Many celebrities have been nominated for their first Oscar nomination in the list officially unveiled on 24 January, 2023, by Oscar winner Riz Ahmed and M3GAN star and executive producer Allison Williams.
Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, was nominated for her contribution in the 2023 Oscars as a songwriter on ‘Lift Me Up’, which is one of the soundtracks on Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Tems got a nomination in the ‘Best Original Song’ category alongside the co-writers of Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler.
This also means global superstar Rihanna is officially an Oscar nominee.
The singer, known for hits such as “Diamonds,” “We Found Love” and “Umbrella,” earned her first Oscar nomination on Tuesday morning for same best original song for “Lift Me Up”
Rihanna was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the song, but was ultimately beat out by “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR.”
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” earned a total of five Oscar nominations.
In addition to best original song, Angela Bassett earned a best supporting actress nomination for her performance as Queen Ramonda, and the film also earned nominations for best costume design, best makeup and hairstyling, and best visual effects.
The nominations come over a month ahead of the official 95th Oscars, which will be held at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood on Sunday, 12 March.
The ceremony will be broadcast live that night on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
Full list of 2023 Oscar nominations below:
BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING
All Quiet on the Western Front – Heike Merker, Linda Eisenhamerová
The Batman – Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, Mike Fontaine
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Camille Friend, Joel Harlow
Elvis – Mark Coulier, Jason Baird, Aldo Signoretti
The Whale – Adrien Morot, Judy Chin, Anne Marie Bradley
Avatar: The Way of Water
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
An Irish Goodbye
The Red Suitcase
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
The Flying Sailor
My Year of Dicks
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
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