Oscar Nominations and the Winners in 2024

Emma | 03 - 15 - 2024
Oscar Award 2024

“Oppenheimer” went into the 2024 Oscars with 13 nominations, followed by “Poor Things” with 11. Barbie was another movie that raked in thousands and thousands of bucks. The 96th Academy Awards which took place at the Dolby Theater, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, was filled with surprises and memorable moments. Let’s take a look at the Oscar winners 2024 and also the Oscar nominations 2024.

List of Oscar Nominees and Winners in 2024

1. Category: Best Picture

Winner – Oppenheimer


Oppenheimer is director Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster movie. It took home 7 awards, including the one for Best Picture. The story is all about J. Robert Oppenheimer – “Father of the Atomic Bomb.” The film’s cast includes Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Robert Downey Jr., and others. Oppenheimer is the first Oscar winner for Nolan and many others who bagged the Academy Awards in other categories. 

Cillian Murphy won the Best Actor Award for Oppenheimer.
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Nominees for Best Picture

  • American Fiction
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Barbie
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Past Lives
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

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2. Category: Best Actor

Winner – Cillian Murphy for Oppenheimer


It is Cillian Murphy’s first nomination, and his first Oscar win! He has portrayed the character of the physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the developer of the atomic bomb. Murphy, in his acceptance speech, thanked the movie’s producer, Emma Thomas, and his director, Christopher Nolan. In the 96th Academy Awards, there was tough competition between Murphy and Paul Giamatti (for the movie – The Holdovers) to become one of the Oscar winners in 2024. Do you know which African-American won the Best Actor Academy Award?

Nominees for Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”
  • Colman Domingo, “Rustin”
  • Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”
  • Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

3. Category: Best Actress

Winner – Emma Stone for Poor Things


This is Emma Stone’s second Oscar win in 7 years. When the actress was on stage to accept the award, she experienced a wardrobe malfunction. In her acceptance speech, Stone thanked all the cast and crew members and also thanked the director, Yorgos Lanthimos. Her exact words while talking about “Poor Things,” were, “…it’s not about me. It’s about a team that came together to make something greater than the sum of its parts.” If you are interested in the topic of Hollywood actors/actresses, find out who is the most beautiful Hollywood actress in the world!

Nominees for Best Actress

  • Annette Bening, “Nyad”
  • Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Sandra Hüller, “Anatomy of a Fall”
  • Carey Mulligan, “Maestro”

4. Category: Best Supporting Actor

Winner – Robert Downey Jr. for Oppenheimer


Robert Downey Jr. won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Oppenheimer. This American actor and producer was nominated for the Oscar three decades back! Oppenheimer is his first Oscar win and his third nomination. He won the Oscar for his portrayal of  Rear Admiral Lewis Strauss in Oppenheimer. Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood, and he has proved it again by becoming one of the Oscar winners 2024. 

Nominees for Best Supporting Actor

  • Sterling K. Brown, “American Fiction”
  • Robert De Niro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Poor Things”

5. Category: Best Supporting Actress

Winner – Da’Vine Joy Randolph for The Holdovers


Da’Vine Joy Randolph won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her portrayal of a grieving mother by the name of Mary Lamb, in the boarding school drama, The Holdovers. Wearing a shining blue dress, the actress accepted her award on the stage. Paul Giamatti played the role of a cranky teacher in the movie, alongside Da’Vine Joy Randolph.

Nominees for Best Supporting Actress 

  • Emily Blunt, “Oppenheimer”
  • Danielle Brooks, “The Color Purple”
  • America Ferrera, “Barbie”
  • Jodie Foster, “Nyad”

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6. Category: Best Director

Winner – Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer


It is Christopher Nolan’s first Oscar win. After years of nominations, the great director has done it! Although he didn’t win an Academy Award earlier, he was previously nominated 5 times for the same. Nolan is well known for his stylized, psychologically demanding movies. During his acceptance speech after receiving the award for Oppenheimer, Nolan talked about the movie’s incredible cast. Let’s look at the Oscar nominations 2024 for the Best Director.

