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Oscar Nominations 2024: Barbie, Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon and More; Check the Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently unveiled the highly anticipated nominations for the 96th Oscars across ten categories. Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie‘ emerged as a frontrunner with five nominations, while Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ secured nods in three categories, including Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, and Original Score. Unfortunately, no Indian film made the shortlist this year.

Leading Contenders

‘Barbie’: A Comedic Gem by Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig’s ‘Barbie‘ stole the spotlight with an impressive five nominations, making it a strong contender in various categories. The film’s recognition attests to Gerwig’s directorial prowess and the movie’s overall impact.

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’
Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ secured three nominations, highlighting its excellence in Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, and Original Score. Nolan’s unique storytelling and cinematic vision continue to captivate audiences and critics alike.

Oscar Host Announcement

The 96th Oscars, scheduled for 2024, will be hosted by the charismatic television host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel. A24, the company behind the announcement, confirmed the news, generating excitement among fans. Jimmy Kimmel’s return as the host promises an entertaining and memorable awards ceremony.

Nomination Period and Official Announcement

The nomination period for the Oscars spanned from January 11 to 16. The official list of nominees is set to be revealed on January 23, heightening anticipation and speculation within the film industry and among movie enthusiasts.

Notable Categories and Nominees

Documentary Feature
The Documentary Feature category boasts a diverse range of films, including ‘Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project,’ ‘Stamped from the Beginning,’ and ‘Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy.’

International Feature
International films vying for the award include ‘Io Capitano’ (Italy), ‘Totem’ (Mexico), ‘The Promised Land’ (Denmark), and ‘The Zone of Interest’ (United Kingdom).

Makeup and Hairstyling
Nominated films in this category include ‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer,’ ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ and ‘Society of the Snow.’

Original Song and Score

The Original Song category features compositions from films like ‘Flora and Son,’ ‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,’ and ‘Barbie.’ Original Score nominees include ‘The Color Purple,’ ‘Oppenheimer,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.’

Visual Effects

Visual Effects contenders encompass ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,’ ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ ‘Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire,’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.’

Animated and Live Action Short Films

Short film categories showcase a mix of animated and live-action creations, with notable entries like ‘Boom,’ ‘Pete,’ ‘The After,’ and ‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.’

Diversity in Film

While celebrating the excellence in filmmaking, the nominations also highlight the global diversity of the industry, with films from various countries and cultures earning recognition.

Oscar Night Expectations

As the industry eagerly awaits the official awards ceremony, speculation is rife about potential winners and the impact of outstanding performances on the night. The 96th Oscars promise to be a celebration of cinematic excellence, talent, and creativity.

96th Oscar Nominations 2024

Here is the list of 96th Oscar nominations for 2024 with their respective categories:

Documentary Feature

  • “American Symphony”
  • “Apolonia, Apolonia”
  • “Beyond Utopia”
  • “Bobi Wine: The People’s President”
  • “Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy”
  • “The Eternal Memory”
  • “Four Daughters”
  • “Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project”
  • “In the Rearview”
  • “Stamped from the Beginning”
  • “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie”
  • “A Still Small Voice”
  • “32 Sounds”
  • “To Kill a Tiger”
  • “20 Days in Mariupol”

Documentary Short Subject

  • “The ABCs of Book Banning”
  • “The Barber of Little Rock”
  • “Bear”
  • “Between Earth & Sky”
  • “Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games”
  • “Camp Courage”
  • “Deciding Vote”
  • “How We Get Free”
  • “If Dreams Were Lightning: Rural Healthcare Crisis”
  • “Island in Between”
  • “The Last Repair Shop”
  • “Last Song from Kabul”
  • “Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó”
  • “Oasis”
  • “Wings of Dust”

International Feature

  • Armenia, “Amerikatsi”
  • Bhutan, “The Monk and the Gun”
  • Denmark, “The Promised Land”
  • Finland, “Fallen Leaves”
  • France, “The Taste of Things”
  • Germany, “The Teachers’ Lounge”
  • Iceland, “Godland”
  • Italy, “Io Capitano”
  • Japan, “Perfect Days”
  • Mexico, “Totem”
  • Morocco, “The Mother of All Lies”
  • Spain, “Society of the Snow”
  • Tunisia, “Four Daughters”
  • Ukraine, “20 Days in Mariupol”
  • United Kingdom, “The Zone of Interest”

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • “Beau Is Afraid”
  • “Ferrari”
  • “Golda”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “The Last Voyage of the Demeter”
  • “Maestro”
  • “Napoleon”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “Poor Things”
  • “Society of the Snow”


  • “Barbie”
  • “The Creator”
  • “Ferrari”
  • “The Killer”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “Maestro”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
  • “Napoleon”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “The Zone of Interest”

Original Score

  • “American Fiction”
  • “American Symphony”
  • “Barbie”
  • “The Boy and the Heron”
  • “The Color Purple”
  • “Elemental”
  • “The Holdovers”
  • “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”
  • “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “Oppenheimer”
  • “Poor Things”
  • “Saltburn”
  • “Society of the Snow”
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
  • “The Zone of Interest”

Original Song

  • “It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”
  • “Dear Alien (Who Art In Heaven)” from “Asteroid City”
  • “Dance The Night” from “Barbie”
  • “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie”
  • “What Was I Made For?” from “Barbie”
  • “Keep It Movin’” from “The Color Purple”
  • “Superpower (I)” from “The Color Purple”
  • “The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot”
  • “High Life” from “Flora and Son”
  • “Meet In The Middle” from “Flora and Son”
  • “Can’t Catch Me Now” from “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes”
  • “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “Quiet Eyes” from “Past Lives”
  • “Road To Freedom” from “Rustin”
  • “Am I Dreaming” from “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Animated Short Film

  • “Boom”
  • “Eeva”
  • “Humo (Smoke)”
  • “I’m Hip”
  • “A Kind of Testament”
  • “Koerkorter (Dog Apartment)”
  • “Letter to a Pig”
  • “Ninety-Five Senses”
  • “Once Upon a Studio”
  • “Our Uniform”
  • “Pachyderme”
  • “Pete”
  • “27”
  • “War Is Over! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko”
  • “Wild Summon”

Live Action Short Film

  • “The After”
  • “The Anne Frank Gift Shop”
  • “An Avocado Pit”
  • “Bienvenidos a Los Angeles”
  • “Dead Cat”
  • “Good Boy”
  • “Invincible”
  • “Invisible Border”
  • “Knight of Fortune”
  • “The One Note Man”
  • “Red, White and Blue”
  • “The Shepherd”
  • “Strange Way of Life”
  • “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar”
  • “Yellow”

Visual Effects

  • “The Creator”
  • “Godzilla Minus One”
  • “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
  • “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One”
  • “Napoleon”
  • “Poor Things”
  • “Rebel Moon – Part One: A Child of Fire”
  • “Society of the Snow”
  • “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Important Questions Related to Exams

Q1. What film emerged as a frontrunner with five nominations at the 96th Oscars?
Sol. ‘Barbie’ directed by Greta Gerwig.

Q2. How many nominations did Christopher Nolan’s ‘Oppenheimer’ receive, and in which categories?
Sol. ‘Oppenheimer’ secured three nominations in Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound, and Original Score.

Q3. Who will be hosting the 96th Oscars in 2024, and how was the announcement made?
Sol. Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 96th Oscars in 2024, as announced by A24.

Q4. What was the nomination period for the Oscars, and when will the official list of nominees be revealed?
Sol. The nomination period spanned from January 11 to 16, and the official list of nominees will be revealed on January 23.


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