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2024 Academy Award Nominations Announced

Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 3:52 PM and updated on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 6:42 PM


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The nominations for the 95th Oscars were announced today, January 24, 2023, by actors Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid. The event was live-streamed online and broadcast on TV.

Oppenheimer led the way with 13 nominations, followed by Poor Things with 11 nominations, Killers of the Flower Moon with 10, and popular favorite Barbie with 8. All four were nominated for Best Picture. There would have been riots in front of the Academy Museum if Barbie hadn't gotten nominated for Best Picture, but it does seem a shame that Greta Gerwig was not nominated for Best Director and a bit of a vindication of the point of Barbie that Ryan Gosling was nominated for his role while Margot Robbie was snubbed for hers.

Overall, there weren't too many surprises here. Serious movies got the most nominations. Popularity with audiences has never translated into a sure-thing Oscar win. While that can be the way it should be in some situations, it makes the Academy appear a little tone-deaf when the omissions are obvious. Still, there are some great movies that have been recognized and as a result, hopefully they will be seen by more people.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is home to a global membership of more than 10,500 of accomplished film industry artists and leaders. Academy members from each of the 18 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories (actors nominate actors, etc.) In the Animated Feature Film, International Feature Film and Live Action Short Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Voting for the winners in all 23 categories begins February 22, 2024 and extends through February 27, 2024. The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC.

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Academy Award Nominations - By Category

Some of these movies are playing in theaters, while some have already made it to home video. Being nominated usually causes some of them to make a return appearance, so head over to the Academy Award® Winners and Nominees page to see where and when they're playing!

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

Best animated feature film of the year

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Achievement in cinematography

Adapted screenplay

Original screenplay

Achievement in directing

Best documentary feature film

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

Best international feature film of the year

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

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

Achievement in visual effects

Achievement in costume design

 

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