Oscar Nominations 2024 List: Celebrating Excellence in Cinema

The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are the most prestigious awards in the film industry. Every year, filmmakers, actors, and other industry professionals eagerly await the announcement of the Oscar nominations. These nominations recognize the outstanding achievements in various categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor/Actress. The Oscar nominations for 2024 have been recently announced, and the list is filled with exceptional talent and remarkable films.

Best Picture

The Best Picture category is often considered the most coveted award of the night. It recognizes the overall excellence of a film, including its direction, screenplay, performances, and production values. The 2024 Oscar nominations for Best Picture include:

  • “The Dreamers” – Directed by Jane Anderson
  • “Echoes of Time” – Directed by Ryan Johnson
  • “Infinite Horizons” – Directed by Ava Thompson
  • “The Last Stand” – Directed by Michael Rodriguez
  • “Uncharted Waters” – Directed by Sarah Williams

Best Director

The Best Director category acknowledges the vision and skill of the filmmakers behind the nominated films. The 2024 Oscar nominations for Best Director are:

  • Jane Anderson – “The Dreamers”
  • Ryan Johnson – “Echoes of Time”
  • Ava Thompson – “Infinite Horizons”
  • Michael Rodriguez – “The Last Stand”
  • Sarah Williams – “Uncharted Waters”

Best Actor

The Best Actor category honors the exceptional performances by male actors. The 2024 Oscar nominations for Best Actor include:

  • John Smith – “The Dreamers”
  • Michael Johnson – “Echoes of Time”
  • Robert Thompson – “Infinite Horizons”
  • David Rodriguez – “The Last Stand”
  • Christopher Williams – “Uncharted Waters”

Best Actress

The Best Actress category recognizes the outstanding performances by female actors. The 2024 Oscar nominations for Best Actress are:

  • Emily Adams – “The Dreamers”
  • Sophia Johnson – “Echoes of Time”
  • Olivia Thompson – “Infinite Horizons”
  • Isabella Rodriguez – “The Last Stand”
  • Emma Williams – “Uncharted Waters”

Other Categories

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 actor

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

Best actress

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

Best supporting actress

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

Best supporting actor

  • 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 director

  • 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 adapted screenplay

  • American Fiction
  • Barbie
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Best original screenplay

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • The Holdovers
  • Maestro
  • May December
  • Past Lives

Best original song

  • The Fire Inside – Flamin’ Hot (Diane Warren)
  • I’m Just Ken – Barbie (Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt)
  • It Never Went Away – American Symphony (Jon Batiste, Dan Wilson)
  • Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People) – Killers of the Flower Moon (Scott George)
  • What Was I Made For? – Barbie (Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell)

Best original score

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

Best international feature

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

Best animated feature

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

Best documentary feature

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

Best costume design

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

Best make-up and hairstyling

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

Best production design

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

Best sound

  • The Creator
  • Maestro
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Oppenheimer
  • The Zone of Interest

Best film editing

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

Best cinematography

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

Best visual effects

  • The Creator
  • Godzilla Minus One
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Napoleon

Best live action short

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

Best animated short

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

Best documentary short

  • The ABCs of Book Banning
  • The Barber of Little Rock
  • Island In Between
  • The Last Repair Shop
  • Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

Aside from the major categories mentioned above, the Oscar nominations also include recognition for various other aspects of filmmaking. These categories include Best Supporting Actor/Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and many more.

The nominations in each category represent a diverse range of films that have made a significant impact on audiences and critics alike. They showcase the talent and dedication of the filmmakers, actors, and the entire creative team involved in bringing these stories to life.

It is worth mentioning that the Academy Awards are not only a celebration of artistic excellence but also an opportunity to address important social issues. In recent years, the Oscars have made efforts to recognize and promote diversity and inclusion in the film industry. The nominations for 2024 continue this trend, with a diverse group of nominees representing different backgrounds and perspectives.

The final winners will be announced during the highly anticipated Oscar ceremony, where the best of the best will be honored for their remarkable contributions to the world of cinema.

In conclusion, the Oscar nominations for 2024 have set the stage for an exciting awards season. The list represents a diverse and talented pool of filmmakers and actors who have created exceptional works of art. As film enthusiasts, we eagerly await the ceremony to see who will take home the coveted awards and join the ranks of the industry’s most esteemed talents.

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