Nominees for Best Director 

  • Jonathan Glazer, “The Zone of Interest”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, “Poor Things”
  • Martin Scorsese, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • Justine Triet, “Anatomy of a Fall”

7. Category: Best International Feature Film

Winner: The Zone of Interest (United Kingdom)


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The Zone of Interest is a German-language Holocaust drama. It is the first international feature film winner for the United Kingdom. It was directed by Jonathan Glazer, and the cast includes Christian Friedel and Sandra Hüller. Glazer connected the subject of the movie with the ongoing conflicts in Gaza.

Nominees for Best International Feature Film

  • “Io Capitano,” Italy
  •  “Perfect Days,” Japan
  •  “Society of the Snow,” Spain
  •  “The Teachers’ Lounge,” Germany

8. Category: Best Animated Feature Film

Winner – The Boy and the Heron


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The Boy and the Heron is the Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki’s last movie. The movie was an inspiration from the novel, “How Do You Live?” The movie revolves around a young boy who lives during World War II. There is a beautiful logic in the movie, and it has won millions of hearts. If you love movies, you’ll also like the 7 best New Year movies of all time.

Nominees for Best Animated Feature Film

  • Elemental
  • Nimona
  • Robot Dreams
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

9. Category: Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner – American Fiction


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The film, American Fiction, has won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. Writer and director, Cord Jefferson’s plea to recognize numerous people who were waiting for the opportunity that he was given is heart-warming!

Oscar Nominations 2024 for Best Adapted Screenplay

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

10.  Category: Best Original Screenplay

Winner – Anatomy of a Fall


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The movie’s director, Justine Triet, and her husband received the award on stage at the Dolby Theater. The story is all about a writer who stays in an isolated mountain region, along with his family. They have a visually impaired son. The husband suffers a fall from the attic of their house, and the wife is charged with the murder. 

Nominees for Best Original Screenplay

  • The Holdovers
  • Maestro
  • May December
  • Past Lives

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11.  Category: Best Visual Effects

Winner – Godzilla Minus One


Godzilla Minus One is a 2023 Japanese epic movie. Oscars 2024 is the first-ever nomination and also the first win for the entire Godzilla franchise. Takashi Yamazaki is the writer, director, and also the visual-effects director of Godzilla Minus One. 

Nominees for Best Visual Effects

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

12.  Category: Best Original Score

Winner – Oppenheimer


The Oscar for Best Original Score is one of the 7 awards won by the film, Oppenheimer. The award was a wonderful acknowledgment of the captivating composition for Oppenheimer by Ludwig Göransson, who has an innovative approach to film scoring, which he has proved by becoming one of the Oscar winners in 2024. 

Nominees for Best Original Score

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

13.  Category: Best Original Song

Winner – “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie


Billie Eilish has won the Oscar for Best Original Song, and by doing that, she has become the youngest individual to have grabbed two career Oscars so far! Eilish’s exact words were, “Thank you so much to the Academy. I feel like, I just didn’t think this would happen.”

Nominees for Best Original Song

  •  “The Fire Inside” from “Flamin’ Hot”
  •  “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from “Killers of the Flower Moon”
  • “It Never Went Away” from “American Symphony”
  • “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie

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14.  Category: Best Documentary Feature Film

Winner – 20 Days in Mariupol

20 Days in Mariupol

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“20 Days in Mariupol” is a first-person account of the early days of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Mstyslav Chernov is the director of this documentary feature film. It’s the first Oscar nomination and also the first Oscar win for Chernov. After accepting the award, he became emotional and stated, “This is the first Oscar in Ukrainian history, and I’m honored.”

Oscar Nominations 2024 for Best Documentary Feature Film

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

15.  Category: Best Cinematography

Winner – Oppenheimer

Best Cinematography-Oppenheimer

Hoyte van Hoytema won the Oscar for Best Cinematography for Oppenheimer (again!). This is the fourth movie that Hoyte van Hoytema has shot for Christopher Nolan. Hoyte was first nominated for an Oscar award in 2018.

Nominees for Best Cinematography

  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Poor Things

16.  Category: Best Costume Design

Winner – Poor Things

Poor Things-Best Costume Design

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It was Holly Waddington who grabbed the Academy Award for Best Costume Design this year. Emma Stone is in the leading role in the movie, “Poor Things,” and her costumes were designed by Holly Waddington, which made her become one of the Oscar winners 2024. She beat other contestants who worked for “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and “Barbie.”

