Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ leads Oscar contenders with 13 nominations

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” which had a strong opening weekend and led the Oscar contenders with 13 nominations

On Tuesday, the 96th Academy Awards nominees were announced.

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” which had a strong opening weekend and led the Oscar contenders with 13 nominations. Emma Stone’s fantasy picture “Poor Things” came in second with eleven nominations, while Martin Scorsese’s thriller “Killers of the Flower Moon” received ten.

The summer hit movie “Barbie” was nominated for eight awards.

On March 10, Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars for the fourth time.

Here is a complete list of nominations.

Best picture

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“American Fiction”

“Anatomy of a Fall”


“The Holdovers”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”



“Past Lives”

“Poor Things”

“The Zone of Interest”

Best actor in a leading role

Paul Giamatti stars as Paul Hunham in director Alexander Payne's THE HOLDOVERS, a Focus Features release.

Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”

Colman Domingo, “Rustin”

Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”

Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”

Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

Best actress in a leading role

Lily Gladstone in "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Annette Bening, “Nyad”

Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”

Sandra Hüller, “Anatomy of a Fall”

Carey Mulligan, “Maestro”

Emma Stone, “Poor Things”

Best actor in a supporting role

Robert Downey Jr is Lewis Strauss in OPPENHEIMER, written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan.

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

(L-r) DANIELLE BROOKS as Sophia and FANTASIA BARRINO as Celie in Warner Bros. Pictures' bold new take on a classic, "THE COLOR PURPLE," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Emily Blunt, “Oppenheimer”

Danielle Brooks, “The Color Purple”

America Ferrera, “Barbie”

Jodie Foster, “Nyad”

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers”

Best director

Lily Gladstone and Martin Scorsese.

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 cinematography

“El Conde”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”



“Poor Things”

Best international feature film

“The Teachers’ Lounge,” Germany

“Io Capitano,” Italy

“Perfect Days,” Japan

“Society of the Snow,” Spain

“The Zone of Interest,” United Kingdom

Best adapted screenplay

Sterling K. Brown stars as Cliff Ellison, Jeffrey Wright as Thelonious "Monk" Ellison and  Erika Alexander as Coraline in writer/director Cord Jefferson's AMERICAN FICTION

“American Fiction”



“Poor Things”

“The Zone of Interest”

Best original screenplay

Greta Lee, Teo Yoo in "Past Lives"

“Anatomy of a Fall”

“The Holdovers”


“May December”

“Past Lives”

Best live action short film

“The After”


“Knight of Fortune”

“Red, White and Blue”

“The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”

Best animated short film

“Letter to a Pig”

“Ninety-Five Senses”

“Our Uniform”


“War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”

Best animated feature film

Pixar's "Elemental" (2023)

“The Boy and the Heron”



“Robot Dreams”

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Best documentary short

“The ABCs of Book Banning”

“The Barber of Little Rock”

“Island in Between”

“The Last Repair Shop”

“Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó”

Best documentary feature film

“Bobi Wine: The People’s President”

“The Eternal Memory”

“Four Daughters”

“To Kill a Tiger”

“20 Days in Mariupol”

Best original song

Ryan Gosling in "Barbie"

“The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot”

“I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie”

“It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”

“Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People),” “Killers of the Flower Moon”

“What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie”

Best original score

“American Fiction”

“Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”


“Poor Things”

Best makeup and hairstyling

Maestro. (L to R) Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein (Director/Writer/Producer), and Brian Klugman as Aaron Copland in Maestro.




“Poor Things”

“Society of the Snow”

Best costume design

Joaquin Phoenix appears as Napoleon.

“Killers of the Flower Moon”



“Poor Things”

Best editing

“Anatomy of a Fall”

“The Holdovers”

“Killers of the Flower Moon”


“Poor Things”

Best sound

Sandra Hüller in "The Zone of Interest"

“The Creator”


“Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”


“The Zone of Interest”

Best production design

Margot Robbie in "Barbie."


“Killers of the Flower Moon”



“Poor Things”

Best visual effects

Tom Cruise plays Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning - Part One from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.

“The Creator”

“Godzilla Minus One”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”

“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One”


Written by Istafa Ali


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