The 2024 Oscar Nominations Unveiled: A Glimpse into the Prestigious List

Last Updated: 26 January 2024By Tags:

The highly anticipated 2024 Oscars have finally revealed their nominations, unveiling a diverse array of films that have captivated audiences worldwide. With “Oppenheimer” leading the pack with an impressive 13 nods and “Poor Things” closely following with 11, the 96th annual Academy Awards promise to be a celebration of cinematic excellence. In this comprehensive exploration, we’ll delve into the standout contenders, unexpected surprises, and historic moments that define this year’s nominations.

A Cinematic Triumph: Setting the Stage

The stage for the 2024 Oscars is set against the backdrop of two cinematic phenomena that left an indelible mark on the industry. The “Barbenheimer” phenomenon of “Barbie” took the world by storm, captivating audiences and redefining the cultural landscape. Simultaneously, Christopher Nolan’s epic World War II biopic, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” not only gripped audiences with its narrative but also achieved monumental success at the global box office, reaping hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

Notable Snubs and Pleasant Surprises: Unveiling the Nominees

As the nominations were unveiled, Tuesday’s announcement brought its share of surprises and snubs, fueling discussions and debates among film enthusiasts. Greta Gerwig, despite her notable directorial work on “Barbie,” found herself absent from the best director category. However, she and Noah Baumbach earned recognition for the movie’s adapted screenplay. Margot Robbie, a key figure in “Barbie” as both a star and producer of the best picture nominee, surprisingly did not secure an acting nomination. This omission prompted disappointment, notably expressed by co-star Ryan Gosling, who remarked, “To say that I’m disappointed that they are not nominated in their respective categories would be an understatement.”

Even past Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, who delivered a compelling performance in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” found himself without an acting nod this year. However, the absence of certain familiar faces paved the way for fresh and groundbreaking moments in the nominations.

Trailblazers and Firsts: Celebrating Diversity in Film

Amidst the twists and turns of the nominations, history was made with Lily Gladstone becoming the first Native American to be nominated for the coveted title of best actress. Gladstone’s recognition for her role in “Killers of the Flower Moon” marks a significant milestone, showcasing the Academy’s acknowledgment of diversity and representation in the film industry.

America Ferrera, who initially missed out on a Golden Globe nomination, secured a best supporting actress nod for her impactful performance in “Barbie.” This recognition not only validates Ferrera’s talent but also emphasizes the unpredictability of awards season, keeping audiences on the edge of their seats.

Additionally, Justine Triet joined the esteemed ranks as the eighth woman ever nominated for best director, recognized for her directorial prowess in “Anatomy of a Fall.” Triet’s inclusion echoes a growing shift towards acknowledging and celebrating the contributions of women in the traditionally male-dominated field of film direction.

The Complete List of Nominees: A Comprehensive Overview


Let’s take a closer look at the nominees across key categories for the 2024 Oscars, providing a snapshot of the diverse talent and exceptional cinematic achievements recognized by the Academy:

Best Picture

  1. “American Fiction”
  2. Anatomy of a Fall
  3. “Barbie”
  4. “The Holdovers”
  5. “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  6. “Maestro”
  7. “Oppenheimer”
  8. “Past Lives”
  9. “Poor Things”
  10. “The Zone of Interest”

Best Actor

  1. Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”
  2. Colman Domingo, “Rustin”
  3. Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”
  4. Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”
  5. Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

Best Actress

  1. Annette Bening, “Nyad”
  2. Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  3. Sandra Hüller, “Anatomy of a Fall”
  4. Carey Mulligan, “Maestro”
  5. Emma Stone, “Poor Things”

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Sterling K. Brown, “American Fiction”
  2. Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  3. Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer”
  4. Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”
  5. Mark Ruffalo, “Poor Things”

This list continues to cover various categories, including Best Director, International Feature Film, Animated Feature Film, Adapted Screenplay, and more.

Reflections on Past Triumphs: A Glimpse at Awards Season

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” had previously led the nominations at the BAFTA Film Awards with 13 nods. “Poor Things,” featuring Emma Stone and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, also earned substantial recognition with 11 nominations for the U.K.’s equivalent of the Oscars.

At the Golden Globes earlier this month, “Oppenheimer” emerged victorious, winning five awards, including Best Drama Motion Picture. Nolan himself took home the prestigious Globe for Best Director. Cillian Murphy’s portrayal of the title character earned him Best Actor in a Drama, and co-star Robert Downey Jr. secured the award for Best Supporting Actor.

Lily Gladstone’s exceptional performance in Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” earned her the Best Drama Actress award, marking her first Golden Globe nomination.

“Poor Things” took home the Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture, and Emma Stone claimed the Best Actress award in the category. Paul Giamatti won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Alexander Payne’s “The Holdovers,” and Giamatti’s co-star Da’Vine Joy Randolph — another first-time Globe nominee — won Best Supporting Actress.

“Barbie,” despite its nine Globe nominations, including Best Director, secured victories in two categories: Best Original Song for Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made for?” and the new award for cinematic and box office achievement.

Looking Ahead: Excitement for Hollywood’s Grand Night

As the entertainment industry eagerly anticipates the 2024 Oscars, the excitement is palpable. The nominations showcase a rich tapestry of talent, diverse storytelling, and moments that will undoubtedly be etched in the annals of film history. Whether it’s the unexpected surprises, historic firsts, or the celebration of cinematic excellence, the Oscars promise a night filled with glamour, emotion, and the recognition of outstanding achievements in the world of film.

Stay tuned for more updates as Hollywood’s grandest night approaches, promising an unforgettable celebration of the magic and artistry that define the world of cinema. The journey to the Oscars is as thrilling as the awards themselves, and with each revelation, the anticipation builds for a night that will leave a lasting impact on the hearts of film enthusiasts around the globe.