5 Actresses Dominating The 2023 Oscar Nominations

The leading ladies in our book

We’re over the moon when we learnt that stars Michelle Yeoh, Cate Blanchett, and other incredible women are among the 2023 Oscar Nominees. 

We’re giving you a closer look into the women making her-story at the biggest award ceremony in the film industry.

List of buzz-worthy actresses in the 2023 Oscar nominations

1. Michelle Yeoh

Oscars 2023 nominations - Michelle Yeoh

A living legend. (Photo from: @michelleyeoh_official)

At 60, it seems like there’s nothing holding her back. Michelle Yeoh is the first Malaysian to land a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars. She’s also the first Asian actress to be nominated for Best Actress since Indian-born Merle Oberon in 1936 (but Merle actually hid her Indian roots and passed off as white).

Michelle has been in the industry for around 40 years already but had struggled with the lack of opportunities for Asian actresses in Hollywood. It was only during these past few years that her name has been echoed around the world for her roles in hits such as Crazy Rich Asians, Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, and Netflix’s The Witcher: Blood Origin.

Michelle has been nominated for her role as Evelyn Wang in the sci-fi film Everything Everywhere All at Once, which has earned the most nominations, receiving 11 nods. She has already won at the Golden Globes last 11 January and won over the world with her iconic speech. We can’t wait to see her dominate the Oscars too!

2. Stephanie Hsu

Oscars 2023 nominations - Stephanie Hsu

Stephanie rocking the red carpet at the Critics’ Choice Awards. (Photo from: @stephaniehsuofficial)

Even though she may not have been nominated at the Golden Globes, Stephanie Hsu has been recognised on a bigger stage. She’s now a first-time Oscar nominee for the Best Supporting Actress category.

She has been selected for her role as the daughter of Michelle’s character in Everything Everywhere All at Once. While she’s up against her fellow cast member and popular actress Jamie Lee Curtis and other heavyweight actresses, we’re wishing Stephanie all the best and hoping that this will be her launching pad to even greater success in the future.

3. Angela Bassett

Oscars 2023 nominations - Angela Bassett

According to Angela, Queen Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do everyday. (Photo from: @im.angelabassett)

Marvel should give Angela Bassett a raise, the royal treatment, and more because she has just landed Marvel’s first-ever nomination in an acting category at the Oscars. She has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Angela has already earned the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice awards, so she might have this one in the bag too.

This is Angela’s second Oscar nomination. Her first one was for the Best Actress category in 1994 for the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It?

4. Ana de Armas

Oscars 2023 nominations - Ana de Armas

Ana shares that the nomination is a dream come true. (Photo from: @ana_d_armas)

A day after the parody award show called ‘Razzies’ (which recognises the worst films of Hollywood) said that the controversial Blonde was its most-nominated title, Ana silenced them with her Oscar nomination. She made bigger headlines as she’s now the first Cuban actress to be nominated for Best Actress for her emotional portrayal of Marilyn Monroe. She’s also the only Latina actress in this year’s roster.

5. Cate Blanchett

Oscars 2023 nominations - Cate Blanchett

Cate scores her eighth nomination. (Photo from: @tarmovie)

Cate Blanchett is making history as she joins an elite group of eight-time Oscar nominees this year. The group includes Judi Dench, Marlon Brando, and more. (If you were wondering, Meryl Streep is part of another bigger category of actors who have bagged more than eight nominations.)

Cate has been nominated for her role as the composer Lydia Tár in Tár, which is also gunning for the award ceremony’s top prize: Best Picture.

You can check out the full list of nominees right here.

Where to watch the 2023 Oscar Awards in Singapore

The 95th Oscars will be held on 12 March 2023 in the US (13 March in Singapore), at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. It will be hosted by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. You can watch it via Channel 5 meWATCH in Singapore.

(Cover photos from: @michelleyeoh_official)

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