Oppenheimer picks up 13 Oscar nominations, as Margot Robbie snubbed for Barbie - see the list of nominees

23 January 2024, 14:53

Oppenheimer and Barbie have both received several Oscar nominations
Oppenheimer and Barbie have both received several Oscar nominations. Picture: Alamy

By Kit Heren

Oppenheimer has led the Oscar nomination list with 13, while Barbie has eight, although its leading actress Margot Robbie has missed out.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Oppenheimer, which is about the US development of the atom bomb in the Second World War, was nominated for Best Picture, along with a Best Actor nod for Cillian Murphy.

Other nominations included Christopher Nolan for Best Director, Robert Downey, Jr. for Best Supporting Actor, and Emily Blunt for Best Supporting Actress.

Box office rival Barbie got eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Original Song. But lead actress Robbie was denied a nomination, to the surprise of some onlookers. Greta Gerwig was also overlooked in the directing nominations.

Elsewhere, Martin Scorsese received his tenth nomination for Best Director for Killers of the Flower Moon.

Read more: Michelle Yeoh makes Oscars history as Everything Everywhere All at Once sweeps the board - see full list of winners

Read more: Jada Pinkett Smith was 'shocked' by Will Smith's Oscar slap as they 'had not called each other husband or wife for years'

Christopher Nolan has been nominated for Best Director for Oppenheimer
Christopher Nolan has been nominated for Best Director for Oppenheimer. Picture: Alamy

Other acting nominees include Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo for drama Poor Things, Ryan Gosling for Barbie, and Robert de Niro for Killers of the Flower Moon.

Maestro, the biopic about Leonard Bernstein, was nominated for Best Picture, and also scooped Best Actor and Best Actress nominations for stars Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan.

Barbie received eight nominations, although Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig were snubbed
Barbie received eight nominations, although Margot Robbie and Greta Gerwig were snubbed. Picture: Alamy

See the nominations in selected categories below. The full list is here.

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
Martin Scorsese has been nominated for Best Director
Martin Scorsese has been nominated for Best Director. Picture: Alamy

Best Director

  • Justine Triet - Anatomy of a Fall
  • Martin Scorsese - Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Christopher Nolan - Oppenheimer
  • Yorgos Lanthimos - Poor Things
  • Jonathan Glazer - The Zone of Interest
Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper have been nominated for their performances in Maestro
Carey Mulligan and Bradley Cooper have been nominated for their performances in Maestro. Picture: Alamy

Best Actress

  • Annette Bening – Nyad
  • Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall
  • Carey Mulligan – Maestro
  • Emma Stone – Poor Things
Jeffrey Wright has been nominated
Jeffrey Wright has been nominated. Picture: Alamy

Best Actor

  • Bradley Cooper - Maestro
  • Colman Domingo - Rustin
  • Paul Giamatti - The Holdovers
  • Cillian Murphy - Oppenheimer
  • Jeffrey Wright - American Fiction
Robert de Niro has been nominated for his work in Killers of the Flower Moon, although Leonardo DiCaprio was not
Robert de Niro has been nominated for his work in Killers of the Flower Moon, although Leonardo DiCaprio was not. Picture: Alamy

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sterling K Brown - American Fiction
  • Robert De Niro - Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey Jr. - Oppenheimer
  • Ryan Gosling - Barbie
  • Mark Ruffalo - Poor Things
Emily Blunt has been nominated for Oppenheimer
Emily Blunt has been nominated for Oppenheimer. Picture: Alamy

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Original Screenplay

  • Anatomy of a Fall - Justin Triet, Arthur Harari
  • The Holdovers - David Hemingson
  • Maestro - Bradley Cooper, Josh Singer
  • May December- Samy Burch, Alex Mechanik
  • Past Lives - Celine Song

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • American Fiction - Cord Jefferson
  • Barbie - Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
  • Oppenheimer - Christopher Nolan
  • Poor Things - Tony McNamara
  • The Zone of Interest - Jonathan Glazer

Animated Feature Film

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Elemental
  • Nimona
  • Robot Dreams
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best Documentary Feature

  • Bobi Wine: The People's President
  • The Eternal Memory
  • Four Daughters
  • To Kill a Tiger
  • 20 Days in Mariupol

Original Score

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

Best Original Song

  • The Fire Inside - Flamin’ Hot
  • I’m Just Ken - Barbie
  • It Never Went Away - American Symphony
  • Wahzhazhe (A Song For My People) - Killers of the Flower Moon
  • What Was I Made For? - Barbie

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Police have been searching a rural property near Bungonia

Divers search for bodies of Sydney couple allegedly shot dead by police officer

The cyclist was on Pont street in Belgravia when he filmed the driver on his phone behind the wheel

Cyclist reports driver for using mobile phone at the wheel - but police accuse him of breaking the law

Shocking footage shows pro-Palestine protestors taking on Bradford kebab shop after owner 'refuses to boycott Coca-Cola'

Pro-Palestine protesters attack kebab shop after owner 'refused to boycott Coca-Cola'

Pope Francis carried out a traditional Sunday noon blessing

Pope Francis cancels engagements due to mild flu symptoms, Vatican says

A makeshift tent camp in Rafah for Palestinians displaced by the Israeli ground offensive on the Gaza Strip

Human Rights Watch accuses Israel of blocking aid in violation of UN court order

A protest by farmers outside a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Brussels

Farmers converge on EU’s headquarters in fresh show of force

The protester identified himself as Aaron Bushnell, 25

US airman Aaron Bushnell, 25, screams ‘Free Palestine’ before setting himself on fire in protest over Gaza war

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower reopens to visitors after six-day closure amid strike by employees

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has been criticised for his less than frugal spending where 'night tsar' Amy Lamé's luxury 'partnership building' trips were concerned

Sadiq Khan under fire for sending £117k 'night tsar' on luxury business trips despite London's flagging party scene

Charlotte Church has been criticised for the chant being used at the concert

Charlotte Church slammed for singing controversial 'from the river to the sea' chant at pro-Palestine charity concert

Christopher Nolan

Oppenheimer keeps devouring awards with top prize at Producers Guild

Rishi Sunak is facing a revolt for sacking Lee Anderson

PM denies Tories have 'Islamophobic tendencies' as minister says Lee Anderson's comments were 'profoundly wrong'

Bus operators said they were not consulted about the plans and laid the blame on the delays firmly on the LTN

Three mile bus journeys take two hours in low-traffic neighbourhoods with TfL blaming 'serious' delays on scheme

The 1964 film has had its age rating changed after sixty years

Mary Poppins age rating changed from ‘U’ to ‘PG’ over ‘discriminatory language’ sixty years after release

The award for best feature was given to Past Lives

Past Lives and American Fiction among big winners at Independent Spirit Awards

O'Leary warns some airlines may struggle to cope with demand

Holidaymakers face air fare hike this summer due to ‘lack of planes’, Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary warns