The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards have been announced, with Birmingham native and Sidewalk alum Daniel Scheinert’s (one half of directing duo Daniels) Everything Everywhere All At Once leading the race with 11 nominations! reported it today and had a profile on the filmmaker back in April where he couldn’t help but mention his love and gratitude for Sidewalk, “…(it’s) still my favorite film festival, so anytime I can go, I go. I always tell other filmmakers that it’s the right size of a film festival where you can walk to all the theaters, and it’s just one fun weekend.” We couldn’t be more proud of how far he’s come and can’t wait to screen the 11-time nominated film again in February. This is just one of many films screened over the past year at the Sidewalk Cinema that have received such honors.

Back in July, you might remember we set up a crafts station in honor of a popular little mollusk. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On ended up earning a nomination for Best Animated Feature. At the same time we screened the stunning documentary Fire of Love – nominated for Documentary Feature Film – and one of the year’s biggest successes, Top Gun: Maverick – nominated for Film Editing, Music (Original Song), Sound, Visual Effects, Writing (Adapted Screenplay), and Best Picture.

In October we screened Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness, which is up for Writing (Original Screenplay), Directing, and Best Picture. In November we screened frontrunner Todd Field’s TÁR, which earned nominations for Film Editing, Writing (Original Screenplay), Cinematography, Directing, Best Picture, and Best Actress for Cate Blanchett.

Newcomer Paul Mescal (who also starred in the 2022 Sidewalk Film Festival favorite, God’s Creatures) received a Best Actor nomination for Charlotte Wells’ Aftersun. One of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of the year, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, is up for Best Documentary Feature. And Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale received nominations for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Supporting Actress for Hong Chau, and Best Actor for Brendan Fraser.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s phenomenon Everything Everywhere All At Once garnered the largest number of nominations, receiving a total of eleven: Costume Design, Film Editing (another Birmingham native, Paul Rogers), Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Writing (Original Screenplay), Directing, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh.

We couldn’t be happier for one of our hometown heroes and we’re celebrating by bring Everything Everywhere All At Once back to the Sidewalk Cinema on February 10 – 12. We’ve also got our final screenings of The Whale this Thursday, January 26. Keeping in theme, we’ll also be screening this year’s Oscar Shorts soon – date to be determined, but stay tuned!

We’ll be having our free Oscars Watch Party the night of the ceremony, March 12.

August 19-25, 2024

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