Oscar 2023: Nine nominations for “Nothing New to the West” | NDR.de – Culture

Status: 01/25/2023 07:37 AM

“Nothing New to the West” earned nine Oscar nominations in Hollywood on Tuesday. The Wolfsburg-based film, directed by Edvard Berger, also surpassed the record set by Wolfgang Petersen’s “Das Boot”, which earned six Oscar opportunities in 1983.

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Not only in the category “Best International Film” there are still chances for the drama to win an Oscar, but also in the first category “Best Film” “Nothing New in the West” is nominated – as the first German production in the history of the Oscar. There were also many nominations in the minor categories: the film is also in the running for Best Camera, Best Sound, Best Makeup, Best Film Music, Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Director Edward Berger said he was “very happy and proud of it”. With a nomination in the Best Picture category, they “Break the Little Sound Barrier.”

A scene with Michelle Yeoh doing a scene where her character Evelyn is learning martial arts

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Nothing New in the West shows the horrors of World War I

The film’s story revolves around Paul Bäumer, who, as a young high school student, is carried away by his teacher’s patriotic speeches and volunteers to serve in the First World War. I don’t know what awaits him there. Edward Berger displays the brutality and desperation of trench warfare in a visually stunning way. It is not the first film adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s classics, but it is the first made for cinema in Germany. “You can see how completely innocent young people who are unwittingly involved are seduced by demagogues and they don’t understand it at all,” says director Edward Berger. “The topic does not seem to lose its relevance,” he said, referring to the current war in Ukraine.

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Felix Kammerer (left) in a scene from the movie

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Top ten Oscar nominees

The film with probably the lowest budget received the most nominations: the indie sci-fi thriller Everything Everywhere at Once collected eleven nominations.

The nominees for the first category for Best Film are:

  • “Elvis” (Baz Luhrmann)
  • “Pronunciation” (Sarah Polley)
  • “Everything Everywhere at Once” (Dan Cowan/Daniel Scheinert)
  • De Fablemans” (Steven Spielberg)
  • Top Gun: Maverick (Joseph Kosinski)
  • “Avatar 2: Waterway” (James Cameron)
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Martin McDonagh)
  • “Nothing is new in the West” (Edward Berger)
  • “Tar” (Todd Field)
  • “Triangle of Sorrow” (Robin Ostlund)

“Everything is everywhere at once”: a film journey with martial arts and time travel

A scene with Michelle Yeoh (center) from

Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) owns a laundromat, and has problems with taxes and with her family. In a parallel universe you learn martial arts – in the movie

Everything Everywhere at Once tells the story of two generations of immigrants from China who run a laundromat. They face a tedious tax audit with a stern clerk (Jamie Lee Curtis) – all with handwritten receipts.

Oscar winner Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight,” “If Beale Street Could Talk”) praises him to the heavens: he’s so amazing: “Loud, sexy with a huge heart,” he wrote on Twitter. Directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan were going to condense their love of all possible genres of cinema and combine it into a multiverse family epic that everyone urgently needs right now. Also celebrated is “The Matrix” director Lana Wachowski of the film, which stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Hui Quan and Stephanie Hsu as salon operators and secret martial arts experts.

A dissonant, warm, absurd film journey with time travel that leaps about identity, family relationships, martial arts and baking like cinema has never seen before.

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Felix Kammerer © picture alliance / GEORG HOCHMUTH / APA / picturedesk.com |  GEORG HOCHMUTH Photo: Georg Hochmuth

Nothing New in the West has been nominated for an Academy Award nine times. Leading actor Felix Kammerer in an interview. more

Actress Vicki Berlin (left to right), Swedish film director and screenwriter Robin Ostlund, and actors Zlatko Boric and Sunny Melis at the European Film Awards.  © picture alliance / dpa / Geisler-Fotopress Photo: Sebastian Jabsch

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