For the first time, two sequels were nominated for Best Picture

It’s not often that sequels really take off Oscar consideration… and it has never been the case that both are nominated for Best Picture at the same time. Both Top Gun: Maverick and Avatar: The Way of Water have managed to get Oscar nominations, but they face stiff competition.

Other films nominated for best film at the Oscars this year include Everything everywhere at once, Elvistears, Banshees of Inisherin, The Fabelman familyAll quiet on the western front, Triangle of Trianglesand Women speak. Of course, regardless of how it all goes Joseph Kosinski or James Cameronat least we can all agree that it’s been a great year for movies.

Both films are up for a number of other nominations. To Avatar: The Way of Water, we have nominations for Best Sound, Best Visual Effects and Best Production Design. On the other hand, Top Gun: Maverick sits nicely with a few more nominations and in some weightier categories. It is in the running for Best Original Song, Best Sound, Best Visual Effects, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Editing.

Both films made a ton of money at the box office, received rave reviews from critics, and were well-liked by the general public. Unfortunately, when you’re up against such great films, victory isn’t always guaranteed. Fortunately, both of these films undoubtedly have a pretty big cultural impact as well, and that can really give them a leg up. Top Gun: Maverick also has nominations in some pretty key categories like Best Film Editing. Even if it doesn’t win Best Picture (which is highly unlikely), it could still take home some Oscars in other categories.

Regardless of how it goes, everyone involved in both films should be happy to know they helped break an Oscar record. People often recoil against the sequel wave that Hollywood has been riding, but these nominations show that sometimes sequels are really good.

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