Angela Bassett, Rihanna, Ruth E. Carter Get Oscar Nods For ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

The Walt Disney Company today received a total of 22 nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 95th Oscars®, which are set to take place on Sunday, March 12.

Disney’s film studios led the way with a total of two Best Picture nominations for 20th Century Studios’ “Avatar: The Way of Water” and Searchlight Pictures’ “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

“The Banshees of Inisherin” received a total of nine nominations, including Best Director (Martin McDonagh), Best Actor (Colin Farrell), Best Supporting Actor (Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan), Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon), Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), Best Film Editing (Mikkel E.G. Nielsen), and Best Original Score (Carter Burwell).

Searchlight Pictures also secured a nomination for Best Cinematography for “Empire of Light,” bringing its grand total of Academy Award®nominations to 10. To date, Searchlight Pictures has secured a total of 21 Best Picture nominations.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” picked up a total of five nominations, including Best Supporting Actress (Angela Bassett), Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter), Best Original Song for “Lift Me Up” (Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler), Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Visual Effects.

Pixar’s “Turning Red” was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film and National Geographic Documentary Films secured a nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film for “Fire of Love.”

Rounding out the nominations was Disney Branded Television’s “Le Pupille” for Best Live Action Short.

A list of all TWDC nominations is below.

Singer Rihanna

Award-Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter


5 Nominations

·         Best Supporting Actress – Angela Bassett

·         Best Costume Design – Ruth E. Carter

·         Best Original Song for “Lift Me Up” – Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler

·         Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

·         Best Visual Effects – Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick

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