When the 2023 Oscar nominations were announced early this morning, there was one name that came up over and over that might have been familiar, but not necessarily recognizable: All Quiet on the Western Front.
Germany’s entry for Best International Film came out with a whopping nine nominations when all was said and done, including Best Picture. It collected so many nominations that it was tied for the second-most of any film, alongside The Banshees of Inisherin, and tailing just behind Everything Everywhere All at Once’s 11 nominations.
Besides the biggest prize, All Quiet on the Western Front came away with nods in the categories for Best International Film, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Music (Original Score), Best Cinematography, and a number of other technical categories. To put it plainly: it cleaned the hell up.