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May 22, 2024
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Oscar Nominations

The year’s most Coveted Award Show nominees have Arrived!

It’s that time of year again. It gets cold (and icy) out, kids are back in school, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences releases their list of Oscar nominees.

The films with the most nominations are as follows:

  • Oppenheimer – 13 nominations
  • Poor Things – 11 nominations
  • Killers of the Flower Moon – 10 nominations
  • Barbie – 8 nominations

Now, here is the list of nominees in all categories:

Actor in a Leading Role:

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

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

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


Now, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Or rather, the doll in the room. Margot Robbie was not nominated for Best Actress, even though her castmate, Ryan Gosling, was. Gosling has stated that he is “extremely honored” for his nomination and his disappointment for his colleagues.


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

Animated Feature Film:

  • The Boy and The Heron, Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki
  • Elemental – Peter Sohn and Denise Ream
  • Nimona – Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary
  • Robot Dreams – Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz
  • Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse – Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal


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

Costume Design

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


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

Now you might be wondering, where’s Greta Gerwig? She directed Barbie, one of the most commercially successful movies of 2023. However, this exclusion most likely comes down to a difference in opinion between moviegoers and the Academy.

Documentary Feature Film

  • Bobi Wine: The People’s President – Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp, and John Battsek
  • The Eternal Memory
  • Four Daughters – Kauother Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha
  • To Kill A Tiger – Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe, and David Oppenheim
  • 20 Days in Mariupol – Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath

Documentary Short Film

  • The ABCs of Book Banning – Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic
  • The Barber of Little Rock – John Hoffman and Christine Turner
  • Island In Between – S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien
  • The Last Repair Shop – Ben Proudfoot and Chris Bowers
  • Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó – Sean Wang and Sam Davis

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 Mavropsaridi

International Feature Film

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Golda, Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue
  • Maestro, Kazu Hiro, Kay Georgiou and Lori McCoy-Bell
  • Oppenheimer, Luisa Abel
  • Poor Things, Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier and Josh Weston
  • Society of the Snow, Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé

Music (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

Music (Original Song)

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

Best Picture

  • American Fiction, Ben LeClair, Nikos Karamigios, Cord Jefferson and Jermaine Johnson, Producers
  • Anatomy of a Fall, Marie-Ange Luciani and David Thion, Producers
  • Barbie, David Heyman, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley and Robbie Brenner, Producers
  • The Holdovers, Mark Johnson, Producer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese and Daniel Lupi, Producers
  • Maestro, Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Fred Berner, Amy Durning and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • Oppenheimer, Emma Thomas, Charles Roven and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • Past Lives, David Hinojosa, Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler, Producers
  • Poor Things, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone, Producers
  • The Zone of Interest, James Wilson, Producer

Production Design

  • Barbie, Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • Killers of the Flower Moon, Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Adam Willis
  • Napoleon, Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Elli Griff
  • Oppenheimer, Production Design: Ruth De Jong; Set Decoration: Claire Kaufman
  • Poor Things, Production Design: James Price and Shona Heath; Set Decoration: Zsuzsa Mihalek

Animated Short Film

  • Letter to a Pig, Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter
  • Ninety-Five Senses, Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess
  • Our Uniform, Yegane Moghaddam
  • Pachyderme, Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius
  • War is Over! Inspired By The Music Of John & Yoko, Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

Live Action Short Film

  • The After, Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham
  • Invincible, Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron
  • Knight of Fortune, Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk
  • Red, White, and Blue, Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Wes Anderson and Steven Rales


  • The Creator, Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic
  • Maestro, Steven A. Morrow, Richard King, Jason Ruder, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor
  • Oppenheimer, Willie Burton, Richard King, Gary A. Rizzo and Kevin O’Connell
  • The Zone of Interest, Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn

Visual Effects

  • The Creator, Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts and Neil Corbould
  • Godzilla Minus One, Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland and Neil Corbould
  • Napoleon, Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • American Fiction, Written for the screen by Cord Jefferson
  • Barbie, Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach
  • Oppenheimer, Written for the screen by Christopher Nolan
  • Poor Things, Screenplay by Tony McNamara
  • The Zone of Interest, Written by Jonathan Glazer

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Anatomy of a Fall, Screenplay – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
  • The Holdovers, Written by David Hemingson
  • Maestro,Written by Bradley Cooper & Josh Singer
  • May December, Screenplay by Samy Burch; Story by Samy Burch & Alex Mechanik
  • Past Lives, Written by Celine Song

Reminder: The Oscars are on ABC at 7pm CST on Sunday, March 12th.

What are your opinions on the nominations? Were there any films you think deserve nominations? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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