Following closely behind All Quiet on the Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin with nine nominations each.
And as for Rihanna’s first single in six years, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever DIRECTORS Ryan Coogler shared his gratitude for the Grammy Winner’s contribution.
“I’ll say this, I didn’t make Rihanna do it,” he said SPOKE Entertainment Tonight in October 2022. “I don’t think anyone can make him do anything, he’s a man who marches to the beat of his own drum. I’m just thankful that he wants to contribute to this, and I’m forever grateful and not just him, but all the other amazing musicians on the soundtrack.”
But the “Needed Me” artist was far from the first nominee to grace the red carpet at the Dolby Theater for the ceremony. In fact, the entire Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is made up of new nominees: Austin Butler (Elvis) and Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin), Bill Nighy (alive) and Paul Mescal (After the sun).