‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ ‘Turning Red’ and More Disney Films Nominated for 2023 Oscars

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‘Avatar: The Way of Water,’ ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ ‘Turning Red’ and More Disney Films Nominated for 2023 Oscars

The 2023 Academy Award nominations have been announced and several Disney films, most notably “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” have earned nominations.

Here’s the full list of Disney films and their nominations:

“Avatar: The Way of Water”

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  • Best Picture – James Cameron and Jon Landau
  • Best Sound – Julian Howarth, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle, Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, and Michael Hedges
  • Best Visual Effects – Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett
  • Best Production Design – Production Design: Dylan Cole and Ben Procter; Set Decoration: Vanessa Cole

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

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  • Best Supporting Actress – Angela Bassett
  • Best Costume Design – Ruth Carter
  • Best Original Song – “Lift Me Up,” music by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson; Lyrics by Tems and Ryan Coogler
  • Best Visual Effects – Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick
  • Best Make Up & Hairstyling – Camille Friend and Joel Harlow

“Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” are both nominated for Best Visual Effects.

“Turning Red”

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  • Best Animated Feature – Domee Shi and Lindsey Collins

“Fire of Love”

  • Best Documentary Feature Film – Sara Dosa, Shane Boris, and Ina Fichman

“Fire of Love” is a National Geographic film following two volcanologists.

“Le Pupille”

  • Best Live-Action Short Film – Alice Rohrwacher and Alfonso Cuarón

This Italian film was released on Disney+ in December and is the first live-action short film released on Disney+ to be nominated for the Academy Award.

What films are you rooting for at the 2023 Oscars? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.