The 96th Academy Awards Nominees Revealed

One of the events that I am eagerly anticipating every January of the year is the announcement of the OSCAR nominations. And finally, the 96th Academy Awards nominations were revealed on January 23rd, setting the stage for Hollywood’s biggest night. This year’s event promises to be a fascinating fight, with Christopher Nolan’s biopic “Oppenheimer” leading the field with 13 nominations, followed by Yorgos Lanthimos’ whimsical “Poor Things” and Martin Scorsese’s epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 11 and 10 nods, respectively.


The coveted Best Picture race features a diverse lineup, including the aforementioned powerhouses alongside Greta Gerwig’s poignant “American Fiction,” the intimate “Anatomy of a Fall” by Justine Triet, Alex Garland’s introspective sci-fi “The Holdovers,” and Steven Spielberg’s musical drama “Maestro.” Rounding out the category are Houman Seyedzadeh’s immigrant tale “Past Lives,” Florian Zeller’s Holocaust drama “The Zone of Interest,” and Ridley Scott’s

Acting Races: The acting categories have incredible talent, with Cillian Murphy competing for Best Actor as the mysterious J. Robert Oppenheimer, alongside Bradley Cooper’s tormented conductor in “Maestro,” Colman Domingo’s moving portrayal of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin in “Rustin,” Paul Giamatti’s nuanced performance in “The Holdovers,” and Jeffrey Wright’s captivating presence in “American Fiction.” The Best Actress race boasts equally stellar contenders, with Annette Bening’s inspirational swimmer Diana Nyad (“Nyad”) and Lily Gladstone’s fierce Osage woman in “Killers of the Flower Moon

Behind the Camera: Directing maestros Christopher Nolan (“Oppenheimer”), Yorgos Lanthimos (“Poor Things”), Martin Scorsese (“Killers of the Flower Moon”), Jonathan Glazer (“The Zone of Interest”), and Justine Triet (“Anatomy of a Fall”) face off in the Best Director category. The writing categories see Adam McKay (“American Fiction”), Yorgos Lanthimos and Tony Grisoni (“Poor Things”), Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese (“Killers of the Flower Moon”), Jonathan Safran Foer and Jonah Lehrer (“Past Lives”), and Alex Garland (“The Holdovers”) vying for recognition.

Technical Excellence: Films like “Oppenheimer,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and “Barbie” (surprisingly garnering eight nominations) dominate the technical categories, with stunning cinematography, production design, costume design, editing, and sound mixing all receiving nods. Animation enthusiasts can look forward to a battle royale between Hayao Miyazaki’s “The Boy and the Heron,” Peter Sohn’s “Elemental,” and the highly anticipated “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.”

The 96th Academy Awards promise an unforgettable night, with captivating performances, groundbreaking filmmaking, and a palpable sense of anticipation. Who will take home the golden statuettes? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure: the competition is fierce, and the awards race is wide open.

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