Oscars 2024 and the incredible film nominations

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The 2024 Oscars: Titans Clash, Dark Horses Emerge, and Big Questions Loom:

The battle for golden statuettes for the 96th Academy Awards has begun with the release of the nominations on 23rd January 2024. With well-known movie heavyweights going up against surprise dark horses in a wide field of nominees, this year’s presentation looks to be extremely exciting. Let’s briefly examine the nominations and few top contender films prospects of winning the coveted award by probing into the main categories.

When is the 96th Academy Awards in 2024

The 96th Academy Awards® presented by the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” AMPAS  will take place on Sunday, March the 10th, 2024. Live broadcasting of the program from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood will take place on various media in over 200 regions globally.

The Final Nominee’s and Hot Contenders

Best picture:
“Oppenheimer”, “Killers of the Flower Moon”, “American Fiction”, “Anatomy of a Fall”, “Barbie”, “The Holdovers”, “Maestro”, “Past Lives”, “Poor Things”, and “The Zone of Interest”

Best actor:
Cillian Murphy for “Oppenheimer”, Bradley Cooper for “Maestro”, Colman Domingo for “Rustin”, Paul Giamatti for “The Holdovers”,  and Jeffrey Wright for “American Fiction”

Best actress:
Carey Mulligan for “Maestro”, Annette Bening for “Nyad”, Lily Gladstone for “Killers of the Flower Moon”, Sandra Hüller for “Anatomy of a Fall”,  and Emma Stone for “Poor Things”

Best supporting actor:
Robert Downey Jr. for “Oppenheimer”, Robert De Niro for “Killers of the Flower Moon”, Sterling K. Brown for “American Fiction”, Ryan Gosling for “Barbie”, and Mark Ruffalo for “Poor Things”

Best supporting actress:
Emily Blunt for “Oppenheimer”, Danielle Brooks for “The Color Purple”, America Ferrera for “Barbie”, Jodie Foster for “Nyad”, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph for “The Holdovers”

Best director:
Christopher Nolan for “Oppenheimer”, Martin Scorsese for “Killers of the Flower Moon”,  Jonathan Glazer for “The Zone of Interest”, Yorgos Lanthimos for “Poor Things”, and Justine Triet for “Anatomy of a Fall”

International feature film:
“The Teachers’ Lounge” from Germany, “Io Capitano” from Italy, “The Zone of Interest” from United Kingdom, “Perfect Days” from Japan, and “Society of the Snow” from Spain

Animated feature film:
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, “Elemental”, “The Boy & the Heron”, “Nimona” and “Robot Dreams”

Adapted screenplay:
“Oppenheimer”, “Barbie”, “American Fiction”, “Poor Things”, and “The Zone of Interest”

Original screenplay:
“Maestro”, “The Holdovers”, “Anatomy of a Fall”, “May December”, and “Past Lives”

Visual effects:
“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, “The Creator”, “Napoleon”, and “Godzilla Minus One”

Music, Original score:
“Oppenheimer”, “Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny”, “American Fiction”, “Killers of the Flower Moon”, and “Poor Things”

Music, Original song:
“I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie”, “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon”, “It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”, “The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot”, and “What Was I Made For” from “Barbie”

Documentary feature film:
“To Kill a Tiger”, “20 Days in Mariupol”, “Bobi Wine: The People’s President”, “The Eternal Memory”, and “Four Daughters”

When are the Oscars and which incredible films are nominated in 2024

“Oppenheimer”, “Killers of the Flower Moon”, “El Conde”, “Maestro”, and “Poor Things”

Costume design
“Barbie”, “Oppenheimer”, “Killers of the Flower Moon”, “Napoleon”, and “Poor Things”

 Short film, Animated:
“Ninety-Five Senses”, “Letter to a Pig”, “Our Uniform”, “Pachyderme”, and “War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”

Short film, Live action:
“The After”, “Knight of Fortune”, “Invincible”, “Red White & Blue”, and “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

Short film, Documentary:
“The ABCs of Book Banning”, “The Barber of Little Rock”, “Island in Between”, “The Last Repair Shop”, and “Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó”

Film editing:
“Oppenheimer”, “Killers of the Flower Moon”, “Anatomy of a Fall”, “The Holdovers”, and “Poor Things”

“Oppenheimer”, “The Creator”, “Maestro”, “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”, and “The Zone of Interest”

Production design:
“Oppenheimer”, “Killers of the Flower Moon”, “Barbie”, “Napoleon”, “Poor Things”

Makeup and hairstyling:
“Oppenheimer”, “Maestro”, “Poor Things”, “Golda”, and “Society of the Snow”


A Battle of Legends and Genre-Bending Adventures

Oppenheimer, a historical epic by Christopher Nolan that traces the creation of the atomic bomb, is at the forefront of the group. It is without a doubt the front-runner with an astounding 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Cillian Murphy. With eight nominations, Martin Scorsese’s historical murder thriller Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, is a formidable opponent.

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, a live-action version of the beloved doll that has received eight nominations, adds a whimsical touch. Its satirical edge, vibrant visuals and would surely surprise the competition. The highly anticipated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the follow-up to an Award-winning Academy animation, highlighting the Academy’s support of a wide range of artistic mediums.

It’s exciting to try to predict the winner. Despite Oppenheimer’s seeming invincibility, awards history demonstrates that surprises are always conceivable. Voters may be influenced by the moving story of Killers of the Flower Moon or the inventive animation of Spider-Man or the amazing screenplay of Maestro.

When are the Oscars and which incredible films are nominated in 2024Big Queries and Surprising Twists

The Oscars in 2024 bring up a number of fascinating issues. After years of resistance, has the Academy really embraced streaming platforms? It appears like acceptance is the likely outcome, based on the numerous nominations for Netflix and Apple TV+.

The 97th Academy Awards are expected to be an exciting affair in the end. Will the well-established titans win out, or will the dark horses triumph? With a wide range of nominees, gripping stories, and outstanding technical accomplishments, the Oscars promise to be a genuinely memorable celebration of the best in film.

While Oppenheimer, with the most nominations may seem like the frontrunner, the Academy’s voting system and the diverse range of nominees leave the outcome unpredictable. Ultimately, the film that captures voters’ hearts with its storytelling, technical prowess, and emotional impact will take home the golden statuette.

While the Best Picture award category is undoubtedly the most prestigious, there are dozens of other awards that recognize the incredible talent and artistry that goes into making a film. From the heart-wrenching performances of actors and actresses to the meticulously crafted sets and costumes, every aspect of filmmaking deserves to be celebrated. Every nomination, in every category, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the countless people who bring our favorite movies to life.

So, lets keep our fingers crossed until 10th March and keep guessing this years Oscars winning possibilities of our favorite Films, Stars and Categories.


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