All The 2024 Oscar Nominations, Snubs And Surprises At The Upcoming Academy Awards

Award season is in full swing and it’s all leading up to the 2024 Oscars. You know, the one presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognise excellence in cinematic achievements? Yep, that one!

We’re currently up to the 96th Oscars ceremony, where the best work in cinema and film — well, according to the Academy’s gang of members — of the last year will be recognised for their good work.

As the Oscar Nominations for 2024 come after the Golden Globe Awards and the BAFTA Awards, we have had a few hints about which films and actors might be recognised. However, each year there are usually some surprise additions and snubs — and boy, oh boy — that certainly happened this year.

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What are the biggest takeaways from the 2024 Oscar nominations?

No surprises here, historical drama Oppenheimer has claimed the most nominations this year with a whopping 13 nods. Next up was bonkers feminist fantasy Poor Things with 11 and then another American historical drama Killers Of The Flower Moon pocketing a neat 10 nominations.

Surprisingly, Barbie — the biggest box office hit of 2023 — only received eight Oscar nominations. We’ll touch on this a little bit more later but let me just say Margot Robbie and Great Gerwig were fucking ROBBED.

Justice for these sweet peas!!! (Photo by Hanna Lassen/Getty Images)

All of the movies mentioned above received Best Picture nods, along with American Fiction, The Holdovers, Maestro, Anatomy Of A Fall and The Zone Of Interest. Clearly, it’s going to be a tricky one because 2023 was an absolutely stellar year for cinema.

Copping a nod for Best Director, 81-year-old Martin Scorsese has officially become the oldest director to find himself looking pretty in the category. ‘On ya Martin!

Another exciting feat was Lily Gladstone‘s nomination for Best Actress, making her the first Native American performer to ever be nominated for the trophy. It’s about time, but we love to see it.

Who got snubbed in the 2024 Oscar nominations?

Okay, okay, before you say anything — I know that Barbie receiving eight nominations is still pretty damn impressive for the biggest award event in film. But let me put a few things into perspective. Greta Gerwig’s feminist pink fun-ball Barbie was the biggest film of the year. Although it landed in the Best Picture category, Greta was shut out of Best Director and Margot wasn’t featured in the Best Actress category.

Naturally, the internet had some thoughts. Mainly about how ironic it is that a film about the patriarchy and the female experience didn’t get the kudos it deserves. Sounds familiar, that’s because it’s life for us gals, isn’t it?

Considering the fact that no women were featured in the Best Director category last year, maybe the academy decided that there was only enough room for The Anatomy Of A Fall‘s Justine Triet? While her spot is completely deserved, I don’t think it would be that crazy coo-coo bananas to consider more than one woman in that category.

However, in some good news, Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera were nominated for Best Supporting, and Greta Gerwig received a nod for Adapted Screenplay for Barbie — even though some people think it should have been considered for Original Screenplay.

Another huuuuuge snub was The Iron Claw. When I watched that film, I was absolutely transfixed by Zac Efron‘s performance as wrestler Kevin Von Erich. So much so that I wasn’t distracted by my white boy of the month Jeremy Allen White. What an impressive feat that it? He gave such a career-defining performance that many believed he might be a surprise addition to the Oscars lineup. Sadly, The Iron Claw was completely shut out of this years nominations. HUGE bummer!

Oh, I’d trade spots with Stanley Simons any day. (Image: The Iron Claw)

Another big ol’ swing and a miss was for Sofia Coppola‘s Priscilla. It was a visually stunning, compelling film which many are deeming Sofia Coppola’s best work yet. In the lead role, Cailee Spaeny was incredible. She nabbed a Golden Globe nom for her portrayal of Priscilla Presley but sadly the film copped no nominations. Including zilch for Jacob Elordi — despite being a better Elvis than Austin Butler in my humble opinion.

Devastatingly, Greta Lee didn’t receive a Lead Actress nomination for Past Lives. I’m screaming, I’m crying, she deserved more.

Other titles snubbed from the noms list were May December, Ferrari, Dream Scenario, Memory and Origin.

Cailee Spaeny appreciation!!!! (Image: Priscilla)

Were there any 2024 Oscar nomination surprises?

With so much amazing content to come out, there were sadly more snubs than surprises. But nonetheless, there were some goodies!

A couple of surprises in the Lead Actor categories were Annette Bening for her work in Nyad and Coleman Domingo for Rustin. They’re both a long shot, but who doesn’t bloody love an underdog?

I’d say that Justine Triet received a Best Director nomination for Anatomy Of A Fall is a bit of a surprise. Not just because she’s a woman but because her film is in French and international films don’t always track well.

The full 2024 Oscars nomination list

Best Picture

  • American Fiction
  • Anatomy Of A Fall
  • Barbie
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers Of The Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Past Lives
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone Of Interest

Best Directing

  • Justine Triet (Anatomy Of A Fall)
  • Martin Scorsese (Killers of the Flower Moon)
  • Christopher Nolan (Oppenheimer)
  • Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things)
  • Jonathan Glazer (The Zone of Interest)

Best Actor In A Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper (Maestro)
  • Colman Domingo (Rustin)
  • Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers)
  • Cillian Murphy (Oppenheimer)
  • Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction)

Best 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)
(Image: Sony Pictures)

Best 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)

Best 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)

Best Writing

  • 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)
Go spidey go! (Image: Sony Pictures)

Best Animated Feature

  • 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)

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 International Feature Film

  • Io Capitano (Italy)
  • Perfect Days (Japan)
  • Society of the Snow (Spain)
  • The Teacher’s Lounge (Germany)
  • The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)

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 Lyskjaer Noer and Christian Norlyk)
  • Red, White and Blue (Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane)
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Wes Anderson and Steven Rales)
A soon-to-be Wes Anderson classic! (Image: The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar)

Best Documentary Short Film

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

Best Cinematography

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

Best 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)

Best 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)
Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan in Maestro (Image: Maestro)

Best 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 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)

Best 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 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)
I wonder which fast food joint Paul Giamatti is going to eat at after the Oscars. (Image: The Holdovers)

Best 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)

Best 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)

When are the 2024 Oscars?

The actual award ceremony will be taking place on Sunday, March 10. It’ll be streaming from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

For us Aussies, the ceremony will be broadcast live on Channel 7 and 7Plus on Monday, March 11. But if you can’t sneak away from your desk to tune in, don’t worry, the good people at Channel 7 have already pencilled in an encore later that night.