Oscars 2024: Your Ultimate Guide to Hollywood’s Big Night

The 96th Academy Awards are here, with Oppenheimer leading the pack with 13 nominations, followed by Poor Things with 11 and Killers of the Flower Moon with 10. From nominees to the biggest snubs to critics’ takes, here is your comprehensive guide to the Oscars 2024.

When and Where to Watch

The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 10 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The show will be broadcast live on ABC and streamed live on ABC.com, ABC’s app, and Hulu. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the show for the fourth time.

Presenters and Performers

A star-studded lineup of presenters includes Mahershala Ali, Bad Bunny, Nicolas Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Lawrence, Matthew McConaughey, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Lupita Nyong’o, Catherine O’Hara, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Yeoh, Ramy Youssef, and Zendaya.

The musical performances will feature:

  • Becky G: “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot
  • Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson: “I’m Just Ken” from Barbie
  • Jon Batiste: “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony
  • Scott George and the Osage Singers: “Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell: “What Was I Made For?” from Barbie

Top Category Nominees

Best Picture

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


  • Jonathan Glazer — The Zone of Interest
  • Yorgos Lanthimos — Poor Things
  • Christopher Nolan — Oppenheimer
  • Martin Scorsese — Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Justine Triet — Anatomy of a Fall

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening — Nyad
  • Lily Gladstone — Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Sandra Hüller — Anatomy of a Fall
  • Carey Mulligan — Maestro
  • Emma Stone — Poor Things

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper — Maestro
  • Colman Domingo — Rustin
  • Paul Giamatti — The Holdovers
  • Cillian Murphy — Oppenheimer
  • Jeffrey Wright — American Fiction

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Danielle Brooks — The Color Purple
  • Emily Blunt — Oppenheimer
  • America Ferrera — Barbie
  • Jodie Foster — Nyad
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph — The Holdovers

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Sterling K. Brown — American Fiction
  • Robert De Niro — Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey Jr. — Oppenheimer
  • Ryan Gosling — Barbie
  • Mark Ruffalo — Poor Things

Click here for a full list of the nominees.

Snubs, Surprises, and Firsts

Barbie director Greta Gerwig and lead actress Margot Robbie were surprisingly left out of their respective categories, while co-star America Ferrera scored a supporting actress nomination. Leonardo DiCaprio and the stars of May December (Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore, and Charles Melton) also missed out on nominations.

This year’s Oscars saw several firsts, including Lily Gladstone becoming the first Native American woman nominated for lead actress, Martin Scorsese becoming the oldest nominee for best director at 81, and three non-English films (Anatomy of a Fall, Past Lives, and The Zone of Interest) being nominated for best picture.

Final Words

The Oscars 2024 promise a night of glamour, excitement, and recognition for the year’s best in cinema. With a diverse array of nominees, surprising snubs, and historic firsts, this year’s Academy Awards ceremony is set to captivate audiences and celebrate the power of storytelling on the big screen.

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