Here Are the Genre Films That Scored 2024 Oscar Nominations

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Here Are the Genre Films That Scored 2024 Oscar Nominations


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2024 Oscar nominations this morning, and more than a few genre films received recognition across more than a few categories. Here is a rundown of who won what!

Oppenheimer

Is Oppenheimer, the Christopher Nolan film centered on the man who created the atomic bomb, genre? In our hearts it is, and it won the Oscar nomination game. It got thirteen nominations, count them all below!

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor (Cillian Murphy)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Emily Blunt)
  • Best Director (Christopher Nolan)
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Original Score
  • Costume Design
  • Film Editing
  • Sound
  • Production Design
  • Makeup and hairstyling

Poor Things

The latest Yorgos Lanthimos film, Poor Things, placed second in total Oscar nods, with eleven total. The movie, like all Lanthimos movies, is weird. It centers on Bella Baxter (Emma Stone, pictured above), a woman created, Frankenstein-style, who goes on a journey of self-discovery in an off-kilter version of Europe. Here are the nods it racked up:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actress (Emma Stone)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
  • Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Original Score
  • Cinematography
  • Costume Design
  • Film Editing
  • Makeup and Hairstyling

Barbie

Barbie got shafted this year, especially with Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie getting snubbed. (The fact that “Ken” received a nomination, however, almost proves the thesis of the film, but I digress.) The movie did get some deserved nominations, however, and here they are:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling)
  • Best Supporting Actress (America Ferrera)
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Original Song (“I’m Just Ken”)
  • Original Song (“What Was I Made For?”)
  • Costume Design
  • Production Design

Other genre films made appearances in other categories but didn’t garner as many nominations as the three above.

Visual Effects

The Creator and Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning Part One earned nod shere, as well as one for Sound. Other Visual Effects nominees were Godzilla Minus One, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and Napoleon.

Animated Feature Films

The nominees were The Boy and the Heron, Elemental, Nimona, Robot Dreams, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. I bet you a dollar The Boy and the Heron will win, with an outside chance for Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Other genre-specific nods include an Original Score nomination for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny; an Animated Short Film nomination for Pachyderme, which is apparently about a mother who must find food for her son who craves human flesh; and Wes Anderson’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar. icon-paragraph-end

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