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'Oppenheimer', 'Poor Things' and 'Killers of the Flower Moon' Lead the 2024 Oscar Nominations 

'Barbie' received eight nods, but Margot Robbie missed out for Best Actress and Greta Gerwig isn't among the Best Director contenders.
By Sarah Ward
January 24, 2024
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By Sarah Ward
January 24, 2024
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Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer keeps exploding through awards season, making a big impact at the 2024 Golden Globes and now leading the just-announced Oscar nominations. The Cillian Murphy-starring biopic of Robert Oppenheimer has picked up 13 nods from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, leading this year's contenders for Hollywood's night of nights. And yes, its Barbenheimer partner Barbie also earned a swag of recognition — but not in two pivotal categories.

The Margot Robbie-led, Greta Gerwig-directed spin on the famous doll collected eight nominations; however, Robbie is absent in the Best Actress field, as is Gerwig among the helmers. As one of the movie's producers, Robbie is in the running for a Best Picture gong, though, while Gerwig and Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) received a Best Adapted Screenplay nod. Barbie's other nominations include Best Supporting Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Supporting Actress for America Ferrara, as well as two entries for Best Original Song.

Falling in-between Oppenheimer and Barbie numbers-wise: Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon, the two films with the two most-likely Best Actress contenders. For the former, a glorious riff on Frankenstein that earned 11 nominations, Emma Stone could win her second Oscar after La La Land. For the latter, aka Martin Scorsese's latest masterpiece with ten nominations, Lily Gladstone is the first Indigenous American to be recognised in the field.

Oppenheimer, Barbie, Poor Things and Killers of the Flower Moon are also among the ten movies competing for Best Motion Picture. Their company: American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers and Maestro, as well as Poor Things and The Zone of Interest. History was made in this category, too, with three female-directed films in contention for the first time ever.

That said, only one woman is among the Best Director nominees, with Justine Triet following up her Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or win with an Oscar nomination — competing against Nolan, Scorsese, Poor Things' Yorgos Lanthimos and The Zone of Interest's Jonathan Glazer.

While deserving movies miss out among every list of awards nominations, 2024's Oscar highlights include both Anatomy of a Fall and The Zone of Interest earning so much attention beyond the Best International Feature Film field — which Anatomy of a Fall wasn't submitted for — complete with their shared star Sandra Hüller receiving a Best Actress nomination for the first. The Boy and the Heron's Best Animated Feature nod, El Conde's for Best Cinematography, Godzilla Minus One's for Best Visual Effects and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar in the Best Live-Action Short Film all also stand out.

Among the notable omissions, Saltburn, Ferrari, Priscilla, All of Us Strangers and The Iron Claw didn't receive any love, May December missed all of the acting categories and Leonard DiCaprio wasn't included among Killers of the Flower Moon's picks.

Who'll ultimately emerge victorious will be revealed on Monday, March 11, Australian and New Zealand time, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. Here's the full list of nominations:

Oscar Nominees 2024:

Best Motion Picture

American Fiction
Anatomy of a Fall
Barbie
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Past Lives
Poor Things
The Zone of Interest

Best Director

Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet
Killers of the Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese
Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan
Poor Things, Yorgos Lanthimos
The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening, Nyad
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Emma Stone, Poor Things

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
America Ferrera, Barbie
Jodie Foster, Nyad
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K Brown, American Fiction
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling, Barbie
Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things

Best Original Screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
The Holdovers, David Hemingson
Maestro, Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer
May December, Samy Burch and Alex Mechanik
Past Lives, Celine Song

Best Adapted Screenplay

American Fiction, Cord Jefferson
Barbie, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan
Poor Things, Tony McNamara
The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer

Best International Feature Film

Io Capitano, Italy
Perfect Days, Japan
Society of the Snow, Spain
The Teachers' Lounge, Germany
The Zone of Interest, United Kingdom

Best Animated Feature

The Boy and the Heron
Elemental
Nimona
Robot Dreams
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best Documentary Feature

Bobi Wine: The People's President
The Eternal Memory
Four Daughters
To Kill a Tiger
20 Days in Mariupol

Best Original Score

American Fiction, Laura Karpman
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, John Williams
Killers of the Flower Moon, Robbie Robertson
Oppenheimer, Ludwig Göransson
Poor Things, Jerskin Fendrix

Best Original Song

'The Fire Inside', Flamin' Hot, Diane Warren
'I'm Just Ken', Barbie, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt
'It Never Went Away', American Symphony, Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson
'Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)', Killers of the Flower Moon, Scott George
'What Was I Made For?', Barbie, Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

Best Cinematography

El Conde, Edward Lachman
Killers of the Flower Moon, Rodrigo Prieto
Maestro, Matthew Libatique
Oppenheimer, Hoyte van Hoytema
Poor Things, Robbie Ryan

Best Film Editing

Anatomy of a Fall, Laurent Sénéchal
The Holdovers, Kevin Tent
Killers of the Flower Moon, Thelma Schoonmaker
Oppenheimer, Jennifer Lame
Poor Things, Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Best Production Design

Barbie
Killers of the Flower Moon
Napoleon
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

Best Visual Effects

The Creator
Godzilla Minus One
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
Napoleon

Best Costume Design

Barbie, Jacqueline Durran
Killers of the Flower Moon, Jacqueline West
Napoleon, Janty Yates and Dave Crossman
Oppenheimer, Ellen Mirojnick
Poor Things, olly Waddington

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Golda
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Poor Things
Society of the Snow

Best Sound

The Creator
Maestro
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One
Oppenheimer
The Zone of Interest

Best Documentary Short Subject

The ABCs of Book Banning
The Barber of Little Rock
Island in Between
The Last Repair Shop
Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó

Best Animated Short Film

Letter to a Pig
Ninety-Five Senses
Our Uniform
Pachyderme
WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

Best Live-Action Short Film

The After
Invincible
Knight of Fortune
Red, White and Blue
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

The 2024 Oscars will be announced on Monday, March 11, Australian and New Zealand time. For further details, head to the awards' website.

Published on January 24, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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