The 2023 Academy Award Nominations were announced this week, and like several movies nominated this year, this list of nominees seems to desperately want to return to the past (or at least leave this present), for better or for worse.

For the first time in recent memory, streamers did not fare that well. Nearly all ten Best Picture nominees were principally theatrically released and not made available on streaming platforms.

Furthermore, since the academy increased its Best Picture nominations limit to ten in 2009, only four times have there been ten nominated films. Those years were 2009, 2010, 2022, and now 2023. Voters rank their favorite films of the year from 1-10. For a film to receive a best picture nomination, it must receive at least 5% of “first-place” votes from Academy voting members. When ten films are nominated, that means that ten different films received first place votes from at least 5% of the academy voting members, suggesting a more wide-open race than years where there are fewer than ten best picture nominees.

We also have a year of incredible box-office discrepancy. Three films nominated represent three of the highest grossing films of this year and any other in recent years: Avatar: The Way of the Water, Top Gun: Maverick, and Elvis. The other seven films’ box offices combined do not even match the total gross of the lowest of the top three (Elvis made $287.2 million, the seven other best picture box offices combine to around $185 million currently). This does not necessarily mean anything to the race, but it does indicate that popular films have established a stronghold on the race for top film of the year, ultimately a rare circumstance.

In the coming 45 days before the awards ceremony, which is being held Sunday March 12th on ABC hosted once again by Jimmy Kimmel, much speculation will be made on these films. For now, however, here is a complete list of all nominations in all 23 categories:

 ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

AUSTIN BUTLER – Elvis

COLIN FARRELL – The Banshees of Inisherin

BRENDAN FRASER – The Whale

PAUL MESCAL – Aftersun

BILL NIGHY – Living

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

BRENDAN GLEESON – The Banshees of Inisherin

BRIAN TYREE HENRY – Causeway

JUDD HIRSCH –The Fabelmans

BARRY KEOGHAN – The Banshees of Inisherin

KE HUY QUAN – Everything Everywhere All at Once

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

CATE BLANCHETT – Tár

ANA DE ARMAS – Blonde

ANDREA RISEBOROUGH – To Leslie

MICHELLE WILLIAMS – The Fabelmans

MICHELLE YEOH – Everything Everywhere All at Once

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

ANGELA BASSETT – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

HONG CHAU – The Whale

KERRY CONDON – The Banshees of Inisherin

JAMIE LEE CURTIS – Everything Everywhere All at Once

STEPHANIE HSU – Everything Everywhere All at Once

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO – Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON – Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Goldman, Caroline Kaplan and Paul Mezey

PUSS IN BOOTS: THE LAST WISH – Joel Crawford and Mark Swift

THE SEA BEAST – Chris Williams and Jed Schlanger

TURNING RED – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

CINEMATOGRAPHY

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – James Friend

BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS – Darius Khondji

ELVIS – Mandy Walker

EMPIRE OF LIGHT – Roger Deakins

TÁR – Florian Hoffmeister

COSTUME DESIGN

BABYLON – Mary Zophres

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – Ruth Carter

ELVIS – Catherine Martin

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Shirley Kurata

MRS. HARRIS GOES TO PARIS – Jenny Beavan

DIRECTING

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN -Martin McDonagh

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert

THE FABELMANS – Steven Spielberg

TÁR – Todd Field

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS – Ruben Östlund

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM

ALL THAT BREATHES – Shaunak Sen, Aman Mann and Teddy Leifer

ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED – Laura Poitras, Howard Gertler, John Lyons, Nan Goldin and Yoni Golijov

FIRE OF LOVE – Sara Dosa, Shane Boris and Ina Fichman

A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS – Simon Lereng Wilmont and Monica Hellström

NAVALNY – Daniel Roher, Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller and Shane Boris

