German film is suddenly a big Oscar favorite

They are the most important prizes in the film industry: the Academy Awards. In 2023 the 95th Academy Awards will take place. A German film is one of this year’s favourites.

It’s one of the most important days of the year in Hollywood: the announcement of the Academy Awards nominations. The Oscars will be awarded for the 95th time. Films like “Elvis”, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” or “The Fablemans” were considered big favorites in advance.

“Nothing New in the West” is nominated in these categories

The German film “Nothing New in the West” by director Edward Berger also has a chance of winning a gold trophy in the “International Feature Film” category. The anti-war drama, which is based on the novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque, made it onto a shortlist of 15 candidates in December. But only five of them made it into the final round.

“Nothing New in the West” was nominated in nine Oscar categories. (Source: Reiner Bajo)

In fact, “Nothing New in the West” received nine nominations. So the drama is in the categories “Adapted Screenplay”, “Best Soundtrack”, “Best Sound”, “Best Equipment”, “Best Camera”, “Best Make-up and Styling”, “Best Visual Effects”, “Best Foreign Language Film” and “Best Film” nominated. You can see a trailer of the film here.

The nominations of the most important categories at a glance:

“Best movie”

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • “The Fabelmans”
  • “Repository”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Triangle of Sadness”
  • “Women Talking”

Also considered in the Best Film category

“Nothing New in the West” was also nominated in the Best Film category. (Source: Reiner Bajo)

“Best main actress”

  • Cate Blanchett in “The Warehouse”
  • Ana de Armas in “Blonde”
  • Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie”
  • Michelle Williams in “The Fabelmans”
  • Michelle Yeoh in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
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“Best Lead Actor”

  • Austin Butler in “Elvis”
  • Collin Farell in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Brendan Fraser in “The Whale”
  • Paul Mescal in “Aftersun”
  • Bill Nighy in “Living”

“Best Female Supporting Role”

  • Angela Bassett in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • Hong Chau in “The Whale”
  • Kerry Condon in “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • Jamie Lee Curtis in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Stephanie Hsu in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“Best Male Supporting Role”

  • Brendan Gleeson in “The Banhees of Inisherin”
  • Brian Tyree Henry in “Causeway”
  • Judd Hirsch in “The Fabelsmans”
  • Barry Keoghan in “The Banhees of Inisherin”
  • Ke Huy Quan in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“Best Direction”

  • Steven Spielberg for “The Fabelmans”
  • Martin McDonagh for “The Banhees of Inisherin”
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schreinert for “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • Todd Field for “Repository”
  • Ruben Ostlund for “Triangle of Sadness”

“Best Costume Design”

  • “Babylon”
  • “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • “Mrs. Harris and a Dress by Dior”

“Bester Sound”

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”
  • “The Batman”
  • “Elvis”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”

“Best Film Music”

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Babylon”
  • “The Banhees of Inisherin”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
  • “The Fabelmans”

“Best Adapted Screenplay”

  • “Nothing new in the West”
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
  • “Living”
  • “Top Gun: Maverick”
  • “Women Talking”

Overall comes

Overall, “Nothing New in the West” has nine nominations. (Source: Reiner Bajo)

“Best Original Screenplay”

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • “The Fabelmans”
  • “Repository”
  • “Triangle of Sadness”

“Best International Film”

  • Germany: “Nothing new in the West”
  • Argentina: “Argentina, 1985”
  • Belgium: “Close”
  • Poland: “Yes”
  • Irland: “The Quiet Girl”
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Germany’s last success in the Oscar category “Best Foreign Language Film” was 15 years ago. At that time, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Stasidrama “The Lives of Others” won. In 2022, Maria Schrader’s futuristic tragic comedy “I’m your human” made it onto the shortlist, but not into the finals.



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