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2024 Oscar nominations - which movies have been nominated for Best Picture?
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2024 Oscar nominations - which movies have been nominated for Best Picture?

2024 Oscar nominations - which movies have been nominated for Best Picture?
Photo: © ANP

The nominations for the 2024 Academy Awards were recently announced, with Oppenheimer leading the way with 13 nominations across all categories, while Poor Things received 11, Killers of the Flower Moon gained 10 and Barbie took eight.

The Oscars ceremony is dedicated to celebrating the best of film each year whether it be from an artistic or technical point of view. It is generally considered to be the most prestigious movie award ceremony in the world and has been running since the first ceremony took place at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in 1929.

The most coveted awards are for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director though each of the 23 awards given on the night comes with its own degree of prestige.

Each category winner is awarded a copy of a golden statuette as a trophy, officially called the 'Academy Award of Merit' though it is colloquially known now as simply an 'Oscar'.

For the Best Picture category, there is one major front-runner. Below you'll see the nominees as well as their odds for the victory.

Oscar Odds 2024

Oppenheimer - 1/7

3.69 (1445)

Oppenheimer (2023)

Scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer leads the top-secret Manhattan Project. The Hungarian scientist Edward Teller, who invented the hydrogen bomb, is involved in it, among others. Oppenheimer is married to Katherine, but has an affair with Jean Tatlock, a member of the Communist Party. The government considers her dangerous to the interests of American security. Oppenheimer is ultimately responsible for the invention of the atomic bomb.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon

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Poor Things - 8/1

Poor Things
3.82 (651)

Poor Things (2023)

Belle Baxter is brought back to life by the eccentric scientist Godwin Baxter. He had made up his mind to have Bella as a lover. However, Bella becomes curious and wants to explore her sexuality further. She travels through Europe and encounters other men. She crosses paths with Duncan Wedderburn and Max McCandless.

Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
Stars: Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo and Willem Dafoe

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The Holdovers - 10/1

The Holdovers
3.74 (415)

The Holdovers (2023)

In the year 1970, the teacher Paul Hunham is not liked by his students or his colleagues. His conceit and rigidity get in his way. Since he has no family or friends to celebrate the Christmas season with, he stays behind at school to take care of students who are in a similar situation. The fifteen-year-old fuss-maker, but good student Angus, is in such a position. Chef Mary also lives on campus. She just had to hand over her son during the Vietnam War.

Directed by: Alexander Payne
Stars: Paul Giamatti, Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa

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Anatomy of a Fall - 16/1

Anatomie d'une Chute
3.68 (364)

Anatomie d'une Chute (2023)

The German writer Sandra lives with her husband Samuel and visually impaired son Daniel in a remote log cabin. When Samuel dies mysteriously, both malicious intent and suicide are not ruled out. Sandra is eventually charged with murder. At the trial, in front of Daniel, their love lives come under scrutiny.

Directed by: Justine Triet
Stars: Sandra Hüller, Samuel Theis and Swann Arlaud

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American Fiction - 33/1

American Fiction
3.56 (179)

American Fiction (2023)

Thelonious 'Monk' Ellison is a frustrated writer fed up with the tired and offensive tropes used by the establishment who profit from 'black' entertainment. To make his point, Monk uses a pseudonym to write his own book on the subject. Inadvertently, this drives him to the heart of the hypocrisy and madness he claims to despise.

Directed by: Cord Jefferson
Stars: Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross and Issa Rae

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Killers of the Flower Moon - 40/1

Killers of the Flower Moon
3.67 (762)

Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)

The 1920s, Oklahoma. Members of the Osage tribe are murdered under mysterious circumstances. After the death toll continues to rise, the newly formed FBI takes on the case. The case will lead to one of the largest crime cases in American history.

Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone

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Barbie - 50/1

2.89 (967)

Barbie (2023)

'Barbie' follows one of the dolls who lives in Barbieland. She is expelled from school for not being perfect enough. She then decides to go on an adventure in the real world.

Directed by: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling and America Ferrera

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The Zone of Interest - 66/1

The Zone of Interest
3.62 (463)

The Zone of Interest (2023)

A Nazi officer stationed in Auschwitz falls in love with the wife of the concentration camp commander. At the same time, the commander Rudolf Höss, his wife Hedwig and their children live next to the concentration camp. They strive to live their ideal life. A job transfer threatens to destroy that plan, but Hedwig has no plans to move. Meanwhile, a Polish family tries to help the Jews in the camp.

Directed by: Jonathan Glazer
Stars: Sandra Hüller, Christian Friedel and Freya Kreutzkam

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Past Lives - 80/1

Past Lives
3.74 (439)

Past Lives (2023)

The children Nora and Hae Sung are close friends who are driven apart when Nora's family leaves South Korea for Canada. Twelve years later, Nora is in New York studying to be a playwright when she notices that her childhood friend is looking for her online. Online they pick up the thread of their friendship again. But it's another decade to wait for a physical reunion.

Directed by: Celine Song
Stars: Greta Lee, Teo Yoo and John Magaro

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Maestro - 100/1

2.91 (165)

Maestro (2023)

Legendary Broadway composer Leonard Bernstein, best known for his work in West Side Story, meets Felicia at a party in the year 1946. Their love journey is followed over 30 years and his professional life is also examined. Their marriage resulted in the children Jamie, Alexander and Nina.

Directed by: Bradley Cooper
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper and Matt Bomer


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