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The Industry
Emma Stone in 'Poor Things' standing in a market looking at the ceiling

Image credit: Searchlight Pictures / Still From Poor Things

The Oscar nominees 2024 are revealed, with ‘Oppenheimer’ leading the pack with 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Lead Actor.  

Presented by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, the 96th annual Academy Awards are just around the corner, taking place on March 10 at the world famous Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Returning for the fourth time, Jimmy Kimmel takes the stage as this year’s Oscar host, playing the role of ring leader in what is likely to be an exciting night of celebration. 

The Oscars is the pinnacle of the awards season, and completes the run of ceremonies that have taken place over the last few months. 

Leading the list of nominees this year is Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which has amassed 13 nominations, whilst Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon both follow with 11 and 10 nominations respectively. 

We’re thrilled to see Spotlight members amongst the nominees. Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt have been nominated for Actor in a Leading Role and Actress in a Supporting Role, both for Oppenheimer, while Carey Mulligan has been nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for Maestro

Without further ado, the nominations for the Oscars 2024 are…

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


  • 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

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Benning – Nyad
  • Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Sandra Huller – Anatomy of a Fall
  • Carey Mulligan – Maestro
  • Emma Stone – Poor Things

Actor in a Leading Role

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

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

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

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • American Fiction – Cord Jefferson
  • Barbie – Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
  • Oppenheimer – Christopher Nolan
  • Poor Things – Tony McNamara
  • The Zone of Interest – Jonathan Glazer

Writing (Original Screenplay)

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


  • El Conde
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Film Editing

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Animated Feature Film

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Elemental
  • Nimona
  • Robot Dreams
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

International Feature Film

  • Io Capitano
  • Perfect Days
  • Society of the Snow
  • The Teacher’s Lounge
  • The Zone of Interest

Costume Design

  • Barbie
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Napoleon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Golda
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • Society of the Snow


  • The Creator
  • Maestro
  • Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning pt. 1
  • Oppenheimer
  • The Zone of Interest

Music (Original Song)

  • The Fire Inside – Flamin’ Hot
  • I’m Just Ken – Barbie
  • It Never Went Away – American Symphony
  • Wahzhazhe – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • What Was I Made For? – Barbie

Music (Original Score)

  • American Fiction 
  • Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Production Design

  • Barbie
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Napoleon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Visual Effects

  • The Creator
  • Godzilla Minus One
  • Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3
  • Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning pt. 1
  • Napoleon

Documentary Feature Film

  • Bobi Wine: The People’s President
  • The Eternal Memory
  • Four Daughters
  • To Kill a Tiger
  • 20 Days in Mariupol

Documentary Short Film

  • The ABC’s of Book Banning
  • The Barber of Little Rock
  • Island In Between
  • The Last Repair Shop
  • Nai Nai and Wài Pó

Short Film (Animated)

  • Letter to a Pig
  • Ninety-Five Senses
  • Our Uniform
  • Pachyderme
  • War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko

Short Film (Live Action)

  • The After
  • Invincible 
  • Night of Fortune
  • Red, White and Blue
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Congratulations to all the nominees! The ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 March on ITV.

From all of us at Spotlight, a massive congratulations to all the nominees! Take a look at our website for more awards news and industry advice.