Cate Blanchett led the Australian contingent in this year’s Oscar nominations, securing a nod for her role in Tom Field’s psychological drama Tár.

The 53-year-old is nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of Lydia Tár, a manipulative orchestra conductor who rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra. 

Also nominated in the Best Actress category is Ana De Armas for her depiction of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde; Andrea Riseborough for her portrayal of a recovering alcoholic reuniting with her estranged son in To Leslie; and Michelle Williams for playing a character inspired by Stephen Spielberg’s mother in The Fabelmans. 

Cate Blanchett led the Australian contingent in this year’s Oscar nominations, securing a nod for her role in the psychological drama Tár. (Pictured at the UK premiere of Tár on January 11)

Michelle Yeoh is also nominated for Best Actress in A24’s genre-bending action film Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

Blanchett is now among a small circle of elite actors who have been nominated for an Oscar eight times, joining the likes of Marlon Brando, Judi Dench, Geraldine Page, Peter O’Toole and Glenn Close. 

Blanchett has already won two Oscars, one for The Aviator (2005) and the other for Blue Jasmine (2014). 

Blanchette (pictured in the film) is nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of Lydia Tár, a manipulative orchestra conductor who, in the film, rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra

Blanchette (pictured in the film) is nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of Lydia Tár, a manipulative orchestra conductor who, in the film, rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra 

Michelle Yeoh is also nominated for Best Actress in A24's genre-bending action film Everything Everywhere All at Once. (Pictured L-R: Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in a scene from Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Michelle Yeoh is also nominated for Best Actress in A24’s genre-bending action film Everything Everywhere All at Once. (Pictured L-R: Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in a scene from Everything Everywhere All At Once)

Fellow Australian Baz Lurhmann meanwhile failed to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director for his Elvis Presley biopic, but the film did receive a whopping eight nods in other categories. 

These include star Austin Butler’s nomination for Best Actor, and Lurhmann’s creative director wife Catherine Martin’s nomination for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

Martin, who worked on iconic films such as Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby, is now the most-awarded Australian in Oscars history, having scooped a whopping nine nods over the years and four Academy Award wins. 

Fellow Australian Baz Lurhmann meanwhile failed to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director for his Elvis Presley biopic, but the film did receive a whopping eight nods in other categories. (Pictured at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 15)

Fellow Australian Baz Lurhmann meanwhile failed to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Director for his Elvis Presley biopic, but the film did receive a whopping eight nods in other categories. (Pictured at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 15) 

Elvis nominations include star Austin Butler's (centre) nomination for Best Actor, and Lurhmann's creative director wife Catherine Martin's (left) nomination for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. (Both pictured with Lurhmann at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 15)

Elvis nominations include star Austin Butler’s (centre) nomination for Best Actor, and Lurhmann’s creative director wife Catherine Martin’s (left) nomination for Best Costume Design and Best Production Design. (Both pictured with Lurhmann at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 15)

Aussie golden girl Margot Robbie was meanwhile snubbed from the list. 

The actress was not recognised for her work in the film Babylon, nor did the film receive a nomination in the Best Picture category.  

Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the nominations for the 95th Annual Academy Awards on Tuesday morning. 

Aussie golden girl Margot Robbie (pictured in Babylon) was meanwhile snubbed from the list. The actress was not recognised for her work in the film Babylon, nor did the film receive a nomination in the Best Picture category

Aussie golden girl Margot Robbie (pictured in Babylon) was meanwhile snubbed from the list. The actress was not recognised for her work in the film Babylon, nor did the film receive a nomination in the Best Picture category 

The Oscars will take place March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. 

It comes after Blanchett came under fire for her Golden Globe winning role in Tár.

While many have condemned the critically acclaimed film as ‘anti-woman’, because Blanchett’s character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully, Blanchett came to its defence.

It comes after Cate came under fire for her Golden Globe winning role in Tár (pictured). The star plays Lydia Tár, who, in the film's plot, rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra

It comes after Cate came under fire for her Golden Globe winning role in Tár (pictured). The star plays Lydia Tár, who, in the film’s plot, rises to become the first-ever female conductor of a German orchestra

The glamorous blonde described the movie, directed by Todd Field, as ‘very provocative’ in an interview with BBC Radio 4, reprinted in The Australian.

Marin Alsop, a real-life conductor, surfaced to condemn the film as ‘anti-woman’.

Marin, 66, who is one of the world’s top female conductors, said in The Australian on Friday: ‘To have an opportunity to portray a woman in that role to make her an abuser, for me that’s heartbreaking.’

Marin Alsop, a real-life conductor, has now surfaced to condemn the critically acclaimed film as 'anti-woman', because Blanchett's character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully. (Pictured: Alsop conducting in New York in 2021)

Marin Alsop, a real-life conductor, has now surfaced to condemn the critically acclaimed film as ‘anti-woman’, because Blanchett’s character is revealed to be a narcissistic bully. (Pictured: Alsop conducting in New York in 2021)

Saying that Alsop was entitled to her opinion and that she had the upmost respect for the conductor, Blanchett described the film as ‘a mediation on power and power is genderless’.

She also distanced herself from any accusation that the film used Alsop or any other female conductor as the basis for her character.

Blanchett is tipped to win her second Best Actress Oscar for the role. 

FULL LIST OF OSCARS 2023 NOMINATIONS 

Best Picture

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tar

Top Gun: Maverick

Triangle of Sadness

Women Talking

Best Director

Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Steven Spielberg, Fabelmans

Todd Field, Tar

Ruben Ostlund, Triangle of Sadness

Best Original Screenplay

Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Tar

Triangle of Sadness

Best Adapted Screenplay

All Quiet on the Western Front

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Living

Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

Best Supporting Actor 

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Original Score

All Quiet on the Western Front

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Production Design

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

Elvis

The Fabelmans

Best Film Editing  

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once 

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick 

Best Animated Feature Film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio 

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

The Sea Beast

Turning Red 

Best Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye

Ivalu

Le Pupille

Night Ride

The Red Suitcase  

Best Actor

Austin Butler Elvis

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Bill Nighy, Living

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Tar 

Ana De Armas, Blonde

Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie

Michelle Williams, The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Cinematography

All Quiet on the Western Front

Bardo, False Chronicle

Elvis

Empire of Light

Tar

Visual Effects

All Quiet on the Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Foreveer

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Original Song

Applause, Tell It Like a Woman

Hold my hand, Top Gun: Maverick

Lift me up, Black Panther

Naatu Naatu from RRR

This is a life, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Sound

All Quiet On The Western Front

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Elvis

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Costume Design

Babylon

Black Panther

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Make Up and Hair

All Quiet on the Western Front

Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis

The Whale

Best Documentary Feature Film

All That Breathes 

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

 Fire of Love 

A House Made of Splinters 

Navalny

Best Documentary Short Film

The Elephant Whisperers

Haulout

How Do You Measure a Year? 

The Martha Mitchell Effect 

Stranger at the Gate  

Best International Feature Film

All Quiet on the Western Front (Germany)

Argentina, 1985 (Argentina)

Close (Belgium)

EO (Poland)

The Quiet Girl (Ireland

Best Animated Short Film

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

The Flying Sailor,

Ice Merchants

My Year of D***s

An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It          



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