Oscar Nominations: A Record for Steven Spielberg: A First for Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis received her first Oscar nomination.

By BERNICE FOX

Whether it’s your 22nd Oscar nomination or your first, it’s exciting. And Steven Spielberg and Jamie Lee Curtis each has a lot to be excited about.

Starting with the first-timer, Curtis is nominated for her supporting role in Everything Everywhere All at Once, playing the IRS employee who interacts with the starring immigrant family.

After the nominations were announced, Curtis posted a candid photo to her Facebook page taken by a friend who was watching with her early in the morning. It shows a shocked Curtis in her pajamas with her hand to her mouth. Another photo shows Curtis hugging her husband, Christopher Guest, though his face cannot be seen from the camera’s angle.

Jamie Lee Curtis hugging her husband after she found out she had been              nominated for an Oscar.                              Photo: Debbie Oppenheimer.

 

Everything Everywhere All at Once has 11 Oscar nominations, the most of any film this year. So, Curtis makes a reference to her husband’s famous line in the 1984 mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap. His heavy metal musician character says his amplifier is so loud, that the dial goes to 11. Curtis ends a Facebook post with “Hey @everythingeverywheremovie we went to 11!”

Curtis, who lives in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Santa Monica Canyon, has been acting for decades. Her first movie was the 1978 horror film Halloween.

With Steven Spielberg’s new nominations for his semi-autobiographical film, The Fabelmans, the longtime Palisadian now has 22 Oscar nominations over his career.

Spielberg is nominated for directing, co-writing and producing The Fabelmans.

Steven Spielberg

Here are some of Spielberg’s numbers. This is his 12th nomination for best picture. That’s a record for an individual producer. Spielberg’s ninth nomination for directing ties him with Martin Scorsese for most nominations in the directing category for a living person.

Spielberg’s first directing nomination was for the 1977 sci-fi film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

The Fabelmans has seven nominations including Michelle Williams as Best Actress, for playing a version of Spielberg’s real mother. Judd Hirsch is nominated for Best Supporting Actor, as the uncle.

Elvis, which features Palisadian Tom Hanks, has eight nominations, including Best Picture. Hanks does not have an individual nomination. But Austin Butler, who stars as Elvis, is up for Best Actor.

Former Palisadian Tom Cruise is nominated for producing the blockbuster Top Gun: Maverick. Though he stars in the film, he is not nominated for Best Actor. Top Gun: Maverick has six Oscar nominations.

The Academy Awards ceremony is set for Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. It’ll air on ABC.

 

Here is a complete list of this year’s Oscar nominations:

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

Actor in a Leading Role:

Austin Butler in ELVIS
Colin Farrell in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Brendan Fraser in THE WHALE
Paul Mescal in AFTERSUN
Bill Nighy in LIVING

Judd Hirsh

Actor in a Supporting Role:

Brendan Gleeson in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Brian Tyree Henry in CAUSEWAY
Judd Hirsch in THE FABELMANS
Barry Keoghan in THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN
Ke Huy Quan in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Actress in a Leading Role:

Michelle Williams

Cate Blanchett in TÁR
Ana de Armas in BLONDE
Andrea Riseborough in TO LESLIE
Michelle Williams in THE FABELMANS
Michelle Yeoh in EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

Actress in a 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

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

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

 

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