Nominees for Best Costume Design

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

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17.  Category: Best Animated Short Film

Winner – War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko

War is Over

This is the first Oscar for filmmakers, Dave Mullins and Brad Booker. It talks about two soldiers during World War I. They play a game of chess through carrier pigeon, but the highlight is that these two soldiers are not aware that they are on opposite sides of the war!

Nominees for Best Animated Short Film

  • Letter to a Pig
  • Ninety-Five Senses
  • Our Uniform
  • Pachyderm

18.  Category: Best Live Action Short Film

Winner – The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar 

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Wes Anderson won his first Oscar for the short film – The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. Anderson was nominated 8 times over the past decades, and he finally made it to the 2024 Oscars! The film is an adaptation of the short story (of the same name) written by Roald Dahl. However, Anderson was not present at the Oscars 2024 to receive the award in person.

Nominees for Best Live Action Short Film

  • The After
  • Invincible
  • Knight of Fortune
  • Red, White, and Blue

19.  Category: Best Documentary Short Film

Winner – The Last Repair Shop

The Last Repair Shop

The award was presented by actresses, Kate McKinnon and America Ferrera. Directors Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers joined the stage with Lisa McRee to get the award and speak about their victory. The Last Repair Shop is about the craftspeople in Los Angeles, who are involved in the work of repairing instruments for school kids. It deserved to be one of the Oscar winners 2024! Also read about the 7 best documentaries on Netflix.

Nominees for Best Documentary Short Film

  • The ABCs of Book Banning
  • The Barber of Little Rock
  • Island in Between
  • Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó

20.  Category: Best Film Editing

Winner – Oppenheimer

Best Film Editing-Oppenheimer

Jennifer Lame won the Oscar for Best Film Editing at the Oscars 2024 for the movie… you guessed it right! Oppenheimer again! The Film Editing Award was one of the 7 that the movie took home. Lame’s editing in the movie merges art, craft as well as extreme sports. 

Nominees for Best Film Editing

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

21.  Category: Best Sound

Winner – The Zone of Interest

Best Sound-The Zone of Interest

Johnnie Burn took home the prestigious award for The Zone of Interest. Did you know that Burn has also worked on the movie – Poor Things? And, many believed that the Best Sound Award would go to Oppenheimer!

Nominees for Best Sound

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

22.  Category: Best Production Design 

Winner – Poor Things

Best Production Design-Poor Things

Poor Things has the second-most nominations at the Oscars 2024, next to Oppenheimer. James Price and Shona Heath have bagged the Oscar for Best Production Design for their incredible work in the movie – Poor Things.

Nominees for Best Production Design

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

23.  Category: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner – Poor Things

Best Makeup and Hairstyling-Poor Things

It’s Poor Things once again! You might have seen the wonderful performances of Emma Stone and Willem Dafoe. But do you know what added to the glory of the movie? This movie won the Oscars 2024 for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, beating three other competitors. Talking about makeup and hairstyling, check out the five successful celebrity beauty brands in the world!

Nominees for Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Golda
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Society of the Snow

Some Funny Moments from the Oscars 2024

  • Jimmy Kimmel, the host, started the event with a slew of jokes.  
  • The canine actor, from “Anatomy of a Fall,” did a cameo!
  • Emma Stone rolled her eyes at one of Kimmel’s jokes on “Poor Things.”
  • John Cena arrived on stage in his birthday suit, and he and Kimmel moved across the stage, cracking jokes, much to the delight of the audience!
  • Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer) and Ryan Gosling (Barbie) joked about “Barbenheimer” together on stage.

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Final Word: 

Hope you had an interesting read of the Oscar nominations 2024 and Oscar winners 2024. You can also read about the 94th Academy Awards. Then, you can refresh your memory on the awards and nominations we’ve discussed by answering the Quiz on this page.


  1. How many Oscar categories are there?

The Oscar categories have changed over the years. Right now, there are 23.

  1. Which movie has the most Academy Awards?
  • Ben Hur (1959) has 11 Academy Awards.
  • Titanic (1997) has 11 awards.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) also has 11 awards.

Here are some fun facts about the greatest movies of the 90s!

  1. How many Oscars did Oppenheimer win?

Oppenheimer had 13 nominations, but it was successful in winning 7 of them.

  1. How many Oscars did Poor Things win?

Poor Things was nominated for 11 awards, but it ended up winning 4.

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