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM

THE ELEPHANT WHISPERERS – Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga

HAULOUT – Evgenia Arbugaeva and Maxim Arbugaev

HOW DO YOU MEASURE A YEAR? – Jay Rosenblatt

THE MARTHA MITCHELL EFFECT -Anne Alvergue and Beth Levison

STRANGER AT THE GATE – Joshua Seftel and Conall Jones

FILM EDITING

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

ELVIS – Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Paul Rogers

TÁR – Monika Willi

TOP GUN: MAVERICK – Eddie Hamilton

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Germany

ARGENTINA, 1985 – Argentina

CLOSE – Belgium

EO – Poland

THE QUIET GIRL – Ireland

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Heike Merker and Linda Eisenhamerová

THE BATMAN – Naomi Donne, Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

ELVIS – Mark Coulier, Jason Baird and Aldo Signoretti

THE WHALE – Adrien Morot, Judy Chin and Anne Marie Bradley

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Volker Bertelmann

BABYLON – Justin Hurwitz

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Carter Burwell

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Son Lux

THE FABELMANS – John Williams

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

APPLAUSE – from Tell It like a Woman; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

HOLD MY HAND – from Top Gun: Maverick; Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga and BloodPop

LIFT ME UP – from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever; Music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Goransson; Lyric by Tems and Ryan Coogler

NAATU NAATU – from RRR; Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose

THIS IS A LIFE – from Everything Everywhere All at Once; Music by Ryan Lott, David Byrne and Mitski; Lyric by Ryan Lott and David Byrne

BEST PICTURE

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Malte Grunert, Producer

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – James Cameron and Jon Landau, Producers

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

ELVIS – Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Gail Berman, Patrick McCormick and Schuyler Weiss, Producers

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert and Jonathan Wang, Producers

THE FABELMANS – Kristie Macosko Krieger, Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, Producers

TÁR – Todd Field, Alexandra Milchan and Scott Lambert, Producers

TOP GUN: MAVERICK – Tom Cruise, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison and Jerry Bruckheimer, Producers

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS – Erik Hemmendorff and Philippe Bober, Producers

WOMEN TALKING -Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Frances McDormand, Producers

PRODUCTION DESIGN

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Production Design: Christian M. Goldbeck; Set Decoration: Ernestine Hipper

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole

BABYLON – Production Design: Florencia Martin; Set Decoration: Anthony Carlino

ELVIS – Production Design: Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy; Set Decoration: Bev Dunn

THE FABELMANS – Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE – Charlie Mackesy and Matthew Freud

THE FLYING SAILOR – Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

ICE MERCHANTS – João Gonzalez and Bruno Caetano

MY YEAR OF DICKS – Sara Gunnarsdóttir and Pamela Ribon

AN OSTRICH TOLD ME THE WORLD IS FAKE AND I THINK I BELIEVE IT – Lachlan Pendragon

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

AN IRISH GOODBYE – Tom Berkeley and Ross White

IVALU – Anders Walter and Rebecca Pruzan

LE PUPILLE – Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

NIGHT RIDE -Eirik Tveiten and Gaute Lid Larssen

THE RED SUITCASE – Cyrus Neshvad

SOUND

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Viktor Prášil, Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers and Michael Hedges

THE BATMAN – Stuart Wilson, William Files, Douglas Murray and Andy Nelson

ELVIS – David Lee, Wayne Pashley, Andy Nelson and Michael Keller

TOP GUN: MAVERICK – Mark Weingarten, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor

VISUAL EFFECTS

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Frank Petzold, Viktor Müller, Markus Frank and Kamil Jafar

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon and Daniel Barrett

THE BATMAN – Dan Lemmon, Russell Earl, Anders Langlands and Dominic Tuohy

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER – Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick

TOP GUN: MAVERICK – Ryan Tudhope, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Scott R. Fisher

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Screenplay – Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY – Written by Rian Johnson

LIVING – Written by Kazuo Ishiguro

TOP GUN: MAVERICK – Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie; Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks

WOMEN TALKING – Screenplay by Sarah Polley

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN – Written by Martin McDonagh

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE – Written by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

THE FABELMANS – Written by Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner

TÁR – Written by Todd Field

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS – Written by Ruben Östlund