in the stunning drama, TÁR and she received a nomination for Actress in a Leading Role. TÁR was recognized as an AMC Artisan Film for its unique vision and pushing the boundaries of cinema, which deserved writer and director Todd Field a nomination for Writing (Original Screenplay) and a Best Picture nomination.
TÁR examines the changing nature of power, its impact and durability in our modern world. From producer-writer-director Todd Field comes TÁR, starring Cate Blanchett as the iconic musician Lydia Tár. The acclaimed cast includes, Mark Strong, Noémie Merlant, Nina Hoss and introduces Sophie Kauer.