Oscar nominations Tuesday could give big-screen blockbusters a boost

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) — A year after a streaming service won Hollywood’s top honor for the first time, big-screen spectacles are poised to dominate

nominations to the 95th Academy Awards on Tuesday. Nominations will be announced 8:30am EST from the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. They

will air live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and be livestreamed on Oscars.org, Oscars.com and on several of the academy’s social media platforms. Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”)

and Allison Williams (“M3gan”) will read the nominees. If things go as expected, “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Avatar: The Way of Water,” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and

“Elvis” could all rack up somewhere between six and nine nominations. If last year’s Oscars were dominated by streaming — Apple TV+’s “CODA” won best picture and Netflix landed 27

nominations — movies that drew moviegoers to multiplexes make up many of this year’s top contenders. That includes “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the A24 sci-fi indie

hit. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s multiverse-skipping tale could walk away with the most nominations Tuesday, including nods for Michelle Yeoh and comeback kid Ke Huy

Quan. Also at the front of the pack is “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Martin McDonagh’s Ireland-set dark comedy, which is set to score as many as four acting nods, including

nominations for Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.