And the Nominees Are: Barbie and Oppen Heimer Top Contenders for the 2024 Oscars

The 2024 Oscars promise an epic battle of cinematic giants, with surprises, last-minute drama, and fierce competition in acting and music categories. Barbenheimer phenomenon takes center stage, making this year’s Oscars a must-watch spectacle.

And the Nominations are

The 2024 Oscars nominations, revealed after a stellar year for cinema, promise a spotlight on blockbusters like Barbie and Oppenheimer. The box office was under the spell of these two giants, making them hot favorites for various categories.

Cillian Murphy, Emma Stone, Robert Downey Jr, and Da’Vine Joy Randolph are poised to secure nominations for their outstanding performances. The ceremony, scheduled for March 10th and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel in Los Angeles, is expected to draw global attention.

A Barbenheimer Spectacle

The Barbenheimer phenomenon, a viral trend that saw fans flocking to theaters to experience both films on the same day, has undoubtedly democratized this year’s Oscars. 

Producers hope that including Barbie and Oppenheimer will not only boost interest but also elevate viewership numbers.

Breaking away from the trend of niche films, the Oscars aim to strike a chord with the general public, riding on the success of these widely acclaimed productions.

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Which Top Contenders for the 2024 Oscars films are competing for best picture?

With a rule change allowing for ten slots in the best picture category, the competition is fierce. Oppenheimer, Barbie, Poor Things, Killers of the Flower Moon, and The Holdovers are frontrunners, while Anatomy of a Fall, Maestro, The Zone of Interest, Past Lives, and American Fiction are strong contenders.

Top Contenders for the 2024 Oscars

The Color Purple, Society of the Snow, All of Us Strangers, and May-December are dark horses that could surprise with nominations.

Which Top Contenders for the 2024 Oscars will be the Best Actor?

The best actor category boasts a crowded field in 2024. Paul Giamatti leads as the frontrunner for The Holdovers, facing tough competition from Cillian Murphy, Bradley Cooper, Rustin’s Colman Domingo, and Jeffrey Wright.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Zac Efron, Barry Keoghan, and Andrew Scott are also in the mix.

Best Actress Category

The best actress category is equally stacked, featuring Lily Gladstone, Emma Stone, Sandra Hüller, Carey Mulligan, Margot Robbie, Greta Lee, and Annette Bening.

Top Contenders for the 2024 Oscars

Which Supporting Roles will win?

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, the standout star from The Holdovers, seems destined for the best supporting actress win. The category also includes Danielle Brooks, Emily Blunt, Jodie Foster, and Penélope Cruz, with potential nods for Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike, and America Ferrera.

Oppenheimer’s Robert Downey Jr. is a strong contender for the best-supporting actor, facing competition from Ryan Gosling, Sterling K Brown, Charles Melton, Mark Ruffalo, Willem Dafoe, and the venerable Robert De Niro.

Who will be the Best Director?

Esteemed directors Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Greta Gerwig, Jonathan Glazer, and Yorgos Lanthimos are expected to feature prominently in the directorial category. Justine Triet, Alexander Payne, Bradley Cooper, and Celine Song could also secure nominations.

Top Contenders for the 2024 Oscars

Who will be the best singer?

Barbie’s musical influence makes the best original song category exceptionally competitive. The race is tight with three potential nominations from the film, including Billie Eilish and Dua Lipa.

Top Contenders for the 2024 Oscars

Other contenders include Lenny Kravitz, Jon Batiste, and the allure of songs from The Color Purple, Flora and Son, Flamin’ Hot, and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.

Where to Watch?

To catch the excitement live, the Oscar nominations will be announced on the Academy’s official website, YouTube, and ITVX at 13:30 GMT. 

Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid will reveal the nominees, and the stage is set for a thrilling 2024 Oscars with Barbie and Oppenheimer leading the charge.

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