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2024 Oscar Nominations: Snubs and Surprises Revealed

Christopher Nolan has finally got the Academy’s attention. The 2024 Oscars nominations list was officially announced on Wednesday, with the perennial fan-favourite filmmaker scooping the Oscars nomination pool for his magnum opus Oppenheimer. Nolan, who has yet to earn an Academy Award of his own, received a Best Director nomination, while the epic itself scored 13 nods in total, the highest of any film this year. However, if Nolan is to secure his inaugural gong, he will have some tough competition.

Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on the set of 'Oppenheimer' (2023) | Image: Universal PicturesChristopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on the set of 'Oppenheimer' (2023) | Image: Universal Pictures
Christopher Nolan and Cillian Murphy on the set of ‘Oppenheimer’ (2023) | Image: Universal Pictures

Oppenheimer double feature and 2023’s highest-grossing film, Barbie received eight nominations, including Best Picture and Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Ken star Ryan Gosling. Unfortunately for Aussie fans, however, Margot Robbie was snubbed for her role as the plastic fantastic lead, despite being this year’s most celebrated role (and everyone’s favourite Halloween costume). The three-time Oscar nominee wasn’t alone in her snubbing, with 2015 Best Actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio also failing to garner the Academy’s praise for his role in Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.

Amid the 2024 Oscars snubbings and drubbings, however, there were a few standout stories. DiCaprio’s co-star Lily Gladstone, who is of Siksikaitsitapi and Niimiipuu heritage, became the first Native American actress to be nominated for an Oscar. Her widely praised portrayal of Mollie Burkhart in Killers of the Flower Moon has received critical acclaim and she looks poised to take out the category.

Lily Gladstone and Martin Scorsese on the set of 'Killers of the Flower Moon' (2023) | Image: Apple
Lily Gladstone and Martin Scorsese on the set of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ (2023) | Image: Apple

2024 Oscar Nominations: Full List Revealed

As per the official rules, Academy members from each of the 18 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories. This group comprises of a collection of peers, with actors nominating actors, film editors nominating film editors, and so forth. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees. This year, voter participation was at an all-time high, with members submitting ballots from a record 93 countries.

The Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, March 10 in Los Angeles. For a full list of nominees and categories, see below.

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper in “Maestro”
  • Colman Domingo in “Rustin”
  • Paul Giamatti in “The Holdovers”
  • Cillian Murphy in “Oppenheimer”
  • Jeffrey Wright in “American Fiction”

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sterling K. Brown in “American Fiction”
  • Robert De Niro in “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Robert Downey Jr. in “Oppenheimer”
  • Ryan Gosling in “Barbie”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “Poor Things”

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Emily Blunt in “Oppenheimer”
  • Danielle Brooks in “The Color Purple”
  • America Ferrera in “Barbie”
  • Jodie Foster in “Nyad”
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph in “The Holdovers”

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

  • “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 Spider-Verse” – Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal

Achievement in Cinematography

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

Achievement in 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

Achievement in Directing

  • “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

Best Documentary Feature Film

  • “Bobi Wine: The People’s President” – Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek
  • “The Eternal Memory” – Nominees to be determined
  • “Four Daughters” – Kaouther 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

Best 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 Kris Bowers
  • “Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó” – Sean Wang and Sam Davis

Achievement in 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 International Feature Film of the Year

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

Achievement in 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

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (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

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (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 Motion Picture of the Year

  • “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

Achievement in 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

Best 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

Best 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

Achievement in Sound

  • “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

Achievement in 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

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

Original Screenplay

  • “Anatomy of a Fall” – Screenplay by 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

2024 Oscars FAQs

What date is the 2024 Oscars?

The 2024 Academy Awards will be held on March 10, 2024, traditionally known as Oscar Sunday.

Who got the most Oscar nominations 2024?

The nominations for the 2024 Oscars were announced, with Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ leading all with 13 nods. Following that is ‘Poor Things’ with 11.

Who got snubbed at the 2024 Oscars?

While it is always a competitive event, social media was ablaze with interest after Leonardo DiCaprio did not receive a nomination for his role in Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’.

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